Check Out the 2012 OpenClinica Conference Program

The program for the 2012 OpenClinica Global Conference is now available online (see it here). This year’s program features lots of useful content–key themes include:

  • Mobile (including mobile data collection, integration with mobile applications, etc.)
  • Integration/Interoperability (including web services, randomization, and more)
  • Using OpenClinica with SAS (perspectives, methods, and best practices)
  • Tutorials (including study build, installation/troubleshooting, data mining, performance management, and several other topics)
  • Case studies (including FISMA security, OpenClinica’s usage in the largest clinical research network in the world)
  • …and more!

The event also features hands-on exhibits demonstrating OpenClinica-related technologies. Finally, we are thrilled to have Dr. Tomasz Sablinksi deliver this year’s keynote address as he proposes a thought-provoking new “open source” model for clinical development.

The conference is April 22-23 in Boston. Space is limited so be sure to register today! And don’t forget to sign-up for post conference, system admin, developer, and user training!

– Ben Baumann

Breaking Barriers: Forging a New Model for Clinical Development

Could the principles of open source and open innovation transform the future of clinical research? Come hear thought leader and innovator Dr. Tomasz Sablinski deliver the keynote presentation titled “Breaking Barriers: Forging a New Model for Clinical Development” at the 2012 OpenClinica Conference on April 23rd in Boston.

The world has shown that it is possible to harness the power of crowds to deliver incredibly successful innovation and services (think Facebook, Wikipedia, Linux). However, this style of innovation is relatively absent within the domain of clinical research. Sablinski believes the time may be ripe to borrow from the principles of open source and telemedicine in order to create a new, more effective model for clinical development.

Dr. Sablinski’s ideas have profound implications. However, while bold and thought provoking, they are more than academic. He puts his money where his mouth is–Sablinski’s start-up company, Transparency Life Sciences, has set out  to increase the efficiency of clinical development leveraging open principles that turn much of the current way of thinking on its head.

Dr. Sablisnki’s assessments of the current state of clinical development are based on over 30 years in the field, as a practicing physician, basic researcher, drug developer, investor,  and now, entrepreneur. He has served as a researcher at Harvard Medical School, a Medical Director at Parexel, VP of Clinical Development at Novartis, and Head of Development and Managing Director at private equity firm Celtic Therapeutics.

We look forward to hosting Dr. Sablinski at this year’s OpenClinica Global Conference!

– Ben Baumann
Chair, OpenClinica Conference Committee

February 25th Deadline for Submitting Session and Poster Proposals for OpenClinica Conference

February 25th Deadline for Submitting Session and Poster Proposals for the 2011 OpenClinica Global Conference.

Share your experience and expertise by proposing a speaking session or poster at the upcoming 2011 OpenClinica Global Conference, May 8-9 in Boston.

The subject matter of posters and sessions may be either technical or non-technical and address a wide variety of OpenClinica related topics such as:
•    Case studies and best practices
•    Technical development strategies and techniques
•    Designing effective eCRFs
•    Open proposals to the community
•    Data and systems integration
•    Regulatory considerations
•    Tutorials / code sprints

Sessions and posters will be selected based on the following guidelines:
•    Relevance to the broader OpenClinica community
•    Interesting attributes (novel approaches, etc.)
•    Quality of abstract and credibility of author

Accepted poster and session presenters will be notified by March 11th.

If you have questions about submitting posters or session abstracts, please contact us.

The Early Bird Registration Deadline has also been extended through March 1st. Take advantage of this opportunity to lock-in discounted registration and training. More information at www.openclinicaconference.org.