Delaware Valley CDISC Users Network

The local, independent, grassroots community of CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) users, committed to the open exchange of knowledge and information on the implementation of CDISC standards with local users within the Delaware Valley including SouthEast PA, Northern DE, and Southern NJ and other interested users.

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Dear CDISC Colleagues:

The Executive Committee of the Delaware Valley CDISC Users Network (DVCUN) is pleased to invite you to our next Face-to-Face User Group Meeting on October 25 from 1:00-4:30 at the Merck site in Upper Gwynedd, PA.

We have a well-rounded agenda with a variety of very timely CDISC topics, along with a panel summary of the CDISC Interchange meeting taking place the week of October 10th. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you are sure to benefit from the sharing of ideas and networking opportunities within our user community.

In addition to our speaker sessions, several posters will be displayed to provide updates from the CDASH, Devices, SDTM, ADaM and Therapeutic Area teams. The refreshment break will provide a great opportunity for reading these posters as well as for networking, reconnecting with co-workers, discussing your CDISC issues with others, or just relaxing.

Pre-registration to this meeting is required to expedite security when entering the building.

To pre-register, simply send an email to, indicating your name, title and your company affiliation. The pre-registration deadline is end-of-business on Friday, October 21st. There is no cost to attend this meeting!

Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you on October 25th!

Executive Committee of the Delaware Valley CDISC Users Network

Delaware Valley CDISC User Network:

Meeting Announcement

Last Face-to-Face meeting:
Date: October 25, 2011
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 PM
Location:Merck USHH Upper Gwynedd Office Complex
351 North Sumneytown Pike
North Wales, PA 19454
Tentative Agenda:
Short Welcome
· "Trials and Tribulations of Trial Design" - Fred Wood, Octagon Research
· "SDTM and ADaM - Who Owns What?" - Nate Freimark, Theorem Clinical Research
· "Multiple Dates - Concept Overview and Proposed Implementation Approach" - Dan Godoy, MedImmune
· "News from the CDISC Interchange" - Panel discussion
Next Face-to-Face meeting:
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Tentative Agenda: TBD

The Delaware Valley User Network meeting on March 26th held at BioClinica eClinical Headquarters in Audubon, PA was a success with the group having to close registration after the first 70 attendees signed-up due to meeting room requirements. There was a well-rounded agenda with a variety of very timely CDISC topics, ranging from CDASH to Controlled Terminology to SDTM to ADaM to Therapeutic Area standards. Especially hot right now were updates on upcoming releases of the CDASHUG, details on the progress of the SDS Questionnaires (QS) Subteam, the forthcoming ADaM Adverse Events Analysis Dataset (ADAE) standard and the proposed SDTM Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU). Presenters include Gary Cunningham, Nate Freimark Steve Kopko, Jennifer Price and Gail Stoner.

There was an interactive exercise that had all attendees sharing their thoughts and CDISC challenges while trying to come up with CDASH mapping solutions to some thought-provoking CRFs. Posters detailing updates from all of the CDISC working groups were available for review. Gail Stoner, Associate Director, Statistical Programming Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development says "We had a great turnout for this year's first Delaware Valley CDISC User Network meeting! It's clear that there is a lot of interest in the standards. Our members are looking for ways to connect with other local professionals who are using CDISC standards. This is a great way to discuss challenges, share experiences, and hear about what's new in the standards community."

One of the highlights of the meeting was an impromptu Q&A session by Frank Newby, CDISC COO where he talked about the current state of the standards and plans for the future of the group.

To get information on upcoming Delaware Valley User Network meetings, please see the CDISC User Network updates here:

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Last updated: October 16, 2011