Update From The Board – Data Connections November 2017

Update From the Board

Dear Readers,

Hope you had a chance to attend the successful SCDM 2017 Annual Conference September 24-27th in Orlando!   The Annual Conference had an exciting, informative program with sessions for everyone- introductory to advanced.   The Leadership Forum was also well received with case studies on what’s new for the discipline of data management such as eSource, mobile health and virtual trials.  Additionally congratulations to eClinical Solutions who won the Technology Innovation Award for their elluminate software as the most cutting-edge idea submitted for 2017.   To build on the innovation theme, there was a late breaking Round Table, lead by the SCDM Clinical Data Innovation Committee, with speakers from HL7, Cerner, technology and pharma companies who addressed the audience with their talks on ‘Catalysts for Innovation’.   It was a great session to learn about innovative ideas that you could take back to your companies and share ideas for the future.   Please be thinking of sessions that you’d like to see for next year’s meeting in Seattle-Bellevue – the call for sessions will be in the spring.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Our education committee has been active and is making good progress on updating GCDMP chapters and the certification examination.   Please consider certification- it is a great way to demonstrate your expertise! It is with great pride that we would like to announce that the GCDMP has been translated into Mandarin Chinese, available for the growing community of Clinical Data Managers in the region.   Also for the remainder of 2017, watch for our webinars and online courses. You can sign up for on-demand webinars and live webinars or online courses which provide additional in-depth coverage of topics.  2018 will be active with new material on mobile health and other topics.   Check them out on our website!

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!  If you believe that you have the skills to help grow a committee: currently, there is a call for volunteers for the Marketing Advisory Board and Europe Steering Committee– please reach out today at info@scdm.org if you are interested in learning more.

We thank you for your attendance at the 2017 SCDM Annual Conference in Orlando!  Please mark your calendars now for next year’s meeting in Seattle-Bellevue from September 23 – 26, 2018.

SCDM is a professional society dedicated to its membership!   We are here to serve your needs all year through online education/webinars/publications, through thought leadership and networking opportunities.  Please provide us feedback on how we are doing at info@scdm.org – we’d love to hear from you.

Linda King


SCDM Board of Trustees

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