Aligning the Art & Science of Clinical Research®

MedTrials' CEO, Lynn Van Dermark, elected Vice Chair of ACRP 2013 Association Board of Trustees.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is the primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, and those in hospital, academic medical centers and physician office settings. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, ACRP was founded in 1976 to address the distinct educational and networking needs of research nurses and others who supported the work of clinical investigations. With its own professional society came the recognition of a new distinctive profession-that of the clinical researcher. More than 35 years later, ACRP is a global association comprised of more than 18,000 individuals in over 70 countries dedicated to clinical research and development.

ACRP's mission is to provide global leadership to promote integrity and excellence for the clinical research profession. The Association Board of Trustees is charged with the responsibility of establishing strategic direction, ensuring necessary resources and providing oversight of the association's programs and services. Individually, trustees help to power ACRP's success and strengthen the clinical research community. Van Dermark says, "It is an honor and a privilege to be elected into this leadership role", and she goes on to say, "ACRP has been a major part of my personal career development and I look forward to contributing to the association's continuing success and legacy."

Van Dermark has been a member of the ACRP for nearly two decades and proudly maintains her certification as an ACRP CCRA®.