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CLASS: Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Research

Kenneth Milstead milstead at medelle.com
Tue Sep 22 21:48:18 EST 1998

*** NOTE:  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, Boston, and Europe
have been mentioned. Please contact me at milstead at medelle.com if you are interested
in any of these locations--or if you wish to suggest other possible locations. Also, I am
available for training specific groups (e.g. staff from a particular company, etc.) upon
request. ***

RESEARCH. It is certainly NOT limited to programmers!

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
maximum interaction and personal attention.  Please email milstead at medelle.com
for additional information or to register.

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