Past User Group Meetings

Dates, locations and presentation materials for previous user group meetings are available from this page.

Our goal is to post information for all meetings, all the way back to the first meeting in 1993 in Sunshine Village, AB. We are working on this goal.

DFUG 2018: September 27-28; Seattle-Renton, WA

DFUG 2018 took place Thursday, September 27 - Friday, September 28 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, Renton, WA. There was additional training on September 24-25 and 1/2 day workshops on September 26.

Meeting Photos
Title Presenter PDF
Welcome Letter from DF/Net Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net

Opening Remarks from DF/Net Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net

DFcollect in Action Lara Kidoguchi
International Clinical Research Center, University of Washington
Hands-on with DFdiscover 2018, DFcollect and DFweb Eric Bosch, Samer Chaudhary, Alice Zou, Craig MacDougald
DF/Net
Field Experiences Gavin Robertson
DF/Net
Study Management Tools Between Users and DataFax Mark Lowerison
University of Calgary
Use Cases for DFws and the API Samer Chaudhary
DF/Net
Journey to establish The DFdiscover platform at the University of Manitoba Sadeesh Srinathan & Andrew Morican
University of Manitoba
Re-thinking DF_QCupdate Eric Bosch
DF/Net
Drip Assist Beth Kolko
Shift Labs
Data collection using CDISC standards and integration technologies for enhanced data management Jaskiran Singh
NIH/NIAID/OCICB
Solving the problem of Identity John Kottcamp
iRespond
We Need to Break A Few Things to Move Forward Eric Bosch
DF/Net
Misrouted Case Report Forms (CRFs) Outline in DataFax Nick Moodley
NETE/OCICB-NIH
Empowering Management Through Effective Use of Dashboards and Metric Reports John Raso
PHRI
Getting to SDTM through CDASH and DFexport Sandi Tennyson
DF/Net
Closing Remarks Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net

DFUG 2017: September 27-29; Orlando, FL

The 23nd annual DFUG Meeting took place Wednesday, September 27 – Friday, September 29, 2017 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida.

Title Presenter PDF
Training: SDTM Basics: A Practical Understanding of CDISC SDTM Sunet Botha
Clindata
Training: Implementing CDASH in DFdiscover: The benefits of CDASH to SDTM Laura Joldersma
DF/Net Software
Opening Remarks from DF/Net Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research

Introducing DFdiscover: More than a new name Eric Bosch
DF/Net Software
Introducing DFws: A public API for connecting to DFdiscover services Samer Chaudhary
DF/Net Software
Extending DFdiscover using DFws: Creating real-time interfaces to DFdiscover and study databases Samer Chaudhary, Laura Joldersma & Craig Dilks
DF/Net Software
WTP?!? – What the Predict: How the NIAID tested and stretched the limitations of DataFax Michael Duvenhage, NIH/NIAID
A DataFax Toolkit Martin Renters
teckelworks
Product Inventory Program Design in iDF 2014.1.1 Angela Worley
Abbott Nutrition
Uploading REDCAP source data to DataFax Nick Moodley
RDCT
Implementing targeted Source Data Verification (SDV) Strategy in iDataFax Sadia Yousuf
PHRI
Using iDataFax in a Web Browser Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research
Reporting in DFdiscover Eric Bosch
DF/Net Software
Report on our successful ISO 9001:2015 certification: What it is, why we did it, and what this means to you Craig Dilks
DF/Net Software
Implementing Risk-Based Management (RBM) and Source Data Verification (SDV) Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research
All About Global Edit Checks: Development, Testing and Documentation Clare Mengebier
DF/Net Research
Automating the flow of Clinical Data from DataFax to a Study Visuals/Warehouse environment Jaskiran Singh
NIH/NIAID
Fun with Plate Markers Richard Veerman
Factory CRO
EDC vs Paper-Based Data Collection Cheryl Pillay
CAPRISA
EDC Design and Setup Considerations Lisa Ondrejcek
DF/Net Research
Real-time Safety Evaluation of Lab Values in Multiple Databases Brian Postle
DF/Net Research
Closing Remarks Lisa Ondrejcek, Darryl Pahl & Eric Bosch
DF/Net

DFUG 2016: October 17-20; Durban, South Africa

The 22nd annual DFUG Meeting took place Monday, October 17 – Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Hotel Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani in Durban, South Africa.

Co-hosted by CAPRISA (Center for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa), DFUG 2016 featured 2 days of trainings and 2 days of user group meetings and meeting proceedings.

Additionally, on November 29 2016, we held a two-hour "Virtual DFUG" webinar where we provided condensed versions of the DF/Net presentations and demonstrations.

Title Presenter PDF
Welcome to DFUG 2016 Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc
Update on DF/Net Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc
DataFax: What's in a Name? Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc
Evolutionary DataFax Eric Bosch
DF/Net Software, Inc
DFUG 2015 Audit Results Michael Holdsworth
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology
Implementing a clinical data management randomization system aimed to satisfy research regulations Michael Duvenhage
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology
PHRI DataFax Studies - Scope and Scale Dan Trottier
Population Health Research Institute (PHRI)
Implementation of a data warehouse based on CDISC-SDTM for centralized analytics at the study and DataFax server level Kevin Newell
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology
Beyond 2016: Revolutionary DataFax Saloni Parikh
DF/Net Software ULC
DataFax reports and SAS combine successfully to generate study Status and Monitoring reports, preparing laboratory data for analysis Joseph Makhura
Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU)
Migrating DataFax from a 32-bit server to a 64-bit server Michael Holdsworth
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology
MedDRA coding dictionary implementation - workflow methodology within DataFax Michael Duvenhage
National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology

DFUG 2015: September 29-October 1; Seattle, WA

The 21st annual DFUG Meeting took place from Wednesday, September 30 – Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the W Hotel in Seattle, WA.

Title Presenter PDF
Welcome and Overview of 2014-2015 Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl,
DF/Net Research, Inc
DataFax Software: Recent Past, Present & Future Eric Bosch & Samer Chaudhary
DF/Net Software ULC & Saloni Parikh, DF/Net Research, Inc
DataFax 2014.1 Upgrade Methodology & Lessons Learned Michael Duvenhage & Kevin Newell
NIH/NIAID/OCICB
To Fax or Not to Fax: EDC Usage in the HIV Vaccine Trials Network Jessica Andriesen
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Integrating Two Databases for Re-Consent Tracking in a Large Randomized Clinical Trial Jane Belanger & Laura Joldersma
Population Health Research Institute
Tracking of Source Data Verification in iDataFax 4.3 Vicken Sagherian, Andres Busette & Joanne Thorgrimsson
VA Cooperative Studies Program
DFUG Audit 2015 Michael Holdsworth
NIH/NIAID/OCOCB
OCICB's DataFax Authorization System Michael Duvenhage & Cindy Lassnoff
NIH/NIAID/OCICB
A New Tool for Measuring Medication Adherence in Real Time Jeff LeBrun & Chuks Onwuneme
Pillsy
DataFax Setup Toolbox Leanne Dyal
Population Health Research Institute
Making the Move to DataFax 2014.1 Craig Dilks
DF/Net Software ULC
A Farmers Market Program for Seniors – Using DataFax in a Non-Clinical Setting Mark Wessel & Camille Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Workshop: Setup in DataFax 2014.1 Dena Seabrook
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Workshop: EDC Considerations in DataFax Brian Postle & Pete McDonnell
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Workshop: Planning DataFax Studies for CDISC Compliance Emily Hemminger & David Coblentz
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Workshop: Edit Check Tips & Tricks Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Workshop: Data Management Plan Development Corey Miller & Don Masterson
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Workshop: Streamlining DataFax Validation Phil Kirsch
DF/Net Research, Inc.

DFUG 2014: September 30-October 3; Seattle, WA

The 20th annual DFUG Meeting took place Tuesday, September 30 – Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, WA.

Title Presenter PDF
Introduction to DF/Net Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc
2013 User Group Audit & ISO 9001:2008 Phil Kirsch, DF/Net Research, Inc. &
Craig Dilks, DF/Net Software ULC
DataFax 2014: What’s Coming?/td> Jeanine Hammar & Martin Renters
DF/Net Software ULC
Training: Implementing CDISC Standards in a DataFax Environment David Coblentz
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Training: DataFax Considerations with EDC Jae Chong
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Training: Edit Check Setup Taylor Marshall
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Training: DataFax Setup Emily Hemminger & Brian Postle
DF/Net Research, Inc.
iPad + DataFax: Improving Data Quality and Reducing Data Burden Daniel CherBr />SI-BONE, Inc. Contact Daniel Cher at dcher@si-bone.com
Compliance Aspects of Integration of Electronic Source Data into DataFax Brian Moyer & Christopher Whalen
NIH/NIAID/OCICB
Integrating Digital Data Sources with DataFax Matthew Economou
NIH/NIAID/OCICB
Integration Case Study: Advanced Randomization, Web-Based Tools, and DataFax Mark Lowerison
University of Calgary
Using DataFax Standard Reports for Risk-Based Monitoring Vaishali Krishnan
VA Palo Alto CSPCC
From Saving Lives to Changing Lives: A Non-Clinical Use of DataFax Valerie Warburton
RPXP
Safely Empowering Study Team Management of DataFax User Account Nidhi Jethoo & Dan Trottier
PHRI
Informed Consent Tracking Through DataFax Amy Morrow & Meredith Miller
VA Palo Alto CSPCC
Development of Oncology Databases at Inovio Sandra Oyola
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Case Report Form Version Management Paulina Leszczynski
University of Calgary
Dashboard Visualizations for DataFax Studies Using Tableau Software Michael Duvenhage
NIH/NIAID/OCICB

DFUG 2012: March 25-28; Palm Coast, FL

The 19th annual DFUG Meeting took place from Sunday, March 25 to Wednesday March 28 at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.

Title Presenter PDF
DataFax 4.2 - key features of the most recent release Wayne Taylor
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
DataFax 5.0 - what's coming Martin Renters
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
Using rsync to Maintain a Warm DataFax Backup Phil Kirsch
DF/Net Research, Inc.
DataFax at Inovio: A Small Pharma Experience Sandra Oyola
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Study Roles: Making Them Work For You Jeanine Hammar
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
How to validate the creation or modification of data through edit checks Emily Dai, Cissy Tang, Dan Trottier & Janice Pogue
Population Health Research Institute
SMS Reportable Event Management Systems (SREMS) Pongthep Miankaew,
BIOPHICS
SynCapture 1.5 Jim DePasquale
Synteract, Inc.
Data Sharing Between DataFax and the Study Website Seegar Swanson & Lu Lu
Emory University
Assessment form to evaluate whether a DataFax study meets 21CFR Part 11 requirements Manisha Thakur
Population Health Research Institute
CDISC: Getting started and preparing for what's next Craig Dilks
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
PrEP and iPrEx: DataFax Success Stories in the HIV Prevention World Lisa Ondrejcek & Darryl Pahl
DF/Net Research, Inc.
DataFax User Group Vendor Audit Report Phil Kirsch
DF/Net Research, Inc.
Synthesis of user wishes, and how they are likely to appear in product development Martin Renters
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.

DFUG 2011: February 27-March 2; Whistler, BC

The 18th annual DFUG Meeting took place February 27 - March 2 at the Fairmount Chateau Whistler in Whistler, BC.

Title Presenter PDF
DataFax 4.1 Wayne Taylor
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
Open discussion of client needs Developers
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
Creating secured and online web-access to DataFax information Pascal Groenen, Factory CRO
Sjouke Huisman, Thorin
Migrating from Solaris to Linux Craig Dilks
Clinical DataFax Systems Inc.
DataFax integration with relational database systems: Reporting and alternative data entry options Mark Lowerison, Christina Ma
Clinical Research Unit, University of Calgary
Calling for Auditors Robert DeForest, Don Masterson, Mija Lee
SCHARP, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Lessons Learned: upgrade from DF 3.8 to DF 4.0 Phil Kirsch
DF/Net Research Inc.
DataFax Upgrades: verifying data completeness and correctness Nidhi Jethoo
Population Health Research Institute
Evolving with DataFax: an upgrade story Valerie L. Warburton, RPXP
Brittini Callies, DFNet Research Inc.
Delivering iDataFax access when desktops and networks are locked down Dan Trottier
Population Health Research Institute
Running DataFax servers on a SUN LDOM virtualization environment Pongthep Miankaew
Center of Excellence for Biomedical and Public Health Informatics, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, MAHIDOL University
DataFax and the Future Phil Kirsch
DF/Net Research Inc.

DFUG 2009: February 15-19; Vail, CO

The 17th annual DFUG Meeting took place February 15 - 19, 2009 at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail, Colorado.

Title Presenter PDF
Self-Serve DataFax Connor McCoy
Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Tool for MedDRA coding in DataFax Tessa Tensen, Pascal Groenen
Factory CRO, Clinical Research for Medical Devices
Graphical User Interface for R-based DataFax Reporting Tools (DfRTools) Zekai Otles, David Gaston; Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation (FSTRF)-Madison
Pascal Groenen, Joris Bannenberg; Factory CRO, Clinical Research for Medical Devices
DFtips and tricks Steven Berkey, Christina Carty, and Elizabeth Spence
Perry Point Cooperative Studies Program
Integrating a Web-Based Self Interview with DataFax CRF Data in Risk Behavior Assessments Don L. Masterson
SCHARP
DFUG 2009 Audit: Purpose, History, Opportunity Phil Kirsch
SCHARP
Efficient DFpdf Computing Xiumei Yang, Janice Pogue
Population Health Research Institute
DataFax and Solaris Zones Darryl Pahl
DFNet Research
Using Subversion to Lock a DataFax Database or Version Control Study Setup Phil Kirsch
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (SCHARP)
DataFax Failover - Disaster Recovery Pat Kozina
Synteract, Inc.

DFUG 2008: February 24-27; Mont Tremblant, PQ

DFUG 2008 took place February 24 - 27 at the Fairmont Tremblant Hotel in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

DFUG 2007: March 11-14; Lake Tahoe, CA

The Fifteenth Annual DFUG Meeting took place March 11 - 14 at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, CA.

DFUG 2006: February 5-8; Lake Louise, AB

The Fourteenth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 5-8 at The Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta.

DFUG 2005: March 20-23; Sun Valley, ID

The Thirteenth Annual DFUG Meeting took place March 20-23 at The Sun Valley Lodge in Sun Valley, Idaho.

DFUG 2004: February 29-March 3; Lake Louise, AB

The Twelfth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 29-March 3 at The Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta.

DFUG 2003: March 9-12; Duck Key, FL

The Eleventh Annual DFUG Meeting took place March 9-12 at  Hawk's Cay Resort in Duck Key, FL.

DFUG 2002: February 3-6; Mont Tremblant, PQ

The Tenth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 3-6 at The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

DFUG 2001: February 4-7; Lake Louise, AB

The Ninth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 4-7 at The Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta.

DFUG 2000: February 6-9; Whistler, BC

The Eighth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 6-9 at The Coast Hotel in Whistler, BC.

DFUG 1999: February 7-10; Lake Louise, AB

The Seventh Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 7-10 at The Chateau Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta.

DFUG 1998: March 28-April 1; Mont Tremblant, PQ

The Sixth Annual DFUG Meeting took place March 28-April 1 at The Fairmont Tremblant Hotel in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

DFUG 1997: February 2-5; Snowbird, UT

The Fifth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 2-5 at The Cliff Lodge in Snowbird, UT.

DFUG 1996: February 4-6; Vancouver, BC

The Fourth Annual DFUG Meeting took place February 4-6 at The Waterfront Centre Hotel in Vancouver, BC.

DFUG 1995: April 27-28; Toronto, ON

The Third Annual DFUG Meeting took place April 27-28 at The Four Seasons Sheraton in Toronto, ON.

DFUG 1994: March 24-25; Mont Ste. Anne, PQ

The Second Annual DFUG Meeting took place March 24-25 at The Chateau Mont Ste. Anne in Mont Ste. Anne, Quebec.

DFUG 1993: January XX-YY; Sunshine Village, AB

The First Annual DFUG Meeting took place in January (we don't remember the exact dates) at The Sunshine Village Lodge in Sunshine Village, Alberta.

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