Bootcamp – Clinical Research Training Program

Successful conduct of clinical research depends on the research team’s ability to navigate the many complexities of local and federal regulations, site logistics, and clinical operations.

Developing a sound understanding of these issues and acquiring the ability to accurately fulfill all responsibilities is essential. It can be difficult for study teams to obtain correct and complete information and training they need to accomplish the above.

Therefore, the CTSI Academy and the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) are offering a BootCamp Clinical Research Training Program. This program has a strong focus on the practical conduct of clinical research at MCW and its partner institutions. The goal of this program is to provide research staff – both coordinators and PIs – with important information on the research environment at MCW and its partners, while sharing tips and tools for the safe, efficient, ethical, and compliant conduct of research.

An optional module focusing exclusively on pediatric research at Children’s  Wisconsin is also being offered as an extension of Bootcamp Day 2. This elective module will provide practical advice for working with the CW Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office to facilitate successful IRB submissions.

This program is made possible by contributions from experts at the MCW Office of Research, Children’s Wisconsin IRB, the departments of medicine and pediatrics and the Cancer Center and MCW Clinical Trials Offices.


  • Learn best practices from experienced presenters for the effective conduct of clinical research
  • Overview of the research environment at MCW and its partner institutions
  • Outline and learn about the study timeline process
  • Explore in-depth the policies and operations of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Intended Audience

Any staff, faculty member, resident or fellow either new to clinical research or new to the MCW, CW, and VA research environments. Staff that have taken this training in the past can attend to refresh content matter and changes that occur over time.


  • Combined cost for both sessions is $50. Payment should be made prior to the Day 1 session. Limited 25 spots available.
  • Includes lunch for both days. Educational materials, both printed and electronic (flash drive) will be provided.
  • Optional pediatric research module is offered as an extension of Bootcamp on Day 2. Participants may register for this module in addition to Bootcamp or may attend the optional module only. Please indicate your choice on the registration page. Optional module is limited to 25 spots. There is no cost for the optional module. Please note: the regular Bootcamp still covers CW topics of interest while the optional module focuses on CW’s IRB only.

When & Where

Monday, January 13th, 2020 HUB A7520  8am-1:30pm

Monday, January 20th, 2020 HUB A7520  8am-1:30pm

Optional Pediatric Module: January 20th, 2020 HUB A3540  2-5pm


ACCME Accreditation Statement: The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals: The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Disclosures: The following planners and presenters have disclosed that they have no relevant commercial interests: Dr. Leonard Egede, Dr. Theodore Kotchen, Dr. Terri deRoon-Cassini, Dr. Ryan Spellecy, Memory Bacon, and Dr. Amit Gode.


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