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2012 Freelance translator virtual conference

Sep 27, 2012


An Introduction to Clinical Trials

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The pharmaceutical industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Every day we hear about a new drug being tested or the results of a clinical trial that has just been completed. So, now is the perfect time to specialize in this ever-expanding field. This webinar series will provide participants with a solid foundation to do just that. I will discuss all of the aspects related to clinical trials, including the various types of drug molecules, pre-clinical testing, the types of clinical trial documentation and the phases drugs must pass through before they can be marketed. In addition, this series will equip participants with the knowledge of chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology required to become a successful translator/interpreter in this exciting field. In this first webinar, I would like to provide an overview of the pharmaceuticals industry as it relates to clinical trials, including where the majority of trials are (being) conducted, which types of drugs are being tested and a discussion about the phases of clinical trials. I will also present and discuss some of the technical terms that are frequently used in this domain.

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Speakers:Carmen Cross
Carmen has been a professional German/Arabic --> English translator since 2005. She specializes in translating pharmaceutical and clinical trial documentation, including medical reports, research articles, informed consent forms, summaries of product characteristics, investigator contracts and site start-up documentation. Carmen is a current and active member of the American Translators Association, as well as a regular contributor to Caduceus, the newsletter of ATA’s Medical Division. Her article, “An Overview of Clinical Trials and the Drug Discovery Process,” will appear in an upcoming issue of The Chronicle.

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Annabelle Vergne  Identity Verified
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Greetings from a medical translator Sep 24, 2012

Hi Carmen, Hi everybody! Medical translations are one of the fields I work with, and often clinical trials, so I'm interested in getting more information and education to help me do a better job, and to see the big picture of clinical trials.


Lucie Lessard  Identity Verified
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Off-line presentation Sep 24, 2012

I will not be able to participate on that day as I am in the booth for a medical conference. Will this presentation be available as an off-line access? Thank you in advance.


Drew MacFadyen  Identity Verified
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Yes, recording available Sep 24, 2012

Yes, this session will be recorded and will be made available to registrants/attendees. Simply visit the session page and scroll down to the "on-demand" content for the recording.




mountriver  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:41
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Hello everyone Sep 27, 2012

This is a very good topic for medical translation!

[Edited at 2012-09-27 15:06 GMT]


María Fernanda Pignataro  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:41
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Greetings to all my fellow colleagues! Sep 27, 2012

Hi Carmen et. al.! Being clinical trials my main expertise translation subject, I will be attending this conference session to expand the scope of knowledge about this highly interesting field. See you in minutes!!


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