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News & Events Category: AQC

AQC 2023 Membership Pricing Updates

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 […]

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AQC Vendor Days

September 7-8, 2022  |  10:00am – 3:00pm EDT
WCG Avoca is excited to offer our first-ever virtual Vendor Days event, during which AQC Vendor Members will showcase their solutions and engage in a group setting where insights and needs will be shared among attendees.

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COVID-19 CEO Letter

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 […]

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8th Annual AQC Fall Member Meeting

November 7, 2019 | Seattle, WA
Attendance at the Fall Member Meeting is one of many benefits of Membership of the Avoca Quality Consortium. Participants gain practical knowledge and experience in a casual, interactive learning environment.

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8th Annual Avoca Global Summit

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.

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7th Annual AQC Fall Member Meeting

October 30, 2018 | Princeton, NJ
Attendance at the Fall Member Meeting is one of many benefits of Membership of the Avoca Quality Consortium. Participants gain practical knowledge and experience in a casual, interactive learning environment.

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7th Annual AQC Global Quality Summit

13-14 June 2018 | Dublin, Ireland
Join your peers for two insightful days of high-quality analyses and discussions focused on transforming clinical trial execution. Avoca will also unveil two new technology platforms.

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Announcing Speaker Lineup for the 7th Annual AQC® Global Quality Summit

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 […]

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Medpace Receives First Place in ACRP-Avoca CRO Quality Awards

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 […]

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Abbott Laboratories Receives First Place in ACRP-Avoca Sponsor Quality Awards

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 […]

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2018 Quality Congress

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.

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AQC Member-only Webinar

March 21, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Inspection Preparation With a Risk-Based Approach Consistent with ICH E6 (R2) Requirements

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Article: A Practical Framework For Assessing Risk In Clinical Trials

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 […]

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ACRP and The Avoca Group Announce Finalists for CRO and Sponsor Quality Awards

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 […]

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6th Annual AQC Fall Member Meeting

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.

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Recap & Photos from the 2016 Summit Europe

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.

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Want To Create A Culture Of Quality?

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.”

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