The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium is underlining its commitment to the Asia Pacific region by launching its inaugural CDISC Asia-Pacific Interchange, to be held in Singapore on 18-22 February 2013.

Describing Singapore as “the epicentre of some of the most booming economies in the world”, CDISC said the conference would effectively bring the Consortium “to the doorstep of our many loyal members and supporters throughout the Asia-Pacific region”.

The Interchange will offer companies in the Asia-Pacific markets the “rare opportunity” to collaborate and gain information on best practices in clinical data-standards implementation from their peers in the region,” noted Paula Brown Stafford, president of clinical development at Quintiles and CDISC board chair.

The core theme of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Interchange will be “Streamlining Global Research through Standards”. Attendees will include representatives from Asia-Pacific ministries of health, pharmaceutical companies, clinical research providers, technology service firms and non-governmental organisations.

Case studies

Among the scheduled presentations are case studies using CDISC standards; the role played by CDISC standards in clinical research around the world; how CDISC standards can streamline clinical research using electronic health records; and recent advances in therapeutic-area standards development.

The Consortium will also offer authorised CDISC educational training courses during the Interchange week. Information on registration and the educational courses can be found at