updated 4/11/2011 2:19:13 PM ET 2011-04-11T18:19:13

WAYNE, Pa., April 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

News facts:

  • During the CDISC Interchange Europe 2011, Dr. Fred Wood, vice president, Data Standards Consulting, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. will present a session entitled, 'Checking for SDTM Compliance: The Need for Human Involvement' and will also co-present in a session entitled 'CDISC Device Project – Towards an Initial Device Standard.'
  • Mr. Barry Cohen, director, Clinical Data Strategies, and Dr. Wood will also serve as instructors during the 'Legacy Data Conversion' Workshop to be held during the Interchange.  The Workshop will provide information, experiences, and demonstrations gleaned from the practical clinical data standards experience of the instructors.  Mr. Cohen's Workshop is entitled, 'Legacy Data Conversion:  Process, Tools & Lessons Learned' and Dr. Wood's Workshop is entitled, 'Data Conversion to SDTM: What Sponsors Can Do to Facilitate the Process.'
  • The Clinical Data Standards Interchange Consortium (CDISC) organization is a global, open, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization that has established standards to support the acquisition, exchange, submission and archive of clinical research data and metadata.
  • The CDISC Interchange Europe is CDISC's primary European conference, and is a collaborative event developed for attendees to share progress, implementation experiences, and strategic ideas on worldwide data interchange standards for clinical research.
  • The Interchange will be held at the Crowne Plaza Brussels – La Palace, Brussels, Belgium from 11-15 April 2011.
  • Octagon will also be exhibiting during the Interchange at Booth #1.

Session and Workshop Schedule:

Session 3, Track 1: SDTM Compliance

Session Title:  Checking for SDTM Compliance: The Need for Human Involvement

Presenter:  Fred Wood, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

Date: 13 April 2011

Time: 14.00 – 15.30

Session 6, Track 2: Emerging Device Standards

Session Title: CDISC Device Project – Towards and Initial Device Standard

Presenters:  Rhonda Facile, NCI-EVS & Fred Wood, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

Date: 14 April 2011

Time: 11.00 – 12.30

Workshop 1: Legacy Data Conversion

Various Instructors including Barry Cohen and Fred Wood, both of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.

Date:  15 April 2011

Time:  08:30 – 12:00

Supporting Quotes:

"I am honored to be interacting with so many industry professionals who are interested in sharing their practical experiences," stated Fred Wood, vice president, Data Standards Consulting.  "Events such as these serve as a valuable forum for those of us working to support the critical need for unified clinical data standards."

"We are honored to have Fred and Barry selected to present during this notable industry conference," commented Jim Walker, chairman and CEO, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. "The CDISC organization has been at the forefront of educating the industry on the significance of clinical data standards.  This conference provides an ideal platform for our experts to share their practical expertise in an educational environment."

About Octagon Research Solutions

Octagon is a pioneer and leading provider of breakthrough software and services to the life sciences industry. Octagon's eCTD and CDISC solutions provide the people, process, and technology required to optimise drug development from data collection to submission. Octagon's clinical, process, and software offerings provide a unique combination of deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, and a holistic process approach and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania with European headquarters in London, UK. Octagon's EDC Operations are located in Mountain View, California. For more information please visit www.octagonresearch.com.

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