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ACDM Data Matters eNewsletter 101 edition


ACDM Data Matters eNewsletter 101 edition

Welcome to the 101st edition of the ACDM Newsletter. Previously issued in a magazine format we have now moved on to an electronic format issued on a more frequent basis. Read below for news and announcements.

ACDM19 Annual Conference Programme released

There was a record number of abstracts received for ACDM19. Abstracts have been submitted from a wide range of organisations and from across the world. The Conference Organising Committee have reviewed all abstracts and the successful ones have been included in the Programme. The full programme is now online. Please click here to see the programme.

Delegate Bookings are now open

Delegate bookings are now open for ACDM19, the 2019 ACDM Annual Conference. The Conference will start at 12 noon on the 11th and finish around 16.15 on the 12th March. ACDM19 will also feature a Dinner Event on the night of the 11th March. This Dinner Event will be an excellent opportunity for additional networking time as well as experiencing some local culture.

Early Bird discount rates and Full Delegate Packages 

Full Delegate Packages – These discounted packages include attending the conference on both days, 1 nights B&B at the Conference Venue and attendance at the Dinner Event. The delegate packages are the most cost effective way to attend the conference.

Save £100 and Book now – full details here 

Exhibitor Update


The ACDM are delighted to announce that uMotif will be exhibiting at ACDM19. uMotif is the modern data capture platform that patients love to use. uMotif’s patient-centred approach and innovative motif interface has led to the capture of over 65 million data points from more than 20,000 patients across 21 clinical conditions. Offering symptom tracking, wearable device integration, eCOA, ePRO data capture on any device. The scalable cloud-based platform is being used by top Pharma and top CROs globally.

Click here for exhibitor details

Click here for the ACDM19 delegate booking information

Jon Wood handing over his role of Chair

In September, regrettably, Jon Wood resigned as Chair from the ACDM Board of Directors. Jon took over the chair role from Emmet Browne in 2016 after being on the Board for a couple of years. Chairing the ACDM was close to his heart, but training and continuous professional development in clinical data management is his passion. He ‘was’ the Training Committee of the ACDM, and he also delivered many of the ACDM courses. He combined this active role in the ACDM with his current job as Senior Vice President and Biometrics Head at Accelsiors, a CRO based in Budapest, Hungary.

Jon brought the offerings of the ACDM Training Committee to the next level by obtaining official accreditation of the Level 1, 2 and 3 courses by partnering with the International Academy of Clinical Research (IAOCR). This was a huge accomplishment for the ACDM and offers full benefits for the ACDM members.

He promoted the ACDM to a wider European audience and continued to attract members from all over the globe. Under his guidance the yearly conferences continued to touch base in London and Brussels..

We are happy that we don’t have to let him go entirely as he will continue to act as the trainer on several ACDM courses. He continues to inspire us with his huge experience in the field of Data Management together with a bright outlook and positiveness.  We like to thank Jon for his contribution and at the same time we welcome Ian Pinto as new Chair of the Board of Directors.

Hanneke Lankheet, Secretary ACDM, on behalf of the ACDM Board of Directors.

New Data Management Expert Groups

ACDM groups have had a refresh and we are pleased to announce three new Data Management Expert Groups:

  • eDigital – Covering electronic/digital technology including wearables, EDC, PROs, Real Word Data, analytics, eMobile, EHR, analytics, etc.
  • Clinical Trial Unit (CTUs) – inviting people from a CTUs, Academia, Clinical Research Institutes, etc. to come together and discuss topics of interest, best practise, etc.
  • CDM Metrics – working across industry on ‘must have’ metrics as recommended by DM experts, definitions, reporting, etc.

The aim of each group is to provide a key benefit to ACDM membership with a new forum for Data Management Experts across Clinical Research to discuss topics, develop best practice and lead the way forward in their field of expertise.

If you would like to find out more or join one of the groups click here for further details

The Association for Clinical Data Management announce the introduction of the ACDM Annual Awards. There are three Awards to be awarded each year.

The three ACDM Awards are:

  1. Individual Excellence in the Management of Clinical Data Award
  2. Team Excellence in the Management of Clinical Data Award
  3. Innovation in the Management of Clinical Data Award

The introduction of the ACDM Annual Awards is to allow our Members and Non-members to showcase their achievements in the management of clinical data. Nominations are open now and will close on 10th December 2018.

The 2019 Winners will be announced at ACDM19.

For the full details of each award category and to complete a nomination form click here

03 April 2019 : NHS R&D Forum – Data Management Masterclass in a Healthcare Setting

Time: 9:00 
Location: London 
Price: £330

This is a face-to-face course taking place on 3rd April 2019 in London, run in conjunction with the NHS R&D Forum. 

Click here for further details

Training Committee Update: Tracie Lavery – Data Management Expert @ AstraZeneca

The ACDM are delighted to welcome Tracie Lavery to the Training Committee. Tracie has over 20 years’ experience working as a Data Manager within the pharmaceutical industry. From CRF design, Data Management, Project Management and working with DM/TP Vendor’s including off shore teams.

Click Here for the full article. 

If you are interested in joining the Training Committee please contact us

Job Listings

ACDM Corporate Members can post data management related job adverts on the ACDM Website at no charge. If you would like to post job adverts on the ACDM website you can login in here: