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Sunday, June 26
 

8:30am EDT

#25: Signal Detection: Identifying and Managing Safety Signals
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-501-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

Signal detection is an essential element of the overall risk management process. This intermediate to advanced tutorial provides a concise review of current methods of drug safety signal detection for marketed products and the role of signal detection within the larger signal and risk management process. Emphasis is on practical pragmatic approaches. Outputs from quantitative signal detection will be the basis for a hands-on exercise and discussion. The tutorial also provides participants with the context to evaluate new research in the field.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for members of clinical safety and pharmacovigilance organizations who oversee, manage, or perform signal detection activities. The tutorial will also benefit participants who make risk management decisions based on signal detection results.

Learning Objectives

• Identify strengths and limitations of methods for signal detection;
• Interpret outputs from automated quantitative signal detection methods (data mining results);
• Discuss how to integrate signal detection methods into the larger signal and risk management process;
• Describe emerging methods for signal detection.


Speakers
avatar for James Buchanan

James Buchanan

President, Covilance LLC, United States
Dr. James Buchanan is presently an independent drug safety consultant. After leaving Gilead Sciences, Dr. Buchanan started the drug safety department at Tularik Inc where he acted as Chief Safety Officer until the company was acquired 5 years later by Amgen. Following the merger with... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#43: Risk Management and Safety Communication Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-505-L04-P; CME 6.50; IACET 6.50; RN 6.50

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

Risk communication is increasingly important to everyone involved in our health care system, especially the patients whose lives we strive to improve. This tutorial will look at current initiatives and new strategies to advance the safe use of drugs. The current status and future of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) in the US will be discussed, and compared with Risk Management Plans in Europe and Japan.

What You Will Learn:
• Current state of risk communication in the United States
• Health literacy, risk perception, and other safety communication issues
• New strategies to improve understanding of drug safety concerns among health care providers and to promote better communication to patients
• The development of risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) in the US
• How US REMS with risk management plans compare with those of Europe and Japan
• The importance of good communication during a crisis situation.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals who work in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, medical writing, and marketing and communications.

Learning Objectives

• Describe current risk communication strategies;
• Discuss the development of REMS in the US;
• Explain new methods to improve the proper use of medicines to maximize patient benefit and minimize risk;
• Discuss the future of drug safety and risk communication especially during a crisis situation.


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Smith

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 →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#44: The Good Pharmacovigilance Practices in the EU: Global Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: CME 6.50; IACET 6.50; RN 6.50

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

The objective of this tutorial is to provide a platform to address frequently asked questions and recent updates/developments in relation to the EU guidelines on good pharmacovigilance practices taking into account their global application and focusing on the following interest areas:

    • Overview of the latest developments in the area of pharmacovigilance in the EU including related IT systems
    • Management and reporting of adverse reactions and signal management
    • Updates of GVP Module VI
    • The new EU E2B(R3) ICSR implementation guide
    • New process for marketing authorization holders regarding the monitoring of medical literature and entry of relevant information into the EudraVigilance database by the EMA
    • Updates to the EudraVigilance Access Policy.


Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals who work in the following areas: clinical safety and pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs, risk management, quality and compliance.

Learning Objectives

• Describe recent developments on EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practices guidance;
• Examine principles for new literature monitoring and the revised EudraVigilance Access Policy;
• Discuss FAQs in signal management;
• Identify important aspects in preparing risk management plans and conducting postauthorization safety studies;
• Describe key principles for pharmacovigilance audits and inspections.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Jolley

Steve Jolley

Chief Executive Officer, SJ Pharma Consulting, LLC
Steve Jolley is a subject matter expert in all areas of global safety compliance and signal detection, and is a frequent speaker at leading industry events. Steve has 30 years’ experience in drug safety and pharmacovigilance and has worked with over 100 clients in North America... Read More →
avatar for Saad Shakir

Saad Shakir

Director, Drug Safety Research Unit
Saad Shakir is Director of the Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) in Southampton. The DSRU is an academic Unit associated with the University of Portsmouth. Here he leads a research team with an active programme for monitoring and studying the safety of medicines. He has worked and... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#40: Analysis of Safety Data from Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-503-L04-P; CME 6.50; IACET 6.50; RN 6.50

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

This tutorial is a combination of theory, guidelines, practical considerations, and real-life solutions for those working in the clinical development environment (pharmaceutical, biotech industry, or CRO). The instructors, with the use of a case study presentation, will provide a basic understanding of the underlying methodology and the current guidelines on safety data. Aspects of the planning of clinical trials as well as the problems and pitfalls during the analysis of safety data will be presented.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for regulatory affairs professionals, drug safety specialists, biostatisticians, medical writers, clinical researchers, project managers, and investigators.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss how to utilize guidelines and regulatory requirements for clinical trials;
• Describe ways to contribute to safety analysis plans;
• Discuss the statistical safety analysis process and pitfalls that could occur;
• Identify impact of benefit-risk assessment in safety data.


Speakers
avatar for Jürgen Kübler

Jürgen Kübler

Global Head, Quantitative Safety Sciences, CSL Behring GmbH
Dr. Kübler has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published in statistical and scientific journals, regularly gives scientific - presentations and organized various sessions at scientific conferences. He has a Masters and PhD in Statistics from the... Read More →
avatar for Jürgen Kübler

Jürgen Kübler

Global Head, Quantitative Safety Sciences, CSL Behring GmbH
Dr. Kübler has over 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has published in statistical and scientific journals, regularly gives scientific - presentations and organized various sessions at scientific conferences. He has a Masters and PhD in Statistics from the... Read More →
avatar for Joachim Vollmar

Joachim Vollmar

Executive Consultant, International Clinical Development Consultants LLC (ICDC)
Mr. Vollmar has been an independent consultant since 2004 and founded International Clinical Development Consultants, LLC in 2005 and Preclinical Research and Scientific Consulting Services, LLC in 2008. From 1970-1992, he was with Boehringer Mannheim as a senior statistician in clinical... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 15: Statistics, Tutorial

1:00pm EDT

#33: Preparation of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies Assessment Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-502-L04-P; CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

An additional registration fee is required for all preconference tutorials. Register today for this tutorial.

Risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) vary from simple to complex. Particularly for the complex Elements to Assure Safe Use (ETASU) REMS, data in the form of a REMS assessment report may greatly challenge team members as many may be new to the process. Creation of a REMS assessment report requires a high-functioning, coordinated and cooperative team (whether done all in-house or including vendors). During this workshop, participants will hear about relevant FDA regulations and guidances, recent status of REMS, and experiences in leading teams to successfully create REMS assessment reports. During hands-on activities, participants will receive case studies, discuss and role playing as key functional areas — data management, project writing, medical writing, pharmacovigilance, drug safety, epidemiology, and regulatory affairs, with an emphasis on providing a timely, high-quality deliverable. Time will be spent on refinement of the project plan, development of the table of contents, and how to coordinate disparate sections such as knowledge survey reports and adherence metrics. Discussion will also focus on topics such as the content of the REMS assessment as dictated by the REMS and REMS approval letter, determination of data cut-off dates, working with vendors, what to include in the report regarding survey design issues such as comprehension testing, special concerns for shared REMS, and FDA input and timing.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals involved in clinical safety and pharmacovigilance.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the key milestones needed to create a REMS assessment report;
• Identify who and how to engage in the multidisciplinary team required to create the report;
• Discuss the type of sections included in various types of REMS assessment reports.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Ammann

Mark Ammann

President, Catalyst Regulatory Services, LLC
Mark A. Ammann is the owner and President of Catalyst Regulatory Services, LLC. Prior to founding Catalyst, Mark established and built a successful Regulatory Affairs consulting practice at United BioSource Corporation where he served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and provided... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Sigler

Catherine Sigler

Executive Director, Safety, Epidemiology, Registries, and Risk Management (SERRM, UBC, An Express Scripts Company
Dr. Catherine Sigler is a Senior Epidemiologist and Executive Director in United BioSource Corporation (subsidiary of Express Scripts Inc.) department: Surveillance, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management (SERRM). She provides technical expertise in pharmaceutical safety issues... Read More →
avatar for Annette Stemhagen

Annette Stemhagen

SVP & Chief Scientific Officer, UBC
Dr. Annette Stemhagen is an epidemiologist with more than 30 years of public health research experience, including 20 years in safety surveillance of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and vaccine products. She is the SVP of Safety, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management within... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Tutorial
 
Monday, June 27
 

8:30am EDT

#117: IDMP: A Compliance Project or a New Way of Conducting Business?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session will present different solution scenarios on how to approach the identification of medicinal products (IDMP) based on two very different starting points and discuss the mapping of the mandatory ISO IDMP data fields to the risk management plan (RMP), the EU integrated format, and explore the challenges of document life cycle management impacted by this new worldwide standard.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how you could approach the identification of medicinal products (IDMP) from the angle of integration and convergence to ensure that your IDMP project will become the first stepping stone on a journey towards an integrated company, tying strings to the regulations, clinical trial regulation, ISO ICSR etc; Discuss potential benefits you can alleviate from IDMP; Describe the mapping of mandatory ISO IDMP data fields and controlled vocabularies that directly impact the risk management plan.

Chair

Niels Gronning, MSc

Speaker

ISO IDMP Impact Assessment on the Risk Management Plan
Debbie Persaud, MSc

IDMP: A Compliance Project
Bernie Coney, MA



Chair
avatar for Niels Gronning

Niels Gronning

Principal Consultant, NNIT A/S
With a professional and academic bacground within the pharmaceutical industry Niels Grønning possesses extensive knowledge within the area of IT & Life Sciences. His area of expertise is predominantly found within regulatory affairs, IT (strategy, architecture & compliance) and more... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Persaud

Debbie Persaud

Regulatory Affairs SME, NNIT Inc.
Debbie Persaud is a RA SME at NNIT US. Prior to joining NNIT, she worked as a RA Manager at Pfizer and Ethicon specializing in global regulatory submission strategies for biologics and medical devices. She has a MSc. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Session

8:30am EDT

#107: Fatal Drug Trials in Phase 1: Understanding Risk, Subject Safety, Timelines, and Cost
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-615-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

A recent French clinical trial resulted in one subject dead and five with severe health problems. The panel will examine how to best understand the risks in providing feedback to address participant safety, timelines, and costs.

Learning Objectives

Working with the sponsor, identify IP risks and best understand potential adverse events/serious adverse event (AE/SAE); Formulate a process to best address participant safety; Adapt to clinical information in addressing participant safety and timelines and cost of study.

Chair

William B Smith

Speaker

Panelist
Howard Greenberg, MD

Panelist
Thijs Van Iersel, MD

Panelist
Mary L. Westrick, PhD



Chair
avatar for William Smith

William Smith

CEO, Alliance for Multispecialty Research/NOCCR
William B. Smith, MD, FACC, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Smith is board certified in Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Critical Care. Dr. Smith is the President of New Orleans Center for Clinical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg

Medical Safety Officer, Janssen Research and Development, LLC
Dr. Greenberg is a Medical Safety Officer for Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics of Thomas Jefferson University. He is a Clinical Pharmacologist with education and experience in chemical engineering... Read More →
avatar for Mattheus Van Iersel

Mattheus Van Iersel

Senior Director, Scientific Affairs - Clinical Pharmacology, PRA Health Sciences
Dr van Iersel is an MD with 25 years of experience in clinical development. He is trained in Clinical Pharmacology in the UK and the Netherlands. Currently he is a Senior Director of Science at PRA. Previously he worked as Researcher at Urology and as Principal Investigator, Medical... Read More →
avatar for Mary Westrick

Mary Westrick

Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Mary Westrick holds a BS in Chem, and MS & PhD degrees in pharmacology from Purdue University. She has held leadership positions in Global Clinical Pharmacology at Covance, Astellas and Quintiles and currently teaches Project Management and Leadership in the MS Program in Biotechnology... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Forum

8:30am EDT

#116: Has the EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Delivered on Its Intended Promise and Commitment?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The session will review the implementation status of the 2010 EU Pharmacovigilance Legislation and its associated Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Guidelines, focusing on the key challenges and uncertainties arising from implementation, as well as some future proposals to measure impact on facilitating the performance of pharmacovigilance in the European Union. Did it do what it originally set out to achieve? Key to the success of implementing a robust pharmacovigilance system is the ability to strengthen the monitoring of benefit risk throughout a products life cycle. The results of the PROTECT work stream that arose as a quantum leap forward in benefit risk evaluation from the Innovative Medicines Initiative in the EU will be explored and how the results have changed industry and regulatory authority standards.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the current status, challenges, and uncertainties arising from the implementation of the EU Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Guidelines associated with the 2010 EU Pharmacovigilance Legislation; Describe future strategies to measure the impact that the legislation and guidelines have had since implementation; Explore how the results of PROTECT have changed industry and regulatory standards.

Chair

Valerie E. Simmons, MD, FFPM

Speaker

Introduction, General Overview of Implementation of the EU GVP Guidelines: Did They Actually Deliver?
Valerie E. Simmons, MD, FFPM

IMI PROTECT: Challenges, Successes, and the Effect on PhV in Europe
Stella C.F. Blackburn

Important Risks Resulting from EU PV Legislation and Guidance: Best Practice to Allow Optimized Patient Safety?
Leonardo Ebeling



Chair
avatar for Valerie Simmons

Valerie Simmons

EU QPPV, Global Patient Safety, Eli Lilly and Company Ltd
Dr. Simmons is currently the EU QPPV for Eli Lilly & Company Ltd. She is a registered physician from the University of London and, since joining the pharmaceutical industry in 1987, she has focussed her career drug safety through senior management positions in Glaxo Eli Lilly. Val... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stella Blackburn

Stella Blackburn

Vice President, Global Head of Early Access & Risk Management, RWI, QuintilesIMS
Dr Stella Blackburn is currently VP, Global Head of Early Access & Risk Management at QuintilesIMS. She joined QI in April 2014 after more than 25 years working in PhV and pharmacoepi in industry and the European Medicines Agency. Stella is a Fellow of the International Society of... Read More →
LE

Leonardo Ebeling

General Manager, Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH
Dr. Leonardo Ebeling, general manager and co-founder of Dr. Ebeling & Assoc., located in Hamburg, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Marburg and Hamburg. After completing his studies in 1984, he worked for big and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies in leading positions... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Session

10:45am EDT

#140: Understanding, Developing, and Implementing an Anticipated Events Review Process: Adoption of the FDA IND Rule on Safety Reporting Requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-576-L05-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will discuss how to understand, develop, and implement the review/reporting process for events considered anticipated based upon the disease under study which is an important new procedure within clinical development. Attendees will also learn through the examination of case studies clarifying issues leading to uninformative safety reporting.

Learning Objectives

Describe barriers to implementation of the FDA Rule; Clarify the FDA Rule and guidance in order to reduce the number of uninformative safety reports; Recognize the end to end process of the aggregate review and reporting of Anticipated Events; Convert the knowledge of the process into a tangible approach for adoption; Identify how to guide an organization to develop and implement a process; Identify opportunities for improving the quality and efficiency of IND safety reporting processes.

Chair

Robert (Mac) Gordon, MS

Speaker

Using Case Studies to Facilitate Implementation of the FDA Rule for IND Safety Reporting
Marsha Millikan

FDA Perspective
Jonathan P. Jarow, PhD

One Company's Approach to Developing and Implementing an Anticipated Events Review Process
Robert (Mac) Gordon, MS



Chair
avatar for Robert (Mac) Gordon

Robert (Mac) Gordon

Associate Director, Biostatistics, Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Mac received a Masters in Statistics and graduate certificates in Public Health, Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology. He has been involved in pharmacovigilance, signal detection and data visualization for most of his career, including membership in several multi-disciplinary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Jarow

Jonathan Jarow

Senior Medical Advisor, FDA
Dr. Jonathan P. Jarow is currently the senior medical advisor to the Center Director and chair of the medical policy council in CDER at FDA. Jonathan previously served as the director of CDER’s Office of Medical Policy and as deputy director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology... Read More →
avatar for Marsha Millikan

Marsha Millikan

Advisor, Expedited Reporting Global Patient Safety, Eli Lilly and Company
18 years of pharmaceutical drug safety experience. Currently oversees global PV expedited reporting business processes. She supported multiple projects including the FDA IND rule changes, database updates, creation of an investigator line listing report, & EU GVP process updates... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

10:30am EDT

#218: Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Drug Development Tool/Novel Methodology Qualification
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-548-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Innovative tools/methods acceptable to drug developers and regulators require focused development strategies for necessary evidence. This session presents case studies illustrating what has been learned to achieve success based on real examples.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the importance of consortia in advancing biomarkers, modeling, and simulation tools that inform drug development; Describe through a lessons learned approach on reaching consensus on the science (e.g. data sharing, governance procedures); Identify and help scientists understand the competencies and expectations involved in development of novel tools and methodologies.

Chair

Martha Ann Brumfield, PhD

Speaker

FDA Perspective
ShaAvhree Y. Buckman-Garner, MD, PhD



Chair
avatar for Martha Brumfield

Martha Brumfield

President and Chief Executive Officer, Critical Path Institute
Martha A. Brumfield, PhD, heads the Arizona-based non-profit in its mission to catalyze the development of new tools to advance medical product innovation and regulatory science. She has 20 years’ experience at Pfizer most recently as senior vice president of worldwide regulatory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for ShaAvhree Buckman-Garner

ShaAvhree Buckman-Garner

Director, Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA
ShaAvhrée Buckman-Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP is the Director of the Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), at the FDA. Prior to serving as Director of OTS, Dr. Buckman-Garner served as Deputy Director for OTS and as medical team leader in the... Read More →
avatar for Emer Cooke

Emer Cooke

Chair, ICMRA; Executive Director, European Medicines Agency (EMA), Netherlands
Es Cooke was nominated as Executive Director with a renewable five-year mandate by the Agency’s Management Board on 25 June 2020 and is the first woman at the helm of EMA. "I take up the role of Executive Director of EMA amid a public health crisis of unprecedented scale,” said... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Forum

10:30am EDT

#226: The Global Conundrum: Herding Cats - Identifying Risk Across Pharmacovigilance Networks and Seeking Simplicity in Multi-Country Pharmacovigilance Activities
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

As pharmaceutical companies seek ways to centralize and better coordinate with affiliates, some pharmacovigilance activities, such as interfacing with health care professional and patients, must be managed locally. Dealing with these activities across multiple countries can be extremely complicated, and companies must find ways to simplify and improve their processes. In this forum, we will explore the Pharmacovigilance (PV) Affiliate Network from both corporate and local perspectives and review case studies of issues faced by companies of all sizes, from start-up to multi-national. In addition, we will present an approach to clarifying the current affiliate situation using an affiliate’s survey tool as well as available in-house data sources. We will also demonstrate a risk-assessment approach that can be applied to generate a clear view of systemic risk (exposure across all or many affiliates) and unique risks (exposure specific to one particular or a few local affiliates). Finally we will highlight methods to streamline PV affiliate processes and the benefits this approach provides to the enterprise. A panel discussion following the presentations offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss ideas about global PV affiliate management with the speakers.

Learning Objectives

Assess similarities and differences between regions including recognizing peculiarities in present day international pharmacovigilance scenarios; Describe a methodology for identifying and assessing systemic and unique risks across the affiliate network; Identify the potential benefits from implementation of an affiliate risk-reduction and simplification exercise on portfolio management; Evaluate the company needs and formulate high-impact solutions to minimize risk and improve processes.

Chair

Hershell William Thompson

Speaker

Managing a PV Affiliates Network: The Challenges and Considerations in Maintaining Oversight and In-Country Connections
Lesia Tontisakis, BSN

A Global Conundrum: Seeking Simplicity in Multi-Country Pharmacovigilance Activities
Marco Anelli



Chair
avatar for Hershell Thompson

Hershell Thompson

Managing Consultant, Navitas Life Sciences, Inc.
Hershell is a Managing Consultant with Navitas Life Sciences and has with over 25 years of medicines development and change management experience. He has extensive operational experience in phase I-IV clinical trials, health outcomes, pharmacovigilance and medical devices. He was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marco Anelli

Marco Anelli

Head of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Advisory Services, Productlife Group
Marco Anelli is Head of Pharmacovigilance and Medical Affairs Advisory Services at ProductLife Group . In the past 25 years he has worked in Phase I-IV and PV. In addition, Marco is also QPPV and has prepared and signed over 200 non-clinical and clinical overviews and summaries... Read More →
avatar for Lesia Tontisakis

Lesia Tontisakis

Director, Pharmacovigilance, Global Patient Safety and Epidemiology, Allergan
Lesia Tontisakis joined Allergan in 2011 leading key Safety Operations functions ensuring global quality & compliance targets are met. Key responsibilities include QMS oversight, compliance, Inspection Readiness, PVA Management, Training and Vendor Oversight (ICSR management and Affiliate... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Forum

10:30am EDT

#225: One Size Does Not Fit All: Best Practices for Right-Sized Signal Management Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-600-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The requirement to properly plan, track, and manage signals from all sources has never been greater, and we are seeing an increasing focus of inspectors on companies' signaling strategies. This session describes cutting edge research from a local and a global perspective and will aid companies in designing a fit-for-purpose signal detection and management strategy for their product portfolios. This sesion will utilize real life examples in the presentation.

Learning Objectives

Describe signal management regulatory requirements in the EU, US, and other regions; Discuss how the basic principles of modern signal detection and management systems can be adapted to fit various-sized portfolios while ensuring quality is optimized; Recall developments in advanced signaling informatics.

Chair

Deirdre McCarthy, MS

Speaker

What Is the Utility of GIS Technology in the Postmarket Setting?
Henry "Skip" Francis

Practical Tools for Signal Management: How Do You Overcome Challenges and Meet the Regulatory Needs of Pharmacovigilance?
Shelley Gandhi, MS

Global Signal Detection with Regional Relevance: Development and Field Testing of Surveillance Strategies for the Emerging Indian Market
Ola Caster, PhD



Chair
avatar for Deirdre McCarthy

Deirdre McCarthy

Senior Benefit Risk Management Director, Quintiles Inc.
Over 15 years in PV, spanning CRO, regulatory authority and company. Areas of special interest are EU post-marketing safety systems & product benefit-risk management. Adjunct Lecturer in international PV at Tufts University School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Boston... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ola Caster

Ola Caster

Senior Researcher, Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Ola Caster is Senior Researcher at the Uppsala Monitoring Centre and affiliated with the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. He has nearly ten years’ experience from research and development in global pharmacovigilance, with formal qualifications PhD... Read More →
avatar for Henry Francis

Henry Francis

Director for Data Mining and Informatics Evaluation and Research, OTS, CDER, FDA
Dr. Francis is the Director of the Data mining and Informatics Evaluation and Research Group in the Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA.In that capacity he directs a trans-disciplinary group of senior sciences to test, create and operate data analysis program facilitating... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Gandhi

Shelley Gandhi

Strategic Advisor, Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, NDA Group
Shelley is an experienced and highly motivated pharmacovigilance and risk management expert, with an international reputation in her field, specialising in delivering global safety solutions including safety governance models. Former senior manager at MHRA for over 19 years and represented... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety/PV, Session

2:00pm EDT

#248: Mind the Gaps: The Science of Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Benefit-Risk Communication for Medicinal Products
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-580-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Effective benefit-risk communication is central to ensuring safe and appropriate use of medicinal drug products. Additionally, regulatory authorities across the globe are now demanding evidence of the effectiveness of risk communication measures included as part of formal risk management programs. Currently, however, the design, dissemination and application of best practices in benefit-risk communication have been limited. This forum seeks to highlight the main gaps in the design, implementation, and evaluation of benefit-risk communication for medicinal products, to identify best practices in those areas, and to explore ways to reduce those gaps moving forward.

Learning Objectives

Identify the main facilitators and barriers in the design of current benefit-risk communications; Describe the key gaps in the translation and implementation of benefit-risk communication best practices into real-world practices (e.g., at the community level, and across cultures, health care systems and regulatory authority jurisdictions); Discuss the major gaps in the evaluation of risk communication, and how these gaps can be effectively addressed.

Chair

Meredith Y. Smith

Speaker

Communicating Risk Information to Patients: Gaps in Current Approaches and How Health Literacy and Information Orientation Measures Can Improve Effectiveness
Kristina Birnbrauer, PhD

Gaps and Best Practices in Designing Risk Minimization Communication Campaigns
Elaine H Morrato, DrPH, MPH

Evaluating Effectiveness of Benefit-Risk Communication
Gerald J. Dal Pan, MD



Chair
avatar for Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith

Global Risk Management Officer, Global Patient Safety, Amgen Inc.
Meredith Smith is Global Risk Management Officer at Amgen, Inc. where she leads a team of 6 scientists responsible for medicinal product benefit-risk assessment and risk management. She is a behavioral scientist and health services researcher by training with over 15 years of experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristina Birnbrauer

Kristina Birnbrauer

Sr. Research Consultant, MSP Analytics
Kristina Birnbrauer is a health communication and research professional with expertise in patient and healthcare provider education and health behavior interventions. Kristina found her niche after a life-threatening mosquito borne virus in 2010. She is experienced in study and survey... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Morrato

Elaine Morrato

Professor Health Systems, Management and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health
Elaine Morrato, DrPH MPH is a Professor in Health Systems, Management and Policy and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research focuses on accelerating the translation of drug warnings into practice, and she has contributed her... Read More →
avatar for Gerald Dal Pan

Gerald Dal Pan

Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, CDER, FDA, United States
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 →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Forum

2:00pm EDT

#249: Current Topics for Pharmacovigilance in Japan
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Did you know that Japan has a relief system for adverse reactions which makes payments to patients who have suffered adverse reactions during use of drugs for their approved indications? Are you aware of the many actions taken recently in Japan for under-reporting or missed reporting of adverse reactions by domestic and foreign-headquartered pharmaceutical companies? Do you struggle to understand the requests of your Japanese partners and colleagues related to managing pharmacovigilance and adverse reaction report exchange in that country? Have you ever been overwhelmed by solicited cases from Japanese observational studies or had trouble interpreting the results of all-case surveillance studies from that country? This session aims to give a full background on the postmarketing surveillance system in Japan including the re-examination and re-evaluation systems, the role of observational studies and the current practices in risk management. The session will also examine recent cases of non- or under-reporting of ICSRs and the possible connection between complexity of PV regulation, the multitude of ways in which safety information can reach pharmaceutical companies and unintentional noncompliance with reporting regulations. Finally, since 1980 Japan has had a Fund for Relief Services for Adverse Drug Reactions. The details of the system and how it serves as a safety net will be described.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how the complexity of pharmacovigilance regulation can be a factor in non- or under-reporting of ICSRs; Describe the regulatory and legal context for pharmaovigilance in Japan; Recognize the different varieties of Japanese postmarketing observational studies and how they are performed; Interpret Japanese pharmacovigilance regulations and expectations; Explain the Relief System for Adverse Reactions in Japan, how it operates and is funded, and its practical effects on patients.

Chair

Stewart Geary, MD

Speaker

Observational Studies in Japan and Asia
Stewart Geary, MD

Relief Services in Occurrence of Serious Adverse Drug Reactions
Naohiro Otaki

Root Cause Analysis of and Solutions for Under Reporting Safety Information of ICSRs in Clinical Research and Sales Activities
Teiki Iwaoka, PhD, MS



Chair
avatar for Stewart Geary

Stewart Geary

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Eisai Co., Ltd.
Stewart Geary has worked at Eisai since 1996 in PV, clinical safety and regulatory science. He was a member of the CIOMS VII, VIII and IX Working Groups, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of JAPhMed and the Editorial Advisory Boards for Applied Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teiki Iwaoka

Teiki Iwaoka

Executive Consultant, Director of Drug Safety Outsourcing Planning, CAC Croit Corporation
Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance expert. EWG for ICH E2B, and Rapporter for ICH E2D. Lecturer of many educational seminars worldwide more than 20 years. Executive Consultant, and Auditors for Global Pharmacovigilance Compliance.
avatar for Naohiro Otaki

Naohiro Otaki

Technical Officer, Application Review Division I, Office of Relief Funds, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Technical officer of PMDA since Feb.2010 and technical officer of Office of Relief Funds of PMDA since Jan. 2014.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety/PV, Session

4:00pm EDT

#260: A Risk-Benefit Approach to Planning Early Clinical Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-598-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Presentations will examine different but overlapping aspects of assuring safety and evaluating activity in early clinical development activities to enable rational clinical development, followed by an interactive discussion of potential future directions.

Learning Objectives

Discuss different aspects of including safety in early phase drug development processes; Identify aspects to be considered for risk assessments during a first-in-human study; Describe a dose selection process for cell and gene therapies to increase likelihood of efficacy; Explain recommended standards for operating an early phase CPU with staff training programs.

Chair

Howard Greenberg, MD

Speaker

Structured Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation in First-in-Human Studies
Thijs Van Iersel, MD

Dose Finding for Cell and Gene Therapies: Is Safety the Main Driver?
Gopalan Narayanan, MD, FFPM, FRCP

Site Training as a Critical Key to Safety
Donna W. Dorozinsky



Chair
avatar for Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg

Medical Safety Officer, Janssen Research and Development, LLC
Dr. Greenberg is a Medical Safety Officer for Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics of Thomas Jefferson University. He is a Clinical Pharmacologist with education and experience in chemical engineering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Donna Dorozinsky

Donna Dorozinsky

President, Just In Time GCP
Donna is a business consultant who has over 25 years of experience in study operations that includes clinical operations, safety, data management, biostatistics, clinical supply management, and TMF management. She encourages strategic thinking and implementation of solutions not only... Read More →
avatar for Mattheus Van Iersel

Mattheus Van Iersel

Senior Director, Scientific Affairs - Clinical Pharmacology, PRA Health Sciences
Dr van Iersel is an MD with 25 years of experience in clinical development. He is trained in Clinical Pharmacology in the UK and the Netherlands. Currently he is a Senior Director of Science at PRA. Previously he worked as Researcher at Urology and as Principal Investigator, Medical... Read More →
avatar for Gopalan Narayanan

Gopalan Narayanan

Biologics and Advanced Therapies Expert, NDA Group
Trained in Internal Medicine. Currently providing strategic support and advice to Biotech/Pharma companies on regulatory science primarily in Biotechnology, Cell and Gene Therapy. Previously Head of Biotechnology Unit, MHRA, UK and Expert Medical Assessor; Member of Committee for... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Symposium

4:00pm EDT

#272: How Can We Build Reliability and Quality When Outsourcing Pharmacovigilance?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-577-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will discuss the concept that there is no agreed upon or standardized approach to outsourcing pharmacovigilance. Other industries use the safety case model so vendors present a common model for sponsors to examine and the latest thinking will be applied to pharmacovigilance outsourcing.

Learning Objectives

Discuss a more standardized approach to outsourcing pharmacovigilance; Identify a common model for pharmacovigilance outsourcing.

Chair

Brian David Edwards

Speaker

Pharmacovigilance Sourcing, Emerging Business Models
Kelly Traverso

Pragmatic Approach to Pharmacovigilance Outsourcing
Lillian M. Kirk, DrSc



Chair
avatar for Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards

Principal Consultant, Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, Vice-President ACRES, NDA Group, United Kingdom
After his training in hospital medicine and clinical research for 14 years, Dr. Edwards joined the UK Medicines Control Agency (MHRA) in 1994 where he had various responsibilities as a pharmacovigilance assessor. In 1999 he joined Parexel to become Senior Medical Director before joining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lillian Kirk

Lillian Kirk

Director, Global Pharmacovigilance Case Management, Alexion
Lillian is a Doctor of Chiropractic with over 19 years’ healthcare experience, including clinical practice, teaching, drug safety/pharmacovigilance & medical affairs. The last 3 years, she provided safety expertise companywide & for external partners. She has worked to develop valuable... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Traverso

Kelly Traverso

Consulting Specialist Leader, Deloitte
Kelly has over 17 years of industry and consulting experience in Life Sciences. She has significant consulting experience in the areas of Quality, Pharmacovigilance, R&D and Regulatory Affairs. Projects she has led and provided extensive subject matter expertise on include, Process... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety/PV, Session

4:00pm EDT

#273: Improving Adverse Drug Reaction Information in Product Labels
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-587-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are an important part of a product label. In this session, we will recommend ways to make ADR information in product labels more understandable and better reflective of the risk of a drug relative to a comparator. We will also discuss the importance of end-to-end labeling and tracking to ensure pharmacovigilance compliance.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are presented in EU and US drug labels; Explain why the qualitative categories of ADR in an EU label and the pooling strategy to obtain ADR frequencies in a US label are inadequate; Describe improved approaches to summarize and present different types of adverse events; Describe key building blocks for a compliant end-to-end labeling system.

Chair

Brenda Crowe, PhD

Speaker

Rational Presentation of Adverse Reactions in Drug Labeling
Ellis Unger, MD

A New Paradigm in Patient Safety: The Importance of End-to-End Labeling and Tracking in Ensuring Pharmacovigilance Compliance
Oliver Steck, MBA

Augmenting Product Labels with Real-World Evidence: Lessons from OHDSI
Patrick Ryan



Chair
avatar for Brenda Crowe

Brenda Crowe

Senior Research Advisor, Global Statistical Sciences, Eli Lilly and Company
Brenda Crowe is a Senior Research Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) where she leads a Safety Analytics team. She obtained a PhD in Statistics from the University of Toronto in 1997 and has 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.

Speakers
PR

Patrick Ryan

Head, Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Patrick Ryan, PhD is Senior Director of Epidemiology and the Head of Epidemiology Analytics at Janssen Research and Development. He is currently a collaborator in Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI, htttp://ohdsi.org). He served as a principal investigator of... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Steck

Oliver Steck

Principal, Navitas Inc.
He has been a business consultant for more than 14 years. Since joining WCI, he has helped global pharmaceutical clients to optimize their processes in regards of content management, different compliance related issues, risk management and Pharmacovigilance.
avatar for Ellis Unger

Ellis Unger

Director, Office of Drug Evaluation I, OND, CDER, FDA
Ellis F. Unger is the Director, Office of Drug Evaluation-I, Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. His Office oversees the regulation of drugs for cardiovascular, renal, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Unger is a board-certified internist... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Session
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

9:40am EDT

#305: MedDRA: Use in the Review of New Drug Applications at the FDA
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate

This session will provide an overview of the use of MedDRA and Standardised MedDRA Queries in the review of New Drug Applications. It will include practical exercises designed to promote discussion of best practices and solutions to challenges in premarketing pharmacovigilance. Participants will gain a valuable insight into how FDA analyzes MedDRA data, with an emphasis on data quality.

**Due to session format, seating will be limited to 50 participants and available on a first come, first served basis. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the session, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Chair

David Richardson, MD

Speaker

Facilitator
Christopher Damian Breder



Speakers
avatar for Christopher Breder

Christopher Breder

Medical Officer, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA
Dr Breder is Medical Officer at the FDA with a focus on neurological disorders. He serves as the FDA Topic leader on the ICH team that maintains the MedDRA Points to Consider document. Prior to his employment at the FDA, Dr Breder served in several leadership roles in industry. He... Read More →
avatar for David Richardson

David Richardson

Owner, Richardson M.D. Consulting, LLC
David W. Richardson, M.D. is a drug safety/pharmacovigilance consultant, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson is an adult neurologist; he attended Harvard College and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a part-time consultant for the MedDRA Maintenance and Support... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 22: Engage and Exchange, Workshop

9:45am EDT

#306: SAS/JMP Innovation Theater: Efficient Safety Assessment in Clinical Trials Using the Computer-Generated Adverse Event Narratives of JMP Clinical
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

ICH E3 recommends that sponsors provide written narratives describing serious adverse events or AEs of special interest. Completing narratives offers numerous practical challenges: allocating sufficient resources to meet timelines, reviewing disparate data sources, updating text to reflect changes in study data, and accommodating differences in narrative content according to disease area. We describe how narratives can be generated directly from study data sets and tailored using JMP Clinical.

Chair

SAS Institute Inc. JMP Division


Chair
SI

SAS Institute Inc. JMP Division

JMP, A Business Unit of SAS

Wednesday June 29, 2016 9:45am - 10:15am EDT
Exhibit Hall B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:30am EDT

#316: What’s Your Preference? The Emerging Importance of Patient Preference Elicitation
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-553-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patient engagement in the development of medicinal products is a high interest topic with rapidly evolving methodological work. This session will articulate the needs and interests of patients, industry, and regulators.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the importance, context, approaches to and appropriate use of patient preferences, particularly in benefit-risk evaluation, across the product life cycle; Evaluate and propose solutions to regulatory and methodological challenges for patient engagement and the assessment of patient preferences.

Chair

Rebecca A. Noel

Speaker

Regulatory Perspective
Isabelle Moulon, MD

Patient Perspective
Andrea Stern Ferris

Industry Perspective
Bennett Levitan



Chair
avatar for Rebecca Noel

Rebecca Noel

Global Benefit-Risk Lead, Global Patient Safety, Eli Lilly and Company
Rebecca (Becky) Noel is currently the Global Leader for Benefit-Risk Assessment at Eli Lilly. Since joining Lilly, Becky has been extensively involved in leading the development of systematic approaches to benefit-risk assessment, both internally at Lilly and externally via the PhRMA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Ferris

Andrea Ferris

President and Chairman, LUNGevity Foundation
Andrea is the President and Chairman of LUNGevity. In her role as President of LUNGevity, Andrea is responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction of the organization and its science programs. Prior to LUNGevity, Andrea had a variety of management experiences. She worked... Read More →
avatar for Bennett Levitan

Bennett Levitan

Senior Director, Benefit-Risk Assessment, Global R&D Epidemiology, Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Bennett Levitan, MD-PhD is Senior Director, Global R&D Epidemiology at Janssen R&D. He introduced state of the art patient-focused benefit-risk assessment to Janssen and his team has led numerous clinical teams in benefit-risk assessments and patient preference studies. He co-led... Read More →
avatar for Isabelle Moulon

Isabelle Moulon

Head of Patients and Healthcare Professionals Department, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Qualified medical doctor from the University of Grenoble, specialising in endocrinology and metabolic diseases. She joined the European Medicines Agency in 1995. Since 2004, she has been developing the interaction with patients and healthcare professionals and was appointed Head of... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
204C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Session

10:30am EDT

#323: Social Listening for Pharmacovigilance: Practical Considerations and Challenges for Implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-578-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

A multiperspective, practical look at incorporating social listening into pharmacovigilance practices—including challenges, knowledge and guidance gaps, regulatory guidance, and recent research as well as experiential findings from both pharma and academia. Come hear some very up-to-date and practical learnings from social media in pharmacovigilance and be challenged to rethink some preconceptions about it.

Learning Objectives

Discuss current challenges and gaps in use of social media for pharmacovigilance including patient privacy, regulatory guidance, legal and reporter identification as global issues; Explain how some pharmaceutical companies have overcome some of those challenges to collect and analyze social media data to augment current postmarketing pharmacovigilance measures and where value has been found; Describe some findings from recent research efforts and data collection methods.

Chair

Laurie S. Anderson, PharmD

Speaker

Current Gaps and Challenges in Pharmacovigilance with Respect to Social Media
Lalitha P. Aiyer, MD, MBA, MS

A Real-World Look at Mining Social Media for Adverse Events: Impact of Regulatory Definitions and Methods
Michael A. Ibara, PharmD

Real-World Use of Social Listening for Pharmacovigilance Currently in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Lorrie Schifano, PharmD



Chair
avatar for Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson

Safety Evaluation and Risk Management Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline
Manager-Safety Evaluation and Risk Management Laurie joined GlaxoSmithKline in 2009 as a Medical Information Scientist. Prior to GSK Laurie worked as a clinical pharmacist at The University of California-San Francisco Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center. She earned her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lalitha Aiyer

Lalitha Aiyer

President and Senior Medical Advisor, Medical and Pharma Advisors Group
Lalitha is a board certified physician with subspecialty training in Internal Medicine with 14 +years in clinical practice & over 15 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry. She runs an independent consultancy practice. Previously she worked in Ardea BioSciences as Head of Pharmacovigilance... Read More →
avatar for Michael Ibara

Michael Ibara

Managing Partner, Fathom Digital Healthcare Consulting
20+ years’ experience in clinical R&D. Previously Head of Digital Healthcare for CDISC. Prior to that 15 yrs at Pfizer, leading implementations of global systems. Pioneered ASTER - the first time AEs were retrieved directly from an EHR and sent to FDA. Current work FDA project to... Read More →
avatar for Lorrie Schifano

Lorrie Schifano

Director, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance, GlaxoSmithKline
Lorrie is Director, Safety Evaluation and Risk Management at GSK. She has more than 16 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Schifano obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and her Pharm.D. at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Session

2:00pm EDT

#338: Evolving Methods in Pain Trials: Evaluating Abuse Deterrence, Drug Interactions, and Appropriate Patient Selection
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-525-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Analgesics are useful drugs but have limitations of effectiveness, safety, and tolerability in some patients. In this symposium, we will discuss why evaluating abuse deterrent opioids, drug interactions and targeting specific pain phenotypes are critical areas of analgesic research.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the benchtop/clinical evaluations required to assess abuse deterrent opioid formulations; Explain the challenges in evaluating drug-drug interactions between pain medications or withdrawal maintenance drugs and other drugs; Describe European Medicine Agency views on how particular biomarker methods can be used in the stratification of patient populations in neuropathic pain trials.

Chair

Beatrice Setnik, PhD

Speaker

Abuse Deterrent Opioids: Benchtop and Clinical Approaches to Testing Real World Drug Abuse
Beatrice Setnik, PhD

A Quantitative Approach to Understanding the Dynamic Interplay Between Pain and Concomitant Medications, and Genetics
Galina Bernstein, PhD

Proposal for the Use of Biomarker Methods to Enable Stratification of Patient Populations in Clinical Trials for Neuropathic Pain
Andrew Whiles, LLM, MBA



Chair
avatar for Beatrice Setnik

Beatrice Setnik

Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology, Early Phase, INC Research
Dr. Setnik has been working in the area of CNS research and clinical drug development for over 16 years and is an expert in the area of abuse and dependence potential evaluation of drugs. Dr. Setnik is currently the Vice President of Clinical Pharmacology at INC Early Phase and oversees... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Galina Bernstein

Galina Bernstein

Director of Pharmacometrics, Early Phase, INC Research
Dr Galina Bernstein received PhD in Biochemistry from Moscow State University, postdoctoral training from College of Pharmacy, U of Michigan, and pharmacokinetics training at Pfizer GRD PDM department. She has 15+ years’ experience in analytics, PK and PK/PD modeling for IVD, small... Read More →
AW

Andrew Whiles

Director, Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Ltd
Andrew Whiles has 29 years’ regulatory experience in researching , registering and maintaining pharmaceuticals and devices on the market. Over the last four years he has focused on early development regulatory strategies from Phase 1 through to Proof of concept studies within the... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Symposium

2:00pm EDT

#339: Evolution of Patient Safety Reporting: PSURs to RMPs, Challenges, and How to Face Them
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-532-L05-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The EU pharmacovigilance (PV) legislation has introduced significant changes to the presentation of clinical trial and postmarketing information. Data relevant to the benefit-risk balance of a product must be assessed against the existing standard of care, all of which evolve over time. Documents such as the risk management plan have become increasingly complex and writing them requires strong project management and regulatory skills. This session will describe the experience of managing PV documents and regulatory feedback in this new era, explain why writing for a lay audience is challenging and why it is an important challenge for the pharmaceutical industry to embrace, and will illustrate the challenges of producing, managing, and dealing with evolving benefit-risk assessments with some concrete examples.

Learning Objectives

Describe how to manage the writing of EU-Risk Management Plans including possible challenges and hands-on solutions; Identify the importance of writing for the lay audience along with suggested approaches; Discuss synergies within the preparation of periodic safety documents including how to effectively use them with respect to continuous benefit-risk evaluation.

Chair

Sven Schirp

Speaker

Periodic Reporting in Drug Safety: From Safety Updates to Continuous Benefit-Risk Evaluations
Leonardo Ebeling

The EU-Risk Management Plan from a Medical Writer’s Perspective
Sven Schirp

Writing the Lay Summary (Section VI) of Risk Management Plans: Why and How?
Lisa Chamberlain James, PhD



Chair
SS

Sven Schirp

Head of Global Pharmacovigilance Writing, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
Sven Schirp started his medical writing career in 1997. To date, he has covered a wide range of medical writing services, from biomedical publications and pharmacovigilance documents to global marketing applications. He is currently Head of Global Pharmacovilgilance Writing at Boehringer... Read More →

Speakers
LE

Leonardo Ebeling

General Manager, Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH
Dr. Leonardo Ebeling, general manager and co-founder of Dr. Ebeling & Assoc., located in Hamburg, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Marburg and Hamburg. After completing his studies in 1984, he worked for big and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies in leading positions... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Chamberlain James

Lisa Chamberlain James

Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting Ltd.
After her PhD, Lisa started her writing career in the pharmaceutical industry in 2000. At Trilogy, in addition to company management, she writes a wide array of clinical documents and has a special interest in drug safety and patient information. Lisa is an experienced trainer, running... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 06: Med Comm-Wrtg-MSL, Symposium

2:00pm EDT

#349: Measuring the Effectiveness of Risk Minimization: Principles and Regional Requirements
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-601-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Measuring effectiveness of risk minimization activities is an essential part of risk management, but doing it can be challenging. Experts will discuss requirements in different regions, CIOMS IX, possible methodologies, and the challenges.

Learning Objectives

Describe the importance of measuring the effectiveness of risk minimization activities and the requirements in different regions; Discuss the different methodologies for measuring effectiveness; Discuss opinions from regulatory, industry, and contract research on the challenges of measuring effectiveness.

Chair

Stella C.F. Blackburn

Speaker

Risk Management Plans and Risk Minimization: What Have We Learned and Where Is It All Going?
Shelley Gandhi, MS

CIOMS IX and the Theory of Assessing Effectiveness
Stella C.F. Blackburn

Additional Risk Minimization Measures for EU Centrally Authorized Products, 2006-2014: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review
Annalisa Rubino, PhD



Chair
avatar for Stella Blackburn

Stella Blackburn

Vice President, Global Head of Early Access & Risk Management, RWI, QuintilesIMS
Dr Stella Blackburn is currently VP, Global Head of Early Access & Risk Management at QuintilesIMS. She joined QI in April 2014 after more than 25 years working in PhV and pharmacoepi in industry and the European Medicines Agency. Stella is a Fellow of the International Society of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Gandhi

Shelley Gandhi

Strategic Advisor, Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, NDA Group
Shelley is an experienced and highly motivated pharmacovigilance and risk management expert, with an international reputation in her field, specialising in delivering global safety solutions including safety governance models. Former senior manager at MHRA for over 19 years and represented... Read More →
AR

Annalisa Rubino

Director of Risk Management Epidemiology, Oxon Epidemiology
Annalisa Rubino is Director of Risk Management Epidemiology with OXON Epidemiology. She is a Pharmacoepidemiologist with extensive research experience in drug development in academia and industry. She has worked in consultancy for the pharmaceutical industry in therapeutic risk management... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Session

2:00pm EDT

#350: Evaluating the Impact of Adverse Event Information from Solicited Programs on Benefit-Risk Profiles: Is It Worth the Effort?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-582-L05-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

Some health authority regulations require the assessment of all adverse events from solicited programs. This session will present multi-company data and discuss various viewpoints from both industry and health authority representatives.

Learning Objectives

Evaluate the quality of adverse event information from solicited programs for potential safety signals; Assess various program types to develop a pragmatic, risk-based approach for appropriate safety oversight; Recognize how to standardize handling of solicited programs for market authorization holders and health authorities to generate insight into real-life use of marketed drugs and patient perception.

Chair

Bruce A. Donzanti, PhD

Speaker

Industry Survey on Pharmacovigilance Oversight of Solicited Programs
Jamie Portnoff

A Regulatory View of ICSR Reporting Requirements for PSPs
Mick Foy

Pragmatic Compliance: A QPPV View of PSPs
Sue Rees, MS

Organized Data Collection Systems: A Pure Compliance Challenge or More?
Heike Schoepper, MD, MBA



Chair
avatar for Bruce Donzanti

Bruce Donzanti

Senior Group Director, Pharmacovigilance Innovation Policy, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Bruce has a PhD in pharmacology with 20+ years experience in the pharma/bio industry, mostly in drug safety but he has also worked in other areas such as pre-clinical research. During the past 5 years, Bruce was Head, Drug Safety at Genentech before transitioning into a new role in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mick Foy

Mick Foy

Group Manager, Vigilance Intelligence and Research Group, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Mick has been with the MHRA’s Vigilance Intelligence and Research Group for 9 years. Amongst his responsibilities is the operation of the UK’s Yellow Card Scheme and the MHRA’s signal detection systems. He is also responsible for two large European projects to improve drug safety... Read More →
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Jamie Portnoff

Vice President, Foresight Group International
Jamie Portnoff is a Vice President and Global Practice Leader with 15 years of experience in Life Sciences. In the past 10 years Ms. Portnoff has delivered a broad scope of business solutions including multiple PV operational and organizational integrations. Prior to Foresight, Ms... Read More →
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Sue Rees

EU QPPV, Executive Director, Global Patient Safety, Amgen Ltd
Sue has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years. Sue joined Amgen in 2013 as EU QPPV, based in Cambridge, UK. Sue is an honorary Fellow of PIPA and sits on the Efpia PV Expert Group. Prior to joining Amgen Sue spent 3 years at Eisai Europe as Head of International PV... Read More →
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Heike Schoepper

Head of Global Drug Safety, Merck KGaA
Heike is a registered physician, practiced in internal medicine at university hospital in Berlin and Erlangen, Germany. She holds specialist registration in internal medicine and diplomas in public health, epidemiology from the University in Heidelberg, Germany and a diploma in tropical... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety/PV, Session

3:25pm EDT

#355: DBMS Consulting/Clinical Ink Innovation Theater: Safety Data Delay Is a Risk-Enhanced Signal Detection with Customized MedDRA and Drug Grouping Queries
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

When it comes to data availability, review time is money. With safety-related data, delays are a risk - not an option. eSource provides real-time clinical data availability, including site-friendly eSAE forms that minimize the site burden and timeline for receipt of critical safety data. Custom Query Tool (CQT) provides Safety Monitors the leverage to bring safe products to market and keep existing products safe as well. Customize MedDRA and WHOdrug queries to discover safety signals and manage risk management.

Chair

DBMS Consulting


Chair
Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
Exhibit Hall B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 20: Innov Theater, Session

4:00pm EDT

#372: Impact of the European Medicines Agency’s Medical Literature Monitoring Service on Pharmacovigilance Processes
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

On July 1, 2015, the European Medicines Agency initiated the monitoring of medical literature for reports of suspected adverse reactions to medicinal products containing certain active substances and entering the relevant information into the EudraVigilance database. One of the key objectives of this initiative is to prevent duplication of cases reported by multiple marketing authorization holders (MAHs) for the same active substance through worldwide literature searches. Other intended benefits are to enhance the efficiency of adverse reactions reporting, improve data quality, contribute to resource savings, simplify processes, and support signal detection activities. This session will discuss the need for MAHs to assess the impact of this initiative on their existing process of literature safety report identification, case processing, and expedited reporting.

Learning Objectives

Identify the salient features of the European Medicine Agency's (EMA) medical literature monitoring (MLM) service; Assess the impact on existing global literature search, case processing, and expedited reporting; Identify measures required to align existing pharmacovigilance processes consequent to the implementation of EMA’s MLM service.

Chair

Vineet Kacker, PhD

Speaker

EMA Medical Literature Monitoring Service: Impact on EU Pharmacovigilance
Vineet Kacker, PhD

Authority-Based Medical Literature Monitoring in the EU: Impact on US and Global Pharmacovigilance
Leonardo Ebeling



Chair
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Vineet Kacker

Managing Director and Co-founder, APCER Life Sciences
Dr. Vineet Kacker is a Pharmacologist having completed his PH.D in 1997 from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in India. After more than 15 years in Academia, he switched his interests to Pharmaceutical Industry in 2000 and since then he has worked in Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance... Read More →

Speakers
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Leonardo Ebeling

General Manager, Dr. Ebeling & Assoc. GmbH
Dr. Leonardo Ebeling, general manager and co-founder of Dr. Ebeling & Assoc., located in Hamburg, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Marburg and Hamburg. After completing his studies in 1984, he worked for big and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies in leading positions... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety-PV, Forum

4:00pm EDT

#371: FDA and PatientsLikeMe: Exploring the Use of Patient-Generated Data in Drug Safety
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-581-L05-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

PatientsLikeMe and FDA have a research collaboration agreement to explore how patient-reported data can give new insights into drug safety. In this session, we will discuss the objectives, agenda, progress, and findings from our early research.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the evolving research goals and findings from the collaboration between FDA and PatientsLikeMe; Outline identified applications of patient-generated data in a regulatory context to inform pharmacovigilance, pharmaco-epidemiology, medication error, and risk management efforts.

Chair

Ben Heywood, MBA

Speaker

Patient-Generated Data in Drug Safety
Ben Heywood, MBA

Systematic Exploration of Patient-Generated Health Data for Use in Postmarketing Safety Monitoring
Carol A Pamer

FDA Perspective
Sonja Brajovic, MD



Chair
avatar for Ben Heywood

Ben Heywood

President and Co-Founder, PatientsLikeMe
As President and Director of PatientsLikeMe, Benjamin Heywood is responsible for setting the company vision to improve healthcare and accelerate research, while directing its business growth strategy. Inspired by his brother Stephen’s battle with ALS, Heywood co-founded the company... Read More →

Speakers
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Sonja Brajovic

Medical Officer, OSE, CDER, FDA
Sonja Brajovic is a Medical officer in the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She is responsible for coordination of projects related to the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities... Read More →
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Carol Pamer

Program Lead for Pharmacovigilance, OSE, CDER, FDA
Carol Pamer is Program Lead for Pharmacovigilance in the FDA CDER Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE) Regulatory Science Staff. She is a Principal Investigator for the FDA-PatientsLikeMe Research Collaboration Agreement. She earned her B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Ohio State... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 14: Clin Safety/PV, Session

4:00pm EDT

#363: Expedited Reviews and Other Pathways to Speed Up Access to Medicines
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-550-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patients with unmet medical needs want early access to medicines. Regulators need to feel confident that the the benefit-risk balance of a medicine they are licensing is positive. Regulators from the EU, Japan, and the US will discuss how access to medicines can be speeded up and the use of postmarketing data to reduce the uncertainties.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the concepts and current progress with speeding up access to medicines in different regions.

Chair

Stella C.F. Blackburn

Speaker

Sooner or Later? Cost and Benefit of Utilizing Rolling Reviews in US and Japan
Toshiyoshi Tominaga

EU Adaptive Pathways Process
Hans-Georg Eichler

Expedited Reviews and Using Postmarketing Data to Supplement Clinical Trials
Gerald J. Dal Pan, MD



Chair
avatar for Stella Blackburn

Stella Blackburn

Vice President, Global Head of Early Access & Risk Management, RWI, QuintilesIMS
Dr Stella Blackburn is currently VP, Global Head of Early Access & Risk Management at QuintilesIMS. She joined QI in April 2014 after more than 25 years working in PhV and pharmacoepi in industry and the European Medicines Agency. Stella is a Fellow of the International Society of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hans-Georg Eichler

Hans-Georg Eichler

Senior Medical Officer, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Dr. Eichler is responsible for coordinating activities between the European Medicine Agency's (EMA) scientific committees and giving advice on scientific and public health issues. Prior to joining EMA, Dr. Eichler was professor and chair of clinical pharmacology and vice-rector at... Read More →
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Gerald Dal Pan

Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, CDER, FDA, United States
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 →
avatar for Toshiyoshi Tominaga

Toshiyoshi Tominaga

Associate Executive Director (for International Programs), Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tominaga is Associate Executive Director for International Programs. He supervises the overall strategy and conduct of international operations by PMDA. He joined MHLW after acquired PhD from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo. As a career official, he... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Session

4:00pm EDT

#373: Safety Reporting Pitfalls and Successes for Oncology and Hematology Drugs
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

On September 29, 2010, FDA issued a final rule amending its regulations governing expedited IND safety reporting requirements that revised the definitions used for reporting and clarified when to submit relevant and useful information in order to reduce the number of uninformative reports distributed by sponsors. An audit of randomly selected expedited safety reports submitted to FDA’s Office of Hematology and Oncology Products (OHOP) in 2015 revealed that the majority of submitted safety reports were uninformative. Submission of uninformative expedited safety reports by commercial sponsors of INDs continues to be a significant problem that can compromise detection of valid safety signals. Representatives from OHOP will present the current state of safety report submissions and efforts to modernize safety reporting.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the current state of safety report submissions to FDA’s Office of Hematology and Oncology Products (OHOP) based on a 2015 audit of safety reports as well as actions that OHOP has taken to guide sponsors to submit informative safety reports; Describe processes and procedures that the pharmaceutical industry has implemented to improve expedited safety reporting practices for hematology and oncology products; Describe OHOP-led initiatives to modernize safety reporting submission.

Chair

Tamy Kim, PharmD

Speaker

FDA Perspective
Suranjan De, MBA, MS

A Large Pharma’s Experience with Implementing the FDA Final Rule on Expedited IND Safety Reporting
Nina Stuccio, DO



Chair
avatar for Tamy Kim

Tamy Kim

Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs, OHOP and OCE (Acting), CDER, FDA
Tamy Kim is the Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs (ADRA) in the Office of Oncology and Hematology Products (OHOP) and Acting ADRA in the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) at the FDA. In OHOP, her responsibilities include developing policies related to review processes, including... Read More →

Speakers
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Suranjan De

Deputy Director, Regulatory Science, OSE, CDER, FDA
Mr. De is the Deputy Director of CDER’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Regulatory Science Staff at FDA. He provides expert advice and technical direction on regulatory science for developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality... Read More →
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Nina Stuccio

Therapeutic Area Lead, Clinical Safety and Risk Management, Oncology, and Bone, Merck Research Laboratories
Nina Stuccio, D.O. is the Therapeutic Area Lead, Oncology and Bone, Global Safety and an Industry member of the Clinical Trial Transformation Initiative (CTTI) IND Safety Advancement Project, focused on oncology trials to determine barriers and identify solutions for compliance with... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
 
Thursday, June 30
 

10:45am EDT

#406: Navigating Partnerships and Submissions: Best Practices for Successful Medical Writing Deliverables Involving Multiple Stakeholders
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The current trend in the industry involves multiple stakeholders working toward a similar goal, whether that be creation of a clinical study report (CSR), an entire marketing application, or any other medical writing deliverable. Such work could include collaborations between pharma companies, CROs, independent contractors, or any combination thereof. The speakers will present successful case studies involving codevelopment of products between two pharmaceutical companies as well as a specialized strategic medical writing partnership between pharma and a CRO, focused on writing and primary publishing of the sponsor’s CSRs. You will leave this session with a strategy for creating high-quality deliverables on time and within budget across a product’s life cycle, regardless of the type of partnership utilized in your organization. Come with questions!

Learning Objectives

Assess challenges associated with different types of partnerships and proactively implement solutions; Evaluate and establish an outsourced strategic medical writing partnership; Identify and incorporate best practices for successful partnerships and submissions in your organization.

Chair

Tammy Franklin, MSc

Speaker

Sponsor Companies as Partners: Tips for Creating a Successful Partnership for Medical Writing
Tammy Franklin, MSc

A Specialized Strategic Medical Writing Partnership: A Case Study
Timothy D. Garver, PhD

Partnerships in Action: Learning from Real-Life Submissions Involving Multiple Stakeholders
Angela Campbell, PhD



Chair
avatar for Tammy Franklin

Tammy Franklin

Head of Global Medical Writing, UCB
Tammy Franklin is the Senior Director of Global Medical Writing at UCB and is responsible for the leadership and management of a medical writing organization. She has over 15 years of experience in regulatory writing, including extensive knowledge of submission planning and content... Read More →

Speakers
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Angela Campbell

Principal Medical Writer/AD, Shire Pharmaceuticals
I have been a medical writer for over 14 years, with experience at all phases of drug development, from pre-clinical to post-marketing. I have prepared a variety of regulatory documents in support across many therapeutic areas. I have also worked on suport documents such as manuscripts... Read More →
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Timothy Garver

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Impact Pharmaceutical Services
Tim Garver, PhD, is the Executive VP and COO of Impact Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a consulting and contract research organization. Tim has over 20 years of medical writing experience for both drugs and biologics, during which time he has played a key role in over 25 marketing... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

#410: The Role of Big Data in Transforming the Detection of Adverse Drug Reactions
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-579-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will provide an overview of ongoing initiatives at government, industry, and academic sites on leveraging Big Data for adverse drug reactions detection.


Learning Objectives

Discuss how Big Data can improve the detection of adverse drug reactions; Identify the data sources that will likely to be part of the Big Data paradigm envisioned for pharmacovigilance; Define the strengths, limitations, and challenges associated with the use of each of the identified data sources for improving the detection of adverse drug reactions.

Chair

Rave Harpaz, PhD

Speaker

Harnessing Scientific Literature Reports for Pharmacovigilance: FDA Perspective
Alfred Sorbello, DO, MPH

Maximizing Data Sources for Signal Detection: Pharmaceutical Company Perspective
Amy Purrington, MD

Social Media Mining for Public Health Monitoring and Surveillance
Graciela Gonzalez Hernandez, PhD



Chair
avatar for Rave Harpaz

Rave Harpaz

Senior Research Scientist, Oracle Health Sciences
Rave Harpaz is a Senior Research Scientist at Oracle Health Sciences. Previously, Rave was a Research Scientist at Stanford University, a post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, and a quantitative risk modeling analyst at Merrill Lynch. Rave holds a PhD in Computer Science from... Read More →

Speakers
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Graciela Gonzalez Hernandez

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University
avatar for Amy Purrington

Amy Purrington

Head, Signal Management Group, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Amy is an experienced pharmacovigilance physician, focusing on proactive surveillance. She has been in industry for 15 years and at JNJ for the last 12. She is currently the lead of the Signal Management Group, which is dedicated to the development and implementation of new signal... Read More →
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Alfred Sorbello

Medical Officer, Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA
Dr. Alfred Sorbello is a Medical Officer at FDA in the Office of Translational Sciences of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Previously, he worked in CDER’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology /Division of Pharmacovigilance II and in CDER’s Office of New... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA