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
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Friday, October 20-22, 2017
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$995.00 NA $240.00
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Industry Council Registration*
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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

Peter Bach, MD, MAPP

Peter Bach, MD, MAPP
Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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
Boca Raton, FL

Dale Bramlet, MD, CPI

Dale Bramlet, MD, CPI
Founder and CEO, Advent Clinical Research
President, Acension Research
Pinellas Park, 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

Paul Carney, MD

Craig Curtis, MD, CPI
Chief Medical Officer
Compass Research
Orlando, FL

Gregory Gordon, JD, MD

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

John Isidor, MD

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

Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB

Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB
Chief Medical Officer
WIRB-Copernicus Group
Princteon, NJ

George Mensah, MD

George Mensah, MD
Director, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

S. David Miller MD

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

Christine Pierre

Christine Pierre
President, Society for Clinical Research Sites
Ellicott City, MD

J. Sanford Schwartz, MD

J. Sanford Schwartz, MD
Leon Hess Professor, Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
Professor, Health Care Management
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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


Friday, October 20, 2017

3:45 – 4:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Michael Koren, MD, FAPCR, CPI
APCR Town Hall – The Prescription Drug Price Dilemma
4:00 – 4:40 PM
Keynote Address Lecture: Can Physician’s Solve the Drug Price Dilemma?
J. Sanford Schwartz, MD
4:40 – 5:30 PM
Panel Discussion:
J. Sanford Schwartz, MD Peter Bach, MD, MAPP and panelists
5:30 – 6:00 PM
Q&A with Panel
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 – 8:10 AM
Session 1: Technology in Clinical Research
8:10 – 8:50 AM
Current Applications of Wearable Devices in Clinical Trials
8:50 – 9:20 AM
Disruption 101: Digital Medicine, the Empowered Patient, and How Clinical Research will Change Forever
Ashish Atreja, MD
9:20 – 9:50 AM
Impact of Social Media on Clinical Trial Integrity
Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB
9:50 – 10:20 AM
Break with Exhibitors
Session 2 – The Changing World of Medicine Development and Clinical Research
10:20 – 10:50 AM
Legal Issues in Clinical Research
John Isidor, JD
10:50 – 11:20 AM
COIs – A 360-Degree Perspective: Window Dressings or a Real Concern?
Michael Santoro, PhD, JD
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Consulting Opportunities for Physicians in Clinical Research
Jonathan Seltzer, MD
11:50 AM – 12:20 PM
Chris P. Allen Memorial Lecture: The Physician’s Role in Medicines Development: Pharmaceutical Medicine as a Discipline and Profession
12:20 – 1:20 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors
Session 3 – Emerging Developments in Therapeutics
1:20 – 1:50 PM
Innovators Perspectives on Biosimilars
1:50 – 2:20 PM
Navigating the Maze of Medical Cannabis Research
Paul Carney, MD
2:20 – 2:50 PM
Clinical Trials and the Clinical Development of Medical Foods
Gregory Gordon, JD, MD
2:50 – 3:20 pm
Microbiome-based Clinical Research: Opportunities and Challenges
Michele Trucksis, PhD, MD
3:20 – 3:30 PM
Refreshment Break
Session 4 – Successful Site Management
3:30 – 4:00 PM
Christine Pierre
4:00 – 4:30 PM
Site/Sponsor Collaborations: Solutions to Key Issues
Dale Bramlet, MD, CPI
4:30 – 5:00 PM
Managing Clinical Trials in Your Practice: Site Management/Logistics
Craig Curtis, MD CPI
5:00 – 5:15 PM
APCR Business Meeting
NON-CME Special Session: Getting Studies and Finding Qualified Investigators: An Interactive Experience
5:15 – 5:45 PM

Bring your business card to this unique interactive session to learn 5 secrets for both getting studies and finding qualified investigators.
5:45 – 6:45 PM
Industry Council Reception

Sunday, October 22, 2017

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Session 5 –Addressing Barriers in Clinical Research
8:00 – 8:40 AM
Diversity in Clinical Trials
George Mensah, MD
8:40 – 9:10 AM
How to Manage a Successful Physician Owned Research Network
S. David Miller, MD
9:10 – 9:40 AM
Barriers in Access to CVD Therapies
Seth Baum, MD
9:40 – 10:10 AM
Budgeting Issues in Clinical Research
S. David Miller, MD
10:10 – 10:30 AM
Closing Remarks/Meeting Adjourns


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.


The rapid development of new drugs, therapies, and devices has created a dramatic increase in the number of clinical research studies that highlights the need for greater participation in research by physicians. Physicians who participate in clinical research contribute to the expanding knowledge base of medicine and have opportunities to offer their patients cutting-edge therapies. This 3-day live activity will present insights from world-renowned faculty on a range of topics in clinical research.


This activity is intended for physicians engaged or wishing to engage in clinical research.

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify controversial issues impacting drug pricing.
  • Examine cost analysis, funding, and economic and public considerations associated with new drug development.
  • Discuss the regulations and policies governing research with investigational drugs, biologicals and devices.
  • Summarize common barriers to access new medicines.
  • Describe consulting opportunities available for physicians in clinical research.
  • Describe conflict of interest considerations in clinical research.
  • Define the core competencies required of physicians working as pharmaceutical physicians.
  • Discuss the scientific and developmental research principles in support of biosimilars, medical cannabis, medical foods, and microbiome-based therapeutics.
  • Define strategies to improve patient health outcomes through the use of digital medicine, social media, and wearable devices.
  • Develop strategies for managing a successful research network, including ethical and regulatory considerations.
  • Compare and contrast options for certification in clinical research.
  • Assess available research evidence with existing and emerging therapeutic options for various disease states.

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claim credit form at The deadline to claim credit is November 22, 2017.

Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course materials.


CME provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM)


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR). Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. APCR and PIM specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through reader’s misunderstanding of content.

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.

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Maggie Kincaid prior to the live event at 904-309-6271.


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!

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





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, FAPCR, CPI
8:00-8:45 AM Alphabet Soup: Decoding the Regulatory Fricassee
Susan Greco, MD, MPH
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, FAPCR, CPI
12:30-1:30PM Working Lunch: Sandwiches & Statistics
Michael Koren, MD, FAPCR, CPI
1:30-2:10 PM Challenges of Non-Traditional Trials
Susan Greco, MD, MPH
2:10-3:30 PM Winning at Research: Case Studies in Scientific, Legal & Business Strategies for 21st Century Success
Michael Koren, MD, FAPCR, CPI



Susan Greco, MD, MPH
Clinical Investigator
Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research
Jacksonville, FL

Robert Hardi, MD, FAPCR, CPI
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, 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