Sr. Communications Manager
Society for Clinical Research Sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Society for Clinical Research Sites Announces SPRIA AP Winner
Ellicott City, MD, August 5, 2018 – The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) announced to attendees at its 2018 Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summit that Calvary Mater Newcastle, Medical Oncology Department is the winner of the Asia-Pac Site Patient Recruitment Innovation Award (SPRIA AP).
Coming to the AP Site Solutions Summit for the first time this year, SPRIA AP recognized a research site that has developed and implemented an innovative patient recruitment program. This year, two finalists were chosen by an independent judging panel: Haematology Clinical Research Network NSW/ACT (Australia), and Calvary Mater Newcastle, Medical Oncology Department (Australia). After the finalists presented their plans at the Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summit, the winner was chosen by a panel of judges. In assessing the plans, the judges looked for innovative patient-directed initiatives that were unique, effective and take into account the campaign response.
Kim Adler, representing Calvary Mater Newcastle, won the inaugural SPRIA AP for utilizing innovative recruitment methods to overcome a patient screening obstacle identified prior to agreeing to do the study.
“Participating in SPRIA AP is an opportunity for sites to spotlight their recruitment innovation in front of local clinical research industry leaders,” said Dan Milam, VP of global engagement for SCRS. “We thank all of the sites who submitted proposals for consideration. Congratulations to Calvary Mater Newcastle on their innovative approach to screening patients for their oncology study!”
Founded in 2012, SCRS is the trade organization that unifies the voice of the clinical research site community to create greater site sustainability. Representing over 9,000 sites in 47 countries, SCRS membership provides sites with a community dedicated to advocacy, education, connectivity and mentorship. SCRS is an influential voice for sites and an active partner in industry-wide initiatives and dialogues focused on improving the clinical research enterprise. Our Voice. Our Community. Your Success. Join the community. Visit MySCRS.org.