Michelle Vandenbergh , Agriculture, Food and Life Project Manager Biometrics - Clinical Research, SGS

The CDISC French-Speaking User Group (GUF) held our second event of the year in Brussels, on 27th September 2017, hosted and sponsored by SGS Life Sciences at the great Brussels Pullman Hotel. There were around 70 registrations and the room was almost full.

The conference was introduced by Xavier Gobert (MyData-TRUST), who leads the French committee and is part of the E3C committee.

J. Mambrini (Pierre Fabre) gave a general update on the CDISC standards and activities thanks to a slide deck provided by CDISC prior to the meeting on latest details and updates. Then, the attendees enjoyed several presentations sharing experiences and best practices related to the implementation of the CDISC standards and demonstrating their added value in clinical research process:

  • SGS Life Sciences provided a very practical presentation around the use of EC domain in SDTM model
  • Innovion shared some insights around different approaches to perform clinical study oversight
  • B&D Life Sciences showed how including Analysis Results Metadata for Define.XML 2.0 benefits to statistical analysis
  • Danone impressed the audience by bringing metadata & clinical data alive with a special demo, prepared for the occasion, showing how standardized data can be used to perform data visualization
  • Chiltern gave an interesting return on experience on how implementing a MDR using Functional Service Provider can work

The last session was dedicated to a participative workshop around the topic “Metadata Centralization, traceability and management of Controlled Terminology”.

The GUF board developed an electronic survey prior to the meeting and sent it to members in order to collect feedback regarding these topics. The results were used as the basis of discussion during the workshop.

There were some very interesting comments and interactions from the participants regarding the presentations. The attendees also shared useful information regarding the issues they face in their daily job.

Thanks to all of our presenters X. Gobert (MyData-TRUST), J. Mambrini (Pierre Fabre), D. Benoot (SGS Life Sciences), P. Van Reusel (Innovion), S.Lebeau (Danone Research), C. Santillan (Chiltern), N. Sabin (Oxmo CDM), K. Fanouillere (Sanofi) and N. De Saint Jorre (Quanticsoft)

There was a significant number of participants attending for the first time to an event organized by our CDISC community. Each event brings many newcomers and feedback is  always encouraging.

The next meeting will take place Q1-Q2 2017 (date TBD) in Paris. The committee will provide more information in the coming months.

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