The agenda featured presentations by speakers with a wide range of industry experience from three to twenty years from various CROs, pharma and life sciences service providers. With nine presentations, this SDE focused on significant topics such as the role of Big Data in drug discovery; microbiome data in clinical trials; potential challenges, opportunities and solutions; integrity and security risks for Big Data in clinical trials; regulatory perspective; networking of data sources; re-use of historical clinical trial data in medical, clinical, data management; visualization; and statistical analysis and reporting, with the emphasis on sensibly leveraging technological advancements.

The panel discussion was very much interactive, motivating and connected well with the audience. Lots of interesting questions were asked by the audience about technologies, automated machine learning, skillset requirements, the impact of Big Data in clinical trials and personalized medicine, and fast-paced learnings. It was a great day, with a very positive atmosphere and strong content.

Single Day Event Chairs Dr. Sakthivel Sivam and Priya Iyer would like to thank all the presenters and their companies, the sponsors, everyone who helped in organizing the day and, of course, all the attendees, for making the PhUSE 2018 Chennai SDE a most successful event.

Presentations can be found here