I should have gone to DIA (Part II) #DIA2013

Regrettably, I’m not in Boston for the DIA Conference This year I missed out on the Drug Information Association (DIA) conference but hopefully I can attend in 2014.  The fact that I am not attending didn’t stop me from browsing the conference schedule for the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting.  Yesterday, I posted a list of…

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I should have gone to DIA #DIA2013

New Blog series: The Buzz [box style=”4″ close_btn=”true”] “The Buzz“:  Breaking News, Industry Trends, and Editorials. Plus, regular updates on what I am reading, listening to, or learning about next. [/box] Each year in my professional development goals I try to identify at least one industry conference to attend, choose job-related books, podcasts, and webinars…

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Change of Season

Springtime adverse effects can affect compliance and recruitment for clinical trials

The Change of Season May Impact the Conduct of your Clinical Trial Happy Summer Solstice. As we enjoy a long midsummer day today in San Francisco I am considering the impact that the change of seasons has on clinical trials. Most trial timelines will span several seasons so as Trial Managers, we try to predict…

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Powerpoint Presenter View

powerpoint presenter view: you see your speaker notes on the laptop as you project but your audience does not

[box style=”1″ close_btn=”true”] When it comes to techie tips, I’m a junkie. Hopefully there is something new for everyone in this weekly series or at least one special “Ah ha, so that is how you do it” when it for Outlook, Excel, Word, Acrobat, etc. Thanks in advance to Google, my colleagues, and the exasperated…

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Costs of Risk-Based Monitoring

Are there additional costs with risk-based monitoring of clinical trials?

[box style=”2″ close_btn=”true”] Money Matters: Payday again, so this topic falls under the theme of trial fiscal management. Like a steady paycheck, you can look for blog updates on financial topics in this semi-monthly series. [/box] Are there additional costs with risk-based monitoring of clinical trials? Clinical trials are expensive and in many case studies…

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Risk-based Monitoring Fatigue

I had Risk-Based Monitoring Fatigure and I thought about starting a support group

If I hear “risk-based” one more time… When it comes to monitoring clinical trials, I feel like “risk-based” is the buzz word for 2013. Every time I heard the phrase I was having an emotional response: a mix between anger, annoyance, and amusement. I had more or less refused to write about it as a…

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Hidden Columns Excel

[box style=”1″ close_btn=”true”] When it comes to techie tips, I’m a junkie.  Hopefully there is something new for everyone in this weekly series or at least one special “Ah ha, so that is how you do it” when it for Outlook, Excel, Word, Acrobat, etc. Special thanks to Google, my colleagues, and the exasperated IT…

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Electronic Data Capture Wishlist

Electronic Data Capture incentive badges reward for the most mundane EDC tasks

Electronic Data Capture: Dreams, Desires, and Demands when evaluating different EDC systems Building a Wishlist This week my team at work met to brainstorm what our ideal Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system would look like and how it would perform. The brainstorm process was really fun and we covered a lot of territory. Now we…

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Find Files Faster

[box style=”1″ close_btn=”true”] When it comes to techie tips, I’m a junkie.  Hopefully there is something new for everyone in this weekly series or at least one special “Ah ha, so that is how you do it” when it for Outlook, Excel, Word, Acrobat, etc. Thanks in advance to Google, my colleagues, and the exasperated…

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PIs on Pharma’s Payroll

Who is being paid to conduct clinical trials? A review of Investigator Payments and Sunshine Act buzz

[box style=”2″ close_btn=”true”] Money Matters: It is payday again, so this topic falls under the theme of trial fiscal management. Like a steady paycheck, you can look for blog updates on financial topics in this semi-monthly series. [/box] Which Clinical Investigator’s are on Pharma’s Payroll? Yeah, I’ve Heard of the Sunshine Act. What is it again?…

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