This year's Clinical Research Professionals' Data Management Conference brought 225 attendees to Orlando, FL for each day of our CRP/DM meetings.
 
These are some comments received from attendees:
  • Speakers were very good at relating their topics to data management & completing the forms.
  • Good job!
  • Learned a lot!!!
  • Clarification was great for me as a new comer!
  • Great program! Very useful.
  • Speakers are great. I love the sharing of ideas.
  • Excellent day. I have been a Data Manager for 4 years and I learned a lot today.
  • Excellent!! Two days better than last year. Oral abstracts excellent. It shows how well planned sessions were.
Highlights from this year's conference included educational presentations on cytogenetics, Cellular Therapies and chronic GVHD. 
 
New this year, we were able to offer a third day of in-depth training. This was based on feedback from previous conference participants. Topics on this third day included a presentation on multiple myeloma and how to complete forms for a myeloma patient and the Forms Journey.  For 2018 we will again have a Day 3 In-Depth training with plans to increase attendance. For access to all 2017 presentations and related materials   click here.
 
We have already begun planning for next year's conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 20, 21 and 22, 2018. If you have any suggestions or topics you would like to see presented, please email Sharon Meiers smeiers@mcw.edu or Kay Gardner kgardner@nmdp.org.

CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant  Research®) is a research collaboration between the National  Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match® and Medical College of  Wisconsin.

NEW HLA Series 
Data Managers often ask for background information to gain perspective on the science that steers all the work that we do. The Department of Immunogenic Operations and Research of Be The Match has allowed us to post three of their eLearning projects to our new Online Training webpage. 

2017 Oral Abstract Award Recipient
Clinical Research Professionals Data Management Conference, Orlando, Florida

Kay Gardner of CIBMTR presenting award to Cinthya Correa da Silva
We're excited to announce this year's award for best oral abstract went to  Cinthya Correa da Silva, of Albert Einstein Hospital from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Abstract title - "Development of Forms for a Tutorial of Transplant Essential Data as Facilitator to Understand and Learn about Data Entry to CIBMTR in Brazilian Centers."

Oral abstracts were also presented by:
  • Nicolette Minas and Kathleen Ruehle, Greenbaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Angie Pavlescak, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

Mentor's Webpage
Who are they? Besides hosting a reception at the CRP/DM Conference each year, the mission of the Mentors group is to promote interaction, communication and professional relationships among the Clinical Research Professionals and Data Managers to grow their skills and profession. CIBMTR.org is hosting a webpage for them now. Come for a visit to see how Mentors are involved and might be a helpful resource for you.

NEW Application Release - Data for RFI
CIBMTR is pleased to announce the release of the Data for RFI (Request for Information). This application has been developed in response to requests from the BMT community, and is part of CIBMTR's growing list of tools to help centers access and use the data shared with the CIBMTR. RFI is currently only relevant for US based Centers. 

Data for RFI provides centers with the ability to access, view, reconcile and format data previously submitted to CIBMTR. Data for RFI leverages the same CIBMTR data available in eDBtC (enhanced Data Back to Centers) but translates it to the standard RFI format developed by ASBMT--including but not limited to risk classification by disease. Data for RFI is not a report but a data extract that centers can export into the standard format developed by ASBMT. It does not contain data that is not collected on CIBMTR forms, has not been provided to CIBMTR, 
or does not make it through the data validation process.

To Access the Data for RFI:
  1. Sign into the Portal main page (https://portal.cibmtr.org) using your Google credentials
  2. Select the 'eDBtC' tab
  3. Click on the RFI button in the top right corner of the dashboard.
  4. For additional instructions visit the 'How To' tab in the eDBtC application.
We would like to hear if you have any concerns and/or input that will make the tool more useful for your data and reporting needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Clinical Research Coordinator or email CIBMTR support at CIBMTR-DBtC@mcw.edu .
 
Please note:  Data for RFI has been developed to assist users during preparation of external reports. It is not intended to be, nor should function as, a standalone report. Centers are responsible to check and finalize all data prior to its use for submission to a payer or other organization.

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