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Archive: Managing Observational Studies

Course #: BI10968
August 23, 2012

Course Description

Observational studies in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries encompass various designs and purposes, including post-approval safety studies, product or disease registries, pregnancy registries, medical chart reviews, and cohort studies. This web seminar offers practical approaches to the management of observational studies, focusing on issues and aspects that occur commonly, differ from clinical trial management, and are key to program success. Topics to be addressed include project oversight, ethics/Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, data quality management, site and subject recruitment and retention, and protocol adherence.

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Learning Objectives

  • Employ techniques for managing observational studies differently than clinical trials
  • Explain common pitfalls with observational studies
  • Utilize proactive strategies to improve observational study conduct

Who Should Attend

  • Staff from biopharmaceutical, medical device, or contract research companies who are or who will be involved in observational studies
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Clinical Research Professionals
  • Clinical Safety/Pharmacovigilance Professionals


The course will be led by one of the following instructors:

David Stier, M.D.

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Hold this course at your company! For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at +1 215.413.2471.