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Mednet is excited to once again be a sponsor of the Society of Clinical Data Management’s (SCDM) Global Conference, September 26 – 29. The conference is virtual this year, and the theme is “Future Now v2.021”, which is particularly fitting considering the evolution of the industry in the past 18 months. Presenters will be addressing topics spanning seven broad categories including AI/ML, Decentralized Trials, and RBQM.  

Browsing the program, we are excited to see a significant amount of time dedicated to the application of technologies and new ways of viewing the clinical data lifecycle. This has been a particular focus of ours as well, as we continue to monitor the industry as we work to evolve our platform to best meet our customers’ needs. The following are just a few of the sessions we have on our radar:    

The Next Big Step – The Future of Clinical Data (Monday, September 27, 9:30 – 10:30 am) 

Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford will be discussing big data and applying his experience working with astronomy’s biggest datasets. He’ll be talking about how astrophysicists had to develop new toolkits to address database design and federation, data mining and advanced visualization within these massive datasets.  

Lintott’s will be speaking about new opportunities to use AI in combination with human intuition to evaluate and interpret and use datasets more effectively.  

Learning from the experiences of other industries and applying these lessons learned helps our industry develop successful data strategies and use technology in more meaningful ways. This session will likely offer a novel and powerful vision supported by practical experience.  

How the SCDM Innovation Committee Will Ease Your Roadmap Toward Clinical Data (Monday, September 27, 12:45 – 1:45) 

This session targets all clinical data management (CDM) professionals, at any level. Patrick Nadolny, Global Head of Clinical Data Management at Sanofi will share the SCDM Innovation Committee’s action plan to support CDM organizations in their transition toward clinical data science.  

The move toward data science is the natural evolution of the data management function and this session promises to provide pragmatic steps required to support the organizational change. We anticipate the continuing evolution of the data management function will uncover additional challenges and benefits of this shift. This type of industry discussion does a great service to the industry. It will help teams on the frontline evolve their practices, skills, and capabilities to meet the needs of clinical trials of the future.  

Regulatory Town Hall (Tuesday, September 28, 10:45 – 11:45) 

The Regulatory Town Hall is always a great way to hear directly from Health Authorities. This year, the town hall includes panelists from FDA, The Danish Medicines Agency, and MHRA. The panelists will provide updates and participate in a Q&A session for attendees. If you have outstanding questions for the regulators or simply want to hear the latest thinking across various agencies, don’t miss this session. 

“A Jab of Hope” – Data Management Enabling the Pathway to a COVID-19 Vaccine (Wednesday, September 29, 10:15 – 11:15) 

Panelists from J&J, AstraZeneca and Pfizer share their experiences managing the clinical data supporting three COVID-19 vaccines. This real-world look into the fast-paced and challenging environment of COVID-19 vaccine development within the context of the ongoing pandemic should be interesting and informative to say the least.    

Of course, there are other great session topics that will be addressed by esteemed presenters and panelists. If you want to learn more, check out the SCDM Program or register for the conference here.  

We hope you will stop by the EXPO and visit Mednet’s virtual exhibit booth to learn more about our comprehensive platform, iMednet. As an Explorer Sponsor, we are committed to supporting the goals of data managers and scientists and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!