OpenClinica Exhibiting at DIA China Conference (May 20-23, Shanghai)

OpenClinica is exhibiting at the Drug Information Association’s 4th Annual China Meeting, May 20-23 at the Shanghai International Convention Center.

The environment for clinical research is rapidly evolving in China. This theme of this year’s event is “collaboration and innovation in China.” Sessions features numerous topics related to China and global pharmaceuticals.

Stop by the OpenClinica booth to learn about how OpenClinica is leading the way for modern, more effective clinical research in China.

Ken Getz to Deliver Keynote at OpenClinica Global Conference

We are excited to announce that Kenneth A. Getz, Chairman of the Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation CISCRP, and Senior Research Fellow and Assistant Research Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s OpenClinica Global Conference, May 8-9 at the Metro Meeting Centers—101 Federal St. in downtown Boston.

The OpenClinica Global Conference brings together users, developers, and other stakeholders from this community to share knowledge and best practices. The event features lectures, case studies, tutorials, panel discussions, posters, and technical demonstrations.

Mr. Getz’s keynote presentation, titled Driving Biopharmaceutical Innovation through Integrated and Open Communities, builds on his unique perspective as a recognized authority on drug development best practices and innovation. “The sustainability of drug development desperately depends on new models of innovation,” said Mr. Getz. “Open, integrated and engaged communities and projects hold tremendous promise for helping to address this need.”

Mr. Getz is known for his work studying drug R&D management practices; pharmaceutical and biotechnology company operating models; and global investigative site, outsourcing, and study volunteer practices, trends and policies. He is also the founder and owner of CenterWatch, a leading publisher in the clinical trials industry. Mr. Getz has authored two nationally recognized books on clinical trials and serves on the boards of the Institute of Medicine’s Clinical Research Roundtable, the DIA Foundation, the Consortium to Examine Clinical Research Ethics, and the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative. He is on the editorial boards of Contemporary Clinical Trials, Research Practitioner, and the Drug Information Journal and writes a bi-monthly column for Applied Clinical Trials.

More information about the OpenClinica Global Conference and the updated conference program is available online at:

First Large-Scale Demo of OpenClinica 3.1 at DIA EuroMeeting | March 28-30 | Geneva

OpenClinica version 3.1 will be demonstrated at this year’s Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual EuroMeeting, March 28-30 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The EuroMeeting attracts more than 3,000 professionals from over 50 countries. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organizations, clinical research, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patients’ organizations and universities.

Drop by booth #1620 to experience this cutting edge release first-hand!

OpenClinica Presentation and Exhibit at DIA Annual Meeting

At this year’s DIA Annual Meeting, June 14-17 in Washington, DC, Akaza Research will be exhibiting and demonstrating the latest edition of OpenClinica software at Booth #1944. OpenClinica is the world’s leading open source software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management.

In addition, Cal Collins, the CEO of Akaza Research, will join other industry executives in panel discussion titled “Utilizing and Integrating Open Source Software in Clinical Research Environments.” Accompanying Mr. Collins will be Mark Paul, CEO of Statworks Inc., and Mark Adams, Project Manager of the NCI’s Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) and Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton. The session will use real-world case studies to explore how open source software enhances flexibility, interoperability, and cost in clinical trials, and will take place on Thursday, June 17 at 8:30 in Room 152B.

OpenClinica and Open Source at DIA Annual Meeting

Akaza Research is pleased to announce that Cal Collins will deliver a presentation at the Drug Information Association’s (DIA’s) 45th Annual Meeting, June 21-25, in San Diego, CA. The session, titled “Utilizing and Integrating Open Source Software in Clinical Research Environments,” will explore how open source, standards-based software can improve flexibility, interoperability, and cost in clinical trials. It will take place June 22, 10:30AM – 12:00PM (Pacific Standard Time) in Room 15B.

At the event Akaza Research will also be exhibiting OpenClinica, its flagship open source clinical trials software product for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management. Personnel from Akaza Research will be on-hand to demonstrate OpenClinica and answer questions.

OpenClinica at 2009 ACRP Global Conference and Expo

Hello from Denver! OpenClinica is well represented at the 2009 Global Conference & Exposition here in Denver, Colorado. Akaza Research is hosting an OpenClinica exhibit and providing demonstrations of OpenClinica in booth 511, so be sure and stop by if you’re attending! On Monday at 11:30am, Cal Collins (Akaza’s CEO) will be delivering a presentation titled “Using open source software and CDISC in regulated clinical trials.”

In coming weeks Akaza Research will also be doing OpenClinica presentations and exhibits at the following conferences:

  • Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 3-6 (Atlanta, GA)
  • 30th Annual International Conference on Global Health, May 26-30 (Wasington, DC)
  • Drug Information Association Annual Meeting, June 21-25 (San Diego, CA)

Let us know if you’re planning on attending any of these!