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Monday, November 14, 2011

Conference furthers emerging field of clinical research nursing


The International Association of Clinical Research Nurses (IACRN) annual conference — cosponsored by the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center — holds three days of lectures, breakout sessions, and poster presentations connecting clinical research nurses who balance clinical care with research protocol management and support.


As the clinical research nursing model of care was only completed last year, those practicing in this subspecialty need standards and management tools for implementing clinical research nursing across a wide continuum of practice settings. The conference unites nurses from around the country with leaders in the field to discuss career pathways, cultural competence, and genomic medicine.


The keynote speech will be given by Barbara Turner, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Chair, Duke University School of Nursing. Other presenters and participants will attend from academic and research institutions from across the United States.


The conference will be held Nov. 16, 17, and 18 at the NIH Natcher Conference Center (Building 45).

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