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Becoming a better LDM, bringing your A-Game

Becoming a better LDM, bringing your A-Game

December 10, 2019


This Webinar will go over the full spectrum of knowledge areas an LDM should have, as well as emphasize the required soft skills to fully represent and assume accountability for the Clinical Data Management Function.
Some of the concepts and information will be supported and illustrated through examples.


  • Understand the full spectrum of LDM Accountabilities
  • Get ideas on which soft skill areas to focus to become a Leader for CDM and within Study Teams
  • Get pointers on how to navigate the changing data landscape in regards of dealing with different data sources


This Webinar is useful for all CDM roles, including beginners who consider to become an LDM at some point in time, ranging all the way to industry experts who want to further finetune or improve their LDM skill set.


Participants will be able to get a better understanding of all the requirements to become a successful and respected LDM within their own company and able to identify potential gaps in their LDM-Interpretation.
Furthermore, with the examples provided and showing ways on how fully embrace the accountability that comes with this crucial position, participants will be able to embrace the LDM role in much more rewarding way.


Michael Goedde, VP Global Data Operations, PRA HealthSciences

Michael Goedde is a Certified Clinical Data Manager with more than 28 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.
He started his career in 1990 at Hoechst, a predecessor company of Sanofi, in Frankfurt (Germany). After supporting numerous submissions and leading programs through all stages of clinical development, Michael then chose to join the Aventis Headquarters in Bridgewater, New Jersey (US) in 2001 as a Global Project Data Manager and Global Therapeutic Area Lead for Oncology and Neurology. After leaving Sanofi-Aventis in 2005 he joined Kos Pharmaceuticals in Florida for 2 years before accepting the position of Senior Director of Clinical Data Management at Human Genome Sciences (HGS) in Rockville, Maryland. After the GSK takeover of HGS in 2012, he joined MedImmune(Astra Zeneca) as Head of CDM, where he re-built the CDM department. In 2014 he decided to join PAREXEL International as VP, Global Data Operations, where he worked for 3+ years and led a global group of 850 CDMs, DB-Programmers and Statistical Programmers. Michael join PRA Health Sciences in 2018 as Head of Global Data Operations.
Michael holds a degree in Computer Sciences and Mathematics and is the current ViceChair and Board Member of the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM). He has presented and chaired sessions on numerous occasions at conferences including an invitation from the FDA in 2010 to present on “Industry Best CDM Practices” at the Center’s Bioresearch Monitoring course.


Participants are eligible to receive CEUs upon attendance and successful completion of a web-based assessment within 30 days after the webinar. CEUs are not granted after the 30-day assessment deadline.
SCDM is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

Group (max. 10 ppl.)$960$1,140

Group Registration Policy:
Any group registration allows up to 10 people to attend the webinar and to complete the webinar assessment. Credits will be granted on an individual basis upon successful completion of the assessment by the registered participants.

Refund Policy: Participants will receive a full refund if notice is provided in writing via post or email one week prior to the webinar date. If cancellation occurs within the week prior the webinar, participants will be allowed to apply 50% of the webinar fee to the next offering of the same webinar. No refunds will be offered after that time.

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