OpenClinica to present at DIA China Annual Meeting

There are numerous opportunities to learn about OpenClinica at the upcoming 5th DIA China Annual Meeting <http://www.diahome.org/en/Meetings-and-Training/Find-Meetings-and-Training/Meeting-Details.aspx?ProductID=31144> . The conference, held at the Beijing International Convention Center, runs from May 12-15. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 participants and is the largest annual meeting held by DIA in the Asia and Pacific region.

OpenClinica representatives will be hosting an exhibit as well delivering three poster presentations and one lecture:

  • CDISC Standards to Enhance Clinical Trial Efficiency
  • The Importance of Validated EDC System to Ensure Quality of Data
  • Electronic Data Capture (EDC): Providing A Significant Cost-Efficient Platform In Current Clinical Research Management
  • The Adoption of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) for Clinical Trial Data Management in China – The Case of ATHENA Healthcare Consultancy

Be sure to stop by the OpenClinica booth A18 to learn about new developments with the leading open source clinical trial software.

Coming up soon, OpenClinica will be running a public, open enrollment training class in Shanghai (June 4-7). More information <https://www.openclinica.com/open-enrollment-training> .

OC13: OpenClinica 2013 Global Conference

We’re gearing up for a fantastic conference, June 21 in Boston. You don’t want to miss the informative workshops, sessions, and demos that will help you optimize your research based on the cutting-edge OpenClinica open source platform. And, Doug Bain from eClinicalHealth is planning an engaging keynote presentation that covers the critical movement toward patient-centric trials. Oh, and I should mention the amazing dinner cruise on Boston Harbor.

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New! OpenClinica 3.1 “Gap” Training

We are excited to announce a new course designed to get you up to speed with the new changes in OpenClinica 3.1.  “OpenClinica 3.1 Gap Training” is a 4-hour course delivered via the web providing an in-depth overview of changes in existing functionality from OpenClinica v3.0 to v3.1 as well as formal instruction on the brand new features in 3.1.  Particular emphasis is placed on the new functionality for Dynamic logic and new Rules capabilities. Topics covered include:

  •     Dynamic Logic with Rules
  •     Simple Show/Hide in CRFs
  •     Additional Rules improvements
  •     Extract Data module changes
  •     Changes and enhancements to Notes & Discrepancies
  •     Changes in site level user to enhance access to “started” CRFs
  •     Rules Designer
  •     Data Mart
  •     Modularization

For course times, pricing, and registration, see https://www.openclinica.com/open-enrollment-training.

Course duration: approximately 4 hours
Delivery medium: online/web meeting

Note: While open to all, this course is intended for people who have received prior formal OpenClinica training and/or have significant experience with OpenClinica 3.0.

Preview of the March 22nd OpenClinica Global Conference

With just a week to go, the OpenClinica Global Conference is shaping up to be an excellent event for learning about OpenClinica and networking with members of the OpenClinica community.

This is the first ever Global Conference and we are thrilled to have as a keynote speaker Mark Adams, Project Manager for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG). As a fellow pioneer working to bring open source to clinical research domain, caBIG has developed a set of interoperable, open source clinical informatics tools which address functions such as adverse event reporting, patient registries, study calendaring, clinical trial management, imaging, and tissue banking. The caBIG project and OpenClinica together illustrate the broad impact open source is having on clinical trials.

The conference program extends along three tracks with case studies, panel discussions, tutorials, and presentations from clinical trial sponsors, CROs, academic groups, and IT services companies. Content is oriented towards both technical and non-technical audiences. Selected topics include:

  • An unveiling of the new OpenClinica CRF Library, a curated repository of standards-based eCRFs for OpenClinica
  • Case studies from sponsors and CROs showing how they have used OpenClinica
  • Presentations of tools and extensions developed around OpenClinica
  • Tutorial for installing OpenClinica
  • Tools, tips, and techniques for using OpenClinica data in SAS
  • Live demonstration of automated data interchange with OpenClinica
  • Automating the data import process
  • Validating OpenClinica for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
  • Generating ad hoc reports
  • Modularization of the OpenClinica source code and introduction to the OpenClinica Developer Network

A full suite of training classes for data managers, biostatisticans, project managers, system administrators, and developers are also being offered immediately preceding and following the conference.

There is still time to register for this event. See www.openclinicaconference.org for more program information and registration details.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

OpenClinica European Summit

You may have seen the recent announcement of the OpenClinca European Summit. Akaza is planning this event to reach out to our European user base and provide an opportunity for face to face dialogue, networking, and learning. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers and panelists that we will be announcing soon.

From the announcement:

The first OpenClinca European Summit brings together users, developers, and other interested parties in a structured setting to share information about OpenClinica. Whether you’re already using OpenClinica or considering it for future use, this event is an excellent way to obtain lots of high quality information quickly and interact with real users in the OpenClinica community.

The Summit will take place April 14 in Brussels, followed by optional OpenClinica Intensive End User and Advanced eCRF Development training courses that will run April 15 – 18. Registration is open to all and the early bird deadline is January 30th. For more information see https://www.openclinica.org/European_Summit.html.

Hope to see you there!