CDISC Announces Launch of Inaugural Asia-Pacific Interchange in Singapore

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The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural CDISC Asia-Pacific Interchange to be held 18-22 February 2013 in Singapore. Singapore was chosen for its central location in this region, the epicenter of some of the most booming economies in the world.

The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural CDISC Asia-Pacific Interchange to be held 18-22 February 2013 in Singapore. Singapore was chosen for its central location in this region, the epicenter of some of the most booming economies in the world.

“We are excited to offer this Interchange in Singapore, an event which essentially brings CDISC to the doorstep of our many loyal members and supporters throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This Interchange will offer companies in Asia-Pacific the rare opportunity to collaborate with and gain information about best practices in clinical data standards implementation from their peers in the region,” said Paula Brown Stafford, President of Clinical Development at Quintiles and CDISC Board Chair.

The core message of the CDISC 2013 Asia-Pacific Interchange is “Streamlining Global Research through Standards,” and representatives from local Asia-Pacific ministries of health, pharmaceutical companies, clinical research organizations, technology service firms and non-governmental organizations will be in attendance. Speakers and panelists will include presentations on case studies using the CDISC standards, the role that CDISC standards play in clinical research around the globe, how CDISC standards can streamline clinical research using EHRs, and recent advances in therapeutic area standards development.

In addition to the conference, CDISC will also offer authorized CDISC educational training courses during the week. “The CDISC Asia-Pacific Interchange will include excellent keynote speeches and commentary by leaders in Asia, networking opportunities and the privilege of authorized CDISC training from our certified instructors in an area central to all Asia-Pacific countries,” said Kiyoteru Takenouchi, Director from Asia on the CDISC Board, “We are excited to offer this innovative and educational forum and hope everyone in Asia interested in streamlining clinical research on a global basis will consider attending.”

For more information on how to register for the conference and education courses, please visit http://www.cdisc.org/interchange.

ABOUT CDISC
CDISC is a 501(c)(3) global non-profit charitable organization, with nearly 300 supporting member organizations from across the clinical research and healthcare arenas. Through the efforts of volunteers around the globe, CDISC catalyzes productive collaboration to develop industry-wide data standards enabling the harmonization of clinical data and streamlining research processes from protocol through analysis and reporting, including the use of electronic health records to facilitate the collection of high quality research data. The CDISC standards and innovations can decrease the time and cost of medical research and improve quality, thus contributing to the faster development of safer and more effective medical products and a learning healthcare system. The CDISC Vision is to inform patient care and safety through higher quality medical research.

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