CVC Clinical Trials Colloquium


The CVC Clinical Trials Colloquium first began in 2014 when Dr. Paul Armstrong (CVC Founding Director) and Tracy Temple (Associate Director, Clinical Trials), brought together 13 Canadian investigative sites to help:

  • Identify major impediments to timely and efficient participation in clinical trials.
  • Understand how best to add value to the clinical trial experience.
  • Establish a network of high performing sites across Canada.

The Colloquium continues to be an excellent opportunity for the CVC, our sponsors, and sites across Canada to connect, collaborate, and find solutions to key issues affecting clinical research in Canada.

2022/2023 Planning Team
Tracy Temple, Shaun Goodman, Karin Kushniruk, Kris Reay, Melisa Spaling, and the CVC Site Engagement Working Group (co-chaired by Warren Cantor and Shelley Zieroth).

If you have any questions about the colloquium, please contact cvccolloquium@ualberta.ca.


Virtual Colloquium Series

Beginning in 2021, the CVC launched the virtual colloquium series. Sessions from this series have covered a variety of topics, including clinical research during a pandemic, mentoring and diversity in clinical research, and operationalizing clinical research.

Upcoming virtual sessions are planned for October 4, 2022 and November 23, 2022. More information on these sessions will be available soon.


Recorded Presentations

The following recordings are from the September 2021 colloquium session on Operationalizing Clinical Research.


Key Insights for Working With Your Hospital Administration
Presentation by Patrick Clifford


Tips to Becoming a Successful Recruiter and Top Performing Site
Presentation by Noreen Lounsbury



Tips to Becoming a Successful Recruiter and Top Performing Site
Presentation by Kim Robbins



Key Tips you Should Know When Negotiating Your Study Budgets
Presentation by the CVC Clinical Operations Team



Top Things to be Aware of When Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements
Presentation by Marlon Rajakaruna (bio)


Past Colloquium Materials


Slide Presentations

CVC 2020 Clinical Trials Colloquium (PDF)
CVC 2019 Clinical Trials Colloquium (PDF)
CVC 2018 Clinical Trials Colloquium (PDF)
CVC 2017 Clinical Trials Colloquium (PDF)
CVC 2016 Clinical Trials Colloquium (PDF)