Welcome to the 2018 Fall Onsemble Conference

April Schultz
September 19th, 2018

Fall is just around the corner and Forte’s home base, Madison, WI, is at its liveliest. This university town is buzzing with students ready to take on a new school year. However, the University of Wisconsin students aren’t the only learners in town this week. This year’s Fall Onsemble Conference brings nearly 200 attendees from top research institutions to Madison for five days jam-packed with valuable opportunities to learn and network.

On the first day of our bi-annual customer event, the Onsemble Community reunited at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center to take part in the opening sessions of our 26th Onsemble Conference. Forte’s Onsemble Conference brings the community together twice a year to participate in dynamic workshops, individual sessions and collaborative conversations with peer organizations to find solutions for common industry challenges.

Photo: Shanna Wolf – S. Photography

Like every Onsemble Conference, our goal is to bring the community together to generate powerful ideas for improving clinical research operations as well as encourage attendees to make meaningful connections with their peers. This year, we’ve added a variety of new sessions and tracks to help attendees make the most of their conference experience and walk away with information and best practices that are most valuable to them.Already, the 2018 Fall Onsemble conference provided attendees an opportunity to learn and develop strategies for process improvements at their organizations. On Tuesday, many attendees participated in hands-on workshops hosted by industry experts where they gained best practices for enhancing critical processes such as billing compliance and staff hiring.

2018 Fall Onsemble welcome reception 1
Photo: Shanna Wolf – S. Photography

During the “Competency-Based Approaches to Staff Hiring, Management and Advancement” workshop, Workforce Innovation Officer at the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), Beth Harper, led participants in discussions and exercises focused on using ACRP’s Joint Task Force (JTF) for Clinical Trial Competency framework to hire individuals for specific roles, such as clinical research coordinators, study monitors and more. Attendees also learned strategies for getting the most value from their Onsemble experience by participating in the “Forte Solutions Overview” workshop.

After a full day of workshops, attendees enjoyed a relaxing welcoming reception at the Monona Terrace Conference and Convention Center on Tuesday night. With beautiful views of Lake Monona, attendees chatted with friends, old and new, over delicious drinks and hor d’oeuvres.

2018 Fall Onsemble welcome reception 2
Photo: Shanna Wolf – S. Photography

Today begins with the Forte keynote, where Forte’s Founder, CEO, and Chief Customer Officer, Shree Kalluri and other members of the senior leadership team will announce the new and innovative ways we continue to help our customers unleash their research potential. The lineup of sessions to follow allow attendees the opportunity to choose from a variety of topic tracks that are most relevant to their daily workflows and responsibilities. Tracks include Clinical Research Coordination, Data Management & Compliance, Leadership and more. In each track, attendees can expect to learn about real experiences from speakers at top research organizations and find ample time for questions and follow-up discussion. 

Learn more about this week’s agenda on the Onsemble conference website. 


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