WIRB-Copernicus Group Thought Leaders to Present at 50th Annual Drug Information Association Conference

PRINCETON, N.J., June 13, 2014 – WIRB-Copernicus Group (“WCG”), the world’s largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, announced today that three of its thought leaders will be presenting at the 50th Annual Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting. It will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA from June 15-19.

WCG Chief Clinical Research Officer and President, Consulting Services Lindsay McNair, MD, MPH, MSB, will address: “Improving Communication in the Informed Consent Process: The Advantages of eConsent” from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 17 in room 16A.

Later on June 17, Chris Jenkins, PhD, MPH, RBP, CHMM, the WCG senior director of IBC services and biosafety consulting, will participate in a symposium entitled, “Human Gene Therapy: Biosafety to Bedside.” That session will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. in room 7B.

Then on June 19, Stuart Horowitz, PhD, MBA, WCG president of institutions and institutional services will lead a workshop on, “Accelerating Research in a Large Health Care System: Streamlining Research Review and Study Initiation” from 9-10:30 a.m. in room 16A.

“Ethical and regulatory reviews are complex disciplines. It is important that we keep sharing key learnings with our peers to ensure that we all continue not only to provide the best possible safeguards for human subjects in clinical research, but also to do so with the efficiencies of best practices,” said Dr. Horowitz.

WCG will also be giving demonstrations of WCG eConsent, powered by Mytrus®, an electronic informed-consent solution delivered via an iPad®, and WCG AcademyTM, the company’s online learning solution for clinical research professionals, in the DIA exhibit hall at booth #1205.

Additionally, the company will host a celebration for all DIA conference attendees on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel del Coronado. Attendees can register for the WCG Beach Party event at www.wcgbeachparty.com.

About The WIRB-­‐Copernicus Group
The WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research. The pioneer of independent ethical review, WCG continues to drive ingenuity in the clinical research space. Today, WCG’s solutions are built upon the foundation of ethical review, but have grown to include a suite of complementary services and technologies that expand the capabilities of the modern research professional. WCG delivers transformational solutions that stimulate growth, foster compliance, and maximize efficiency for those who perform clinical trials.

WCG is proud to serve the individuals on the frontlines of science and medicine, and the organizations that strive to develop new products and therapies to improve the quality of human health. It is our role to empower them to accelerate advancement, while ensuring that the risks of progress never outweigh the value of human life.

For more information, please visit www.wcgclinical.com.

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