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Breaking News

Message from the Chair

I would like to congratulate the newly elected Board members for 2013.  They are:

Teresa Ancukiewicz, Boston Scientific
Jaime Baldner, Genetech
Melissa Lamb, Advanced Clinical
Derek Perrin, Astellas
Demetris Zambas, Merck

Please also congratulate the following individuals:

Jennifer Duggan, St. Jude Medical – 2013 Chair
Jonathan Andrus, BioClinica – 2013 Vice Chair
Marysasser Holloway, ClinForce– 2013 Secretary
Deb Jendrasek, Chiltern – Treasurer 2013 – 2015 (Appointed position)

This year has been challenging as we have worked hard to ensure we have the appropriate staff support.  Despite the challenges, I feel we had an extremely successful 2012 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.  As discussed at our Annual Business meeting, we are actively working on a conference in India in 2013.    

In addition, we have worked on updating our website to make it more informative and user friendly.  Please have a look and let us know what you think.


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SCDM announces its first Asia conference to be held in Mumbai in May 2013.

This will the first ever SCDM conference to be held outside the US. This is in line with SCDM's vision of being a truly global organization, sharing thought leadership and best practices across the globe.

The Program Co-Chairs will include Dr. Nimita Limaye, VP, Biometrics and Medical Writing, TCS and Past Chair SCDM, and Dr. Suresh Bowalekar, former MD, PharmaNet, India & Board of Trustee, SCDM.

Do look forward to your support in making SCDM's first international meet a true success!

Please block the date and we will keep you posted as the program evolves.

Nimita Limaye
Suresh Bowalekar

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SCDM 2013 Annual Conference : Mark your Calendars!

With 700 participants from 13 countries, the 2012 SCDM Annual Conference in Los Angeles will be remembered as an overwhelming success, which generated lively interactions around clinical data management and provided all in attendance numerous high level networking opportunities.

We have closely analyzed the feedback that we received through conference evaluations and will make sure to keep improving in the future so that our event remains an enriching experience that will help clinical data managers advance their profession day by day.

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend our Annual Conference in Chicago on 10-13 September 2013 – we will start working on the program in the coming months and will be sharing information as we go.

We also invite our industry partners to take advantage of great sponsorship opportunities and exhibit booth space at the 2013 SCDM Annual Conference. If you are interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor please contact Julie Elfand ( Remember, if you sign up to exhibit by November 12, 2012 you will receive discounted booth pricing.
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Educational Opportunities  
     E-Learning to Fit Your Schedule

SCDM University

Database Lock and Randomization

Online Learning Course / 1.6 CEUs
November 5 - December 8

  • The objective of this program is to reinforce those data management tasks that are required for the final preparation of the database release for analysis. What are the steps necessary to ensure a documented process for locking? Who are the key stakeholders and their responsibilities? We will discuss the answers to these questions and explore the logical progression of those steps to arrive at database lock and ensure proper documentation.
  • The randomization mystery will also be solved with the understanding of what randomization schemes are all about.
  • This four-week program will cover some of the most important data management processes that culminate in the final deliverables for the discipline.
    • Module 1 - Laying the Foundation for the Process of Database Lock
    • Module 2 - Locking the Database
    • Module 3 - Unlocking and Relocking the Database
    • Module 4- Understanding Randomization and Blinding
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Preparing for and Surviving an Audit

Webinar / .2 CEUs
Nov 15, 2012

Whether it is For-Cause or Routine, audits are stressful events. This webinar will describe what to expect from an audit. The webinar will begin with the notification of an audit. Then, teach you how to prepare for an audit and what to do during the audit. The webinar will discuss how to develop an audit plan and checklists to prepare for the audit. Once the audit has begun, we will examine good practices for the conduct of an audit. Finally, the webinar will discuss the outcome of the audit and how to respond to the audit.

Find out how to Prepare for and Survive an Audit

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2012 Online Course Schedule

Online Courses Dates
Database Lock and Randomization November 5 - December 8
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2012 Webinar Schedule

Webinar Dates
Preparing for and Surviving an Audit November 15
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News Updates  

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SCDM Publications

SCDM has two publications that offer great advertising opportunities.  Data Basics, which is our quarterly digital journal featuring peer-reviewed articles on industry news and issues, and Data Connections our monthly e-newsletter featuring important updates for SCDM members.  The people who lead the global conversation on data management read both Data Basics and Data Connections so it is a great way to stay connected to SCDM Members throughout the year by advertising your company's products and services to the decision makers. 

For advertising specifications and deadlines please visit the links below for additional information or contact Julie Elfand at

Data Basics - Data Connections

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SCDM Welcomed these NEW Members in October 2012!

Abhay Lal Jha
Adeniyi Adetoro
Adi Ferrara
Anne Hansen, CCDM
Benjamin DeBlasi
Billy Machage
Bin Hu
Brieta Bejin
Camila Matheny
Catherine Blackwell
Charles Jacobson
Cheryl Roe
David Izard
Dawn Scharnhorst
Debjit Chatterjee
Debra Osborne
Denise Calaprice-Whitty
Diane Krueger
Durdant Dave
Elspeth Carnan
Evonne Roberts
Flora Meyer
Gudrun Finn
Heidi Hinrichs
Helen Hughes
Ikechukwu Onwuchekwa
Jack Hayes
Janice Sarasola
Jasminder Kaur
Jean-Marie Dethy
Jeannette Frazier
Joanne Buggy
Jonathan Seltzer
Katherine Wright
Kathleen Fox
Kathryn Moore
Kimberly Chin
Kisha Fong Yee
Kraft Daniel
Kristy Hwang, CCDM
Laileah baraguir
Mary Ann Slack
Mary Auld
Michael Ward
Mitchell Katz
Mitra Rocca
Mohmmed sebayel
Nidhi Saxena
Osman Qamar
Pamela Aseme
Patricia Leuchten
Paul Grady
Pradeep Patil
Rachel Parr
Rayshan Rascoe
Renata DAmbrosio Fernandes
Romiya Barry
Rose Mitchell
Sophia (Qiaorong) Zhang
Steven Kosmach
Sudharani Parsa
Terek Peterson
Vanessa Rosado
Vishwanath Kanagali
Zoe Russell


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SCDM Congratulates the Following Members for Entering Their 5th Year of Membership in October 2012!

Billie F. Garner
Cathleen J.Dobogai, MBA
Chrissie Neumann 
Linda Fertig, RN
Patti L. Arsenault, CCDM, PMP, MBA
Sharon Kelly
Stacy Mikrut
Ulrika Fredlund Olsson
William Wherle, BS
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SCDM Congratulates the Following Members for Entering Their 10th Year of Membership in October 2012!

Casey L. Higgins
Friedrich K. Riess, PhD
Lynn M. Perkins
Roger Chan
Sharon Lande, BA
Suzanne Rodday, PhD
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SCDM Congratulates the Following Members for Entering Their 15th Year of Membership in October 2012!

Jose Alvarez, CCDM Martha Schmid, BSN, RN, CCDM Nikki E. Bonnell , CCRA
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SCDM Global HQ

Géraldine Damar
Executive Director
Ingke Wiese
Operations Manager
Lysan Drabon
Membership manager
Dorothy Henry
Educational Projects Manager
Hannah Skilling
Membership & Customer Service Administrator

SCDM North America Office

Alphonsus Baggett
North American Operations Director
Julie Elfand
Sales Manager
Janet Huynh
Community Coordinator
Matthew Jones
Community Coordinator
Lissete  Werbowetzki
Membership coordinator

SCDM India Office

Elizabeth Christy
Indian Operations Director
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