ACRO Training at the KCRI
The Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute kindly made their premises available to African Clinical Research Organisation (ACRO) to conduct Part II of the internal monitoring training on behalf of PanACEA. KCRI also provided logistical support for this training.
Learners from various parts of Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa attended the training which was held from 30 September – 05 October 2011. Friendships were renewed and a great time was had by all during these five days.
The learners were exposed to five days theory and practical components, with a four hour assessment on the last day. This consolidation training session not only re-emphasised certain topics covered in Part I of the course, but took learners outside their ‘comfort zone’ during soft skills role playing exercises. Learners practised their communication, conflict and negotiation skills and applied their knowledge and experience during clinical research and ethical problem solving scenarios. All these aspects are relevant to the clinical trial environment and will hopefully assist the learners to become excellent internal monitors and great asset to their respective research sites.
A big thank you to KCRI for their hospitality and friendly welcome. Asante sana!