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LA CaTS Fall Trainings

Released: Thursday, October 04, 2018

LA CaTS Senior Investigator Update, September 24, 2018

Missed this event or want to hear the presentations again? Click HERE to watch the presentations online.

RECAP: This event featured the following nationally recognized experts in the field:

  • Jeffrey Cohen, HRP Consulting Group - "Privacy and Information Security Issues in Clinical Research"
  • Anthony Keyes, Johns Hopkins, Senior member of US Taskforce of - ""
  • Leslie E. Wolf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, Director of Center for Law, Health & Society-"Conflicts of Interest in Research"

LA CaTS Clinical Research Coordinators Level 1 Training, October 12, 2018

To be held at:

Tulane University from 8:00am-4:00pm

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast, and the training will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive an LA CaTS Level 1 Research Coordinator Training Certificate, upon completion. The session is free and open to all LA CaTS institutions.

The full agenda and final meeting location is available here.

Topics covered include:

  • Role of the Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Quality Documentation
  • Regulations and Good Clinical Practices
  • Product Development
  • Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)
  • Informed Consent
  • Pre-study Preparations
  • Protocols
  • Case Report Forms (CRFs) and Electronic Data Capture (EDC)
  • Study Closures
  • Adverse Events
  • Monitoring, Audits and Inspections

For questions, please contact or 504-988-0200 For more information and to register, please visit:


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit