Volunteers play an important role in the success of APCR, ACRP, and the Academy. Whether you are interested in supporting your local chapter, serving on a committee, or educating your fellow members and colleagues, you can actively contribute your knowledge and expertise to each organization. Volunteering, through any of the options below, leads to a higher level of engagement, which allows you to build your network, illustrate your leadership capabilities, and help APCR, ACRP, and the Academy further their missions.
Opportunities to Get Involved
ACRP and Academy Committee Nominations
Members of APCR are encouraged to participate on ACRP Committees. Committees are integral in the development of long-term organization goals as well as the progression towards those goals.
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APCR Board of Trustees
Each year, the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research seeks proven leaders to serve on its Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity to serve your organization and make a difference within APCR membership. It is the Board's duty to carry out the objectives and purposes of APCR which include (i) enhancing further the organization’s value proposition to its members through advocacy, competency and exchange (ACE), (ii) representing physicians directly or indirectly involved in clinical research endeavors, (iii) enhancing the proficiency of physicians directly or indirectly involved in clinical research endeavors, (iv) promoting the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge concerning therapeutic action, investigation, and development of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and diagnostics, and (v) protecting the welfare of patients and study subjects.
Learn More About the Current APCR Board of Trustees.
Publishing an article in The Monitor can greatly increase your industry exposure. Writing an article for The Monitor is an excellent way to boost your professional development, gain recognition, share important information about the latest developments in clinical research with fellow professionals around the world, and help ACRP maintain its role as the leading voice and information resource for clinical research professionals everywhere. Volunteers are also needed to serve as Assessment Reviewers for the Home Study Tests included in each issue of The Monitor and volunteers in this role should have an aptitude for professional development, preferably certified, and some item writing knowledge.
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Professional Development Presentations
ACRP and APCR offer several ways for you to present knowledge and information to others. If you are interested in presenting brief, focused learning to a worldwide audience in a 100% online platform, consider submitting a Webinar proposal. If you prefer a face-to-face, classroom setting, then consider conducting a live training a course for ACRP. You can also present a session at the annual ACRP Global Conference & Exhibition.
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Certification Item Writing
Serve as a part of the team drafting items for the Certification exams and make a difference within the ACRP Certification Program. Item writers must be in good standing with the Academy and hold current Certification as a CCRC®, CCRA®, or CPI®. Individuals must register for and participate in a training session at the ACRP Global Conference & Exhibition, as well as in a follow-up WebEx, before serving as a writer. Each year, invitations to participate in Item Writing Training are emailed to all currently certified individuals with links to register for the training sessions.
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Post in the Online Community
Being active in the Online Community increases your industry exposure. By responding to questions posed by your peers in the ACRP Online Community, you can greatly increase your standing in the clinical research community. When you offer your global colleagues advice, opinions and valuable information, they will look at you as a 'go-to' source for information.
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Local Chapters are member led and welcome the support of new and existing members to develop the networking and professional development events for the chapter.
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