Identifying and Engaging the Next Generation of Clinical Data Management Leaders

Date: Sunday, September 29
Time: 09:00 AM – 03:45 PM

As our industry continues to evolve, we are seeing a much greater focus on digital technologies, direct patient engagement, and unique methods to collect and analyze clinical data. Many newcomers to the Data Management community bring a broad skill set in data analytics, mobile technology knowledge, and data science methodologies that were unheard of 20 years ago. Many are graduating with degrees in Clinical Data Analytics.

The time is now to identify and engage these enthusiastic future DM Leaders in charting the course for CDM in the 21st century. In this session, we will bring in some of these future leaders to learn from them what we need to do to engage other future leaders and develop their skills in industry leadership. It’s time for us, as industry leaders, to be ready to pass the baton onto the next generation of CDM Leaders!

The session will focus on topics such as:

  • Audit trails and audit trail reviews as a component of CDM responsibility.
  • Data Archiving and more use of cloud-based technologies
  • Patient Centricity, and specifically, how do we close the loop in giving subjects access to trial results and their data

Submit your application during the registration process. Once approved, the confirmation together with the corresponding invoice for the settlement of the registration fee will be sent by email.

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Leadership Forum Facilitators

Derek Perrin
Executive Director, Data Management – Astellas Pharma

Derek Perrin has over 25 years of experience in the field of pharmaceutical research. He has spent the majority of his career focused on Clinical Data Management. Derek has been leading the Data Management team at Astellas since 2012. Prior to joining Astellas, Derek worked for both Pfizer and Eli Lilly & Company in data management roles of increasing responsibility and support for multiple Therapeutic Areas of clinical research.

An active supporter of the Society for Clinical Data Management, Derek first joined the SCDM Board of Trustees in 2005 for a three year term. He returned to board service in 2012 as a Trustee. He participated on the SCDM Executive Committee, and led the organization as Chair for SCDM’s board in 2015.

Derek holds of Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University, and he is proud to be a Certified Clinical Data Manager.

Meg Richie
Vice President, Global FSP Operations – Clinipace

Meg has over 23 years in the CRO industry with a background in data management and FSP development (12 years).  She has directed teams of over 700+ global multi-functional employees and over 90+ FSPs.

Meg has received recognition awards from past companies in Talent Management and Outstanding Executive for FSP Operational Excellence. She presented at the SCDM conference in 2010 and was a panel speaker last year.

Conference Attendee$400
Conference Non-Attendee$500