Updates from the Board – Data Connections September 2017

Dear Readers,

I Hope you all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to autumn as well as all the fun fall activities including the SCDM 2017 Annual Conference in less than 2 weeks – September 24-27th!  The Annual Conference has an exciting, informative program planned with sessions for everyone from all levels – introductory through to advanced.  Additionally, vendors vie for the coveted Technology Innovation Award, displaying their most cutting-edge ideas in a competitive, fun demonstration ending with a vote for the most ground-breaking.   To build on the innovation theme, there is a late breaking Round Table, lead by the SCDM Clinical Data Innovation Committee, with invited speakers from HL7, Cerner, technology and pharma companies to talk about ‘Catalysts for Innovation’ – a must for data managers looking to bring innovative ideas back to their companies and share ideas for the future.   Please join us in Orlando, September 24-27 and register now.   We look forward to meeting you!

Thanks for your participation on the annual education survey!  We are incorporating your feedback into 2018 and beyond educational offerings plans.   For the remainder of 2017, watch for our webinars and online courses. You can sign up for on-demand webinars and live webinars – check the website.   Online courses provide additional in-depth coverage of topics:  Data Standards in Clinical Research (September 25- October 29), CRF Design (Sept 18- Oct 15), Data Quality in Clinical Research (Oct 2- Oct 22) and Influence of the SAP and Randomization on Data Collection (Oct 23- Nov 19). Check them out on our website!

This summer SCDM proudly announced a corporate partnership with PAREXEL International. The Corporate Partnership Program affords leading companies educational and certification opportunities for their employees and promotes thought leadership in the industry.  The Partnership Program is open to all data management focused organizations- reach out to Jeff Leach (jleach@scdm.org) to find out more.

Volunteering is a great way to enhance your career while building connections and friendships!  Volunteer today to share your expertise and leadership, learn from others, and meet new people who share a passion for data!  Currently there is a call for volunteers for the Marketing Advisory Board, Webinar Committee, Europe Steering Committee and the Clinical Data Innovations Committee– please reach out today at info@scdm.org if you are interested in learning more.

We look forward to seeing you at the SCDM Annual Conference in less than 2 weeks in Orlando!  Please register now.   As we are publishing this newsletter, the residents of Orlando and Florida are preparing for Hurricane Irma.  We are keeping Florida in our thoughts and are hoping all stay safe during this severe storm.

SCDM is your society!  We are here to serve your needs all year through online education, thought leadership and networking opportunities.  Please provide us feedback on how we are doing at info@scdm.org – we would love to hear from you.

Linda King
SCDM Board of Trustees

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