Susan Boquist, Associate Director, Statistical Programming, PROMETRIKA, LLC.
The annual CDISC US Interchange brought enthusiasts of standards in clinical trials together in Bethesda, MD in October 2018. Attendees included programmers, biostatisticians, data managers, managers, regulators, clinicians, and researchers from government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, CROs, universities and medical facilities. The standards specifically governed by CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) that were discussed ranged from the protocol through to data collection, tabulation, analysis and beyond. I was fortunate to be able to attend to hear the latest news and catch-up with old friends and colleagues.
CDISC started out as a purely volunteer organization and, similar to the standards it created, continues to evolve and grow. This year the new CDISC corporate branding was introduced with much fanfare, and swag was distributed to the attendees. Along with the bells and whistles comes a renewed focus on the customer (users), the value provided, sustainability of the standards, and optimization of the available tools. CDISC is heading towards creating standards and tools that allow end-to-end automation of the clinical trial process and data exchange to optimize patient treatment and health. Continue reading “Highlights from the 2018 CDISC US Interchange”