Network with OpenClinica at Mobile in Clinical Trials and DPharm

Busy Q4 2016 events program getting underway

This fall sees a busy events calendar for OpenClinica. In the run up to OC16 which starts on 3 October, OpenClinica is participating in some important events for the CRO community from September 19 – 21. Some may have registered already, but if you haven’t quite decided yet, these events are truly noteworthy.

They are essential for keeping you up-to-date and in the loop on the increasingly pivotal role of digital and cloud-based technology on clinical trials and the general advancement of life sciences.

These events are being held back-to-back in the same location, so if you’re attending one, then it’s worth getting more out of your time in Boston by making time to be at both.

The Conference Forum’s 3rd Annual Mobile in Clinical Trials

September 19, 2016 – The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

The program is led by Daniel Karlin, MD, Senior Director, Quantitative Medicine, Clinical Lead, BlueSky, Pfizer, Inc. The 2016 program is packed with the latest thinking, insight and updates into what’s real and proven in the application of mobile technology to advance clinical research.

Ben Baumann, OpenClinica COO is featured in panel discussion with other experts in various aspects of mobile in clinical trials, including wearables, IoT, BYOD, endpoints, validation and barriers, and research on messaging to engage patients. Moderated by Daniel Karlin, this session starts at 8.45AM: How are we Using Mobile in Clinical Trials Today? What are the Current Barriers?

6th annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials

September 20 – 21, 2016 – The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

The organizers are dedicated to presenting the annual event that the life science industry can rely on for the latest thinking in clinical trials for 21st century drug development.

Originally conceived as an industry forum on thinking radically differently about the way clinical trials are performed, the conference brings together disruptive thinkers and change makers eager to discuss current solutions in clinical development, propose innovative changes, and commit to testing and sharing the results in order to transform drug development and the industry.

Ben Baumann will be in attendance at DPharm.

Meet OpenClinica at Mobile in Clinical Trials and DPharm

We invite anyone planning to attend either event to track down Ben and introduce themselves, network with him and have a one-to-one informal chat. It’s good to talk… Hope to see you there!

Look who’s talking at OC16

The OC16 conference will shortly get underway in Boston on Monday, October 3rd 2016 at the Harvard Medical School. The line-up across the two-day program is made up of noteworthy experts and practitioners in the field of EDC, who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with the OpenClinica community. Here are just a few of the great speakers who will be taking part:

Morgan Hess-Holtz

Based at the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Panama, Morgan Hess-Holtz will be leading an informative breakout session discussing the use of OpenClinica in a prospective, multi-center cohort study in Latin America, on Monday 3rd October at 10:00 – 11:00am.

Lindsay Stevens

Lindsay Stevens will be leading two sessions at OC16, a Community Datamart breakout on Monday 3rd October, 11:00 – 11:55am, and a look at Tablet Data Collection with ODK Collect at 4:15 – 5:10pm.

Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science from Macquarie University and joined the Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia in 2013. He provides data systems development and support to the VHCRP, with extensive experience of programming languages and EDC platforms. Systems developed include OpenClinica studies, OpenClinica reporting systems, and offline ODK collect surveys.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, and is Senior Director of Data Management at RTI-HS. He has personally led the 21 CFR Part 11 validation of many clinical database systems, including Clintrial and OpenClinica, and has provided on-site data management support to observational studies and clinical trials globally.

Patrick will be discussing Lessons Learned: Naming Conventions, Rules, and Data Cleaning in Grids on Monday 3rd October from 2:00 – 2:55pm.

Jacob Rousseau

Jacob Rousseau, Senior Clinical Developer at the Netherlands Cancer Institute is an OpenClinica developer/administrator, and contributes to the maintenance of the website. Jacob will be revealing the secrets behind Streamling OpenClinica Data Uploads on Monday 3rd October, 3:15 – 4:10pm

Brittany Couture

Brittany Couture is a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US presenting to us on Monday 3rd October, 3:15 – 4:10pm. The topic of her session is MySafeCare and the use of OpenClinica and other open source software to provide hospitalized patients and their families with a quick, electronic, and real time way to submit safety concerns to appropriate hospital staff.

Ready to register?

Click here to visitRegister-Button the OC16 Conference Page to see the full program and reserve your space now.

OC16 Program Announced!

There is not long to go now until OC16 kicks off at the Harvard Medical School New Research Building in Boston on Monday, October 3. We’re very pleased to be able to announce our full program and speakers.

At OC16 we’ll be hearing from more than 17 speakers from across the world, and you’ll have some not-to-be-missed opportunities. These include:

  • Meeting and networking with your peers in the community
  • Participating in discussions about the future of clinical data
  • Discovering innovation and finding out what’s next for OpenClinica

Day 1 highlights

The event will kick off on day one with an opening plenary from OpenClinica co-founder Cal Collins, followed by a panel discussion from our new Advisory Group. This session will be a great opportunity to hear about OpenClinica’s development and its influence on the future of clinical data.

After this, 12 sessions will run over the course of the day, split into two streams giving you a wide variety of topics to choose from. We’ll finish in the evening with a cocktail reception at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, also known as Fenway Court. The evening event will showcase various technology demonstrations as you unwind with the rest of the community.

Day 2 highlights

Day two lets you get hands-on and feature a series of workshops led by fellow users, giving you a chance to develop best practice, expand your knowledge and learn from your peers. There will be morning and afternoon workshops offered.

Super User Training

If you’re in Boston for OC16 get more out of your time here! In conjunction with our annual conference, we will be offering our user training following the event, October 5th-7th. In this course you will learn how to use OpenClinica from the perspectives of all user roles, both site-level and study level. OpenClinica Super User training is great for people responsible for building studies, and training/supporting other users. To register, visit our Super User Training page.

Ready to register?

Click here to visitRegister-Button the OC16 Conference Page to see the full program and reserve your space now.


OC16: Call for Abstracts!

OC16 is coming to you this fall at the Harvard Medical School New Research Building–save the date!

Monday, Oct 3rd: Sessions & Demos
Tuesday, Oct 4th: Workshops
Wed-Fri, Oct 5th -7th: Optional OpenClinica Super User Training

The 2016 OpenClinica Global Conference is a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from OpenClinica users around the globe while discussing OpenClinica’s impact on the future of clinical data. Join us for a high-impact event in the heart of Boston’s medical research area to collaborate, integrate, and participate at all levels with the OpenClinica community.

The two-day conference will showcase new developments with OpenClinica’s architecture, preset case studies, illustrate exciting new modules, and much more.

Are there integration, strategies, or techniques you’d like to share? Connect with the community and illustrate your work at OC16!

Submission deadline is July 15, get your abstract in now! For more, visit OC16 conference page.