In this session, two key opinion and thought leaders from the clinical research industry will discuss their very distinctive, yet successful career pathways. Careers in clinical research do not sit solely into two baskets, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or the Clinical Research Associate (CRA). As the clinical research industry continues to evolve, so does the work needed to support these new methods. The skills gained in and throughout varied positions, help pave one’s career pathway. The ability to leverage those experiences and parlay them into the next opportunity is key. Multiple business functions provide exposure to processes throughout the clinical research enterprise and enable a diversified set of skills. Each steppingstone, though it may not seem like a direct route, provides the building blocks for success. Clinical research professionals by design, pay attention to details, follow the rules, and have a common goal to improve health. Identifying steps for navigating career silos and assessing opportunities are proven tools for career growth. Presenters will provide insights on how clinical research professionals can leverage their experience and expertise to impact their careers. Analyzing lessons learned, tips for career development and case studies will be addressed in this session.
Describe a culture of quality and the systematic, strategic approach for evolving the culture
Explain the importance of critical thinking and open dialog as strategic enablers of a culture of quality.
Apply the critical thinking framework tool kit to various clinical trial scenarios.