*** NOTE: Please forgive the reposting of this message so soon, but I have received
several responses indicating that people are interested in the class but are unable to
travel to Montreal in October due to other responsibilities. There is the possibility of
offering classes elsewhere in November or December if there is sufficient interest. So
far, the locations of New Orleans, Chicago, and Boston have been mentioned. Please
or if you wish to suggest other possible locations. ***
Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Research for Programmers
October 29-30 (Thursday and Friday) in Montreal, Quebec
This course is designed for programmers and other technical personnel who wish to learn
more about clinical trials and pharmaceutical research. It will provide an overview of
the drug approval process in the United States, Canada, and other countries. In addition
to presentations, there will be exercises to provide opportunities to apply the concepts
learned as well as opportunities for discussion.
Topics covered will include:
Regulatory agencies and the drug approval process
Legislation and regulation of the clinical research process
Study documents (including protocols and case report forms)
Overview of the data management process
Reviewing and cleaning case report form data
Dealing with international data, adverse events, laboratory, and medication data
This course is ideal for anyone with computer experience (programmers, database
administrators, and others) who would like to explore working in the pharmaceutical
industry. It would also be useful for persons who have recently started working
in the field. Special attention will be given to career opportunities for programmers
and other technical personnel in the pharmaceutical industry, including consulting
The class will be taught by Kenneth Milstead. Kenneth has ten years of clinical research
experience, including working on over 50 clinical trials for multiple pharmaceutical companies.
He has been involved in trials in a variety of therapeutic areas both in academia and in industry.
His work experience has included both staff positions for pharmaceutical companies and
consulting. He currently works as an independent consultant providing data management
services to pharmaceutical companies in the United States and overseas.
The cost of the class is $ 750 U.S. The class will be limited to ten people to allow
for additional information or to register.