International Clinical Trials Day 2022 Celebration 

To recognize #ICTD2022, Clinical Trials BC will host a celebration show on May 19th, 2022. This year’s theme will be "Then and Now" to reflect on the history of clinical trials and look at current initiatives and technology in the changing modernization and renovation context.

The celebration show will include 2 parts:

1. From 12pm to 12:15pm: Clinical Trials BC Awards 2022 Ceremony. The recipients of the Leadership & Advocacy Award and the Service & Support Award will be announced.

2. From 12:15pm to 1pm: ASK US Series webinar: Clinical Trials Then & Now. The Clinical Trials BC team will reflect on the advancements in clinical trials and comment on some key initiatives in the areas of modernization of clinical trials that inspire their works.

Join us in this event to celebrate #ICTD2022 and cheer with the award recipients for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the clinical trials community in BC.
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Clinical Trials BC 2022 Awards Ceremony 

Each year, Clinical Trials BC recognizes and honors individuals/organizations that have contributed notable leadership and distinguished service/support to the clinical trials community. These individuals/organizations have made a mark and stand out in the clinical trials community.

After considered deliberation by the Awards Committee, Clinical Trials BC is proud to share that recipients of the Clinical Trials BC Awards 2022 have been determined and will be honored at our International Clinical Trials Day 2022 virtual celebration on May 19, 2022 for the following categories:

1. Leadership & Advocacy Award

2. Service & Support Award

We would like to thank everyone who entered and made the award nominations. Register in advance to attend the virtual award ceremony.
Register to the Award Ceremony
Learn more about Clinical Trials BC Awards

Clinical Trials BC Joins Decentralized Trials & Research Alliance (DTRA)

- By Alison Orth, Unit Director
Decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) utilize technology, processes, and services to collect data in a way that reduces or eliminates the need for patients to physically visit the trial site. DCTs enable the participation of rural, remote, and other harder to reach populations, facilitate involvement of a broader range of health care providers in clinical trials, and reduce costs and burden of clinical trial conduct.

To assist our efforts to build capacity for decentralized clinical trials in BC, Clinical Trials BC has joined in "an international membership alliance of more than 100 life sciences and healthcare organizations that seek to accelerate the broad  adoption of patient-focused, decentralized clinical trials and research."

To read the full article and learn more about DTRA, click the button below:
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Regulatory and Quality Highlights: Spring 2022

- By Jean Smart, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Officer
In this Spring 2022 edition's Regulatory and Quality Highlights, you will find updated information on:
  • Health Canada - Modernization update
  • Health Canada - Drugs and natural health product records retention change
  • ICH News
  • E8(R1) General Considerations for Clinical Studies
  • Clinical Trials Quality Leadership Program
  • Clinical Trials BC Quality Management Program
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REACH BC Video Library: Connecting British Columbians with Health Research Opportunities

- By Aisling Quigley, Marketing & Communications Specialist, REACH BC

REACH BC is very excited to share our brand-new REACH BC videos! We have created 4 videos in which we interviewed past research study participants who openly share their personal stories on why they volunteered as a participant, and what they took away from the experience. We spoke with patient partners, COVID-19 study participants, researchers, and the REACH BC team, highlighting what it means to partake in a study, why it’s crucial to the success of our healthcare system, and how exactly the REACH BC Platform works.

Check out our video library by clicking the button below:
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Latest Updates from the CTMS Program

- By Marc Saunders, Project Manager

We are pleased to provide the following updates on BC’s provincially-harmonized Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS):

  • Current state of the program
  • Launch of addtional modules
  • Program evaluation
Check out the full CTMS Updates article:
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Clinical Research Professional (CRP) Certification Funding Program Update 

- By Nhan Do, Education & Communications Coordinator
Congratulations to Heather Lockyer, Gayle Carney, and Sheila Bazett for passing their accreditations and receiving partial reimbursements for their examination fee through Clinical Trials BC's CRP Certification Funding Program in Spring 2022. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Clinical Trials BC offers clinical research professionals at BC-based academic research sites financial and resource support to become certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Our program has helped over 90 professionals to certify in British Columbia and continues to offer this to clinical research professionals who want to get certified.

Check out our CRP Certification Funding Program and the exam preparation resources.
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ASK JEAN: Clinical Trial Records

- By Jean Smart, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Officer
In this edition, Jean will answer a question about the retention period for clinical trial records.
Question: Has the period for archiving site Investigator file or trial Master files for clinical trials changed?

Find out more in the full ASK JEAN article by clicking the button below:
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Upcoming Events/Educational Sessions:

N2 May Community Forum Meeting | Hosted by N2
May 4, 2022 | Free registration. All N2 members are welcome to join

Clinical Trials at the Speed of COVID-19: Flexibility and Rapid Innovation | Hosted by CHÉOS & UBC School of Population & Public Health
May 10, 2022 | Hybrid event at HSBC Hall 

Life Sciences BC Showcase Series 2022: Surrey | Hosted by Life Sciences BC
May 11, 2022 | Opportunity to learn more about the cutting-edge research and development being done in Surrey and Greater Vancouver

Five Days in May 2022: Provincial Research Showcase | Hosted by 5 regional health authorities & First Nations Health Authority
3,10,17,24,31 May, 2022 | Themes: community health, COVID-19, Indigenous health, mental health and substance use (MHSU), rural health and seniors health

International Clinical Trials Day 2022 - #ICTD2022 | Hosted by Clinical Trials BC
May 19, 2022 | International Clinical Trials Day 2022 celebration hosted by Clinical Trials BC. Announcing the recipient for Clinical Trials BC Awards and special ASK US Series episode

In case you missed it: see our Events Page and filter events for Clinical Trials BC for more upcoming events.

Clinical Trials Provincial Job Board Update

- By Nhan Do, Education and Communications Coordinator
We maintain a Provincial Job Board to help connect employers with professionals within the clinical research and clinical trials community in British Columbia.

Check out the open opportunities below:
Featured Posting
Research Assistant, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM)
UBC | Apply before April 22

Research Manager, DeMarco Lab
UBC | Apply before April 25

Clinical Trials Nurse Coordinator
BC Cancer Victoria | Open until filled

Research Project Manager
BC Cancer Victoria | Open until filled

Qualitative Research Analyst
CHÉOS | Open until filled

Research Project Manager
CHÉOS | Open until filled
If you need help with promoting your job posting to our network, find out more here.
View the Job Board
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