Dianthus Medical Blog Archive

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So long, and thanks for all the fish

I'm sorry to have to announce that Dianthus Medical Limited has ceased trading. I spent 15 wonderful years of my life running this company, but that time is now over.

We've worked on some fascinating projects with some wonderful people. I am hugely grateful to all the staff of Dianthus Medical, both those who were there at the end and those who'd worked with us previously, for all their dedication and hard work. You folk are what made my job as director of the company such a pleasure.

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Dianthus Medical now has a YouTube channel

We have now well and truly joined the social media age with our own YouTube channel. Our first video is about my recent trip to Vienna for the DIA conference.

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DIA EuroMeeting, Vienna

We'll be exhibiting at the DIA EuroMeeting in Vienna on 25–27 March. If you're going to be at the conference, I do hope you'll stop by and say hello. We'll be on stand Y511.

We'll be showing a demo of our new interactive web-based randomisation system (IWRS). We might even have sweeties as well.

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DIA Clinical Forum, Dublin

We'll be exhibiting at the DIA Clinical Forum in Dublin on 8-9 October. If you're there, do come and say hello, won't you? We'll be on stand 5B.

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Introduction to medical writing course, June 2013

We are pleased to announce the next date for our popular "introduction to medical writing" course, which will be held on 21 June in London.

Book early to avoid disappointment, and to take advantage of the generous "early bird" discount.

More details here.


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Two new vacancies

We currently have two vacancies to work within our data management and statistics operations.

Statistical programmer (fixed term contract)

We have a vacancy for a statistical programmer for a fixed term contract of 4 months (with the possibility of extension). You should be fluent at programming with Stata, and knowledge of clinical research and CDISC standards would be an advantage.

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Places still available for medical writing training

We still have a few places left for our 1-day course "Introduction to Medical Writing" on 19 October. Places are limited, however, so if you want to be sure of a place on the course, then please book your place soon. More details here.

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Statistician vacancy

We have a vacancy for a statistician to join our friendly team. The role will mainly involve analysing data from clinical trials, but will also include such things as calculating sample sizes, advising on study design, writing statistical analysis plans, and analysing data from other sources (eg epidemiological databases).

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New collaboration for real world evidence

Real World Evidence (RWE) is an emerging powerful trend that has the potential to redefine the basis of value-based pricing, competition and access in the near future. In response to the growing demand, we have joined forces with Dendrite Clinical Systems to offer an innovative service to pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

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EMWA conference podcast

Ever wondered what medical writers do? Here is a short podcast (just under 10 min) recorded at the EMWA conference in Cyprus in May 2012, in which I talk to some medical writers about their many and varied jobs.

So here is your chance to hear about the world of medical writing from the medical writers themselves. I hope you enjoy it.

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