As we all continue to take necessary precautions against the spread of COVID-19 virus, this year again the CDISC EU Interchange will be held virtually from April 28 to 30. After last year’s success in changing the event from a physical conference to a virtual meet in less than two months, the CDISC committee is better prepared to provide the best virtual conference experience this year. Many of our attending members have been participating in virtual events in 2020 and understand how to best leverage these events as they become more global.
This year, at the CDISC EU conference, I will present on the topic “Yes, you can access the CDISC Library from SAS!”. The CDISC Library forms the foundation of an ongoing transformation in the way we will access and make use of the CDISC standards to facilitate the long awaited and desired, end-to-end data process implementation. It is the official CDISC standards metadata repository and is now used by a number of vendors in their metadata solutions. With the availability of the CIDSC Library, vendors can now develop software which you can use to instantly access standards i.e., Standards Controlled Terminology or data standards (for example, SDTM). The CDISC library is also available to end-users through applications such as SAS. In my presentation, I will share my experience in using the CDISC library from SAS. I also look forward to clarifying several technical aspects and definitions for my audience.
I will be attending the presentations by regulatory agencies and the roundtables where we get the latest updates on agencies’ data submission requirements. In particular, I am eager to find out European Medical Agency’s plans with regards to standard implementation. The other topics that I am interested in are the updates from CDISC and of course user experience in implementing the standards.
This year, the Europe Interchange and CDISC TechniCon will be combined into a single event. I am excited to attend the TechniCon and see what the technical vendors have to showcase.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time organizing the conference along with my colleagues from the CDISC committee. I hope you all can join us at the event and make it a grand success.
You can visit Cytel’s virtual booth to access and download a host of resources. Click the button to arrange a time to talk to one of our experts while at CDISC or at a time convenient for you.
About Angelo Tinazzi
Angelo Tinazzi is Senior Director, Statistical Programming, Clinical Data Standards and Clinical Data Submission at Cytel. He is a well- published and recognized expert in statistical programming with over 20 years' experience in clinical research. The application of CDISC standards in different therapeutic areas is part of his core expertise since 2003 in particular in the context of data submission to health authorities such as the FDA and PMDA.
Angelo is an authorized CDISC instructor and member of the CDISC ADaM Team as well as the CDISC European Committee where he also manages the Italian-speaking CDISC User Network.