Programme Committee

  • Dr. Darina Hrdličková,  EUCROF Board Secretary, Director, Clinical Management, PPD
  • Dr. Michèle Garot, Head CSM Quality Management Western Europe, Quintiles
  • Dr. Dagmar Chase, Vice-President EUCROF, Managing Director Clinrex GmbH
  • Dr. Alena Hynštová, Sr. Country Manager - SIA Czech Republic & Slovakia, EMEA Site Intelligence and Activation, PPD
  • Dr. Martine Dehlinger-Kremer, Global Vice President Medical & Regulatory Affairs, SynteractHCR
  • Dr. Georg Mathis,  President & CEO Appletree CI Group AG
  • Dr. Ivo Šimůnek, Senior Regulatory Submissions Manager, Medpace Czech Republic s.r.o



  • Dr. Stefano Marini, President (Italy)
  • Dr. Dagmar Chase, Vice-President (Germany)
  • Yoanni Th. Matsakis, Treasurer (France)
  • Dr. Darina Hrdličková, Secretary (Czech Republic)
  • Christophe Golenvaux, Member (Belgium)

The objective of EUCROF (the European CRO Federation), a non-profit organisation founded in 2005, is to promote Clinical Research by improving the knowledge, competence/expertise and skills of Contract/Clinical Research Organisations (CROs) in Europe.

The Federation represents and supports the interest of CROs in Europe, towards regulatory bodies, the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other healthcare related industry within the field of clinical research, as well as the medical and affiliated research community. Organising and supporting training and educational programmes will increase the quality of clinical research and improve the collaboration and interaction amongst all stakeholders in the field of Clinical Research in Europe. Active participation to international congresses and meetings will further underline the significant role of CROs in Clinical Research in Europe.

Regulatory Authorities recognise EUCROF as the representative for European based CROs, regularly calling EUCROF to contribute to the never-ending debate on the improvement of rules and regulations.


  • PharmD. Robert Chudáček
  • Dr. Darina Hrdličková
  • PhDr. Viktoria Molnárová
  • Mgr. Martina Šťastná
  • Dr. Dana Vaňková
  • Irena Vorlová, Msc

ACRO-CZ is a professional association of Contract Research Organizations (CRO) in the Czech Republic, which focuses on clinical research and development of pharmaceuticals. Corporate bodies and individuals can become members of the association. The association was founded in 2005 and it is a member of the European federation of CRO’s - EUCROF.

The main goal of the association is to represent CRO’s in conceptual negotiations with state authorities and institutions, as well as internationally, to actively participate in discussions regarding the creation of legal and ethical norms in the area of clinical research, and to create conditions for further education of its members, as well as to develop cooperation in the area of clinical evaluation of pharmaceuticals and to enable arranging contacts also on the international sphere.

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