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Managing Clinical Trials Utilizing Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

Online Course / 1.6 CEUs

October 1 - 28, 2012

Presenter: Maxine Pestronk, OpenClinica

Join the free information session on Thursday, September 6 at 12.00p.m. (EDT) and discover more about this online course, direct from the course instructor. To join, send an email to

Over four weeks, this course will address general principles, best practice and issues that will allow a Data Manager to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with appropriate team members during study conduct. Topics will include user management, training compliance and regulatory considerations for working in an electronic environment. Participants will gain an understanding of necessary Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) documentation for EDC system updates, as well as mid-study updates for the EDC study application. Considerations for 'faster to lock" will be introduced to take advantage of EDC process.

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Journalists from low/middle income countries are invited to apply: travel, expenses, registration

Journalists from low and middle income countries are invited to apply for support for travel, expenses and registration to attend a major global conference on health systems research, to be held in Beijing: 31 October to 3 November 2012. Leading experts and speakers from across the world will be participating in the ground-breaking meeting centred on the theme of Inclusion and Innovation towards Universal Health Coverage and which will showcase research on the way health systems do and don't work.

The meeting, the 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, is being hosted by the Peking University Health Science Center, and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) through the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Special Programme for Research
and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR); and BRAC University in Bangladesh.

PLEASE NOTE: 31 August, 2012 is the deadline for applications. Application forms and information are available on the Symposium website in the media section.

For more information contact:
• Susan Jupp, Symposium communications,
• Jamie Guth, Communications Manager, WHO/TDR,, +41 22 7912289

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On May 25, 2012, Grand Challenges Canada announced Stars in Global Health: Round 4 Request for Proposals, a unique program that enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.

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Study provides clues on severe dengue fever

A Nicaraguan study is helping scientists understand why a second dengue fever infection can be more severe than the first one.

This article is in Spanish but can be translated easily through the google translate toolbar which can be easily and quickly downloaded for free here:

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Dengue Vaccine Initiative

The Dengue Vaccine Initiative (DVI) is a consortium of organizations working to lay the groundwork for dengue vaccine introduction in endemic areas so that, once licensed, vaccines to prevent dengue will be swiftly adopted by countries most in need.

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