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ACDM20 Abstract Submission Guidelines

ACDM20 Call for Abstracts

9th-10th March 2019: Clontarf Castle, Dublin, IE

The ACDM are inviting contributions from both members and non members on any area of Clinical Data Management for oral presentation at the 2020 ACDM Annual Conference as oral presentations.  The Conference Committee will review all abstracts and select presentations based on set criteria. The ACDM Conference Committee are particularly interested to hear how you would include an element of audience interactivity in your proposed presentation. This could be audience voting, interactive Q&As, start/finish and change of opinion questioning. 

Some suggested topics are shown below:

  • Connected devices and wearables
  • Key performance indicators – DM metrics
  • MHRA data integrity guidance
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Gender Equality in the workplace
  • Non-interventional studies
  • eSource
  • Signal detection
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Trials in academic CTUs


All abstracts should be submitted using the online form available here

Closing Date

The closing date for abstract submissions is 30th September 2018. No abstracts will be accepted after this date

Acknowledgement of Abstract

Each submission will be acknowledged to the corresponding author on receipt and assigned a unique Abstract Number. This number must be quoted in any correspondence.  Any enquiries should be made to


Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. The corresponding author will be advised of the outcome within 3 weeks of the closing date for submissions.

The corresponding author is responsible for notifying these details to other authors, including the presenting author.

Abstracts, once accepted for publication, cannot be changed (except as identified by the conference committee) or withdrawn.


As you may be aware, the ACDM is a non-profit making organisation representing Data Managers in the clinical research field. Regrettably we are unable to provide free places for all Abstract Speakers, therefore, all Abstract Speakers will be required to register as a Conference Delegate. As a thank you for the contribution to the Conference Programme, Abstract Speakers will be offered 20% discount on the day 1 or day 2 Option Member Rates (early bird and standard rates).

Oral Presentations

Full instructions will be provided following the acceptance of submissions, but for initial guidance presentations will be approximately between 20 to 30 minutes, followed by discussion. Corresponding authors will be notified if their abstract has been selected and the duration of their presentation. Please note timing is subject to change due to programme scheduling.


All accepted abstracts presented at the conference will be available at the conference and will be available to conference delegates via the ACDM website following the event.