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Sunday, June 26
 

2:45pm EDT

#001: Powerful Presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Unlock the key to successful presentations in a powerful interactive workshop. Learn the critical elements to include and what to avoid in developing and delivering presentations in many different environments, and enhance your skills with practice.

**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

Discuss key skills for delivering successful presentations; Identify key communication mistakes to avoid during presentations; Practice presentation delivery skills.

Chair

Lynn King, MHA

Speaker

Facilitator
Karyn A. Lasky



Chair
avatar for Lynn King

Lynn King

Senior Director, Clinical Operations, TKL Research, Inc.
Clinical research professional with 24 years in the drug development industry working in large pharma, CRO and clinical site settings. 18 years experience in leadership and staff management. Certified trainer and professional coach with a passion for working with teams and creating... Read More →

Speakers
KL

Karyn Lasky

Director, Clinical Operations, TKL Research, Inc.


Sunday June 26, 2016 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Workshop

4:15pm EDT

#002: Networking: It's Personal - Understanding Yourself and Others to Maximize Personal Interaction
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Maximize your time at the Annual Meeting by getting a head start on networking skills. This workshop will address the value of networking, examining how to assess one’s own personality type, how an effective network needs a variety of personality types, and how to communicate effectively for personal and professional growth. Following the workshop, there will be an informal gathering at a local venue where you get to practice your new networking skills. This is a great way to meet other attendees and start off your week.

Would you like to attend this workshop? RSVP using this SURVEY LINK by June 3.

**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

Identify personality traits of oneself; Identify personality types of others; Differentiate communication strategies based on personality type; Demonstrate how to optimize your network.

Chair

Chris Matheus, MBA

Speaker

Facilitator
Bob Muzerall



Chair
avatar for Chris Matheus

Chris Matheus

President, Matheus BD Connections LLC
Chris has over 20 years of experience in clinical research business development. He has focused on clinical trial technologies while working in large CROs and smaller eclinical companies. Chris establishes strong working relationships with customers and co-workers and has built a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Muzerall

Bob Muzerall

Vice President, Sales & Sales Training, AMPLEXOR Life Sciences, LLC
Bob has held managerial and executive positions in the publishing and medical fields for over 30 years. He is currently Vice President, Sales & Sales Training at AMPLEXOR Life Sciences. AMPLEXOR Life Sciences helps the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries launch... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
 
Monday, June 27
 

8:30am EDT

#101: Opportunities for Improving Informed Consent of Clinical Research Volunteers
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Learn about new strategies for improving the informed consent process. Recommendations and tools for re-focusing on the informed consent process will be provided. Examples, opportunities and future directions related to use of eConsent will be shared. Finally, the challenges and solutions for consenting adult and pediatric patients in antibacterial clinical trials will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Describe recommendations for improving the informed consent process in clinical research; Discuss the TransCelerate eConsent project including benefits for research volunteers as the industry moves from paper to eConsent; Recognize actions that can be taken to encourage site eConsent adoption and proactively address issues that commonly surface during eConsent site implementation; Identify opportunities for improving consent in challenging situations.

Chair

Jennifer Lentz

Speaker

Transforming Informed Consent: Initiatives of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative and TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc.
Jennifer Lentz

Engaging Investigators and Site Staff in Adoption and Implementation of e-Consent: A World View
Susan Brink, DrPH

Applicable Lessons Learned from the CTTI Antibacterial Drug Development Program
Pamela Tenaerts



Chair
JL

Jennifer Lentz

Consultant, Global Informed Business Lead, Eli Lilly and Company
Jennifer Lentz has been the Global Informed Consent Business Lead at Eli Lilly and Company for the last 4 years. She has been involved in consent projects with Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, Transcelerate, and Innovative Medicines Initiatives. Prior to joining Lilly, Jennifer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brink

Susan Brink

Executive Vice President, e-Consent Products and Services, Enforme Interactive
Dr. Brink has been involved in creation of e-consent since 2003. As PI on a NIH SBIR grant to develop an electronic informed consent, she led the team in vision, guidance and research for SecureConsent. Her Enforme portfolio includes expansion of SecureConsent e-consent system into... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Tenaerts

Pamela Tenaerts

Executive Director, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), United States
Pamela Tenaerts is the Executive Director at the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) where she works closely with the Executive Committee to develop and implement strategies to accomplish CTTI’s mission. She provides senior level oversight of the day-to-day operations... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Symposium

8:30am EDT

#102: Digital Health Debate
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The Digital Debate will bring together expert representatives from sponsor, site, CRO and marketing perspectives to debate the merits of digital media for patient recruitment and retention. We will discuss the challenges and optimal scenarios for utilizing digital channels to recruit patients.

Learning Objectives

Discuss insights from sponsors, CROs, and sites on their past and planned use of digital media for patient recruitment; Describe the challenges faced in implementing digital media for patient recruitment; Address issues in coordinating digital media campaigns among the entities and in integrating digital with traditional campaigns; Identify possible methods to overcome organizational barriers to effectively implement digital campaigns for patient recruitment.

Chair

Nariman Nasser

Speaker

Move from Pilot to Platform: Four Strategies to Enable Digital Health Approaches to Scale in Research Programs
John Reites

mHealth in Clinical Research and Development: Is It All Hype?
Brett Villagrand

Site Perspective
Joshua R. Korzenik, MD



Chair
avatar for Nariman Nasser

Nariman Nasser

Digital Strategist, Operational Intelligence and Innovation, Roche
Nariman Nasser is Digital Strategist of Operational Intelligence and Innovation at Roche/Genentech. She previously was the Senior Director of Participant Recruitment & Study Management Services at UCSF's Clinical & Translational Science Institute. Ms. Nasser’s prior experience also... Read More →

Speakers
JK

Joshua Korzenik

Director, Crohn's and Colitis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital
avatar for John Reites

John Reites

Senior Director, Head of Digital Health Acceleration, Quintiles Inc.
As the Head of Digital Health Acceleration, John Reites is focused on partnering and executing digital health innovation programs with biopharmaceutical companies, established innovators, start-ups and VC firms. Mr. Reites is a speaker and author of various publications, providing... Read More →
avatar for Brett Villagrand

Brett Villagrand

Principal, Carethings
Brett’s passion is for how innovation in technology can impact outcomes for patients. Most of his career was with Pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Genentech in product development and marketing roles. Until recently, was hired as an industry subject matter expert at Oracle... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Forum

8:30am EDT

#119: Narrative Medicine: Innovative Techniques for Including the Voice of the Patient in Clinical Trials
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-589-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of narrative medicine and the skills and habits of reflective writing and listening in order to better recognize, receive, absorb, interpret, and honor stories of illness in a clinical setting.

**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

Define narrative medicine; Explain how narrative competence is applied to nourish empathic health care professional-to-patient relationships; Apply the skills of close reading and reflective writing in a small group setting.

Chair

Jesus Rivera, MSc

Speaker

Facilitator
Lauralee Leonard



Chair
JR

Jesus Rivera

Senior Learning Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Jesús is a seasoned learning and development professional with over 20 years experience diagnosing, planning and implementing training, organizational development and technology solutions that address the learning needs of global financial services and pharmaceutical organizatio... Read More →

Speakers
LL

Lauralee Leonard

Senior Scientific Writer, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Workshop

8:30am EDT

#120: DIA 2016: Student Forum
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.25

DIA offers students and emerging professionals a large number of networking and job hunting opportunities. This session will explore some of these opportunities in industry and in government agencies, and will also explore how DIA student chapter participation has helped students start their careers while participating in chapter events and opportunities.

Learning Objectives

Describe the role of student chapters in career starts; Identify industry career opportunities; Identify government regulatory career opportunities.

Chair

Danny Benau, PhD

Speaker

Government Positions: Opportunities, Considerations, and Processes for Federal Employment
Tammy J. Massie

DIA Student Chapter Membership as Part of a Career Springboard
Philip Masaitis

Opportunities in the Drug Safety Arena
Sameer Thapar, PharmD, RPh



Chair
avatar for Danny Benau

Danny Benau

Director, Biomedical Writing Programs, University of the Sciences
BA, Boston University, 1975; PhD, Boston University, 1984; MSOD, University of Pennsylvania; Wyeth Ayerst Research 1991 - 2001; Principal Scientific Writer; Freelance; Writing Consultant; Currently Associate Professor of Biomedical Writing University of the Sciences in Philadelph... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Danny Benau

Danny Benau

Director, Biomedical Writing Programs, University of the Sciences
BA, Boston University, 1975; PhD, Boston University, 1984; MSOD, University of Pennsylvania; Wyeth Ayerst Research 1991 - 2001; Principal Scientific Writer; Freelance; Writing Consultant; Currently Associate Professor of Biomedical Writing University of the Sciences in Philadelph... Read More →
avatar for Philip Masaitis

Philip Masaitis

Student, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences
Currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Phil has interned at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, serves as DIA Chapter President at the University of the Sciences, and was selected as the recipient of the 2016 DIA National Student Leadership... Read More →
avatar for Tammy Massie

Tammy Massie

Mathematical Statistician, Office of Equal Opportunity and Customer Outreach, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Tammy Massie has worked as a mathematical statistician at various centers in the FDA for the past 13 years. In spring 2016, Tammy moved to NIH to perform statistical work on a variety of demographic subgroups within the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Tammy recieved her... Read More →
avatar for Sameer Thapar

Sameer Thapar

Global Pharmacovigilance Director, Oracle HSC
Dr. Sameer Thapar is Oracle Health Science Consulting’s Director of Global Pharmacovigilance and concurrently Professor, Drug safety and Pharmacovigilance, in a Masters level program at a NJ University. As a subject matter expert in pharmacovigilance operations and compliance, he... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Session

10:45am EDT

#142: Why We All Need Mentors (and How to Be a Good Mentor to Others)
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.00

Most who are fortunate enough to take an executive course return to the office filled with enthusiasm, ready to implement their new learnings. Unfortunately, the demands of the day job soon crush that enthusiasm. A mentor makes all the difference.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how having a good mentor can "up your game" continually; Describe what makes a good mentor including how they can help you succeed; Explore some of the tools, techniques and skills successful executive coaches use.

Chair

David B. Stein

Speaker

CRA Retention: Insider’s Perspectives on Interventions to Anchor a Tenured, Talented Workforce
Nadia Bracken



Chair
avatar for David Stein

David Stein

Independent eClinical Consultant, D. Bartley Consulting
David Stein is an eClinical Consultant with over 25 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience ranging from successful start-ups and mergers and acquisitions to managing clinical technology product portfolios for several large companies. He has specialized in product strategy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nadia Bracken

Nadia Bracken

Founder and Chief Connector, ClinOps Toolkit
Your go-to girl for superconnecting with clinical research insiders at ClinOps Toolkit in the Facebook and LinkedIn Groups.


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

#125: Patient Recruitment in Rare Diseases: Ideas and Framework for Out-of-the-Box Exploration
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-520-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patient recruitment is a challenging activity, which becomes even more so in rare diseases where populations are small, patients are geographically dispersed, and eligible subjects may not be physically (or economically) capable of traveling to a trial site. Unfortunately, current recruiting methods (e.g., listing on trial and patient organization websites, relying on key opinion leaders and trial investigators, billboards) may be limited in reach, overly reliant on busy physicians, and too costly or cost-ineffective. It behooves clinical trialists in rare diseases to consider mechanisms beyond these standard approaches. The aim of this session is to catalyze unconventional thinking and to provide a framework to organize innovative recruitment ideas.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the challenges of patient recruitment in rare diseases; Compare conventional and out-of-the-box ideas for patient recruitment; Illustrate a framework for organizing innovative recruitment ideas.

Chair

Badri Rengarajan, MD

Speaker

Leveraging Claims Data for Targeted Recruitment
Donny Chen, MBA

Direct-to-Patient Digital Recruitment: A Targeted Approach to Recruitment Enrollment and Retention Problems
Bethany Bray

Bringing Clinical Trials to Patients: Leveraging Convergent Data Sources to Accelerate Recruitment
Scott Douglas Schliebner, MPH



Chair
avatar for Badri Rengarajan

Badri Rengarajan

Medical Affairs Lead, ASPIRE Unit, Actelion
15 years’ experience across medical affairs, product development strategy and new product planning, regulatory affairs, business development, strategy: Former Board President, International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (rare disease foundation); Senior Medical Director, Archimedes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Bray

Bethany Bray

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, AutoCruitment
Bethany Bray, Oncology and Neuroscience Researcher, Entrepreneur and Technologist, founded AutoCruitment (a technology-enabled digital patient recruitment platform) with a vision to utilize the power of the internet to address recruitment, enrollment and retention problems in clinical... Read More →
avatar for Donny Chen

Donny Chen

Senior Director, Medical Affairs Research Operations, PPD
Donny Chen, senior director of medical affairs research operations at PPD, has spent the last 18 years designing and spearheading observational research studies in a variety of therapeutic areas, with particular expertise in strategy, analysis and project management. Mr. Chen graduated... Read More →
avatar for Scott Schliebner

Scott Schliebner

Senior Vice President, Center for Rare Diseases, PRA Health Sciences
Scott Schliebner is a clinical strategist with a 20+ year background in clinical development specializing in rare diseases and orphan drug development. His experience encompasses all trial phases; a broad variety of study designs; interventional and observational studies; across a... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

10:45am EDT

#126: Hope Is Not a Strategy: Quantifying Knowledge for Better Decision Making in Clinical Development
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-596-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

If studies have 90% power, why don’t 90% of studies have a successful outcome? This workshop will demonstrate how eliciting knowledge from experts and calculating the probability of success of a study or development program can leverage strategic decision-making.

**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

Explain the statistical concept of Assurance (a.k.a. Probability of Success or PoS) with respect to drug development strategy; Describe the benefits of quantifying current knowledge (prior elicitation) among product and disease experts; Quantify the probability of success of a future clinical trial by participating in a mock exercise to elicit a prior.

Chair

Colleen Russell, MS

Speaker

Facilitator
Sharon Cornell Murray, PhD

Facilitator
David A. Burt



Chair
avatar for Colleen Russell

Colleen Russell

Associate Director, Biostatistics, PAREXEL
Colleen is an experienced pharmaceutical R&D statistician who has oversight of drug development and execution, insuring that work processes and client expectations are satisfied. She is focused on applying published statistical methods for comparing like devices to understand the... Read More →

Speakers
DB

David Burt

Director, Biostatistics, Trevena Inc
David received his PhD in Statistics from Virginia Tech in 2000 and has since been working in the pharmaceutical industry for a number of different companies. Currently he is serving as the Director of Biostatistics at Trevena Inc a biotech company based out of King of Prussia, P... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Murray

Sharon Murray

Associate Director, Biostatistics, PAREXEL
Sharon Murray is Associate Director, Statistics at PAREXEL Ltd. She provides statistical support for the design, analysis and operational aspects of Oncology clinical trials as well as for drug development strategy. Sharon holds an MS and PhD in Biostatistics from the University of... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 02: Proj-Port Mgt-Strat Planning, Workshop

10:45am EDT

#130: Take Two Aspirin and Text Me in the Morning: Technology Suited for 20,000 Virtual Patients on the PCORI Aspirin Trial
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-535-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The ADAPTABLE study, started in 2015, is the largest virtual study ever done in the clinical research industry. Speakers will review the lessons learned from establishing a technology process suited for 20,000 remote patients on this study.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate a working knowledge of implementing remote consenting; Discuss updates on recent guidance documents and regulatory approvals for virtual data collection.

Chair

Anthony Costello

Speaker

ADAPTABLE: A 20,000 Patient Study Leveraging Health Systems, EHR, and Patients to Transform Clinical Research
Adrian Hernandez

REACHnet’s Recruitment for the ADAPTABLE Virtual Trial Using Technology at the Point-of-Care
Elizabeth Nauman



Chair
AC

Anthony Costello

Chief Executive Officer, Mytrus, Inc.
Anthony Costello: Co-Founder and CEO of Mytrus has co-founded many clinical & hi-tech start-up companies in N. CA. He was selected as PharmaVoice Top 100 Most Inspiring People in Clinical Research, served as Chairman of the Board for the Society for Clinical Data Management, on founding... Read More →

Speakers
AH

Adrian Hernandez

Co-Private Investigator, PCORnet Coordinating Center, Professor of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)
Dr. Hernandez is a cardiologist with extensive experience in clinical research ranging from clinical trials to outcomes and health services research. He is the Faculty Associate Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Director of the Health Services and Outcomes Research... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Nauman

Elizabeth Nauman

Research Director, Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet), Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
As REACHnet's Research Director, Dr. Nauman works with a multi-institutional team to develop and optimize the informatics and technology infrastructures as well as stakeholder engagement to support efficient pragmatic clinical research. She leads the development of the network’s... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech-Data- Records-Subs, Session
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

9:40am EDT

#205: It’s Not You; It’s Me: Dealing with Team Challenges, Critique, and Criticism
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

The life science industry is dominated by teams. High-functioning teams create a dynamic where innovation and productivity flourish; however, even the most motivated teams can have challenging team members or be derailed by uninformative feedback, critique, and criticism. Obtaining team buy-in and actionable feedback can be challenging, especially while endeavoring not to appear defensive or strident. Initially, this session will outline specific team member personalities that can disrupt a project or process. Small groups will focus on strategies for keeping cool, obtaining information, and maintaining team rapport. Attendees will be encouraged to share their examples and solutions within their small group. This will be an interactive session for attendees at all levels.

**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 the challenges of critique and criticism; Detail strategies for handling challenging team members; Strategize how to create a better rapport.

Chair

Robin Whitsell


Chair
avatar for Robin Whitsell

Robin Whitsell

President, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., United States
Founder and president of Whitsell Innovations, Inc., a medical writing firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, Ms. Whitsell has over 20 years’ experience, specializing in global submission strategy, regulatory medical writing, emerging technologies, and data visualization. Prior... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:30am EDT

#207: Advancing the Appropriate Use of Mobile Clinical Trials: The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative
Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-513-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

In this session, we will present preliminary findings and future project plans for the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative's Mobile Clinical Trials Program, comprised of three project areas: legal and regulatory issues, scientific and technological issues, and stakeholder perceptions.

Learning Objectives

Describe objectives, methods and preliminary findings of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative's Mobile Clinical Trials Program; Identify barriers, real and perceived, that inhibit widespread adoption of mobile technology in clinical trials; Consider opportunities to mitigate identified barriers to adoption.

Chair

Kristen Miller

Speaker

Clinical Trials in the 21st Century : If They Could Put a Man on the Moon…
Robert A. DiCicco, PharmD

Patient Perspective
Cynthia Geoghegan



Chair
avatar for Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller

Health Scientist Policy Analyst, Office of Medical Policy, CDER, FDA
Kristen Miller helps to lead FDA’s activities with Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public private partnership between FDA and Duke University that identifies and promotes practices to increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials. She joined the FDA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert DiCicco

Robert DiCicco

Vice President, Clinical Innovation and Digital Platforms, GlaxoSmithKline
Rob DiCicco is the Vice President of Clinical Innovation and Digital Platforms at GSK. He is the Work Stream Leader for the Common Protocol Template Project sponsored by TransCelerate and one of the Team Leads on CTTI’s Mobile Clinical Trials Novel Endpoints Project. He has over... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Geoghegan

Cynthia Geoghegan

Patient Representative, Patients and Partners LLC
A patient advocate and cancer survivor with decades of health policy, communications and capacity-building experience, Cindy Geoghegan founded Patient & Partners to ensure that the patient perspective is strategically integrated into industry, academic, government and non-profit efforts... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:30am EDT

#213: FDA Enforcement Update: Advertising and Promotion
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-527-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

FDA enforcement actions and policy guidances need to be understood by every company because they reflect FDA's priorities and concerns in regulating advertising and promotion. In this forum, FDA representatives will examine the latest agency enforcement actions and policies and what they mean.

Learning Objectives

Describe the latest FDA enforcement actions and policy initiatives in the area of advertising and promotion; Explain what the enforcement actions reflect about FDA policies and priorities.

Chair

Philomena McArthur, JD

Speaker

CDER Perspective
Thomas W. Abrams

CBER Perspective
Lisa L. Stockbridge, PhD



Chair
avatar for Philomena McArthur

Philomena McArthur

Vice President Global Policies, Procedures & Training, Healthcare Compliance & P, Johnson & Johnson International
Philomena McArthur's diversified experience spans 25 yrs. She currently oversees the Regulatory Advertising & Promotion Dept. in Health Care Compliance supporting the Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, for whom she has worked for 10 yrs. Philomena has held a variety... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Abrams

Thomas Abrams

Director, Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, OMP, CDER, FDA
Thomas Abrams is the Director of the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (formerly the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC)), Food and Drug Administration. He joined FDA as a reviewer in DDMAC. Prior to joining FDA, Mr. Abrams worked in pharmaceutical... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Stockbridge

Lisa Stockbridge

Branch Chief, Advertising and Promotional Labeling Branch, OCBQ, CBER, FDA
Dr. Stockbridge is chief of the Advertising and Promotional Labeling Branch in CBER’s Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality. Her team reviews promotional labeling and advertising, proprietary names, and product labeling. With over 15 years of experience in both CDER’s DDMAC... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 05: Reg of Prod Adv/Mkting, Forum

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

12:00pm EDT

#231: Introduction to Structured Content
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Typically content is created and managed and delivered as large static documents. Content is created multiple times by multiple authors and content is siloed between content creators and product lines. Multiple inconsistent versions of content exist.

Submission-related standards such as eCTD and SPL require structured content; however, these standards only provide the capability to submit content, they do not support the need to more effectively create and manage content. Structured content is today’s best practice for the creation, management, and delivery of content for clinical, labeling, and promotional materials. We will introduce you to the concepts of structured content in a fun, interactive way, then take you through real-world examples so you can understand the inner workings of structure. You will leave with 10 Steps to Structure guidelines.

**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 the concepts and benefits of structured content.

Chair

Ann Rockley, MLIS


Chair
avatar for Ann Rockley

Ann Rockley

Chief Executive Officer, The Rockley Group Inc.
Ann Rockley has helped pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare providers create intelligent content strategies and adopt structured content management for more than 15 years. She has helped clinical, labeling, and marketing content teams meet the increasing demands of regulatory... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#235: Global Clinical Supply Logistics Study
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development has recently conducted a study gathering metrics on the impact of clinical supply logistics on global studies among 14 biopharmaceutical, CRO, and provider companies. A comprehensive survey was conducted and study data on logistics were gathered.

Learning Objectives

Describe the top strategies that companies use to optimize distribution networks; List some insights gained into shipping practices and approaches to investigational drugs and supplies; Identify performance indicators for successful distribution strategies.

Chair

Mary Jo Lamberti

Speaker

Distribution Networks and Strategies
Eric A. Valentine, MBA

Cycle Time Metrics and Impact on Study Conduct
Cheryl D. Mahon, PharmD



Chair
avatar for Mary Jo Lamberti

Mary Jo Lamberti

Associate Director of Sponsored Research, Research Assistant Professor, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, United States
Mary Jo Lamberti is on the faculty at Tufts University and is Associate Director of Sponsored Research at Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD). She leads multi-company sponsored research studies and has extensive experience conducting research on biopharmaceutical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Mahon

Cheryl Mahon

Director, Clinical Pharmacy, Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Cheryl Mahon is a Director at Astellas Pharma US, Inc, responsible for the North American Clinical Supply Coordination team since 2007. This group is part of a global function responsible for forecasting, planning, packaging/labeling, distribution and return of clinical materials... Read More →
avatar for Eric Valentine

Eric Valentine

Global Director, Clinical Distribution Services, Catalent Pharma Solutions
Eric Valentine is the Global Director of Distribution Services for Catalent Pharma Solutions, responsible for developing the facilities network and logistics strategies in support of Catalent's Clinical Supply Services business. He has a background of 20 years' experience serving... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

2:00pm EDT

#252: Capturing Real-World Data in Rare Diseases
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-591-L01-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Although much can be learned from interventional-type clinical trials, a fuller picture of disease course and experiential journey can only be understood by observing patients longitudinally in real-world settings where co-morbid conditions, medication noncompliance, economic considerations, and a host of other factors come into play. However, capturing real-world data in rare diseases poses distinctive demands: fewer patients, patient inability to report on disease experience due to youth or infirmity, and need for longitudinal tracking. This panel seeks to present conventional and novel approaches to capturing real-world data in rare diseases.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the benefit of real-world data; Summarize the distinctive demands for real-world data and data collection in rare diseases; Describe ways to address real-world data demands in rare diseases.

Chair

Badri Rengarajan, MD

Speaker

Unique Paradigms to Rare Diseases Research
Donny Chen, MBA

Real-World Evidence and Rare Diseases
Derenda Nichols



Chair
avatar for Badri Rengarajan

Badri Rengarajan

Medical Affairs Lead, ASPIRE Unit, Actelion
15 years’ experience across medical affairs, product development strategy and new product planning, regulatory affairs, business development, strategy: Former Board President, International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (rare disease foundation); Senior Medical Director, Archimedes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Donny Chen

Donny Chen

Senior Director, Medical Affairs Research Operations, PPD
Donny Chen, senior director of medical affairs research operations at PPD, has spent the last 18 years designing and spearheading observational research studies in a variety of therapeutic areas, with particular expertise in strategy, analysis and project management. Mr. Chen graduated... Read More →
avatar for Derenda Nichols

Derenda Nichols

Senior Director, Clinical Trial Management, Medpace
Derenda Nichols has more than 25 years experience in the CRO industry. Her diverse background includes monitoring and site management, regulatory affairs, medical writing, global project management, operations and most recently, executive management. She has successfully participated... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#255A: DIA Innovation Theater: Special Session for Exhibitors: Global Trends in Drug Development and Opportunities with DIA Worldwide
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic

An exclusive opportunity for DIA Exhibitors! This special session will kick off with a presentation on market insights into global trends in drug development. This informative session will also include an opportunity to meet DIA’s Senior Vice President and Managing Directors from Greater China, Europe, ASEAN, Japan and Americas who will provide upcoming opportunities within their region for 2016 -2017. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about upcoming opportunities where your Company can expand its brand awareness and engage with local stakeholders in your products and services.

AGENDA

2:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jonathan Commons
Senior Vice President, Marketing, DIA

2:00 – 2:20pm Global Trends in Drug Development
Michael Kleinrock
Director Research Development
IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics

2:20 – 2:30pm What’s Happening in China
Carol Zhu
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DIA Greater China

2:30 – 2:40pm What’s Happening in Japan
Ko Sekiguchi, MBA
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DIA Japan

2:40 -2:50pm What’s Happening in Europe
Holger Adelmann, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DIA EMA

2:50 -3:00pm What’s Happening in Americas
Julie Ho
Associate Director, Business & Market Development, DIA

3:00pm Q/A & Final Remarks
Jonathan Commons
Senior Vice President, Marketing, DIA

Chair

Jonathan Commons

Speaker

Panelist
Michael Kleinrock, MA

Panelist
Carol Zhu, MBA

Panelist
Ko Sekiguchi, MBA

Panelist
Holger G. Adelmann

Panelist
Julie Ho



Chair
avatar for Jonathan Commons

Jonathan Commons

Senior Vice President, Marketing, DIA
Prior to joining DIA, Mr. Commons worked for more than a decade in the Pharmaceutical industry. He most recently served in global roles as the Senior Director of Digital and Patient Engagement at Chimerix and Vice President of Investigator Education and Patient Engagement at Quintiles... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Holger Adelmann

Holger Adelmann

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA EMEA
Dr. Holger G. Adelmann, MD PhD. Board certified Clinical Pharmacologist. Clinical training in internal medicine. Several leading positions in pharma since 1989 with Bayer & Tropon (Germany), AstraZeneca (UK and Sweden), and Merck Serono (Germany). He is member of the American Association... Read More →
avatar for Julie Ho

Julie Ho

Associate Director, Business and Market Development, DIA
avatar for Michael Kleinrock

Michael Kleinrock

Director, IMS Institute For Health Informatics, Research Development, IMS Health
Michael serves as Research Director for the IMS Institute. He writes and speaks regularly on key  health care topics related to the current and future place of biopharmaceuticals in healthcare.  He brings a deep understanding of complex data sources and analytics from IMS and elsewhere... Read More →
avatar for Ko Sekiguchi

Ko Sekiguchi

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA Japan
avatar for Carol Zhu

Carol Zhu

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA China


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 20: Innov Theater, Session

2:00pm EDT

#255B: Lost in Translation: The Importance of Data Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Participants will “learn by doing” how poorly conceived and executed tables and graphs can actually prevent understanding of the science. In contrast, when data presentations are well-designed, they can communicate the key messages of even very large and complex data sets. After a short presentation on the fundamentals of good data presentation, participants will be divided into smaller working groups where they will be challenged with complex and difficult to understand examples of figures and datasets and asked to consider what are the key messages and the best method for communicating them. These real-life data examples are guaranteed to open eyes and enlighten. After each exercise, the groups will come back together to discuss, share, and analyze the messages and their presentations, and conclude with a summary of lessons learned.

**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

Demonstrate how to change uninformative tables and graphs into data presentations that communicate clearly.

Chair

Barry Drees, PhD


Chair
avatar for Barry Drees

Barry Drees

Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting, Germany
Barry holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. Following his postdoctoral work as a fellow of the NIH, he worked as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry for 12 years, and leading several regulatory submission teams. Barry is a frequent speaker on medical writing, statistics... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#238: Prescription Drug Marketing Regulatory Primer
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-528-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This interactive workshop will provide a basic introduction to the regulation of prescription drug advertising and promotion. It will cover such important information as fair balance, required claim support, comparative claims, preapproval activities, and medical conventions.

Learning Objectives

Discuss important environmental forces and agencies impacting the regulation of prescription drug promotion; Apply advertising and promotional regulations to advertising/marketing materials; Explain the importance of reviewing FDA regulatory letters as they apply to these regulatory decisions.

Chair

Lucy Rose, MBA

Speaker

FDA Perspective
Thomas W. Abrams



Chair
avatar for Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose

President, Lucy Rose and Associates, LLC

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Abrams

Thomas Abrams

Director, Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, OMP, CDER, FDA
Thomas Abrams is the Director of the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (formerly the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC)), Food and Drug Administration. He joined FDA as a reviewer in DDMAC. Prior to joining FDA, Mr. Abrams worked in pharmaceutical... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 05: Reg of Prod Adv/Mkting, Session

2:00pm EDT

#240: CFAST at Year Three: Innovative Approaches to Adding Breadth, Depth, and Value to Therapeutic Area Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This CFAST session will focus on some of the innovative approaches being used to move towards E2E concept-based standards development and show the value these enhanced standards can bring for all stakeholders involved. Analysis elements (ADaM) and therapeutic area user guides (TAUGs) will also be discussed as well the therapeutic area (TA) Specification project which seeks to include TA metadata into the FDA standards catalogue.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the CFAST Initiative and the potential benefit of implementing these standards; Discuss some of the innovative approaches employed to move closer to E2E concept based data standards; Recall the FDA Therapeutic Area User Guide Specification project.

Chair

Rhonda Facile, MS

Speaker

CFAST Program Participation and the FDA Specification Project
Ron D. Fitzmartin, PhD, MBA

ADaM and Therapeutic Area User Guides: Current Thinking
Susan J. Kenny, PhD

Biomedical Concepts and End-to-End Metadata Development
Diane E. Wold, PhD



Chair
avatar for Rhonda Facile

Rhonda Facile

Vice President, Development Opportunities, CDISC
Rhonda Facile has over 25 years of clinical operations experience. She has worked in a global CRO, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies both in the United States and abroad. She has experience in clinical trial monitoring, project management, regulatory affairs and standards... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fitzmartin

Ron Fitzmartin

Senior Informatics Advisor, Office of the Director, CBER, FDA, United States
Ron Fitzmartin is Senior Informatics Advisor, Office of the Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration. In this role Ron provides policy and strategy consultation and support on a wide range of topics focused on electronic regulatory submissions... Read More →
avatar for Susan Kenny

Susan Kenny

President, Maximum Likelihood, Inc.
Susan is a biostatistician with 20 years of experience in research for public health and for the pharmaceutical industry. She has been active in CDISC since 2000 and is a senior team member of ADaM. Her areas of interest included CDISC implmentation strategies and graphical methods... Read More →
avatar for Diane Wold

Diane Wold

Director, Concept Modeling, CDISC
Diane Wold received her PhD in Statistics from UNC-Chapel Hill. She joined Burroughs Wellcome in 1984 as a project statistician held a variety of positions, leading to her current role in Data Standards at GSK. Since 2002, she has been active in CDISC, and currently provides consultation... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
204B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#247: Fit for Purpose and Modern Validity Theory in PROs
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-575-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Fit for purpose is an important consideration in patient-reported outcomes (PROs). This session will provide an overview of current validity theory and the thinking on the idea of fit for purpose, and situate the concept of fit for purpose within the broader topic of validity.

Learning Objectives

Articulate key concepts in modern psychometric validity theory; Describe the notion of fit for purpose as it relates to patient/clinician reported outcomes.

Chair

R.J. Wirth, PhD

Speaker

Current Thinking in Validity Theory
Jonathan D Rubright, PhD, MSc

Validity: US Regulatory Considerations
Ashley F. Slagle

How Does Fit for Purpose Fit in Validity Theory?
Michael Edwards, PhD, MA



Chair
avatar for R.J. Wirth

R.J. Wirth

President, Vector Psychometric Group, LLC
R.J. Wirth is President and managing partner at VPG. He trained in the L. L. Thurstone Psychometric Lab, receiving his PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. His research focuses on modern psychometrics with an emphasis on measurement... Read More →

Speakers
ME

Michael Edwards

Managing Partner, Vector Psychometric Group, LLC
Michael C. Edwards is a managing partner at VPG. He earned his PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. His research is generally focused on modern psychometrics with specific emphases on item response theory, factor analysis, and computerized... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Rubright

Jonathan Rubright

Psychometrician, National Board of Medical Examiners
As psychometrician at the National Board of Medical Examiners, Jonathan shoulders operational responsibility for high-stakes medical exams and leads exam-related research. Prior to NBME, he worked at AICPA and also evaluated tests to support research on human subjects with impaired... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Slagle

Ashley Slagle

Principal, Scientific and Regulatory Consulting, Aspen Consulting, LLC
Dr. Slagle is a scientific and regulatory expert, providing advice on patient centered drug development to drug product developers. Formerly with the US FDA Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) Staff, her experience includes over 15 years of policy analysis and outcomes research, including... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 13: CER-Glob Health Econ, 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
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

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

10:30am EDT

#324: Implementing Adaptive Designs Involves Greater Teamwork
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-584-L05-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Adaptive designs require more planning and teamwork than traditional clinical trials. In this session, the speakers will discuss their enhanced roles and those of the other team members.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate how to lead and/or collaborate with all relevant parties on designing and executing adaptive clinical trials; Assess alternative adaptive trial designs for enhancing trial efficiency and patient safety; Describe how to design operational processes to minimize bias when unblinding data during interim analysis.

Chair

Eva R. Miller, PhD, MS

Speaker

The Biostatistician's Role in Adaptive Design Team: Power Calculations Using GSDesign
Kenneth Liu, PhD

The Drug Supplies Manager’s Role in Planning and Implementing Flexible Drug Supply Management in Adaptively Designed Trials
Micheline D Marshall, MBA

Pivotal Roles of the Statistician, Physician, and Project Manager in Simple and Complex Adaptive Trial Designs
Richard McNally



Chair
avatar for Eva Miller

Eva Miller

Independent Biostatistical Consultant, Self-Employed
Eva Miller is Senior Director, Biostatistics, at inVentiv Health. Eva works with sponsors to design and implement adaptive clinical trials in over 30 therapeutic areas.. Eva received her Ph.D. at the U of P and is a member of DIA, DIA Statistics SIAC, ASA, and Adaptive Designs Working... Read More →

Speakers
KL

Kenneth Liu

Senior Principal Scientist, Merck & Co. Inc.
Kenneth Liu is a Senior Principal Scientist in the biostatistics department at Merck. Over his 15 years at Merck, he has designed, implemented, and published the results of adaptive trials in oncology and neuroscience. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department... Read More →
avatar for Micheline Marshall

Micheline Marshall

Head Randomization and Trial Supply Management, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Micheline has 20 years’ experience developing and implementing Randomization & Trial Supply Management (RTSM) strategies. She is a proponent of the team approach with stakeholders from Clinical, Clinical Supplies, Regulatory, Quality and the Service Providers working together to... Read More →
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Richard McNally

Statistical Fellow, Covance Inc.
Richard McNally is a Statistical Fellow at Covance, where he provides statistical consulting to clients on clinical study design, serves as the lead statistician on clinical studies, and is an independent statistician for Data Monitoring Committees. He has given presentations on adaptive... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Session

10:30am EDT

#325: Reinventing You: How to Change Your Career Fearlessly!
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.25

Hear from industry leaders on why they made a change and how they overcame personal/professional obstacles including new skills needed. Learn how these obstacles were overcome to make a "maybe" their reality, and determine if a change might be in your future.

Learning Objectives

Describe how various industry leaders made a significant change in their careers and the skills/thinking required to do so; Discuss how to interact with industry leaders to gain real-world and personal insights on what it takes to make a change; Explain what it takes to change one's career or plan to do so.

Chair

Kimberly Belsky, MS

Speaker

You’ve Worked a Long Time for a Sponsor, Now What?
Betsy Fallen, RN

Moving Within Pharma: Medical Affairs to Pharmacovigilance
Stephen Knowles

Through the Revolving Door: From Government to Private Practice
Heidi F. Gertner



Chair
avatar for Kimberly Belsky

Kimberly Belsky

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Intelligence, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Kimberly (Kim) Belsky is a Sr. Director of Regulatory Intelligence at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Kim was an Executive Director at OneSource Regulatory (OSR) and an Executive Director of AdPromo, Labeling, and Policy in Regulatory Affairs at Valeant Pharmaceuticals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Fallen

Betsy Fallen

Consultant, BAFallen Consulting LLC
Ms. Fallen is an authority on the business processes and associated use of information technology in drug development with a focus on regulatory and clinical. A passionate advocate for moving life sciences business on-line, Betsy is an expert on regulatory and clinical operations... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Gertner

Heidi Gertner

Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Heidi Gertner is a partner at Hogan Lovells in their drug regulatory group. Heidi began her professional career with a focus on bioethics and law, completing two post-doctoral bioethics fellowships-at the Cleveland Clinic and at NIH. Heidi then worked at the FDA's Office of Chief... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Knowles

Stephen Knowles

Senior Director, Global Patient Safety, Medical and Benefit Risk Management, Eli Lilly and Company
Steve received his MD from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and worked in the UK National Health Service for 17 yrs. He joined Eli Lilly in 2001 and has worked in pharmacovigilance since 2005 in various roles in both the UK and USA. In his current role, Steve has management... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Forum

10:30am EDT

#326: FDA Rare Disease Town Hall
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-608-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will address the unique regulatory complexities and challenges specific to orphan drug development. It will provide key information about programs available to expedite the development of orphan products and will include audience Q&A.

Learning Objectives

Identify unique regulatory complexities and challenges specific to orphan drug development; Describe FDA programs available to expedite the development of orphan products.

Chair

James E. Valentine, JD

Speaker

Panelist
Jonathan C. Goldsmith, MD, FACP

Panelist
Andrew E. Mulberg, MD

Panelist
Debra Yvonne Lewis, MBA



Chair
avatar for James Valentine

James Valentine

Attorney, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC
James Valentine, JD, MHS is an attorney at Hyman, Phelps & McNamara where he assists medical product industry and patient advocacy organization clients in a wide range of regulatory matters, including new drug and biologic development and approval issues. Mr. Valentine has been central... Read More →

Speakers
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Jonathan Goldsmith

Associate Director for Rare Diseases, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA
Dr. Goldsmith is Associate Director for Rare Diseases in the Office of New Drugs/CDER/FDA. Prior to federal service, he was a tenured professor in academia and focused on clinical drug development in regulated industry, at NHLBI/NIH and at orphan disease foundations. He earned his... Read More →
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Debra Lewis

Deputy Director, Office of Orphan Products Development, Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Debra Lewis is the Deputy Director of Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD). She facilitates incentive programs that encourage the development of promising product for rare diseases & conditions. She served as the OOPD Grants Director, Humanitarian Use Device Director... Read More →
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Andrew Mulberg

Deputy Division Director, Gastroenterology and Inborn Errors Products, OND, CDER, FDA
Andrew E. Mulberg, MD, FAAP, CPI, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics at Unviersity of Maryland. He has principally edited a book entitled Pediatric Drug Development: Concepts and Applications published in 2009 and 2013 with... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 17: Rare-Orphan Diseases, Forum

10:45am EDT

#328: The Ethics of “Big Data” Biomedical Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Drug developers, regulators, and payers are increasingly relying on large, linked, and networked databases to discover and test new therapies; inform regulatory and funding decisions; monitor therapies in practice and fine tune therapeutic approaches. The use of such “big data” resources is scientifically exciting but raises a number of ethical issues relating to participant consent and confidentiality; ownership, and benefit sharing; and effects on clinical trials, regulatory and funding processes, and the physician-patient relationship. This session will include an exercise to explore the ethical issues raised by biomedical research that uses “big data” resources.

**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

Recognize that there are many different kinds of “big data” with many different applications in public health and biomedicine; Discuss the key ethical issues arising from research involving “big data,” including consent, confidentiality, ownership, benefit sharing, and effects on clinical trials, regulatory and funding processes and the physician-patient relationship; Express whether, when and how “big data” research should be conducted so it is ethically sound.

Chair

Wendy Louise Lipworth


Chair
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Wendy Lipworth

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney
Dr Wendy Lipworth is a medically trained bioethicist and qualitative social researcher from the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia. Her program of research focuses on the ethics and politics of biomedical innovation, with a particular... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 22: Engage and Exchange, Workshop

2:00pm EDT

#333: Hearing the Patient Voice in Pharma and What Patients Want You to Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-517-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Are you considering creating a position for a director of patient engagement but have no idea where to start? Or do you just want to know more about what patients think about your drugs and what they want you to know? Learn how to do it from industry executives who have spent their time learning about patients and putting programs in place to advance advocacy efforts. They will also share real-world examples of pharma programs and experiences involving the patient voice.

Learning Objectives

Explain why it is important to have a director of patient engagement; Describe how to create the position, what the primary responsibilities should be, what the biggest challenges are in creating it, including how to overcome them; Discuss how to determine what patients think of your drug and efforts, what they are saying about it, and what they want you to know.

Chair

Ed Miseta, MBA

Speaker

Panelist
Roslyn F Schneider

Panelist
Beverly L Harrison

Panelist
Eric J. Peacock, MBA



Chair
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Ed Miseta

Editor, Life Science Connect
Ed is the chief editor for the website Clinical Leader and a contributing editor to Life Science Leader magazine. He covers the latest trends, challenges, innovations, and best practices in the conduct of clinical trials. He has a BS in Business Economics and an MBA, both from The... Read More →

Speakers
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Beverly Harrison

Head, Patient Support, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Leading the Patient Support Group @ Janssen R&D (a J&J Co.), reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer, Beverly focuses on developing strategies for patients’ needs by working with internal/external stakeholders & engaging patient advocacy organizations. She is a R&D & nonprofit... Read More →
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Eric Peacock

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, MyHealthTeams
Eric Peacock is the CEO of MyHealthTeams. Eric cofounded MyHealthTeams with the belief that if you are diagnosed with a chronic condition, it should be easy to find the best people around to help you. To date MyHealthTeams has launched social networks in 24 different chronic conditions... Read More →
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Roslyn Schneider

Global Patient Affairs Lead, Pfizer Inc
Roz leads Global Patient Affairs at Pfizer, a hub of patient centricity, driving integration of patient experiences and perspectives across the company and the product lifecycle. She held roles in Medical Affairs, Medical Strategy and Medicine Development for twelve years at Pfizer... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#340: eSource: Using Source Data Capture from Electronic Health Records to Improve Clinical Research
Limited Capacity seats available

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

eSource, in the sense of capturing source data for clinical trials directly from the EHR, holds great promise for improving speed, quality and efficiency in research. FDA, CDISC, and participating organizations will describe ongoing work.

Learning Objectives

Discuss an eSource implementation and its expected effect on data quality and efficiencies; Describe current work now underway in eSource with various organizations; Evaluate the readiness of your organization to implement eSource.

Chair

Michael A. Ibara, PharmD

Speaker

Academic Perspective
Amy Harris Nordo

Current FDA eSource Demonstration Projects and Overall Effort
Mitra Rocca, MSc

EHR Pilot Study: Lessons Learned Thus Far
Trisha D Simpson



Chair
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 →

Speakers
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Amy Nordo

Product Manager, Maestro Care (Epic) for Research and eSource, Duke University
Amy Nordo RN/BSN, CPHQ, LNC, MMCi is a Product Manager for Duke University’s Office of Research Informatics. Amy draws upon her previous experience as critical care nurse, clinical research coordinator, healthcare quality professional and Epic credentialed trainer. In her current... Read More →
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Mitra Rocca

Associate Director, Medical Informatics, Office of Translational Science, CDER, FDA
Mitra Rocca joined FDA in 2009 as the Senior Medical Informatician responsible for developing the health information architecture of the Sentinel System. She leads the FDA CDER Health Information Technology board and serves as the medical informatics expert at CDER. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Trisha Simpson

Director, Global Biometry Standards, UCB Biosciences, Inc.
Trisha is currently the Director of Global Integrated Standards at UCB. She’s been in the pharma industry for over 20 years. Her work at UCB includes standards governance; overseeing a Metadata Repository (MDR) build; and initiating an Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) data retrieval... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
204C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, 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
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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
 
Thursday, June 30
 

10:45am EDT

#408: Securing Internet-Driven Collaboration in Drug Development
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session covers the current role of global SAFE-BioPharma standard for identity and access management trust and EngageZone, Merck's initiative enhancing collaboration between it and hundreds of partner organizations. _x000D_


Learning Objectives

Evaluate risk associated with Internet-based collaboration; Discuss approaches to develop secure, trust-based information sharing; Define critical terminology such as multi-factor authentication, federation, and identity and access management.

Chair

Mollie Shields-Uehling

Speaker

Industry Perspective
Andrew Porter



Chair
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Mollie Shields-Uehling

President and Chief Executive Officer, Safe-BioPharma Association
The SAFE-BioPharma standard assures the identity trust inherent in implementation of the TransCelerate Shared Investigator Portal, in Merck’s EngageZone portal, and in other industry collaboration portals. Digital signature applications certified compliant with the SAFE-BioPharma... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter

Director of Enterprise Architecture, IT Planning & Innovation, Applied Tech, Merck & Co., Inc.
His expertise includes creating the architectures for Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Enterprise Knowledge Management (EKM) solutions that support Merck's External Partner Program (EPP) and clinical trials initiatives. Mr. Porter has also provided architectural alignment... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

#404: Bringing CRO Collaboration into the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Basic
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

With ever increasing rates of outsourcing and new outsourcing models being created, pharmaceutical companies are seeking new ways to collaborate with CROs. Whether its data, documents, team collaboration, etc., sponsors and CROs need easier ways to communicate. We will discuss how to solve these challenges.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how to efficiently collaborate with CROs; Explain how to easily understand study metrics and status for a fully outsourced portfolio; Describe how to utilize a CTMS to collaborate between sponsors and CROs.

Chair

Matthew J. Kiernan, MBA

Speaker

Optimizing Collaboration Between Sponsors and CROs Using CTMS in Today's eClinical Landscape
Lynn Fraser, MS

Outsourcing and the Clinical Data Mess, and Why It Isn’t Acceptable
Matthew J. Kiernan, MBA

Building an Integration Platform for Collaborating with CROs
Jennifer Bush, MS



Chair
MK

Matthew Kiernan

Partner, Pharmica
Matt Kiernan is a Partner at PHARMICA Consulting, a firm which focuses on operational excellence in the life sciences industry. Mr. Kiernan has over fifteen years of industry expertise in operational excellence, project management, portfolio management, resource management, and m... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Bush

Director, LIfe Sciences Product Strategy, Oracle Health Sciences
Jennifer Bush is a life sciences professional with over 19 years of industry experience in both business and IT environments. She has worked in large pharma & CRO, working in both business and IT departments managing data transformation, eClinical implementations including implementation... Read More →
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Lynn Fraser

Senior Product Manager, BioClinica, Inc.
Lynn Fraser is a Product Manager at Bioclinica where she manages multiple enterprise clinical trial management technology solutions used by thousands of users and within a global environment. She has 7+ years of experience in Clinical Research technology, and 15+ years in web applications... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

#409: Current Status of Genetic Testing in Medical Therapies: What Regulations We May Need in a Convergent Regulatory Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-560-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In the current status of new treatment, prevention and diagnostic modalities, genetic testing in medical therapies offers promising potential, and public interest is extremely high. What regulations do we need in a convergent regulatory environment?

Learning Objectives

Recognize the huge impact of genetic testing in health care; Identify challenges and opportunities that exist in the current regulatory environment; Realize that many questions about patient rights and privacy still need to be resolved; Conceive the legal framework and the impact it has in today's health care environment.

Chair

Joseph C. Scheeren, PharmD

Speaker

Patient Perspective
Sue Friedman, DVM

Industry Perspective
Morten Sogaard, PhD

Regulator Perspective
Robert Schuck, PharmD, PhD



Chair
avatar for Joseph Scheeren

Joseph Scheeren

Senior Vice President, Head Regulatory Affairs, Pharma and Consumer Health, Bayer
Joseph Scheeren, Pharm.D. is Senior Vice President, Global Head of Regulatory Affairs Pharma & Consumer Health at Bayer. He has 30+ yrs exp. as Global Regulatory Affairs professional (France, Germany, Switzerland, US & China). He is an active member of the DIA Board of Directors... Read More →

Speakers
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Sue Friedman

Executive Director and Founder, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
Dr. Friedman was a practicing veterinarian in 1996 when she was diagnosed at age 33 with breast cancer and later learned she carried a BRCA2 mutation. She founded the nonprofit organization Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE) in 1999 to improve the lives of people affected... Read More →
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Robert Schuck

Clinical Pharmacologist, Genomics and Targeted Therapy, OTS, CDER, FDA
Robert Schuck, Pharm.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Pharmacologist in the Genomics and Targeted Therapy Group at the FDA. In his current position, Dr. Schuck contributes to regulatory review of investigational new drug (IND), new drug (NDA), and biologic licensing (BLA) applications to effectively... Read More →
MS

Morten Sogaard

Vice President and Head, Enterprise Scientific Technology Operations, Pfizer Inc
Morten has been with Pfizer since 2009 and is VP, Enterprise-wide Scientific Technology Operations and a member of Pfizer’s R&D leadership team . He oversees technology investment and Pfizer’s human genetics, computational biomedicine, diagnostics and bio-banking organizations... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices-InVitro-CombProd, Session