The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting in Review
SDC exhibited at the ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO last week. Here are a few highlights from the event.


SDC Poster Presentation


A Mixed Model, Repeated Measure Analysis of Demographics and Dry Eye Signs and Symptoms in a Dry Eye Population

Kirk Bateman, Director of Biostatistics at SDC, presented a poster on Wednesday, May 6, at the ARVO 2015 Annual Meeting. Kirk is first author on the research presented in the poster, accompanied by supporting authors George W. Ousler, Michael Watson, Keith J. Lane, and Donna L. Welch from Ora, Inc. The results of the study demonstrate clear associations between the demographic characteristics of age, gender, and duration of disease with dry eye sign and symptom severity, concluding that all three demographic criteria should be carefully considered in clinical trial design.

AttendeeInsightsAttendee Insights

Dr. Dale Usner - President 
"The research and innovation presented at the conference is energizing. I enjoyed strategizing creative and efficient study designs and statistical analysis techniques with individuals whose programs address major unmet needs in ophthalmology."

Kirk Bateman - Director, Biostatistics

"ARVO provides a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and network with new acquaintances all on the cutting edge of research in ophthalmology."




Teri Hicks - Director, Data Management

"It is always great to see the fruits of our labor, the approved products we worked on, being showcased at the conference. I enjoyed getting to know our partners and clients on a more personal level as well."




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AtTheBoothAt The Booth

As a six-time ARVO exhibitor, SDC is excited to see that the traffic at our booth has continued to increase year over year. In case you missed us, here are a few frequently asked questions we were asked at our booth this year.

What does SDC do?
SDC is a specialized Contract Research Organization (CRO), providing  biostatistics and clinical data management  services in support of clinical trials. With biostatistics and data management services at our core, SDC also provides scalable full-service solutions via our diverse and complementary strategic partnerships. We frequently support our clients with statistical consulting and flexible services to best meet the specific needs of their projects.

What is your experience in ophthalmology?

SDC has supported over 100 ophthalmic clinical trials to date. We have supported clinical trials for ocular allergy, dry eye, glaucoma, bacterial/viral conjunctivitis, post-operative anterior chamber inflammation, wet/dry AMD, DME, non-infectious posterior uveitis, contact lens, solution, IOL, and various other ocular drug and device indications.


How long has SDC been in the industry?

SDC was founded in November of 2005. Now in our 10th year of business, SDC has grown from a small company working exclusively in ophthalmology to a team of approximately 50 employees working in all therapeutic areas from ophthalmology to oncology to rare diseases and more. 


Learn more about our services and experience.

UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events 

Missed us at ARVO? Come meet us at one of these upcoming conferences!
  • Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Europe | May 19-20, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Outsourcing in Clinical Trials East | May 27-28, King of Prussia, PA
  • ASCO | May 29-June 2, Chicago, IL
  • DIA | June 14-18, Washington DC



About SDC  

SDC is committed to providing experienced teams who will take ownership of your needs and are positively engaged in your projects. With biostatistics, data management, and electronic data capture (EDC) services at our core, SDC also offers scalable full-service CRO solutions via our diverse and complementary strategic partnerships (all in one seamless contract). For more information, please contact us at or visit       

Statistics & Data Corporation (SDC)
21 E. 6th Street, Suite 110
Tempe, AZ  85281