Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2016
CDISC Contact: Andrea Vadakin - +1.316.558.0160 / avadakin(at)cdisc(dot)org
For Immediate Release
CDISC & One Mind Host Benefit Supporting Post-Traumatic Stress and Mental Health Research
Austin, TX – 17 February 2016 – Two global nonprofits, the Austin-based Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) and Seattle-based One Mind have partnered to host Cowboy Up!, offering an evening of education and entertainment to support efforts to find new and better treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), Major Depressive Disorder and other Mental Health Disorders. This event is intended to bring further attention to disorders that affect tens of millions of people each year. The event will take place in Austin on 03 March 2016 at the Texas Medical Association, Thompson Auditorium from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cowboy Up: An Evening of Collaboration for PTS & Mental Health Research is open for registration at this time. The event will include presentations from mental health experts, including retired Army General Peter W. Chiarelli, CEO, One Mind; Clay Johnston, MD, PhD, Dean of Dell Medical School; Sergeant 1st Class Victor Medina; and Roxana Delgado, PhD. The event will feature live music from local artists, including singer-songwriter, Sam Baker, Grammy-nominated Artist, Eliza Gilkyson, and musician Doug Bossi, who has composed a special piece for the event.
“Cowboy Up! is designed to be a fun event with a critically important cause highlighting the importance of a common, standard way of sharing research to discover new treatments in the field of mental health that could benefit millions of patients around the world,” stated Nicole Harmon, PhD, COO of CDISC. “With this event, CDISC and One Mind are pleased to announce our continued collaboration through the development of additional standards for PTS and Major Depressive Disorder. Through an evening filled with leaders in clinical research, mental health, health care and academia and lively entertainment, Cowboy Up! is sure to inspire and call people to act.”
Cowboy Up! will take place at the Texas Medical Association, Thompson Auditorium at 401 W. 15th St. in Austin. To register, visit Cowboy Up: An Evening of Collaboration for PTS & Mental Health Research.
CDISC is an Austin-based global, nonprofit, charitable organization, and is considered the patient’s advocate, leading the charge for data synchronization so that patients participating in clinical research can be assured that their information contributes to a valuable cause and will not end up unused in silos. CDISC standards are considered the gold standard for medical research around the world. These data standards are used in more than 90 countries and are required by the U.S. FDA and Japan’s PMDA for evaluating new treatments for various diseases and afflictions. Using CDISC standards from the beginning of clinical research has been found to save both time and resources, ~60% overall.
CDISC recently launched the attention-getting marketing campaign, "Smarter Research to Unlock Cures." The initiative is designed to draw further attention to the critical need for the development of clinical research data standards in order to save lives.
About One Mind
One Mind is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to benefiting all affected by brain illness and injury through fostering fundamental changes that will radically accelerate the development and implementation of improved diagnostics, treatments, and cures – while eliminating the stigma. One Mind believes in open science principles and creates global public-private partnerships between governmental, corporate, scientific, and philanthropic communities.