Bloemfontein, South Africa

29th November 2019

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The Future of Data Science in the Changing CRO Environment



Conducting clinical trials today is a complex set of activities including huge volumes of data across multiple systems. As the clinical space grows at a rapid pace, with more trials and increasingly strict protocols regulating those trials, the medical industry faces the challenge of having to quickly and easily access real-time data. A large part of the medical industry relies on contract research organisations (CROs) to manage their trials and CROs, in turn, rely on data analytics software to facilitate their work.

The volume of data in healthcare is growing at a massive rate. As the industry enters the exciting realm of genomics, historical control arms and high-frequency sensor data, the value of such data will only be leveraged if it is properly integrated, standardised and analysed. In addition, there is a lot of attention on machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, natural language processing and cognitive computing which drives innovations and changes.

Given the influx of data and technology, data science is currently the most discussed topic on social media and within the CRO industry. How will data science and technology change the CRO environment? With more device-driven data capturing and virtual trials, data science will play a vital role. Will it allow the CRO industry to identify trends earlier on to enable us to make better business decisions? Please join us at the Single Day Event (SDE) in Bloemfontein, South Africa to share your vision and ideas on this hot topic.



Emoya Estate
7 Frans Kleynhans Rd,
Bloemfontein, 9301


Call for Speakers:

We are now calling for speakers to present at this event.
To submit an abstract or for more information, please contact the SDE Chairs (below).

Presentations should surround the theme of the event: 'The Future of Data Science in the Changing CRO Environment'
Deadline: Monday, 2nd September 2019



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SDE Chairs:

Chanelle Foster, IQVIA

Jaco von Blerk, Clindata

If you have any questions, or require any information, please contact one of the SDE Chairs.




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