2018 Northeast/Western Section Meeting in Boston | March 18-21

by morinci@jhmi.edu on Thursday, December 21, 2017

As you are reading this article, the holidays are upon us, and we hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday season to celebrate with family and friends. However, March will be here before you know it, so now is the time to make your plans to join us at Omni Parker House in Boston March 18-21, 2018, as we continue to work behind the scenes to plan a great meeting for you in Boston.

You won’t want to miss the keynote speaker we’ve lined up for Monday morning. Clementina Esposito is a creative and dynamic speaker with inside knowledge of what it takes to be a successful Research Administrator. English professor turned entrepreneur, she helps service professionals communicate more effectively, with more passion and purpose, and better outcomes. She believes “everyone has a story” and that “learning to understand and tell that story well can transform our careers and our lives for the better.” For more information, check out The Clementina Collective.

Travel Scholarship: Application Deadline - January 26
Travel award applications are now open. The travel scholarship is supported by the Silent Auction and our auction volunteer coordinators in Hawaii did such a great job, we will be able to offer four scholarships this year - two for each section. The travel award will pay your full meeting registration (does not cover workshops and/or membership). Scholarship winners will be notified before the Early Bird registration deadline. For questions, please contact Bill Hoffman (Northeast members) or Tonya Edvalson (Western members).

Registration: Early Bird Deadline – February 15
Speaking of registration, the Early Bird deadline is February 15. If you haven’t already registered, do it now and check it off your to-do list.

Certificates offered in full:

  • Clinical Trails Research Administration 101 (CTRA 101)
  • Financial Management (FM)
  • Introduction to Research Administration and Management (IRAM)

Tracks offered:

  • Clinical Research
  • Financial and Post-Award Administration
  • Professional Development
  • Research Law, Ethics and Compliance
  • Sponsored Programs, Planning, Development and Deliveries
  • Sponsors & Agencies

The OMNI Parker House room block is open and we anticipate the room block will fill up early, so make your reservations today.

Are you ready?

  1. Scholarship application submitted
  2. Registration completed
  3. Hotel reservations booked
  4. Travel booked

Great! Just pack your bags and you’re good to go. See you in Boston!

Tony Onofrietti
President, WE Section SRAI

Cindy Morin
President, NE Section SRAI

Lynda Olin
President-Elect, WE Section SRAI