Sam’s current focus of consulting is to promote clinical quality systems for sponsors/CROs, investigators, and clinical research institutions. She has over 30 years of clinical experience, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Education with a Specialization in Training and Performance Improvement.
Sam has served many roles in clinical research, including site study coordinator and manager, sponsor and CRO monitor, quality assurance auditor, risk manager, trainer, and performance management consultant. She has held clinical research industry certifications for over 15 years by the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Sam is a current member of the ACRP Academy Board of Trustees and Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC). She is a frequent subject matter expert for GCP regulation and speaker at industry conferences. Sam has authored dozens of competency-based curriculums for various clinical research stakeholders.
What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar? We hope the audience will learn about the many ways that implementing an eConsent system can significantly support effective sponsor, investigator, and ethics committee oversight and eliminate many common informed consent deficiencies, e.g., wrong version used.
What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience? What do they perceive to be the barrier to eConsent? Commonly it is perceived cost, but this is not always the case. Comparing the manpower for development, oversight, and issues management that can be decreased with the solution, especially overtime, can actually save money.
What do you enjoy most about your role? As a clinical research consultant, I enjoy helping make the way we conduct research more effective and efficient. I enjoy teaching about quality systems that ultimately better support human subject protection and data integrity.
How did you get into the industry? I was working as an RN in an intensive care unit where there were some clinical trials ongoing and I was the study coordinator.
Where is your favourite place in the world and why? At home with my family in North Carolina.
Join Sandra “SAM” Sather, CRF Health & Chesapeake IRB in their webinar “Visibility and Oversight: What Paper Informed Consent Isn’t Offering You” on 23rd February at 3PM London/10AM New York.