Alison Orth BBA, CCRC

Research Project Manager, BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network

Alison Orth, BBA, CCRC.
Project Manager for BCCRIN and Clinical Research Project Leader, Fraser Health Authority
Alison Orth is a Clinical Research Professional with over 18 years of experience conducting trials at community-based sites and a passion for quality, integrity and continuous improvement. Alison graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 1993. After graduation she worked as a Research Assistant at the Vaccine Evaluation Centre at BC Childrens Hospital. While there she discovered her keen interest in clinical research and found her way to TASC Research Services in Surrey. At TASC Alison assisted on vaccine trials until 1998 when she achieved her ACRP certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator. In 2002 Alison became Site Manager at TASC and then Vice President and Owner from 2006 to 2012. Along with a dedicated team of investigators, nurses, laboratory and research assistants Alison facilitated over 50 vaccine industry and public health clinical trials in Phases I-IV during her time at TASC. A variety of recruitment methods were utilized in order to successfully enroll and retain a range of 10-350 participants per trial in pediatric, adolescent, adult and senior populations. After TASC closed their doors in 2012, Alison began working with the BC Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (BCCRIN) on the Clinical Research Participation Survey and more recently the BC Online Asset Map. She is also employed by Fraser Health Authority as a Clinical Research Leader in Public Health and managing a C.difficile vaccine trial at two hospital sites. She currently chairs the BCCRIN Recruitment and Retention Task Force and is dedicated to improving the clinical research environment within BC and Canada.


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