About Us

CRA Academy have the leading scholar program of its kind and the first one in the SE Europe region. We are based in Serbia with 10+ years experience in area of clinical research educations. Courses are developed in coordination with leading pharmaceutical and CRO companies, along with lecturers specialized for clinical research (ACRP).

Our Consultants

Aleksandra Pešić

MPharm PhD

Work experience in many different areas of pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials, public relations, translating.

Works in clinical trials since 1997 (Vujaklija CRO, Icon, Parexel, INC Research, PSR Group), pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer) as a CRA, Study Start Up, Medical Director, Managing Director, Medical Writer, GCP Trainer, Compliance Lead, Director Compliance Oversight, Clinical Research Consultant. Since 2004, a consultant for French Research Institute MAPI – linguistic validation of PRO (Patient Reported Outcomes).Graduated at Faculty of Pharmacy, Belgrade. Nostrified degree at La Sapienza Rome University, Italy. Master of Science at Pharmaceutical Medicine of Hibernia College, Dublin, Ireland and School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, SAD. Postgraduate cosmetology studies at Society of Cosmetic Scientists, Luton, UK. Specialty studies Public Relations at Faculty of Economics, Belgrade. Specialty studies at ICATS, Plymouth University, UK. Currently on specialty studies of Medicinal law at Faculty of Law, “Union” University, Belgrade. Certified expert for Translational medicine (Certified Professional for Translational Medicine CPTM with European Society for Translational Medicine, Vienna, Austria) since 2015.Certified Senior Project Manager (International Project Management Association IPMA).Certified lecturer at CRA Academy Belgrade, Serbia, since 2011.Former head of ACRP Serbian Chapter (2008-2011). Currently deputy of professional organization KLINIS.

Steven Bukvic

CEO at ACROSS Global™

Graduated from Coventry University in the UK in 1982 with an Honors’ Degree in Applied Biology.

After 8 years working in the motor industry, Steven joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1990. In the past 28 years Steven has worked primarily in the clinical research arena, as CRA, Project Manager, CQM Manager, Regional Director Pharmacovigilance, International & Global Training Director, Business Operations Director and now as Chief Strategy Officer for Synergy Research Group – CRO in Moscow. Steven has a long history of international work experience having worked in the UK, Germany, US, Singapore, China and Russia.

Steven has helped establish a number of companies, namely Pan-Asian Clinical Research Association, Asia Training Consortium, Choice Pharma – Asia and more recently the ACROSS Global CRO Alliance.

Siniša Radulović

MD PhD

Graduated at the Medical Faculty, Belgrade, followed by specialty studies in clinical pharmacology. His master study area was pharmacology and doctoral thesis was based on oncology drug development.

Member of many international scientific organizations, such as AACR, EACR, ASCO, ESMO, as well as a few Serbia-based societies. Currently working on development of new oncology drugs and early phase clinical trials. Manages a few oncology research projects.

Published more than 150 papers internationally, more than 50 locally and about 10 monographs and chapters. Works as a director of Sector for Science and Education, Institute for Oncology and Radiology, Serbia.

Snežana Mugoša

MD PhD

Snežana Mugoša is the head of the Department for clinical trials of medicines and assessment of pre-clinical and clinical documentation for placing a medicine on the market in the Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of Montenegro.

She is a specialist in internal medicine and a lecturer in Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the Medical Faculty of the University of Montenegro.

Ivan Soldatović

MD PhD

Ivan Soldatović works at the Institute of Medical Statistics and Informatics at the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade. He completed an academic specialization in Statistics in a clinical-laboratory experiment, a PhD in Biostatistics and Endocrinology and is currently specializing in Medical Statistics.

Cooperates with a large number of researchers and scientific research institutions, which is shown by the number of publications in foreign and domestic journals with reviews that are higher than 100.

Branislav Gvozdenović

MD PhD

Three years of experience as a lecturer at Department of postgraduate pulmonology studies, Medical faculty, Belgrade. Since 2007 has the Prim. title.

Works in pharmaceutical and CRO industry since 1994.

Current position: Serbia and Croatia Country Manager at PPD. Medical Director for Pulmonology since 2014.

Zsombor Matijevics

Chemical Engineer

2GL Outsourcing Ltd – Senior Clinical Research Associate/ Clinical Research Consultant responsible for recruitment of potential investigators, involvement in CA and EC submissions and notifications to regulatory authorities, translation of study-related documentation, organization of meetings and other tasks as instructed by supervisor, responsible for monitoring of clinical sites, maintenance of study files, conduct of pre-study and initiation visits, liaison with vendors and other duties. Lecturer (subject Project Management) on CRA Academy for CRA trainees.

HungaroTrial Inc. – Senior Clinical Research Associate/Clinical Research Manager/Region Operations Director responsible for performed study feasibilities and participate in study site selection, monitored all types of clinical trials (phase II – phase IV), conducted site monitoring visits (performing Source document verification SDV, Data Clarification (DCF) turnover, Investigational Product accountability, maintenance of Study Site documentation), assured compliance with all protocol requirements, Assured timely reporting of AEs/ SAEs and Protocol Violations, maintained awareness of key study performance indicators for own sites, e.g. patient enrollment, SAEs, prepared monitoring visit report and follow up all outstanding issues, Tracked Investigator payments/ milestones, if requested,

Management of import and export of study materials and lead CRA.

About Courses

Studying online is more available and convenient than ever! For anyone interested in quality courses and acquiring knowledge – the distance is not an obstacle anymore. Through our E-learning web portal you can access many video presentations, designed to check your current knowledge, as well as to help you gain new insights. Lessons are based on real-life applications and obtaining practical skills in many areas. Our lecturers can be consulted either on the Q/A section during the course or by an e-mail. Any question or dilemma will be dealt with carefully and with patience. By joining our educational programs, you will get all the necessary support for free, along with training materials.

Testing

Each study module is followed by online testing, designed to assess obtained knowledge and skills. All doubts, dilemmas or mistakes are being dealt with and corrected after the test, followed by repeating the problematic parts and discussing them thoroughly. The focus remains on real-life situations and practical work.

Support

Your study progress will be monitored and assessed by our teaching staff. They will also provide adequate study guidelines and directions throughout the semester. Any additional question, regardless of the circumstances, will be answered electronically.

Exams

Everything you need for getting your CRA Academy CPD Certificate is available online. Exams are taken at the end of studying program by taking an online test via our E-learning portal.