Introduction to Signal Detection and Data Mining

Venue: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Location: North Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 23, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 23, 2012
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This course will provide techniques for uncovering potential drug safety signals, as well as expert instruction on the role of data mining in signal detection.

What you will learn:

· Why signal detection is needed

· Regulatory requirements

· Approaches to signal detection

· Good Pharmacovigilance practices

· Data mining fundamentals

· How to use the Bayesian Confidence Propagation Neural Network (BCPNN)

· Review formulae for determining Proportional Reporting Ration (PRR) and Multi-item Gamma Poisson Shrinker (MGPS)

· Managing Signals

· Signal Detection Strengthening and management

· Signal Detection process and operation

Unless otherwise disclosed, the statements made by speakers represent their own opinions and not necessarily those of the organization they represent, or that of the Drug Information Association. Speakers, agenda and CE information are subject to change without notice. Recording of any DIA educational material in any type of media is prohibited without prior written consent from DIA.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

· Explain the basic concepts and principles of signal detection

· Outline how to apply these techniques within their company

· Employ data mining techniques to analyze large volumes of adverse event report data

Target Audience:

Professionals who work in:

· Clinical safety and Pharmacovigilance

· Pharmacoepidemiology

· Regulatory affairs

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