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Date:         Fri, 9 Oct 1998 12:05:50 -0400
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Kenneth Milstead <milstead@MEDELLE.COM>
Organization: Metrix Interlink
Subject:      UPDATE: Clinical Trials...for Programmers (New Dates and
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Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Research for Programmers

October 26-27 (Monday and Tuesday) in Toronto, Ontario Early November (TBA) in Seattle, Washington

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 in the pharmaceutical industry, including consulting opportunities.

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. ($ 1100 CDN). The class will be limited to ten people to allow maximum interaction and personal attention. Please email or for additional information or to register.

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