CEO & Chairman Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry, today announced that two of Octagon's thought leaders will present in a webinar hosted by the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM). Dan Crawford, director, Clinical Data Services, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., and Dawn Kaminski, product manager-EDC, Product Management, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. will speak on "EDC: Today and Tomorrow'. They will be joined by fellow presenter Jonathan Andrus, vice president, Data and Study Operations, BioClinica, Inc.
This SCDM-sponsored webinar aims to educate on successful startup, maintenance, and close-out practices for an EDC study. Additionally, information regarding the trends and future of EDC and the eClinical space will be addressed, specifically standards and other complementary data sources, such as electronic health records and how they influence the EDC environment.
The Society for Clinical Data Management, established in 1994, boasts over 2,600 members internationally. SCDM is looked to as the industry leader in professional development services and aims to advance the discipline of clinical data management.
Mr. Crawford and Ms. Kaminski bring significant industry experience to their presentations. Mr. Crawford has over 19 years in the pharmaceutical industry, with extensive expertise in the areas of data management, data Integration and standardization. During his tenure at Octagon, Mr. Crawford has been instrumental in the development of products that assist organizations with the adoption and integration of data standards. He also played a key role in the development of ViewPoint® FUSE, Octagon's EDC software platform.
Mr. Crawford and Ms. Kaminski's broad experience in data integration and standardization includes: Case Report Form (CRF) design, database development/validation, creation of Data Management Plans, CRF completion guidelines, CRF validation guidelines, data processing, edit check development, Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reconciliation, data listings generation and database audit and lock procedures. In addition, both have worked extensively with clinical programming and statistical analysis.
Ms. Kaminski has over 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked within every level of clinical data management, from project manager to director. During her tenure at Octagon, Ms. Kaminski has lent her expertise to the development of products such as Data JumpStart, a combination of expert consulting with standardized libraries and templates to assist organizations in the adoption of CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) SDTM (Study Data Tabulation Model) standards. She has also played a critical role in the development of Octagon's EDC Software platform ViewPoint® FUSE.
"Working with the people at SCDM is always a rewarding and professionally enriching experience," commented Ms. Kaminski. "This upcoming webinar will be informative and worthwhile for those who attend, and Dan and I are looking forward to sharing our insight and garnering feedback from industry colleagues."
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon (octagonresearch.com) is a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry. Octagon's eCTD and CDISC solutions provide the people, process and technology required to optimize drug development from data collection to submission. Our regulatory, clinical, process and software offerings provide a unique combination of deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Harrow, UK. Octagon's EDC Operations are located in Mountain View, CA.