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Short Course: Introduction to Real World Data for Data Geeks


  • Simon  Dagenais, PhD, MSc

    Simon Dagenais, PhD, MSc

    • Director, Global Center of Excellence, Real World Evidence
    • Vertex Pharmaceuticals, United States

    Simon is an epidemiologist and health economist with expertise in designing, conducting, and communicating scientific studies related to the clinical and economic value of therapies for neurologic conditions. He is currently the global head of RWE for neurology programs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and is supporting the clinical development of genetic therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other rare diseases. Prior to Vertex, Simon worked in health economics and outcomes research and pharmacovigilance at Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

  • Cort  Hayflinger, MS

    Cort Hayflinger, MS

    • President
    • Hayflinger Analytical Services, LLC, United States

    Cort Hayflinger has been working with real world health care data for nearly 20 years in a variety of settings, including pharmaceutical companies, academia, and the federal government. Trained as a biostatistician and SAS programmer, Cort has extensive hands-on experience with developing and executing analyses of large health care databases. He is the President of Hayflinger Analytical Services, which offers consulting services related to real world data, SAS programming, and statistical analyses to a variety of clients in the life sciences industries. Cort often works closely with researchers in health economics and outcomes research, pharmacovigilance, real world evidence, and related functions at pharmaceutical companies.

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