Bracket and ePRO Consortium Members Present at ISOQOL 2013

The International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 20th Annual Conference was held on October 9-12 in Miami, Florida. The conference offers ISOQOL members an opportunity to present their research on important topics and advances in health-related quality of life research. In addition, plenary sessions and in-depth workshops are available for attendees to learn more about new innovations in the industry.

Bracket’s ePRO Solutions Principal, Cindy Howry, was a presenter at this year’s conference. Cindy, along with other members of the Critical Path Institute’s (C-Path) ePRO Consortium, presented their research poster: Implementing New Clinical Outcome Assessment Instruments on Alternative Date Collection Modes: The Electronic Implementation Assessment and Migration Process. The research presents the electronic implementation assessment process and discusses subsequent migration to illustrate the issues that may arise during the migration from a paper-based instrument to an electronic platform.

PDF Poster: Implementing New Clinical Outcome Assessment Instruments on Alternative Date Collection Modes: The Electronic Implementation Assessment and Migration Process.

The ePRO Consortium was established within C-Path on April 1st, 2011. The ePRO Consortium’s members are firms that provide electronic data collection technologies and services to the medical products industry for capturing patient-reported outcome (PRO) endpoints in clinical trials. The mission of the ePRO Consortium is to advance the quality, practicality, and acceptability of electronic data capture (EDC) methods used in clinical trials for PRO endpoint assessment.

Most Successful BikeMS in 33 Years

By Matt Ryan, Associate Project Manager

Bracket employees joined together to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis while challenging themselves physically in a 75 or 100 mile bike ride on September 28th for the 2013 BikeMS: City to Shore Ride. This marks the 3rd year Team Bracket has competed in the bike ride from Philadelphia to Ocean City, NJ. I’ve organized this team for the past 3 years and although the team changes a little bit each year, it always results in a great team bonding event.

Team Bracket raised over $3,000 to support research for MS. Overall, the 2013 BikeMS: City to Shore Ride reached their goal of $5.6 million; the most successful in its 33 year history. The event welcomes cyclists of all ages and cycling abilities. It is an amazing feeling to cross the finish line, but even more rewarding to know you are helping those affected by MS.

Learn more about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and BikeMS.

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