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Clinical Research Education Series (CRES)

Clinical Research Education Series (CRES)

What is CRES?

The ITHS CRES is a continuing education and networking series for research coordinators and other research staff interested in clinical research topics. Currently, CRES events are 90-minute virtual events which mix didactic and interactive elements.

(Before COVID, 2-hour in‐person events were held between Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington. The first half of each event focused on the presentation of a clinical research topic area, with the second half featuring networking and interaction with fellow attendees to discuss presentation points, exchange ideas, and share experiences.)


Who should attend CRES?

CRES is designed for research professionals of all levels of experience who perform research coordination duties in the health sciences fields at:

  • Fred Hutch
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Seattle Children’s
  • University of Washington
  • Institutions throughout the five‐state WWAMI region

Are there options for off‐site coordinators?

Coordinators from any location are welcome to register for and attend our current slate of virtual events.

(Before COVID, CRES was an in‐person event hosted in Seattle. The continuing education part of CRES was webcast live for off‐site participants. We also post handouts on the ITHS website to prompt reflections and to facilitate networking conversations offline.)

More questions about CRES?

Please contact the education team by email at with any questions.

More Information

View presentations, tools, and handouts from previous CRES events.

Upcoming and Past Events

Pre-Screening 101 (EVENT RESCHEDULED) @ Online Event
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


In this workshop, participants will learn what pre-screening is and how using a pre-screening survey for research recruitment can save time and reach more participants. We will share best practices and tips for designing a strong pre-screening survey using REDCap and share the Pre-Screening 101 training link.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the benefits of using a pre-screening survey via REDCap.
  2. Learn best practices for designing a pre-screening survey.
  3. Design their own Pre-Screening survey by utilizing the ITHS Pre-Screening template available on REDCap.

Schedule of Activities

12:00-12:05pm – Welcome, Overview, Introductions
12:05-12:55pm – Presentation, Interactivity, Q&A
12:55-1:00pm – Thank You and Feedback Survey

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About the Speakers

Aly Edmondson, MFA, is the Instructional Designer for the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) since August of 2022. Aly is a member of the Training and Workforce Development core team within ITHS. She is a new member of the ITHS Anti-Racism Committee (ARC), which seeks to reduce systemic inequities and foster equity, diversity, and inclusion across ITHS. Aly has been an instructional designer within higher education for over 8 years and has been adjunct faculty at the University of Washington.

Lindsie Boerger serves as a Project Manager within the Pilots program, Hub Liaisons Team (HLT), and Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) at the Institution of Translational Health Sciences. Her current role focuses on overseeing the complete life cycle of pilot research grants, from the application process to project completion and working on projects related to Recruitment and Retention, with a strong emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). With a diverse background, Lindsie has accumulated five years of experience in various aspects of research coordination. Her experience encompasses a broad spectrum of disease areas, and she has applied her skills across various roles, including patient-facing, regulatory, project management, and quality assurance, within these diverse medical fields.


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