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ACDM Data Matters ENewsletter

Data Matters eNewsletter

Welcome to the 100th edition of the ACDM Newsletter. Previously issued in a magazine format we have now moved on to an electronic format issued on a monthly basis. Some of the old front covers are displayed below, keep scrolling for articles in this issue of Data Matters eNewsletter. 

Back to the Future – The ACDM

Andy Lawton, a founder member of ACDM, takes us ‘back to the future’ with a look at how ACDM began in the 1980’s with a meeting covering Medical Dictionary Coding. Andy’s short article shows how far the Industry has changed and how ACDM has helped it progress along the way. 

Click here for the full article

The next Hot Topic is on “The rapidly growing, patient-centric digital disruption of CDM with eCOA, wearable technology and beyond”

Find out more about the types of technological advances around, how patients are impacted, discuss your experience with new tech and whether patients and CDM really benefitted or was it simply a gimmick that hindered data collection?

May be you can provide ideas and share knowledge with members on how best to approach these upcoming technologies.

Why not join us to discuss this interesting topic, being led by Ian Pinto from Roche and give us your perspective and share your experiences with others across the industry on September 14, 2018@ 12pm BS

This interactive session will be totally FREE of charge to ACDM members and will be around an hour long. This is an open discussion, there are no slides, the discussion is facilitated, but is very much interactive and relies on the input from those dialling in.

Further details: https://www.acdmglobal.org/training-courses/entry/27/ 

Paul Donnelly, Global Head of Data Management and Project Systems at George Clinical, has joined the ACDM Board of Directors. Paul has been based in Australia for the past 13 years and has set-up and developed DM teams in Australasia, India and China, with the primary objective of providing DM solutions for Asia-Pacific projects.

We would like to formally welcome Paul to the ACDM Board. Read his bio here: https://www.acdmglobal.org/acdm-board/entry/4461/

Nicola Griffiths, a Senior Data Manager at SQN Clinical (Syne Qua Non), writes a blog telling us why she became involved in ACDM Conference Committee recently and how it benefits her and her colleagues. 

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ACDM19 will be taking place in Amsterdam on 11-12 March 2019. 

ACDM19 sponsor and exhibition bookings have opened early – to ensure that your company grabs the best spot in the exhibition hall and maximises sponsorship branding exposure look at the details on Sponsorship and Exhibiting opportunities now.

See: https://www.acdmconference.org

First Keynote Speaker confirmed – Balall Naeem, MHRA

Balall Naeem is a GCP Inspector at the MHRA and we are able to confirm that he will be speaking at the Conference on Inspection Findings in Data Management. 

Delegate Bookings are now open

We are delighted to announce that 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 

Closing date for submission is 30th September. 

ACDM invite Abstract Submissions for the 2019 Conference Programme. This is an opportunity for ACDM members and non-members to contribute and participate in the programme. ACDM Conference Committee welcomes entries from across the Data Management community, including those in junior and those in more senior roles, and will be looking to add diversity and equality both from presenters and within the abstract content.

Please see the Call for Abstracts page and Submission Guidelines.

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 on the 11th & 12thMarch in Amsterdam.

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

Level Three Accredited Training Program in Clinical Data Management – Project Leadership Skills


The Project Leadership Accredited Training Program in Clinical Data Management is aimed at further developing essential project management and leadership skills. The training courses are highly interactive and supported by comprehensive materials and evaluated course work.

There are three main areas of learning objectives:

  1. Clearly understand project management principles and apply these to the planning, conduct and termination of a data management project or program
  2. Understand the dynamics of a project team through the course of a project and implement key skills to ensure project success
  3. To understand the various measures that can be implemented to enable proactive management of a project to ensure project success


This is a face-to-face course taking place on 9-10 October in London. 

Further details can be found here