CDISC Interchange, BioTrinity and Celebrating Winning Poster by Carey Smoak on Medical Device Domains.

It’s was a very busy end to April for S-Cubed. We were proud to be exhibiting and presenting, at the CDISC Interchange in Berlin to 300 attendees. There was a vast range of experience with CDISC standards and S-cubed certainly attracted plenty of attention as both Registered Solutions Providers and Authorised Trainers. It is clear that although CDISC has matured and grown in the last 10 years, there is still plenty of education to be done around using the standards. Some organisations are still finding the challenges of implementation to be too great or too complex with their legacy systems. Enquiries at our stand ranged from, “Can you do SDTM?” to “Could you come and implement CDISC in our company?” We will be following up with everyone who made requests in the next few weeks.

Carey Smoak’s poster, A Critique of the Use of Medical Device SDTM Domains in Therapeutic Area User Guides, was extremely well received (being given second prize overall at the Interchange) and discussed the seven SDTM domains that have been developed for Medical Devices. This area of development is particularly pertinent as across the globe we are seeing an increased use of wearables for gathering clinical data from patients. The poster raises issues around the device domains and their correct implementation. This is somewhat of a recurring theme within standards use, companies are still finding implementation a challenge and that is something that we can help you with at S-cubed. Carey’s poster is available here and we’d love to hear what you think. 

Johannes Ulander presented his “Where did my Terminology Go?” on day two of the conference and it was clear that it struck a chord with the packed audience. He demonstrated the power of using linked data for versioning CDISC controlled terminology. This is vital when terminology changes are frequent and can sometimes be missed by hardworking data teams. You can read more about linked data on our sister company’s website: and explore the way the Glandon Suite leverages linked data and graph technology to improve the way we all work with standards. Johannes’s full presentation can be downloaded here and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also download Dave Iberson-Hurst’s, “Into the Fire, CDISC and FHIR” here and more details and videos are published on the A3 Informatics wesbite.

We are always pleased to see our clients and potential new clients at these events. Thank you to all of you who dropped by to say, ‘hello’, as always it was a pleasure to meet each and every one of you.

While our CDISC Team were at the EU Interchange, Darren Jolliffe (Consultant Statistician and Biometrics Director) attended the BioTrinity 2018 partnering and investment conference in London on 24th-25th April 2018. Approximately a 1000 delegates attend the conference over its duration and, in addition to industry related talks, sessions were also held for new companies to introduce themselves and summarise their ongoing development activities at the BioLauchPad. There was an opportunity to meet potential new clients at scheduled partnering meetings, as well as meeting within the main exhibition area. Darren made a number of valuable contacts during his attendance, to potentially introduce new clients to S-cubed in the future.

What’s next?

We have several events coming up where you can meet our teams and explore what we do:

Please keep an eye on our website for more details and where you can meet the team.