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Sunday, June 26
 

8:30am EDT

#24: Regulatory Considerations for Drug and Medical Device Development: Current Status and Trend of IND/NDA Practices in China
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-509-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.

The Chinese regulatory landscape seems unique from and harmonious with global standards and practice. In 2015, Chinese good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines published by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) have been amended significantly, of which some GCPs are overturning common ways that were implemented since 2003. The CFDA is enhancing inspective forces on the quality and integrity of clinical trial outcomes. GCP requirements on medical devices and diagnostics have also been strengthened by CFDA. The procedures of investigator new drug/new drug application (IND/NDA) review and approval have been greatly reformed. The quality of trial data is becoming more essential as evidence of supporting NDA approval. All of these updates are sure to impact the IND/NDA drug and medical devices/diagnostic strategies in China. This tutorial will provide insights into critical considerations impacting IND/NDA practices involving drugs and medical devices/diagnostics development in China and upcoming CFDA reformations of regulatory submission review and approval.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals in regulatory affairs, drug development, medical device/diagnostics, clinical trial management, monitoring, data management or clinical operations who have some basic knowledge of the Chinese regulatory environment and will benefit from learning updates of IND/NDA drug and medical device trials.

Learning Objectives

• Describe basic CFDA regulatory requirements for an IND/NDA process;
• Explain Chinese regulatory practice and trends for reviewing and approving submissions of drugs;
• Discuss the updated Chinese GCP guidelines for IND drug trials;
• Explain how to be compliant with Chinese GCP standards in the implementation of clinical trial;
• State how to complete the IND/NDA application process to the CFDA.


Speakers
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Earl Hulihan

Professor, SUTCM
Professor Hulihan is Principal with ew hulihan and associates, inc. For over 35+ years, Hulihan has been active in the DIA, in Medicine, as well as providing regulatory consulting, auditing, and training services to the global pharmaceutical community and regulatory authority personnel... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Liu

Daniel Liu

Chief Science Officer, Beijing Clinical Service Center
Daniel Liu, PhD, has served for more than two decades in global clinical research departments, in both management and operations, for such multinational drug companies as Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi, Schering-Plough, Johnson & Johnson, and Medidata. Dr. Liu has served as Core Expert... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
104AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 08: Reg Affairs, 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
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

10:30am EDT

#209: The Promotable Project Manager: Leadership Behaviors Critical to Success in the Life Sciences
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000187; RN 1.25

This workshop will facilitate the participants' examination of their own leadership behaviors and provide unique insight on how participants might develop new skills to expand their influence and impact.

**Due to workshop format, seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has stringent regulations on maximum room capacities, and they are strictly enforced. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the workshop, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Learning Objectives

Describe the results of new research on the leadership skills that lead to professional advancement of project and program managers; Explain how project and program managers can expand their influence and deepen their leadership impact when leading or managing life science projects.

Chair

Richard J Heaslip, PhD


Chair
avatar for Richard Heaslip

Richard Heaslip

Founder, Programmatic Sciences LLC
Rick Heaslip is the Founder of Programmatic Sciences LLC, a consultancy specializing in the development of highly effective project and program leaders. Rick often advises life science companies seeking to improve their abilities to lead and manage projects. Rick is also a faculty... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 02: Proj-Port Mgt-Strat Planning, Workshop

10:30am EDT

#210: Effective Strategies to Leverage PMO Best Practices for Program and Portfolio Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000190; RN 1.25

This session will familiarize the audience with the Project Management Office (PMO), with a focus on the value added opportunities that a PMO can provide to your organization. Utilizing best practices and real-world examples, we will identify those PMO processes and tools that assist companies with achieving their project goals along with their overall portfolio strategies. This session will dovetail information regarding value added portfolio management, the effective utilization of processes and tools within a PMO, and the challenges of building a culture of innovation in project portfolio life cycle.

Learning Objectives

Define the role of a Project Management Office (PMO) and how it can bring value to an organization; Describe what a structured PMO can do in partnership with their functions; Discuss how to introduce incremental and radical innovation to drive the project portfolio and gain a competitive edge and accelerate growth.


Chair

Karen M. Marks

Speaker

What Value Can a Project Management Office Bring to Your Organization?
Kristin Fitzgerald, MBA, PMP

Best Practices for a PMO: Developing a PMO with Effective Processes
Karen M. Marks

Driving Innovation by Expanding the Role of Integrated Project Portfolio: Challenges and Best Practices
Dinesh Singh, MBA



Chair
avatar for Karen Marks

Karen Marks

Vice President, Global Program Management Office, Baxter International, Inc.
Karen Marks is the Vice President of the Global PMO for Baxter. Prior to joining Baxter, she has held positions in ConvaTec and Merck & Co and AT&T. Karen’s educational background includes a BS from Muhlenberg College in Human Resources Management, Master's Certification in Project... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Fitzgerald

Kristin Fitzgerald

Director, Global Project Management, Project Management Office, Merck & Co., Inc.
Kristin Fitzgerald has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 16 years and has worked in many different areas including, IT, Data Management, and Operations. In her current role, she manages support and leadership to Project Managers, Finance, and IT with respect to project... Read More →
avatar for Dinesh Singh

Dinesh Singh

Client Partner, Life Sciences, Cognizant
He is a seasoned advisor with 13 years of experience in business strategy, complex program management and large transformation/integration initiatives in life sciences industry. He has worked with leading pharmaceuticals clients to help them address key business problems and align... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#237: Acquisitions and Mergers: When Companies’ Regulatory Operations Systems and Processes Converge
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166-000192; RN 1.00

This session will explore key aspects necessary for success when integrating regulatory operations teams as a result of mergers and acquisitions.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the necessary elements for successfully integrating regulatory operations departments during a merger or acquisition; Identify risks related to migrating information between systems; Respond to questions from others in the organization on best practices for integrating regulatory solutions.

Chair

Sarah Powell, RAC

Speaker

Challenges and Business Impact Associated with Mergers and Acquisitions
Meredith K Sewell

Building a Regulatory Information Management Capability for the Next Decade: People, Process, and Technology - Case Study
Dominique E. Lagrave



Chair
avatar for Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

President, Powell Regulatory Services
Sarah has over 29 years of experience in pharmaceutical and related regulated industries. Most recently, Sarah has worked on assisting clients with projects related to process improvements, standards development, defining filing strategies and writing and review of submission content... Read More →

Speakers
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Dominique Lagrave

Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety Operations, Amgen
Dominique has over 20 years of international regulatory affairs experience with the last 15 years spent in global regulatory operations management. Since 2015, Dominique is a Director at Amgen where he is leading the global regulatory operations organization with responsibility for... Read More →
MS

Meredith Sewell

Director, Global Regulatory Publishing, Allergan
Meredith Sewell is Allergan’s Director of Global Regulatory Affairs Operations and leads the Publishing, RIM and Archiving functions. Meredith joined the company in Irvine, CA in 2006 and in 2015, after Allergan merged with Actavis, Forest, Watson & Warner-Chilcott, she now leads... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 03: Innov Part Model/Outsourcing, Session
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

10:30am EDT

#310: Bridging CMC and Project Management to Achieve High Quality Product Submissions and Launch
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000191; RN 1.25

This session will review case studies of differing delivery modality, to demonstrate diversified perspectives on product development, highlighting the project management-CMC interface.

Learning Objectives

Describe how to integrate the key/critical elements for successful pharmaceutical product project management into a receptive organization; Recognize the key/critical elements (critical path and common decision points) for successful CMC development, submission, and launch of pharmaceutical products.

Chair

Russell Maus, PhD

Speaker

CMC Case Study 2: Combination Device/Biologic Product
Maria Paola Schick, PMP

Case Study 3: Bioequivalency of Inhaled Products
Bela Elkin, PhD



Chair
avatar for Russell Maus

Russell Maus

Director, Merck & Co., Inc.
Russell joined Merck in 2002 in Merck Manufacturing in a role supporting analytical methods for in-line products. In 2006 he moved to Merck Research Labs to provide analytical support for PhI and PhII pharmaceutical development. In 2012 he took on a 2.5 yr stint as Scientific Project... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bela Elkin

Bela Elkin

Laboratory Manager, PPD
Dr. Bela Elkin has +30 years of experience in numerous chemistry-related fields, including research, drug development, the pharmaceutical industry, teaching, management and administration. She has +15 years of analytical chemistry laboratory experience in the FDA regulated pharmaceutical... Read More →
MS

Maria Schick

CMC Integration Sr. Project Manager, Amgen Inc.
Biotechnology professional with 13+ years of industry experience with a focus on project management to enable commercialization of biologics and combination products by partnering with scientific leads and Global Operations Leads to co-lead and manage cross-functional project teams... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#337: Overcoming Deficiencies in the Oversight of Outsourced Clinical Programs: Collaboration and Utilization of Industry Leading Guidelines and Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This forum will present data on industry challenges/opportunities for improvement in sponsor oversight of CROs and service providers. Collaborative efforts for developing and implementing industry leading practice guidelines and tools will be shared.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the oversight requirements and expectations from regulators, sponsors and providers; Explain the collaborative effort to develop and utilize industry leading practices for the oversight of outsourced clinical programs; Demonstrate examples of vital guidelines and tools for achieving top-tier success through appropriate oversight practices.

Chair

Mike Collins, PhD

Speaker

Panelist
Grace M Crawford, MS

Panelist
Joseph Anthony Fortunato

Panelist
Steven B. Whittaker



Chair
avatar for Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Head of R&D Global Vendor Management, Alexion
Mike graduated from the University of Sheffield in the UK with a degree in Genetics. After an MSc in Applied Genetics; he completed his doctorate at the University of Birmingham. Mike has worked in clinical development for over 25 years at Hoechst and Pfizer. He is currently Head... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Grace Crawford

Grace Crawford

Global Head, Clinical Quality and Compliance, AstraZeneca
Grace joined MedImmune in April 2015 to lead the Clinical Quality & Compliance function. Prior to joining MedImmune, Grace spent over 21 years at ICON where her main focus was leading the Clinical QA Department. She is active in industry participating in forums such as the Society... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Fortunato

Joseph Fortunato

Senior Vice President, Corporate Quality Assurance and Compliance, inVentiv Health Clinical
Joseph Fortunato has over 37 years of experience in the healthcare industry with leadership roles in large pharma and large CROs. _x000D_ _x000D_ Joe joined inVentiv Health Clinical in 2014 as the Sr. VP of Corporate QA and is responsible for leading a group of Quality Assurance professionals... Read More →
avatar for Steven Whittaker

Steven Whittaker

Executive Director, Quality Consortium, The Avoca Group
Steven Whittaker, Executive Director, Avoca Quality Consortium (retired from Eli Lilly and Co.) , consults for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and CRO industries, providing expertise in project management, pharmaceutical development, clinical development, outsourcing strategies and execution... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 03: Innov Part Model-Outsourcing, Forum

3:15pm EDT

#356: Let's Enjoy Global Stakeholder Management
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate

If you are sometimes having trouble identifying and managing your stakeholders in other regions, especially in East Asia, then please join us! In this session, which corresponds to “Global Stakeholder Management: Across the Ocean Between East and West” (Wednesday, June 29, 10:30 AM), we will have the opportunity answer your questions as well as share experiences, best practices, and advice.

**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.

Learning Objectives

Discuss practical advantages and limitations of stakeholder management implementation.

Chair

Atsushi Tsukamoto


Chair
avatar for Atsushi Tsukamoto

Atsushi Tsukamoto

Vice President, New Drug Regulatory Affairs, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Atsushi is VP of New Drug Regulatory Affairs (RA) at Daiichi Sankyo. He is also Head of Specialty Medicine RA in R&D division, to lead gobal specialty medicine regulatory strategies. As Head of Japan New Drug RA, he is responsible for leading new drug RA activities for all projects... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 22: Engage and Exchange, Workshop

4:00pm EDT

#360: Biomarkers and Sample Stability: Bottlenecks in Study Planning, Ensuring Sample Stability as the Key for Reliable Lab Results
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The need for biomarkers means that expertise in handling frozen samples is required. This session will present strategies and solutions to ensure both that frozen specimens are correctly collected and shipped and that they arrive in stable conditions at the lab where biomarkers can be reliably tested.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how handling of critical biological samples is essential to be able to rely on the lab results obtained after testing; Describe how to collect, handle, store and ship samples appropriately.

Chair

Hermann Schulz, DrMed

Speaker

Piecing Together a Successful Biomarker Strategy: A Catalyst for Precision Medicine
Paul Travis, MSc

Ensuring Sample Stability When Handling Biomarkers
Hermann Schulz, DrMed



Chair
HS

Hermann Schulz

Executive Vice President, Synlab Pharma Institute
Before founding INTERLAB in 1994, Hermann Schulz held senior R&D positions in Pharma for 12 years. He was a Board member of the German Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine for 6 years, is visiting professor for applied clinical pharmacology and has written more than 35 scientific publications... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Travis

Paul Travis

Exec. Director, Medpace Global Labs, Medpace
Paul Travis MSc, Executive Director of Global Business Strategy at Medpace Laboratories. +25 years of Experience in R&D within the pharma and contract research industries. Attained MSc in Biomedical Science & began career with Ciba Geigy UK, working in early research and development... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Session

4:00pm EDT

#358: Don’t Shoot the Messenger: Techniques for Delivering the Hard Messages
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000183; RN 1.25

Strong communication skills are vital for effective collaboration and working in complex, matrixed environments. Yet dealing with conflict and delivering hard messages can be challenging and often uncomfortable for people at all levels in an organization. This workshop will explore scenarios routinely faced, such as: providing constructive feedback to a peer, delivering bad news to management, and dealing with poor behavior from a direct report. In this interactive forum, participants will be able to learn tips and become familiar with tools to help frame and deliver difficult communications, role play to pre-determined scenarios, receive real-time feedback and then apply the tools/tips to their own specific scenarios.

**Due to workshop format, seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has stringent regulations on maximum room capacities, and they are strictly enforced. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the workshop, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Learning Objectives

Describe strategies to assist in the communication of difficult messages to peers, direct reports, and senior leaders; Through role playing, demonstrate strategies and receive feedback on delivery of difficult messages.

Chair

Diane Neiman, MBA

Speaker

Facilitator
Karla Childers, MS



Chair
DN

Diane Neiman

Director, Global Project Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck

Speakers
avatar for Karla Childers

Karla Childers

Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Johnson & Johnson, United States
Karla Childers is a Senior Director of Strategic Projects in the Johnson & Johnson Office of the Chief Medical Officer. Her primary responsibilities are the Clinical Trial Data Transparency Initiative and the Johnson & Johnson Bioethics Committee.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 02: Proj-Port Mgt-Strat Planning, Workshop