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ACDM23 Call for Abstracts

ACDM23 Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed. If for any reason you were unable to submit your abstract in time then please contact us by email:

12th-14th March 2023: Barcelona

ACDM are inviting Abstract Submissions for Presentations at ACDM23: The 2023 ACDM Annual Conference.
Please read the FAQ’s below and click on Submit an Abstract to access the form.

Abstracts for Oral Presentation
The ACDM are inviting abstracts for oral presentation at ACDM23. Please see the FAQs below to find out about the requirements of the abstract as well as other details about the submission, the timelines and other important information.

Abstracts for Poster Display
You may submit an abstract to display a poster at ACDM23. Posters must not be “overly” commercial and should be related to the management of clinical data. This could include technology, process, quality, delivery, regulations, team work or innovation. Posters will only be accepted if they are accompanied by an author. Posters will need to be in A0 portrait size and be printed and shipped/taken to ACDM23 by the attending author. Up to 2 attending author(s) per poster will receive a discounted rate to attend ACDM23. Acceptance of the poster for display is the decision of the ACDM23 Conference Organising Committee.

Click here for guidance & tip on designing your poster.

New Entrant Presentation & Award
The New Entrant Presentation & Award is new for ACDM23. Abstracts are invited from people who have worked in the industry for 3 years or less at the time of abstract submission. The same guidance as the normal oral abstract applies. A winning abstract will be selected and the presenter will receive a free place at the conference. The free place will comprise of day 1 & 2 attendance, conference dinner and one night B&B accommodation. All other expenses (including but not limited to travel and extra nights B&B) will be covered by the winner. The winner will be asked to make their presentation in-person at ACDM23.

Closing date for Abstract Submissions is 30th September. No Abstracts will be accepted after the closing date.

Frequently Asked Questions​​

  • Virtual data management, video SDV
  • Technology vendors
  • Data submission, how to bring down submission timelines, particularly to the FDA and data standards
  • Using predictive analysis – how DMs can use the data and not just manage it
  • eConsent and electronic signature (eIDAS): interplay with GCP and CTR 2014 and impact on daily work
  • Commission Recommendation of 6.2.2019 on a European Electronic Health Record exchange format
  • EHR to EDC – IMI European project: update, feedback from real projects from sponsors and academics 
  • Fast track procedures to put drug/medical device on the market as temporary authorisations just after a phase I/II, and run phases IIb and III in the real world: impact for data managers
  • New and emerging technologies
  • Real life data and randomised data – opposed or complementary? Experiences from the field
  • Open Data – European Medicines Agency policy on publication of clinical data for medicinal products for human use (2019) P0070 – interplay with GDPR? how far can we go?
  • Data integration – how best to perform data management activities on data from multiple external sources
  • Working on the data management for investigator-initiated studies

All abstracts should be submitted using the online form lower down this page. We will not accept abstracts that are not submitted using the online form. 

The closing date for abstract submissions is 30th September 2022. No abstracts will be accepted after this date.

Presentations must not be of a commercial nature (i.e. promoting a company or product). All presentations will be reviewed by the ACDM Conference Committee who reserve the right to ask for content to be removed or changed in a presentation if in their opinion it is deemed to be commercially oriented.

If you wish to do a commercial presentation (e.g. product demonstration) then you can do so by booking a Demonstration Hour in the Exhibitor & Sponsorship section. 

There is no word limit on abstracts. We recommend that you provide enough information to outline what you are proposing to present. We would expect this to be up to around 300 words maximum but it is not limited to that. You will also be asked to submit three learning outcomes of your session.

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 ACDM 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).

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.

Some sessions may be recorded and made available online.