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Thursday, June 30 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
#412: CDER Town Hall

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-594-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum is a roundtable discussion with FDA leadership. It will include discussion and updates on regulatory issues, and the audience will be invited to submit questions of general interest.

Learning Objectives

Discuss regulatory issues and updates to include hot topics.


Nancy D. Smith, PhD


Leah Christl, PhD

Gerald J. Dal Pan, MD

John K. Jenkins, MD

Michael Kopcha

Theresa M. Mullin, PhD

Lynne P. Yao, MD

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Nancy Smith

Adjunct Professor, Temple University, FDA Alumni
Nancy Smith, PhD, retired from the FDA after almost 25 years in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Nancy is past-Chair of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association, and she served as a DIA board member of from 2002-2008. She was Chair of the DIA... Read More →

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Leah Christl

Associate Director for Therapeutic Biologics, TBBT, OND, CDER, FDA
Dr. Christl is the Director of the Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars Staff (TBBS) in the Office of New Drugs in the FDA's CDER. TBBS is responsible for ensuring consistency in the scientific and regulatory approach and advice to sponsors regarding development programs for biosimilar... Read More →
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John Jenkins

Director, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA
Dr. Jenkins is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joined FDA in 1992 and has been Director of the Office of New Drugs since 2002.
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Michael Kopcha

Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, CDER, FDA
With more than 25 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, Dr. Kopcha’s areas of expertise include formulation and process development, process validation, technology transfer, off-shoring/outsourcing, and change management. Before joining FDA, Dr. Kopcha served as vice president... Read More →
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Theresa Mullin

Associate Director for Strategic Programs, CDER, FDA
Theresa Mullin, Ph.D., serves as CDER’s Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives. She leads Patient-Focused Drug Development which includes implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act. She leads the CDER International program and heads the FDA delegation to ICH, IPRP and other... Read More →
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Gerald Dal Pan

Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, CDER, FDA
Gerald J. Dal Pan, MD, MHS, is Director of the Office of Surveillance & Epidemiology in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, where he oversees adverse event surveillance and analysis, pharmacoepidemiology, risk management, and medication error prevention. A member of the... Read More →
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Lynne Yao

Director, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA
Lynne Yao, MD, is the Director, Office of New Drugs, Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration. The Division of Pediatric and Maternal Health oversees quality initiatives within the Office of New Drugs... Read More →

Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
114 Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
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