SCDM Education Portal

Coding: The Nuts and Bolts





This webinar will describe the role of Coding in clinical trials and will go through the What, the Why, and the How of Coding. In addition, we will discuss the importance of coding conventions and how to document these conventions.  
The presenter will discuss the key fundamentals and challenges of coding: e.g., single medical concepts, combination terms, splitting, definitive vs provisional diagnosis, location-specific vs microorganism-specific, body site vs event specific.  This will also include a brief discussion on the dictionaries used in coding, training, qualifications, and certifications. 
Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:
Better understand  the purpose and importance of  coding
Understand the role of coding in clinical trials 
Understand the basic coding fundamentals and challenges
Identify the different dictionaries available for coding
Who should attend
The session is an introduction to coding for any professionals new to industry, clinical trials and pharmacovigilance.   
Meet the Instructor

Connie Krause BSN, RN, CMC
Sr. Manager, Medical Surveillance & Coding
Dept. of Safety and Public Health
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Connie has been with Gilead Sciences Inc. (GSI) for over 4.5 years in the Medical Surveillance & Coding Group.  Prior to GSI, she worked at Genentech for over 12 years.  Overall, Connie has >12 years of coding experience and >5 years of case safety processing experience. Her previous work experience include Syntex, Stanford University Hospital Blood Bank, Caremark Homecare and Infusion Services, New Jersey Blood Services, Mt. Sinai Hospital Clinical Division of Neoplastics, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Sam Houston Memorial Hospital.
Earn CEUs

Participants are eligible to receive CEUs upon attendance and successful completion of a web-based assessment within 30 days after the webinar. CEUs are not granted after the 30-day assesment deadline.
SCDM is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.