Instructor: Jozef AertsInstructor: Jozef Aerts

Company: XML4Pharma

Courses Taught: ODM



Jozef Aerts is professor in Medical Informatics at the University of Applied Science FH Joanneum in Graz, Austria. He is also an active CDISC volunteer since 2002, and one of the main developers of the ODM and SDM-XML standards, with also contributions to other standards and CDISC documents such as define.xml and the Metadata Submission Guide.

Jozef is also owner and CEO of XML4Pharma, a software development and consultancy company specializing in implementation of CDISC standards (CDISC Registered Solutions Provider) and well known for its ODM and define.xml editing, viewing and checking tools, and for its ODM to SDTM mapping software.

In his sparse free time, Jozef likes to climb mountains in the Alps - he is also a mountaineering instructor for the German Alpine Club (DAV).




Instructor: Sally CassellsInstructor: Sally Cassells

Company: Next Step Clinical Systems LLC

Courses Taught: ODM, Define-XML


Sally Cassells is the owner of Next Step Clinical Systems LLC a consulting company focused on facilitating the process of implementing CDISC standards.  Sally was a founding member of the CDISC XML Technologies team and still volunteers as a team co-lead. She  participates as a DefineXML team representative in the ADaM Metadata Team  in the CAB Validation Project and on the Customer Advisory Board Validation Project. She is an ODM certified instructor. Prior to founding Next Step, Sally spent 8 years at Lincoln Technologies, Phase Forward and Oracle where she was the business and development lead for WebSDM and Empirica Study.  Sally has over 25 years experience developing and implementing commercial clinical research software applications. 






Instructor: Sam HumeInstructor: Sam Hume

Company: CDISC

Courses Taught: ODM


Bio coming soon!