Medidata Solutions to Provide Key Insights at Five Industry Events in October



    Company Executives to Address Adaptive Trials, Clinical Data Management,
Informatics and Safety at Global Conferences

    NEW YORK, October 10 /CNW/ - Executives at Medidata Solutions, a global
provider of electronic clinical data capture, management and reporting
solutions, will present at five leading industry conferences this month:

    
    SMI Clinical Informatics: Data Management, EDC and Standards
    Conference
    October 10-11, 2007, London, UK
    Speaker: Graham Bunn, Vice President, Global CRO Partnerships
    Session Title: "eClinical Informatics and EDC Systems: A Case Study
    Approach to eClinical Information Systems"
    Date & Time: October 10, 2007 at 2:30 p.m.
    

    Adapting new electronic systems and software applications is the key to
successful data management. SMI's Clinical Informatics conference will cover
significant topics and developments surrounding clinical data management, EDC
and other e-clinical technologies. Bunn's presentation will review adaptive
clinical trials, integrated voice response systems, electronic patient
reported outcomes and the future of eClinical informatics and RDC systems
within clinical trials.

    
    DIA Clinical Forum 2007: 17th Annual European Clinical Data Management
    Conference
    October 15-17, 2007, Madrid, Spain
    Speaker: Hugh Levaux, Vice President, Product Strategy
    Session Title: "The 'Holy Grail' - Study Design and Study Build
    as a Seamless Process"
    Date & Time: October 16, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.
    

    This 3-day, multi-track European conference will highlight issues
surrounding professionals and companies who employ clinical data management,
placing a special emphasis on the importance of the clinical team.

    Levaux and Charles Beitz, Vice President of TrialSpace Designer Solutions
at FastTrack, will demonstrate in real-time how a fully integrated electronic
trial environment can be created as a result of the establishment and adoption
of robust standards. Attendees will see how an electronic protocol is created
(complete with statistical components) and exported to clinicaltrials.gov as
well as an unrelated EDC system for database and eCRF set-up.

    
    Speaker: David Quarm, Senior Business Consultant
    Session Title: "eIntegrations"
    Date & Time: October 16, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
    

    As organizations implement electronic data collection (EDC) technologies,
new perspectives on how to manage data emerge. Quarm will explore
e-integrations in clinical trials and the integration of existing patient
information into an electronic record of the trial. Furthermore, Quarm will
host a panel, featuring Dave Iberson-Hurst, CDISC Representative, Assero Ltd.,
who will discuss integration with EHRs, Susanne Thomsen of H. Lundbeck, who
will detail how to maintain standards on site, and Philip Puls, of NNIT
Denmark, who will discuss data and application integration.

    
    IIR's Clinical Technology Congress
    October 22-24, 2007, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Speakers: Glen de Vries, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
    Session Title: "Integrating eClinical Operations: Role and Benefits
    of Technology"
    Date & Time: October 23, 2007 at 2:15 p.m.
    

    Leading electronic data capture (EDC) software has evolved to provide a
fully integrated EDC and clinical data management platform. Beyond this
platform lies the objective of providing an integrated eClinical backbone that
can serve as the sole repository of all transactional data generated in the
conduct of clinical trials--clinical, metadata, and operational data. To meet
this objective, leading EDC software offers an end-to-end platform, which,
when paired with the proper ancillary software, can address the common
problems encountered in clinical trial design, operations and analysis.

    This session will provide an overview of the ideal architecture for such
eClinical platform, as well as provide an overview of the ecosystem of
software solutions that help accelerate clinical operations, as well as the
flow of data from collection to analysis. Additionally, de Vries will discuss
some of the specific tools required to integrate these various technologies
and describe and how they can contribute to increasing productivity and
time-to-value.

    
    DIA 5th Annual Canadian Meeting
    October 28-30, 2007, Ottawa, Canada
    Speaker: Barton Cobert, Vice President, Global Regulatory Initiatives
    & Pharmacovigilance
    Session Title: "Where is Drug Safety Going?"
    Date & Time: October 29, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.
    

    The 5th Annual Canadian Meeting will cover a number of important issues
facing Health Canada, the pharmaceutical industry, health academia and the
health care system. In Cobert's panel session, he will critically examine the
current state of the drug safety universe in the U.S. and abroad as well as
the changes that have already been implemented and those to come.
Additionally, this panel will discuss the political, technical and economic
factors in drug safety, as well as how trials are assessed and how to consider
the public health outcomes of trials.

    
    Applied Clinical Trials European Summit
    October 29-31, 2007, Berlin, Germany
    Speaker: Graham Bunn, Vice President, Global CRO Partnerships
    Session Title: "Update on EDC in Asia Pacific"
    Date & Time: October 29, 2007 at 3:50 p.m.
    

    The Applied Clinical Trials European Summit seeks to discuss the latest
developments on vital topics including regulatory issues, trial design,
subject recruitment, risk management and other issues pertaining to clinical
trials. Bunn will detail the latest developments for EDC trials in Japan and
the future for EDC in India, while providing an overview of EDC in Asia as a
whole and as compared to the rest of the world.

    For background information about Medidata executives, please visit
http://www.mdsol.com/about/team.htm.

    About Medidata Solutions Worldwide

    Medidata Solutions helps the world's leading pharmaceutical,
biotechnology, medical device and research organizations maximize the value of
their clinical research investments. Innovative process design, technology and
services streamline clinical trials by providing early visibility to reliable
clinical data - the lifeblood of every research organization. Working with
companies and institutions both large and small, Medidata Solutions helps
clinical researchers safely accelerate the process of bringing life-enhancing
treatments to market - on six continents and in more than 80 countries.
Medidata Solutions brings significant value to its broad client base with deep
clinical experience and expertise in more than 20 therapeutic areas, projects
in Phase I, II, III, IV, registries and surveillance, and studies with
thousands of investigators and tens-of-thousands of subjects. For more
information, please visit www.mdsol.com




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