September 29, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Riverside Regional Medical Center
Annex Conference Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, Virginia

Symposium Insights

Our program will help to establish a knowledge base about the clinic trials process and how this affects patient care. The experts will define and explain how the research process is developed, from creation through patient enrollment into a clinical trial.

Agenda / Objectives

7:30 am to 8:15 am
Registration and Breakfast

8:15 am to 8:30 am
Welcome, Opening Remarks & CME/CEU requirements
Ora Mae Jackson, RN, OCN ® & Fran Holcomb, RN, BSN, OCN ®

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Research Landscape: Michelle Wooten, MSA, BSN, RN

  • Defining Clinical Research and Processes around how to start a Clinical Research Study
  • Defining Trends in Clinical Research
  • Identifying Opportunities for Successful Research Programs
  • Identifying Focus and Commitments for a Research Program

9:30am - 10:30am
IRB: Jennifer Brown, BS, CTR

  • What IRB's are and the role they serve
  • Explain the differences between medical practice, quality improvement and research
  • Explain the process of submission to the IRB

10:30 am to 10:50 am

10:50 am - 11:50 am
Clinical Trial Agreements and the Contracting Process: Jessica Clark Tyree, JD

  • Understand contracts are an important part of the research trial process, and to become more familiar with common contract terms and how they impact the research team as well as the study subjects

Noon to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Clinical Research: Kimberly W. Schlesinger, MD

  • Understand the ultimate outcome and goals of clinical research
  • Understand the role of the physician and other care team members in clinical research
  • Discuss the ways in which the medical team can participate in clinical research
  • Examine the challenges facing physicians, members of the care team and patients in discussing and participating in clinical research
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Neurological Research - K. A Lloyd, MD
  • Expand understanding of the importance of neurological research
  • Understand the disease modifying therapies which have been recently approved
  • Identify which clinical trials have been conducted at Riverside?
  • Knowledge of the various phases of clinical trials

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Evaluation: Ora Mae Jackson, RN, OCN ® & Fran Holcomb, RN, BSN, OCN ®

This conference is open to interested clinicians at Riverside and is free of charge. Registration will end September 15, 2017.

Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend we ask that you kindly notify Fran Holcomb at Please provide the conference name in your communication.

Americans With Disabilities Act
The Riverside Health System is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic origin or disability. If special accommodation is needed please contact us at 800-520-7006. Every attempt will be made to facilitate your participation in this conference. We ask that notice be provided in advance for us to best serve your needs.

Dietary Restrictions
Breakfast and lunch are provided. Kindly inform us if you have any food allergies. Please contact Elizabeth Davidson by September 8, 2017 at with your requirements.

Accreditation Statement: Riverside Regional Medical Center is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
RRMC designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Target Audience
Oncology nurses, IRB, nursing students, oncologist, residents, and patient navigators

Sponsored by
Riverside Regional Medical Center CME Department.

Financial Support
This activity is supported by Riverside Health System.

Nursing Credits
This activity was submitted to Riverside Regional Medical Center for approval of 5.5 CEU credits. Riverside Regional Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing education by the Virginia Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. In order to receive full credit the participant must stay for the entire program and complete the evaluation form.