Academy of Physicians
in Clinical Research

Academy of Physicians
in Clinical Research

2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Orlando, FL

APCR will host its second annual meeting on October 20–22, 2017 at the Wyndham Grand Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. Join your colleagues from around the country as expert faculty present insights on a diverse range of topics geared towards physicians engaged or wishing to engage in clinical research.

Meeting Highlights:

  • The Prescription Drug Price Dilemma
  • Access to New Medicines
  • The Changing World of Medicines Development
  • How to Get Studies
  • Patient Involvement in Clinical Research
  • Innovations in Clinical Trials
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

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GCP and Beyond Preconference Course
Friday, October 20, 2017
$395.00 $795.00 $95.00
APCR 2017 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 20-22, 2017
*Includes one admission badge to Exhibit Hall for all food functions.
$695.00 $1095.00 $145.00
APCR Member Bundled Rate for GCP Preconference Course and Annual Meeting
Friday, October 20-22, 2017
Available only to APCR Members. Sign up to be an APCR member and take advantage of the discounted bundle rate. Please email for more information on how to become a member.
$995.00 NA $240.00
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*Only Available for APCR Member Physician when purchasing the $995 Bundle price. Limit 4 per $995 purchase.
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**Trainee Rate: Available for those individuals actively enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate training program with an interest in clinical research studies. A letter from the program director or the school registrar must be faxed to 904-998-0855, attention Nicole Woodsmall. Once approved, you will be provided with a discount code to register for the meeting for the Trainee Registration Rate.

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Registration: Registration and payment must be received no later than September 20, 2017. After this date, meeting materials and name badge cannot be guaranteed.

Disclaimer: By registering for the 2017 APCR Annual Meeting, I also give the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, the right to publish all photos, videos, etc. taken at this Conference.

By registering for the 2017 APCR Annual Meeting, attendee understands and agrees that attendee’s name, city, and state may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors. By allowing an exhibitor to scan the conference badge, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee’s contact information with the company that scanned the conference badge.

Cancellation: Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. A written notice of cancellation must be received no later than September 20, 2017. There will be a $100 fee for all cancellations. There will be no refunds if cancelling within 30 days of the start of the meeting date.


Meeting Chair


  Michael Koren, MD, FACC, FAPCR, CPI
  Annual Meeting Chair
  Pre-Conference Course Director

  Vice President, APCR
  CEO and Director, Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
  Encore Research Group
  Jacksonville, FL


Featured Faculty

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH

Ashish Atreja, MD, MPH
Chief Innovation and Engagement Officer, Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Seth Baum, MD

Seth Baum, MD
Medical Director, Women's Preventive Cardiology
Christine E. Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, MB Clinical Research
Boca Raton, FL

Paul Carney, MD

Paul Carney, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director for Pediatric Neurology Programs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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Gregory Gordon, JD, MD
Global Clinical Affairs Lead for Gastroenterology
Nestle Health Science
Boston, MA

S. David Miller MD

S. David Miller MD
Chief Operating Officer
CRN Clinical Research Network, LLC
North Dartmouth, MA

Michael Santoro, PhD, JD

Michael Santoro, PhD, JD
Professor, Management
Leavey School of Business
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

Jonathan Seltzer, MD

Jonathan Seltzer, MD
President and CEO
ACI Clinical
Bala Cynwyd, PA

Michele Trucksis, PhD, MD

Michele Trucksis, PhD, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Seres Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA


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Confirmed topics to date include:

  • Barriers in Access to New Medicines
  • Consulting Opportunities for Physicians in Clinical Research
  • COIs – A 360-Degree Perspective: Window Dressings or a Real Concern?
  • The Physician’s Role in Medicines Development: Pharmaceutical Medicines a Discipline and Profession
  • Navigating the Maze of Medical Cannabis Research
  • Clinical Trials and the Clinical Development of Medical Foods
  • Microbiome-based Clinical Research: Opportunities and Challenges
  • This Changes Everything: Digital Medicine, the Empowered Patient, and How Clinical Research will Change Forever
  • How to Manage a Successful Physician Owned Research Network
  • Budgeting Issues in Clinical Research


Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Parkway
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 407-390-2300
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Experience sophisticated charm and Mediterranean-inspired comfort while exploring the world’s most renowned theme parks, championship golf courses, and exciting attractions - only minutes away. Located within the Walt Disney World gates and surrounded by 500 pristine acres of woodlands, our idyllic AAA Four-Diamond-rated resort offers upscale amenities, stellar service, and distinctive dining in a unique lakeside setting.


Information coming soon.


APCR Town Hall: The Prescription Drug Price Dilemma
Keynote Lecture and Expert Panel
Friday, October 20, 2017
The increasing cost of prescription drugs in the United States has become a source of concern for patients, prescribers, payers, and policy makers. This session will address the current trends, future directions, challenges, and solutions to this spiraling problem affecting every
segment of healthcare.

Welcome Reception
Friday, October 20, 2017
Network with your fellow colleagues and exhibitors on Friday evening immediately following the opening session.


Held at the Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida, the 2017 Annual Meeting is your opportunity to interact and market your product, device or service to the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research's attendees. As an exhibitor, increase your presence at this meeting by taking advantage of exhibitor-only sponsorship opportunities and showcase what your company has to offer. Sponsorships and exhibits are available to guarantee your company's maximum exposure. Sign up before your competitor does!

Download Exhibitor Prospectus

For more information regarding exhibits and sponsorships, contact Chealsea Schroeder.
Phone: (904) 309-6220


coming soon



Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Beyond

Friday, October 20, 2017

GCP and Beyond is a unique CME course taught primarily by physicians for physicians. This course reviews the skills necessary to succeed in the clinical research field including patient care, clinical research site management techniques, patient recruitment, and leadership skills. The course features innovative, interactive case presentations of real life clinical research scenarios. GCP and Beyond will also present ideas to help research sites operate more efficiently and become more profitable and ethically sound.

Course Agenda

7:00-7:30 AM Registration
7:30-8:00 AM The Competent Investigator Understands Both Compliance & Excellence
Michael Koren, MD
8:00-8:45 AM Alphabet Soup: Decoding the Regulatory Fricassee
Faculty TBD
8:45-9:30 AM A 2000 Year History of Protecting Patient' Rights and Research Regulations in 45 Minutes
Michael McIvor, MD
9:30-9:45 AM Break
9:45-11:00 AM Case Studies in Protecting Patient’s Rights
Michael McIvor, MD
11:00-11:45 AM Oversight Agencies and Institutional Review Boards
John Isidor, JD
11:45-12:30 PM Significant or Not: The Art of Adverse Events & Lab Abnormality Assessments
Robert Hardi, MD
12:30-1:30PM Working Lunch: Sandwiches & Statistics
Faculty TBD
1:30-2:10 PM Challenges of Non-Traditional Trials
Faculty TBD
2:10-3:30 PM Winning at Research: Case Studies in Scientific, Legal & Business Strategies for 21st Century Success
Michael Koren, MD



Robert Hardi, MD, FAPCR
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Clinical Faculty, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Medical Director, Principal Investigator
Chevy Chase Clinical Research, Capital Digestive Care
Silver Spring, MD

Michael Koren, MD, FACC, FAPCR, CPI (Course Director)
Vice President, APCR
CEO and Director, Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
Encore Research Group
Jacksonville, FL

John Isidor, JD
CEO, Human Subject Protection Consulting, LLC
Founder, Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board
Cincinnati, OH

Michael McIvor, MD, FACC
The Keys Heart Center
Medical Director, Foundation Research
Key West, FL


Coming soon.