Clinical Research Profession Takes Major Step Forward

July 29, 2005

Applied Clinical Trials

Movement to Unify Physician Investigators into One Comprehensive Organization Progresses as ACRP and AAPP Form Official Affiliation

Alexandria, VA – The Boards of Directors of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians (AAPP) announced today that both organizations have signed a Definitive Agreemment signifying a formal affiliation between the two groups and their related Education Foundation activities. In this affiliation, AAPP creates a professional medical society known as the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators (APPI) which becomes an affiliate of ACRP.

This action creates a single, global organization that will unify, certify and educate all members of the Clinical Research Team™ – an important development for the clinical research profession.