ACRO To Unveil Findings From Physician Investigator Survey and Present on Globalization of Clinical Research at Annual DIA Meeting

*ACRO Leadership Available for Interviews During Conference*

Who: Executive Director, Doug Peddicord, Ph.D., and Vice President of Public Affairs, John Lewis, from the Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO), will present  on global clinical research issues and reveal findings from groundbreaking survey research evaluating physician participation in clinical research during the  46th Drug Information Association’s (DIA) Annual Meetingon June 13-17, 2010 in Washington, DC.   

What: Between 2004 and 2007, the number of FDA-regulated investigators decreased in both North America and Western Europe. At the same time, the number of investigators increased in Asian, Central and Eastern European, and Latin American markets. To better understand this global shift in clinical research, ACRO surveyed physician investigators, non-investigators and former investigators to provide insight into what drives participation in clinical research. ACRO will also be presenting new data on the comparative quality of clinical trials conducted in various regions of the world. ACRO leadership will also be on-hand for media interviews to discuss the findings during the DIA conference.


  • June 14th, 10:30am – Doug Peddicord, Ph.D., will deliver a presentation on “Multiregional Clinical Trials: It Takes a Global Village of Expertise.”
  • June 14th, 12:00 – 2:00pm – ACRO leadership will be available for interviews and in-depth discussion on the survey research. Please call to schedule an interview during this time, space is limited. *If unavailable to meet with ACRO during designated time, please connect with media contact to schedule an alternate interview time.
  • June 16th, 8:30am – John Lewis will moderate a session titled “Investigators Needed! Why Clinical Research Should Be Part of Your Practice.”   

Contact: To schedule an interview or receive additional information, please contact Christina Plourde at [email protected] or (202) 955-6222.

Location:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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The DIA Annual Meeting is the premier event for professionals involved in the discovery, development, and lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and related products. There is no other industry meeting of its kind that can rival the breadth and depth of experience that this meeting delivers. With 25 content-area tracks, 330 sessions and 20 tutorials, presentations are geared to attendees at all disciplines, works settings, and experience levels.


The Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) represents companies whose focus is clinical research. The association provides an active voice for the global CRO industry, which provides specialized services that are integral to the development of drugs, biologics and medical devices. Through its member companies, ACRO helps improve the quality, efficiency and safety of biomedical research. ACRO member companies employ approximately 70,000 professionals worldwide and annually conduct more than 9,000 clinical trials involving nearly two million participants in 115 countries. For more information, please visit

DIA is a neutral, global, professional, member-driven association of nearly 18,000 industry, academia, and regulatory professionals involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and related products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters the innovation of products, technologies, and services to improve health and well-being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, PA, USA, with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, Mumbai, India, and Beijing, China.

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