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Can’t Miss Sessions at ACDM22

This year’s Association for Clinical Data Management conference, ACDM22, is scheduled for March 13-15, 2022, taking place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The full program includes speakers, panels, workshops and debates featuring some of the top experts and specialists in clinical data management. Dozens of exhibitors and sponsors will be on hand to share information, answer questions and explore new frontiers.

This year, Anju Software is pleased to be counted among ACDM22’s sponsors. We’re looking forward to discussing the complex and vibrant world of clinical data management alongside fellow specialists in the field. Several events have already made our “can’t miss” list for ACDM22.

Top ACDM22 Presentations To Attend

This is a three-day conference, with the first dedicated to networking. The next two full days are replete with plenary and parallel sessions plus parallel demo hours so you can attend sessions that are most pertinent to your interests. If you need help prioritizing, here are some of the best topics and speakers at this year’s conference.

Up-Skilling Data Managers for the Future: Panel

Monday, Mar. 14, 2022
11:30 am

The plenary sessions at ACDM22 kick off at 11:30 a.m. on March 14, 2022, with “Up-Skilling Data Managers for the Future.” Presenters include Maria Craze and Christopher Lamplugh of Merck & Co, Mike Jagielski of KCR, Catherine Célignant of Pfizer and Jennifer Duff of Watson Health at IBM.

Data managers are no longer responsible for data entry. Rather, they focus on data analysis, accuracy and organization. Yet the role continues to evolve, leaving organizations in a tough position as they scramble to upskill data management staff. By hiring for potential, clinical organizations can build stronger data management workforces. This panel explores how to hire for the skills data managers need — including the skill of learning and adapting to new challenges.

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Embracing the SDTM Mindset at Study Start To Mitigate Compliance Issues

Monday, Mar. 14, 2022
1:45 pm

The first of two parallel sessions starting at 1:45 p.m. on March 14, 2022, is presented by Els Janssens, executive manager secure data office at SGS Health Science.

Compliance with Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) data standards poses significant challenges for clinical research, yet SDTM-compliant databases also lay the cornerstone for transparent, comprehensive data essential to sound statistical analysis. One way to address the challenges of Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) SDTM compliance is to use the standards as a starting point in study development in order to reduce compliance issues and build datasets that can be used effectively.

In this presentation, Janssens offers real-world examples of SDTM compliance issues that arise when SDTM standards aren’t embraced at the beginning of clinical studies. Analyzing these examples, Janssens and the audience can explore ways to incorporate SDTM-knowledgeable team members at the earliest phases of a project in order to mitigate compliance issues and make data analysis easier.

New and Emerging Technologies: Navigating AHEAD to the Future

Monday, Mar. 14, 2022
2:15 pm

At 2:15 p.m. on March 14, 2022, a parallel session on “New and Emerging Technologies: Navigating AHEAD to the Future” will be presented by Jesika Vora and Prabha Mishra of Cognizant.

Digital transformation is sweeping the globe, and clinical data management finds itself both enhanced and disrupted by the change. Just as it seems we’ve become accustomed to computers as efficient data storage and computation tools, technologies like intelligence process automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence stand to change the way we use and interact with digital tools once again.

In this session, Vora and Mishra explore ways that clinical trial managers and medical affairs teams can integrate new technologies for more efficient and accurate work. They examine the impact of integrating emerging technologies into study startups, using them during the study itself, and leveraging their capabilities in the study closeout phase. They also look at how the industry will grow and change as these tools become more commonplace.

The Expanding Role of Real World Data in the Drug Development Process

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022
9:00 am

The final day’s plenary session starts bright and early at 9:00 a.m., and includes a presentation by Danielle Grindley, real world data manager at Bionical Emas.

Real World Data (RWD) describes health data collected outside a randomized trial. For clinical trial managers and medical affairs teams, RWD encompasses a great deal of the information they handle, including patient-reported outcomes, billing information, electronic health records and more.

The use of RWD can play a vital role in understanding the results of clinical trials and the impact of those results on patient and community health and well-being. Advances in managing digital information via technology offer new ways to understand the role of RWD in the drug development process. Grindley provides useful information on how to put real world data to work in drug development and improving clinical data management to account for this valuable yet overlooked information source.

Data Integration: How Best To Perform Data Management Activities on Data From Multiple External Sources

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022
11:30 am

After an 11:00 a.m. break for coffee and to explore the exhibitions, parallel sessions start again on March 15 at 11:30 a.m. They include this can’t-miss session on data integration presented by Rashida Rampurawala, a study data manager from GSK.

As clinical data management has embraced technologies, it has often done so with the goal of improving data sciences and analytics, including data integration. Today, many organizations need a clear understanding of how to integrate data from diverse sources into a single database. Efficient data integration preserves the quality of data and helps make analysis more efficient.

In this session, Rampurawala explores some of the big questions surrounding data integration, breaking them down into actionable insights to improve the clinical trial process.

AI and Data Management: Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022

2:00 pm

In early 2021, ACDM sent out a questionnaire to its members about how they think artificial intelligence and machine learning will impact data management. After lunch on Tuesday, Tim Armitage, Executive Director of Business Solutions at Anju Software and member of the ACDM eDigital Data Management Expert Group, will lead a panel discussion around those technologies.
 
This discussion will give attendees a chance to dive deep into AI and ML. Panelists will touch on regulatory challenges, business opportunities, implementation and what data management capabilities these tools will unlock as they evolve. Panelists in this session will include: Pfizer Associate Director, Asset Lead Ashley Howard, CluePoints Vice President Rich Davies, and Phastar Senior Director of Data Operations Sheelagh Aird.

Who’s Your Data Scientist? Does One Shoe Fit All?

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2022
3:30 pm

Among the last plenary sessions on March 15, 2022, is this 3:30 p.m. presentation by Tanya du Plessis, chief data strategist and solutions officer at Bioforum the Data Masters.

In this session, du Plessis moves beyond the common misconception that integrating data sciences into clinical trial management simply means adding a new person or job title to the team. Rather, integrating data science into clinical trial work requires the entire team to reconceptualize the ways in which technology and data can be used to reach key goals.

The change can seem daunting, but it offers exciting opportunities to improve the quality of data gathered and the efficiency and clarity of data analysis. In this presentation, du Plessis explores real-world examples of various ways that organizations have adopted data science methods and integrated data scientists into their teams. The session also includes tips on how data managers can work more closely with data scientists to improve key outcomes.

Whether you’re attending ACDM22 to catch a particular speaker, present research and ideas, or try a little of everything, we predict a fulfilling and valuable weekend. Join us in Edinburgh, on March 13-15, 2022, for ACDM22.

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