SCDM: Exploring the future of data management
By: Richard Cesarski | September 09, 2016
Richard Cesarski shares his list of must-see sessions at the Society for Clinical Data Management's Annual Conference.
The biopharma industry is under constant pressure to speed deliverables and reduce expenditures, but we cannot lose focus on patient safety. To achieve this balance, companies may want to consider utilizing tools such as visualizations as part of a centralized Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) and adaptive trial design strategies, to gain a more holistic view of data so they can identify trends faster, improve cycle times and eliminate white space in the process.
The Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) annual event to be held from September 11-14 in San Diego, is an opportunity for fellow professionals to further consider their role in getting better treatments to patients faster. As a clinical data management professional, I look forward to this event every year. SCDM is the only global association for CDM experts, and this is a unique opportunity for professionals to come together and discuss the latest data management trends in the research environment, talk about new, innovative data solutions, and share ideas and best practices for our future endeavors.
Given my belief that we are pivotal to driving change in the drug development process, I’m particularly interested in connecting with my peers and exploring the potential integration of data management, biostatistics and medical writing services. Although each of these functions works well on their own, there is a growing conversation about the value of integrating these workflows under a single leadership team or vendor to create synergies between the functions that can drive efficiencies, reduce costs and improve quality in data management processes. The technology exists today to bring these functions together, and I’m eager to see how this approach can positively impact clinical research.
There are a number of valuable sessions on important industry topics worth checking out at SCDM this year. Here are some that I’m most excited to attend:
Regardless of which session you attend, hopefully all participants will come to this conference eager and passionate to learn and work together so that we can continue optimizing data management processes for clinical research with the ultimate goal of contributing to a healthier world. Also, I’m personally excited to reconnect with colleagues and peers in breakout sessions and informal meetings to talk about the accomplishments we’ve achieved and what the future holds. It should be an informative and educational event, and I look forward to seeing you there.