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Explore Chicago and Join Us for the MW/NE Section Meeting

By SRAI News posted 01-09-2019 12:00 AM


Tabatha_Lemke.jpgTabatha Lemke
Midwest Section President
Sanford Health

Cindy_Morin.jpgCindy Morin
Northeast Section President
Johns Hopkins University

ATTENTION ALL SPEAKERS. Thank you to everyone who submitted speaking proposals for the 2019 MW/NE Section Meeting. A special thank you to our Track Co-chairs for their assistance with proposal reviews. Speaker notification letters will be distributed in the coming week. Program information will be posted to the meeting webpage soon. Stay tuned!

LEARN. This meeting will offer three complete certificate programs – Research Development, Leadership, and Clinical Trials 101 (CTR101) – as well as workshops, learning cafés, roundtables and six educational tracks to round out the program, including:

  • Professional Development (PD)
  • Clinical Research (CR)
  • Management & Operations (MO)
  • Financial & Post-Award Management (FM)
  • Research Ethics & Compliance (RE)
  • Sponsored Programs Planning, Development and Deliveries (SP)


PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT. We are excited to announce that the National Science Foundation has confirmed their attendance at the 2019 MW/NE Section Meeting to give the National Science Foundation Update. Please watch for more details, as this is a session you don’t want to miss!

HOTEL. Our meeting will take place at the Hyatt Centric Magnificent Mile, located just off Michigan Avenue and in the heart of downtown Chicago. Join us at this beautiful and luxurious hotel and explore all the city has to offer- from noted attractions like Navy Pier to high-end shopping along Magnificent Mile. Online hotel reservations are now available. Reserve your room today!

OFFICER NOMINATIONS. The Northeast Section needs your leadership. We are seeking candidates for the President Elect and Treasurer positions. All candidates must be full members of SRA International and in good standing. The term of office begins at the close of the upcoming Section Business Meetings (May 2019).

For additional information on position responsibilities, terms or how to submit a nomination, please visit the Elections website.

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS. Both sections are offering travel scholarships to support our peers. The scholarships cover the cost of a full conference registration (no workshops or membership included). Apply here for Midwest and Apply here for Northeast! Deadline: February 22, 2019.

NETWORK. This meeting is the perfect opportunity to network with your fellow Research Administrators. Join us on Monday, April 28 at the Chicago Sports Museum for our Opening Reception. Network with your SRAI colleagues and enjoy high-tech interactive experiences—including skill challenges and simulated experiences—with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts.

CHICAGO FUN FACTS. Flowing through downtown Chicago, the Chicago River has a fascinating history. Not only does this river run through various systems and canals, but it is also the only river in the world that flows backwards. A reversal technique was introduced for sanitation reasons to divert the sewage away from Lake Michigan’s water supply. The reversal of the river was recognized as being the largest public earth-moving project ever completed. It was also acknowledged as a great engineering achievement.

Chicago_0.jpgWe hope to see you in Chicago!