News & Events Category: AQC
Today, the WCG Avoca Quality Consortium (AQC) is over 200 Member companies strong, representing Sponsors, CROs, Sites, and Clinical Service Providers of all sizes. To remain true to our mission of helping our Member organizations improve efficiency, increase quality, and ensure compliance in clinical trial execution, WCG Avoca will not be increasing AQC Annual Membership […]Read More
News Release: WCG Unveils Expanded Consortium Dedicated to Optimizing Clinical Trial Quality Management, Compliance and Standardization
September 20, 2021
WCG Integrates WCG's Metrics Champion Consortium and WCG Avoca Quality Consortium, Creating Industry's Leading Forum for Clinical Trial Performance Metrics and Quality Management Knowledge Sharing
April 9, 2020 | 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT
Join Janis Hall, AQC Leadership Advisory Board Members, and fellow AQC Members for the AQC’s first Open Mic session where we will answer questions about Provider Qualification, such as, “What do you share with regulatory inspectors when asked to show evidence of provider prequalification?” and […]
March 25, 2020 – This is an update on how we are addressing the needs of Avoca’s clients and Quality Consortium Members, and the companies that we are working with as part of the Diligent® Qualification Platform, given the extraordinary circumstances that we face with COVID-19. The Avoca Group Operations Avoca and its global team of experts have […]Read More
Webinar: RBQM – The AQC’s Risk-Based Monitoring Framework and Monitoring Plans Consistent with New FDA Draft Guidance
December 11, 2019 | 11:00am-12:00pm EST
RBQM: The AQC’s Risk-Based Monitoring Framework and Monitoring Plans Consistent with New FDA Draft Guidance
June 5-6, 2019 | Boston, MA
With over a dozen interactive sessions and numerous networking opportunities, the Summit offered attendees a chance to connect, address challenges, engage with thought leaders, and influence global change. For a recap of the event, click Read More below.
March 19, 2019 – Princeton, NJ – The Avoca Group today announced the preliminary agenda for its 8th Annual Avoca Global Summit to be held June 5-6 at the Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, MA. […]Read More
November 12, 2018 | 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
The Avoca Quality Consortium will showcase the most frequently downloaded leading practices from its Knowledge Center (library of leading practices) and the most active online community discussions among Members.
Press Release – May 23, 2018 Princeton, NJ – The Avoca Group has announced the full speaker lineup for the 7th Annual AQC® Global Quality Summit, taking place 13-14 June 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. The theme for this year’s event – Embrace the Present. Own the Future. – focuses on today’s most innovative solutions for […]Read More
May 3, 2018 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
In this webinar, leading practices for proactive study startup planning will be shared. Participants will learn how to effectively deliver on improved overall study quality while supporting regulatory compliance for provider oversight.
Press Release – April 27, 2018 Medpace was recognized with the first-ever ACRP-Avoca CRO Quality Award today during the ACRP-Avoca Awards and Recognition Ceremony taking place at the ACRP 2018 annual meeting. The Association of Clinical Research Professionals and The Avoca Group jointly recognized leading CROs at the event. The following ACRP-Avoca CRO Quality Awards […]Read More
Press Release – April 27, 2018 Abbott Laboratories was recognized with the first-ever ACRP-Avoca Sponsor Quality Award today during the ACRP-Avoca Awards and Recognition Ceremony taking place at the ACRP 2018 annual meeting. The Association of Clinical Research Professionals and The Avoca Group jointly recognized leading sponsors at the event. The following ACRP-Avoca Sponsor Quality […]Read More
April 27, 2018 | National Harbor, MD
In conjunction with the ACRP Annual Meeting and the Avoca Quality Consortium®, this one-day event will offer participants an unparalleled view of the changing clinical trial landscape and transformational approaches to improving clinical research quality.
By Cristin MacDonald, PhD, Executive Director of Client Delivery, The Avoca Group Clinical Leader – March 15, 2018 The purpose of a comprehensive assessment system is to support structured, systematic, objective, and rational decision making. This holds true even when assessing something as difficult to pin down as risk. The Avoca Quality Consortium (AQC) takes […]Read More
Press Release – March 13, 2018 Princeton, NJ – The Avoca Group announced today that it will unveil the Diligent® Qualification Platform as well as eLuminate™, an e-learning platform, at the 7th Annual Global Quality Summit 13-14 June 2018, at the Hotel Intercontinental in Dublin, Ireland. Sponsored by the Avoca Quality Consortium® (AQC), a Member-based […]Read More
Press Release – March 13, 2018 The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and The Avoca Group will jointly recognize leading Sponsors and CROs at the ACRP/Avoca Awards & Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 27, during the ACRP 2018 annual meeting. Finalists for the ACRP-Avoca Quality Awards were chosen by investigational sites through a research […]Read More
March 8, 2018 | 11:00am-12:00pm EST
This webinar will review the key changes for ICH E6 (R2) and discuss the challenges organizations are facing to adapt current practices to be compliant with the amended regulations.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:30pm ETRead More
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 11:00am – 12:30pm ETRead More
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | New Brunswick, NJ
The AQC Fall Member Meeting is an opportunity for ClinOps, Quality, Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Research and Development, and Outsourcing professionals to connect with Avoca and industry thought leaders in a fun, casual, and interactive learning environment.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Join us for an open demonstration of the Avoca Quality Consortium’s Knowledge Center including industry leading tools and processes for quality oversight.
Monday, September 25, 2017 | 11:00am-12:00pmRead More
The inaugural Summit Europe took place in Basel, Switzerland on June 6-7, 2016. At the two-day event leaders from across the clinical trial industry to network and collaborate on solutions that make a tangible difference to the quality, innovation, and efficiency of their studies.Read More
AQC Members will present data on industry challenges related to prequalification of technical service providers.Read More
Archived Webinar Slides: Protocol Quality: Challenges and Opportunities for Patient Centricity in Protocol Design and Execution
This webinar, held on Feb 11, 2016, outlines some of the 2015 Avoca Quality Consortium research around sponsor and CRO perceptions of quality in protocol design, effectiveness in identifying concerns from the patient perspective, and share some key factors identified that impede quality in protocols.Read More
Read the Executive Summary from the 2015 Avoca Quality Consortium Summit here.Read More
By Ed Miseta, Chief Editor, Clinical Leader: At this year’s Quality Consortium Summit, hosted by pharma consulting firm The Avoca Group, Chris Hilton, VP of Development and Clinical Alliance Management for Pfizer Inc., shared his a-ha moment on the importance of quality. “It was the week I became head of operations and received an FDA warning letter just seven days later,” he said. “It caused me to look at things very differently. There is no question we need to build transparency between everyone involved in the clinical trial process. For most of us it will involve a different way of looking at the world.”Read More