Vincent Karam, France

Data management and quality control of the European Liver Transplant Registry
European Liver Transplant Registry (ELTR)

Dr. Karam has over 20 years’ experience in clinical studies, specializing in clinical data management, statistic evaluations, quality control and data communication and publication. His career began as a scientist (PhD), working in the area of physiopathology at the Université René Descartes in Paris. He completed a training in clinical research (Saint-Antoine – Paris), data management and statistics (Jussieu – Paris), and took over the European Liver Transplant Registry (ELTR) in 1995.
Between 1968 and 2017, the ELTR gathered data (adult & pediatric) on 147,940 transplants (168 centers - 31 countries). Dr. Karam has established partnerships to exchange data with key European Organ Sharing Organizations - OSOs (NHS Blood and Transplant - UK, Organización Nacional de Transplantes - Spain, Agence de la biomédecine, France, Stichting Nederlandse Transplantatie - The Netherlands, Eurotransplant Foundation and Scandiatransplant). He has implemented and continually leads site quality audits with a team that he has composed. He leads prospective data gathering by an EDC equipped with strict quality control to ensure the accuracy of the information.The ELTR platform was established to produce center specific and whole European real-time statistics. With more than 60 publications, data from the ELTR were confirmed as a reliable and credible representation of liver transplant practice in Europe. As such, data from the ELTR has formed the foundation for the development of risk models for liver transplantation outcomes. Dr. Karam organizes with the ELTR team workshops to set up quality recommendations and SOPs with the collaborating centers and OSOs.

Lectures by Vincent Karam

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