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Sunday, June 26
 

8:30am EDT

#22: Successful Drug Development: Best Practices for Clinical Trial Design, Agency Interactions, and Regulatory Document Writing
Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-508-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.

Understanding best practices is critical as you design a clinical program and regulatory strategy for a drug or biologic product. Identifying and obtaining the data actually needed for a product development program is key to the success of the program. Thinking ahead to the marketing application helps a sponsor avoid many of the common mistakes that are made in designing individual clinical trials and overall drug development programs. Even though it may be years before an NDA/BLA/MAA submission, the marketing application is the goal of each development program and should be kept in view throughout the program to avoid pitfalls and delays in submission and product approval.

This tutorial will cover common mistakes and solutions in the areas of drug development planning, clinical study design, statistical analysis planning, regulatory agency interactions, and regulatory document writing. Practical advice for each of these areas will be presented, with an emphasis on learning from past examples and case studies that illustrate approaches to adopt or to avoid.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals with basic knowledge in regulatory affairs, agency submissions, and regulatory medical writing.

Learning Objectives

• Identify ways to increase the efficiency and success of product development programs;
• Describe key principles for successful regulatory interactions during drug development and marketing application preparation;
• Discuss best practices in developing successful clinical trial designs, statistical analysis plans, and regulatory submission documents.


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Taylor

Elaine Taylor

Executive Director, Regulatory Consulting and Submissions, INC Research
Elaine B. Taylor is Global Head of Regulatory Consulting and Submissions at INC Research responsible for leading a global team of regulatory professionals providing consultation, development, and management of regulatory interactions and submissions for sponsors. With over 25 years... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Wekselman

Kathryn Wekselman

Senior Director, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services
Kathryn Wekselman is Senior Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services in Cincinnati, OH. Before joining CTI in 2012, she worked for 5 years at CROs as a Director and Senior Director of regulatory consulting and submissions for pharmaceutical... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Tutorial

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
EH

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

8:30am EDT

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

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

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Learning Objectives

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


Speakers
avatar for James Buchanan

James Buchanan

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


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

9:00am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Learning Objectives

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


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

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


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

9:00am EDT

#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

9:00am EDT

#42: Clinical Statistics for Nonstatisticians
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-504-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 will introduce basic statistical concepts that are fundamental to clinical research. It is designed for individuals with some exposure to statistics (either through course work or on-the-job experience) that is equivalent to an introductory statistics course. While a few formulae are included for individuals who are interested in computational details, the overall emphasis of the tutorial will be on the application of statistical concepts to clinical investigation.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry involved in clinical research, medical affairs, medical writing, and other disciplines, who need to be familiar with statistical concepts.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss basic statistical concepts such as variability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and p-values;
• Compare various study designs including techniques to avoid bias;
• Use statistical terminology with ease;
• Distinguish information needed for determining sample size.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Mosier

Michael Mosier

Director, Biostatistics, EMB Statistical Solutions, LLC
Michael Mosier, PhD is co-founder and Director of Biostatistics for EMB Statistical Solutions, a data management and statistical CRO. He has served on the editorial board of the Drug Information Journal and serves as instructor for the DIA Clinical Statistics for Nonstatisticians... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 15: Statistics, Tutorial

9:00am EDT

#41: A Rare Disease Program Case Study: Strategies for Successful Outcomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 6.50 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-507-L01-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.

Working through a multifaceted case study, this one-day, intensive tutorial will address heads-on the unique challenges associated with the development of rare disease therapies. Successful outcomes are a direct result of early planning, design and engagement with patients, patient advocacy groups, treating physicians, specialists, and regulators.

This interactive case study will emphasize how “spending” time in early planning assures appropriate study outcome measures, timely enrollment of clinical trials, and successful regulatory interactions which affect the bottom line and improve the potential for developing therapies for rare disease patients faster.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals working with rare disease therapies including by not exclusive to researchers from academia and industry, senior managers, regulatory affairs specialists, clinical trialists, government officials and investors focused on the future of rare disease and orphan product development.

Learning Objectives

• Examine rare disease clinical and regulatory program issues and challenges;
• Discuss special considerations for study endpoint identification and development;
• Distinguish differences between working with FDA on the development of rare disease therapies as compared to more common diseases;
• Develop ideas for educating, building visibility and understanding of a rare disease programs with key stakeholders.


Speakers
avatar for Ronald Bartek

Ronald Bartek

Co-Founder/Founding President, Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)
Co-founder/President, FARA, Board of Directors, NORD; NIH/NINDS National Advisory Council; partner/president, government affairs firm; 20 yrs federal service in defense, foreign policy & intelligence; U.S. Delegation to Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty talks, Geneva... Read More →
avatar for Linda Deal

Linda Deal

Head of Patient-Centered Outcomes Measurement, Pfizer Inc.
Linda currently serves as PCOA Lead working across Pfizer’s therapeutic categories addressing efforts to develop, validate and use COAs as endpoints for providing evidence of medical treatment benefit differentiation, labeling and value. Linda has served patients and the pharmaceutical... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Foley

Jessica Foley

Head of Regulatory Services, NovusLife, LLC
Jessica is a senior regulatory professional and consultant with 10 years of experience in the global biopharmaceutical industry. She provides strategic product development and approval strategies to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with a focus on investigational therapies... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Goldsmith

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 →
avatar for David Schubert

David Schubert

Vice President of Regulatory and Quality, Stealth BioTherapeutics
David Schubert is the Vice President of Regulatory and Quality at Stealth BioTherapeutics Inc. Previously, Mr. Schubert held positions at MediVector Inc., Logical Therapeutics Inc., Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Genzyme and Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Schubert has over 30 years of experience... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

1:00pm EDT

#30: Japan Regulatory Environment: Overview of the Organization, Processes, Systems, and Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Development
Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-510-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.

Significant changes in Japanese pharmaceutical regulations and procedures are impacting the development of new drugs in Japan as well as global development programs. This tutorial will describe the major drivers of the regulatory system, including the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), regulatory procedures during drug development (Consultations with PMDA and Clinical Trial Notifications), the integration of Japanese drug development with East Asian and global drug development, accelerated approval pathways (sakigake; regenerative medicine), orphan drug regulation and J-NDA review. Several development strategies available to address Japanese requirements for new drug approval, as well as selected post-approval requirements, will be discussed.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals involved in regulatory affairs, project management, and clinical development who are involved with global development projects involving Japan.

Learning Objectives

• Explain the major elements of the Japanese regulatory system;
• Describe the regulatory procedures during development, registration, and post-approval;
• Discuss specific attributes of the Japanese regulatory system and their impact on local and global development strategies.


Speakers
avatar for Alberto Grignolo

Alberto Grignolo

Corporate Vice President, Parexel, United States
Alberto Grignolo, PhD is a Corporate Vice President at Parexel, and established the firm's Japan Consulting Services during a two-year assignment in Tokyo. Dr. Grignolo has served as an adviser on human subject protection in clinical trials to the Institute of Medicine of the National... Read More →
avatar for Yoshiaki Uyama

Yoshiaki Uyama

Director, Office of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Yoshiaki Uyama, PhD, is Director, Office of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology, for the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan. His experience in the safety review and assessment of new drugs for PMDA includes serving as the Review Director; as International Conference... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Tutorial

1:00pm EDT

#31: Preparing for a US FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-511-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.

What are the critical factors when preparing for an FDA Advisory Committee meeting? Appearing before an FDA Advisory Committee can be one of the most challenging and grueling experiences for any drug, device, or biologic team. In just eight short hours with the FDA Advisory Committee, you not only must thoroughly explain but also defend, in detail, your product in a highly visible, high-stakes public meeting. This tutorial teaches best practices for preparing for an FDA Advisory Committee meeting, and it is set up like an actual Advisory Committee meeting.

What You Will Learn:
• What is an advisory committee?
• What does an advisory committee “look like”?
• Critical factors for advisory committee preparation
• How to design the most applicable preparation program for your team
• Top ten “best practices” and “must avoids.”

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals in regulatory affairs, clinical research leads, and corporate executives.

Learning Objectives

• Identify the critical factors in preparing for a successful advisory committee meeting;
• Recognize and evaluate those factors that are most applicable to your team;
• Design the most effective preparation for your team(s).


Speakers
avatar for Kaia Agarwal

Kaia Agarwal

Independent Regulatory Consultant, PharmApprove
Kaia Agarwal is an independent strategic regulatory affairs consultant working with PharmApprove. She helps teams prepare and implement global regulatory strategy for their products as they prepare for critical interactions with regulators, including EMA and FDA. For over 27 years... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Peluso

Lisa Peluso

Principal Consultant, Strategic Communications, PharmApprove, a Member of the NDA Group
Lisa helps development teams to align strategically and communicate persuasively with global regulators and payers. She empowers teams to create and deliver clear, consistent, and convincing messages to critical audiences and decision-makers. She has coached hundreds of individuals... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Tutorial

1:00pm EDT

#34: Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: ACPE 3.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-512-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.

This tutorial will provide an overview of the various ethical considerations associated with conducting clinical trials, including the history of ethical principles - Nuremburg Conventions, Declaration of Helsinki, The Belmont Report, and ICH. Topics will include obtaining ethics committee and regulatory authority clearance, subject informed consent, investigator conflict-of-interest, issues of fraud, authorship, and ensuring subject safety and well-being. In addition, consideration will be given to conducting studies in emerging economy populations where fair distribution of risks and benefits come into play. It will become evident, through case examples, that these issues are not always black-and-white, and that the situation in which these issues are considered result in many shades of gray.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for pharmaceutical company clinical operations staff, clinical trial site investigators and study coordinators, ethicists, regulators and regulatory affairs staff.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the foundations of ethics;
• Explain how ethical decisions may be influenced by context and experience;
• Discuss the viewpoint of the clinical study subject when educating clinical study site staff about ethical considerations.


Speakers
avatar for Art Gertel

Art Gertel

President and Principal Consultant, MedSciCom, LLC
Dr. Gertel has more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in virtually all phases of pharmaceutical drug research and development, from preclinical pathology/toxicology to registrational clinical trials, post-marketing trials, project management, and market support... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
104AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Tutorial

1:00pm EDT

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

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

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Learning Objectives

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


Speakers
avatar for Mark Ammann

Mark Ammann

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

Catherine Sigler

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

Annette Stemhagen

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


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

8:30am EDT

#104: Impact of Biologics, Vaccines, Oncology, and Breakthrough Therapy Designation on Traditional Global Drug Development Strategy
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-523-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000186; RN 1.25

This forum will provide an overview of traditional small molecule drug development, and highlight special considerations, opportunities, requirements, and risks for specialized programs, such as oncology, vaccines, biologics, or breakthrough therapies.

Learning Objectives

Explain how oncology, vaccine, and biologic drug development are similar to, or different from, a traditional small molecule program; Compare and contrast oncology, vaccine, and biologic drug development with respect to project leadership and project management strategies, approaches, and resource investment decisions; Discuss the impact of breakthrough therapy designation on each of these.

Chair

Eva M. Finney, PhD, PMP

Speaker

Panelist
Susan Uptain, PhD

Panelist
David Robinson, PhD



Chair
avatar for Eva Finney

Eva Finney

Director, Global Project & Alliance Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Eva M. Finney, Ph.D., PMP, is Director, Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck, where she has been a Project Manager for 15 years. She has managed multiple development programs from early to late stage, including several NDA submissions leading to successful product approvals... Read More →

Speakers
DR

David Robinson

Principal Consultant, Robinson Vaccines and Biologics LLC
Independent consultant with 25 years experience in global vaccine and biologics product commercialization, process development and CMC regulatory strategy/execution (IND, BLA, PAS). Over 20 years at Merck, chaired the CMC development team that achieved approval of RotaTeq, an oral... Read More →
avatar for Susan Uptain

Susan Uptain

Head of Regulatory Affairs Operations, Baxalta
Dr. Susan Uptain is currently Head of Global Regulatory Operations at Baxalta, where she is responsible for operational excellence in execution of global regulatory strategy and tactics. Previously, she was Director of Project Management and Alliance Management at Merck & Co., Inc... Read More →
avatar for Susan Uptain

Susan Uptain

Head of Regulatory Affairs Operations, Shire
Dr. Susan Uptain is currently Head of Global Regulatory Operations at Baxalta, where she is responsible for operational excellence in execution of global regulatory strategy and tactics. Previously, she was Director of Project Management and Alliance Management at Merck & Co., Inc... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 02: Proj-Port Mgt-Strat Planning, Forum

8:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

William B Smith

Speaker

Panelist
Howard Greenberg, MD

Panelist
Thijs Van Iersel, MD

Panelist
Mary L. Westrick, PhD



Chair
avatar for William Smith

William Smith

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

Speakers
avatar for Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg

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

Mattheus Van Iersel

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

Mary Westrick

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


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

8:30am EDT

#113: Clinical Developments in Immuno-Oncology, Part 1 of 2: Science, Current Methodologies, and Achievements
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-554-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In this session, representatives from large pharmaceutical companies will present and discuss the science, current methodologies and achievements in their advanced clinical programs in the area of immuno-oncology. They will address what makes the difference to standard and targeted therapies, what has been learned by studying the interaction of the tumor and the immune system, and the predictors for patient response.

Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 10:45AM-12:00PM.

Learning Objectives

Describe the most recent advances in cancer immunotherapy; Discuss the interaction of the tumor and the immune system; Identify predictors for patient response.

Chair

Holger G. Adelmann

Speaker

Overview of Immuno-Oncology
Ashok K. Gupta

Molecular Predictors of Response to Immuno-Oncology Therapeutics
Brandon Higgs, PhD

Opportunities and Challenges for the Use of Biomarkers in Anti-PD1/PD-L1 Immunotherapy
Ti Cai, PhD



Chair
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 →

Speakers
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Ti Cai

Director, Global Clinical Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics, EMD Serono
Ti Cai joined EMD Serono in March 2015 as Director, Clinical Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics. He is currently leading clinical biomarker development for avelumab (anti-PD-L1 antibody) program. Prior to EMD Serno, Ti worked at Celgene, Sanofi and Amgen where he led biomarker research... Read More →
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Ashok Gupta

Vice President, Head of Clinical Immuno-Oncology, Medimmune
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Brandon Higgs

Director, MedImmune
Dr. Higgs leads the Bioinformatics function within Translational Medicine at MedImmune. He has 15+ years of industry experience in biomarker development within indications of oncology, autoimmunity, inflammation, CNS, and transplantation. He has a PhD in Computational Biology and... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Session |   Trk 09: Med Devices-InVitro-CombProd, Session

8:30am EDT

#108: Drug/In Vitro Diagnostic Device Advertising and Promotion: Unapproved Combination Product or Awareness?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-526-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In vitro diagnostic devices are important tools intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, including a determination of the state of health. Based on a diagnosis, it seems reasonable for a company to recommend an appropriate prescription drug treatment. This session reviews the basics of advertising and promotion for devices and prescription drugs in the context of intended use and approved indications. Taking the substantial evidence requirements and recent 1st Amendment challenges into consideration, the panelists will provide a systematic assessment of scenarios when company may or may not co-promote or recommend a prescription treatment based on a diagnostic outcome.

Learning Objectives

Identify valuable insights into the regulatory and legal boundaries of advertising and promotion of a device with a prescription drug when these tactics go beyond the approved intended use/indication, and when this may be viewed as an unapproved new combination device/drug product.

Chair

Kimberly Belsky, MS

Speaker

Panelist
Alan G. Minsk, JD

Panelist
Minnie Baylor-Henry, JD, RPh



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 Minnie Baylor-Henry

Minnie Baylor-Henry

President, B-Henry & Associates
President of B-Henry & Associates, a consulting firm focused on providing regulatory and compliance strategy services to life sciences companies. Prior to assuming her current role in early 2015, she was the Worldwide Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs for Johnson & Johnson’s... Read More →
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Alan Minsk

Partner, Head of Food and Drug Team, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Alan G. Minsk is a partner in the Food and Drug and Government and Regulatory Practices. Mr. Minsk was recognized in chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Life Sciences, Regulatory/Compliance and was selected for inclusion in the International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 05: Reg of Prod Adv-Mkting, Forum

8:30am EDT

#110: Updates and Pending Issues in the US Biosimilar Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-544-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The US biosimilars market is maturing rapidly. In the past year, we’ve seen the first biosimilar launch in the US market, multiple draft guidances on biosimilars and biologics emerge from the FDA, and several biosimilar applications that focus on diverse range of complex reference products. The debate and discussion in the US around biosimilars highlights the importance of the biosimilars market to the US drug industry, and the continued impact of the 2010 Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. This panel will discuss recent developments in US biosimilars regulation from a manufacturer’s perspective, lessons learned, and areas that would benefit from further global policy discussion.

Learning Objectives

Discuss recent developments in US biosimilar regulation: Identify areas that would benefit from further global policy discussion.

Chair

Andrew S. Robertson, JD, PhD

Speaker

Panelist
Karen M Hauda

Panelist
Mark McCamish

Panelist
Kimberly Greco



Chair
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Andrew Robertson

Director, Global Regulatory Policy, Merck & Co., Inc.
Andrew S. Robertson works in Global Regulatory Affairs at Merck & Co., focusing on regulatory policies concerning vaccines, biologics, biosimilars, in vitro diagnostics, mobile medical apps and software medical devices. He has over 13 years of experience spanning academia, industry... Read More →

Speakers
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Kimberly Greco

Director, Research and Development Policy, Amgen Inc.
avatar for Karen Hauda

Karen Hauda

Senior Director, Regulatory Policy, Novo Nordisk A/S
Karen Hauda is the Senior Director for Regulatory Policy in the Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory Affairs Division at Novo Nordisk. In this role, she supervises regulatory advocacy and develops filing strategies to positively influence the regulatory environment in the... Read More →
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Mark McCamish

Global Head Biopharm and Oncology Injectables Development, Sandoz, Inc
Dr. McCamish is a physician scientist with a long history of drug, biologic, and biosimilar development in large and small organizations. He is currently Global Head of Biopharmaceutical Development for Novartis biosimilar development housed in Sandoz International.


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Forum

8:30am EDT

#111: Global Regulatory Harmonization in Asia: Is a New Trend Occurring?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-551-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Recently we have seen increased efforts of Asian regulatory harmonization. Hear speakers from Asian agencies and industry and learn how they try to collaborate and harmonize regulations to enable more efficient drug development in this emerging region.

Learning Objectives

Discuss recent changes in drug development regulations in Asia; Describe the Asian regulation trend relating to harmonization with ICH and other global initiatives; Identify how the industry and regulatory agencies collaborate with each other for better and faster drug development by reviewing recent examples of global drug development utilizing multiregional clinical trials including Asia.

Chair

Akio Uemura, PhD

Speaker

Update on Clinical and Regulatory Environment for Drug Development in Korea
Min Soo Park

Rapidly Changing Regulatory Landscape in China
Dan Zhang

Impacts of ICH E17 Guideline in Asian Drug Development
Yoshiaki Uyama, PhD



Chair
avatar for Akio Uemura

Akio Uemura

Executive Director, Head of Japan Development, Allergan Japan K.K.
1996: Head of biosciences lab, Mochida Pharmaceutical, 2000: Director, project management, EL Japan, 2004: Clinical phase global project manager, Eli Lilly, 2007: Director, regulatory policy, liaison and intelligence, EL Japan. 2011: Head of Japan Regulatory Affairs, Allergan Japan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Min Soo Park

Min Soo Park

Chair, KCGI
Min Soo Park is a physician, trained specialist and Professor in Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Clinical Pharmacology. He received MSc in Clinical Pharmacology at Univ of Aberdeen, UK, and Ph.D. in Medicine at Ajou University, Korea. He served as VP of KoNECT and is in charge of clinical... Read More →
avatar for Yoshiaki Uyama

Yoshiaki Uyama

Director, Office of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Yoshiaki Uyama, PhD, is Director, Office of Medical Informatics and Epidemiology, for the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan. His experience in the safety review and assessment of new drugs for PMDA includes serving as the Review Director; as International Conference... Read More →
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Dan Zhang

Executive Chairman, Fountain Medical Development Ltd. (FMD)
Dr. Dan Zhang, the Executive Chairman of Fountain Medical Development, has more than 15 years of drug development experience. Previously, Dr. Zhang was the Head of Clinical Development and Global Safety Assessment at Sigma-Tau Research Inc., Vice President at the Quintiles Transnational... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
204B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Session

8:30am EDT

#114: Bringing the Trial to the Patient: Making the Patient Voice Central from Trial Design Onward
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-604-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patients are the experts in their disease and its impact, and across the research enterprise, stakeholders are working to identify how to best leverage this expertise to enhance trial design, conduct, and overall relevance to patients. This session will provide patient, regulator, and industry perspectives on how this goal can be achieved. Speakers will review key FDA, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, and sponsor initiatives designed to bring the patient into the conversation as trials are designed, implemented, and their results reviewed. Presenters will discuss challenges faced and offer ideas on how these challenges may be proactively addressed.

Learning Objectives

Discuss key FDA initiatives related to patient engagement and how these may better incorporate the patient perspective into all stages of drug development; State a patient perspective on how patients could be better engaged in trial design and recruitment and learn about a project to facilitate patient engagement and recruitment.

Chair

Jonca C. Bull, MD

Speaker

Patient Perspective
Jane Perlmutter

Patient Centric Trial Design: It's More Than Just the Trial
Joseph Kim

FDA Perspective
Elektra Johanna Papadopoulos



Chair
avatar for Jonca Bull

Jonca Bull

Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health, Office of the Commissioner, FDA
Dr. Bull worked at the FDA from 1994 to 2006. She served as Director of Clinical Regulatory Policy at Genentech and as Vice President for US Regulatory Policy at Novartis, returning to FDA in 2012 to serve in the Office of the Commissioner as Assistant Commissioner for Minority H... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Kim

Joseph Kim

Senior Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company
Joseph Kim serves as a Senior Advisor in Clinical Innovation at Lilly, focusing on innovative patient engagement solutions. He has spent over 17 years in the Pharma industry, recognized as one of “Top 100 individuals on the 2015 MedicineMakers Power List, and “20 Innovators Changing... Read More →
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Elektra Papadopoulos

Associate Director for the Clinical Outcome Assessment Staff, OND, CDER, FDA
Dr. Papadopoulos serves as the Associate Director of the Clinical Outcome Assessments Staff in the Office of New Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The staff provides consultation to CDER’s Review Divisions as well as other FDA Centers on clinical outcome... Read More →
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Jane Perlmutter

Founder and President, Patient Advocate
Jane Perlmutter is long-term cancer survivor, involved in a wide-range of advocacy which is rooted in her own experiences, but also informed by her formal training and professional experience. She focuses on clinical trials--ensuring the patient voice is considered in selection of... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
204A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 11: Quality in CT/GCP, Session

8:30am EDT

#115: Clinically Relevant Specifications: Translating Voice of the Patient Into Quality Attributes of the Product
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-605-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Clinical relevance has re-emerged within recent discussions in both the quality and regulatory arenas, with specific focus on patient expectations, clinically relevant specifications, residual uncertainty, and benefit-risk based decision making. Translating highly technical information into the pertinent patient-centric frame requires an intricate balance. This session highlights multiple opportunities for collaboration and communication, with the end goal of improving medicines, ensuring their availability, and assuring their use in accordance with patient needs.

Learning Objectives

Share common experiences regarding the establishment of clinically relevant specifications; Identify areas for future discussion with regard to clinical relevance in the quality arena; Discuss specific cases that illustrate establishment and/or challenges establishing clinically relevant specifications.

Chair

Richard T. Lostritto

Speaker

Paving the Road Toward Setting Clinically Relevant Drug Product Specifications: The Relevance of Biopredictive Dissolution Testing
Sandra Suarez Sharp, PhD

Industry Perspective
Ganapathy Mohan, PhD

FDA Perspective
Laurie Graham



Chair
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Richard Lostritto

Acting Director, Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Quality, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Richard (Rik) Lostritto currently serves as a Division Director In FDA's ONDQA. Prior to this, he served in the FDA as a Team Leader, and Chemsitry Reviewer.

Speakers
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Laurie Graham

Acting Director, DIPAP, OPPQ, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Ms. Graham is the Acting Directorof the Division of Internal Policies and Programs (DIPAP), which leads the development and evaluation of OPQ internal policy documents.
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Ganapathy Mohan

Head of External Affairs (Quality), Merck & Co., Inc., United States
Ganapathy Mohan leads the Global External Advocacy and strategies for Global Quality and Compliance. Prior to this until April 2017, he was the head of Small Molecule Development Quality. Mohan was the head of Global CMC regulatory Affairs at Merck until April 2015. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Sandra Suarez Sharp

Biopharmaceutics Lead (Acting), DB Branch III, ODNP, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Dr. Sandra Suarez-Sharp joined the Office of Clinical Pharmacology (OCP) at the FDA, in September 1999. Currently, she works at the Office of New Drug Products/Division of Biopharmaceutics (FDA/OPQ/ONDP) as a Master Biopharmaceutics Reviewer/Biopharmaceutics Lead (acting) supporting... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Session

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
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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 →

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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

#121: Rare Disease Clinical Trials: Coping with Unique Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-602-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This symposium provides a unique opportunity to hear three interconnected but distinct perspectives on rare disease clinical trials. We will have an overview of the rare disease clinical environment in terms of therapy focus, geography and volume along with a compare and contrast of operational metrics with respect to start up and recruitment to set the stage. Next, the challenges related to ensuring robust safety and efficacy outcomes from a statistical perspective in an environment where limited patient sample sizes is a reality will be explored along with creative methods for overcoming these challenges. Finally, a rare disease in-depth case study involving Latin America and pediatric patients will showcase best practices on how to harness the unique cultural and environmental aspects of this region to meet enrollment targets.

Learning Objectives

Recall the most prolific areas in rare disease work and industry trends; Use metrics to validate start-up and enrollment challenges; Identify the operational challenges of rare disease trials in terms of recruitment as well as in conventional statistical analysis approaches; Discuss the unique cultural and environmental aspects of enrolling pediatric patients in a rare disease pediatric trial in Latin America; Share best practices on how enrollment can be met.

Chair

Maureen Smith

Speaker

Rare Disease: Understanding Operational Challenges
Linda Martin, MBA

Orphan Indications and Clinical Trials: Coping with Unique Challenges and Why Rare Diseases Warrant Special Treatment
Stephan de la Motte, DrMed, MD

Solving Enrollment Challenges for Rare Disease Global Clinical Trials in Latin America
Sara G Tylosky, MBA



Chair
avatar for Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith

Patient Advocate / Secretary, Canadian Organization For Rare Disorders (CORD)
Maureen Smith’s M.Ed. (Educational Psychology) interest in patient advocacy stems from a rare disease diagnosis at the age of 8. She is the Secretary of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), co-chair of the Rare/Orphan Disease program track for the Drug Information... Read More →

Speakers
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Linda Martin

President and Founder, KMR Group Inc.
Linda Martin is a founder and President of KMR Group, a firm specializing in biopharmaceutical R&D performance, data and analytics. Her areas of expertise include the measurement and evaluation of R&D productivity and clinical development, including subspecialties of enrollment and... Read More →
avatar for Stephan de la Motte

Stephan de la Motte

Chief Medical Advisor, Synteract HCR
Dr. Stephan de la Motte serves as Chief Medical Advisor at SynteractHCR. With nearly 30 years of experience, he is renowned for his scientific and medical expertise and clinical trial knowledge of Phase I, II and III studies. Over the course of his career, he has served as coordinating... Read More →
avatar for Stephan de la Motte

Stephan de la Motte

Chief Medical Advisor, Synteracthcr
Dr. Stephan de la Motte serves as Chief Medical Advisor at SynteractHCR. With nearly 30 years of experience, he is renowned for his scientific and medical expertise and clinical trial knowledge of Phase I, II and III studies. Over the course of his career, he has served as coordinating... Read More →
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Sara Tylosky

CEO, Farmacon, United States
Sara Tylosky, President & CEO at Farmacon has > 20 years of experience in strategic management & global marketing in the pharmaceutical & biotech industries. Farmacon works with sponsors, from large pharmas to start-up biotechs, from market intelligence to project manage enrollment... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 17: Rare-Orphan Diseases, Symposium

10:45am EDT

#124: Risk-Based Monitoring in Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-518-L05-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This symposium will examine the implementation of risk-based monitoring strategies in clinical trials and their impact on site performance, patient safety, data integrity, and study quality.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how risk-based monitoring (RBM) can help investigator sites improve overall site performance, with higher efficiency and improved patient safety; Describe best practices in site/CRO partnering to successfully drive efficiencies and improve oversight of patient safety and data quality; Identify the importance of planning the RBM strategy in order to make it actionable.

Chair

Ellen Kelso

Speaker

How to Successfully Plan and Implement a Risk-Based Monitoring Strategy
Francois Torche, MBA

Risk-Based Monitoring: What Does It Mean for Clinical Study Sites?
Jill Collins

The Impact of Risk-Based Monitoring on Site Performance: Reducing Risks While Improving Patient Safety and Study Quality
Robin Douglas, MA



Chair
avatar for Ellen Kelso

Ellen Kelso

Executive Director, Chesapeake IRB
Founder, managing member & CEO of Goodwyn IRB, Ellen Kelso is recognized for her experience & expertise in clin. trial mgt & reg. affairs. Has provided educ., consultation & services to the pharma industry supporting clinical research & regulatory strategies, submissions & compliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jill Collins

Jill Collins

Executive Director, Global Operations management, Innovation, INC Research
Jill Collins, Executive Director, Global Operations Management, Innovation at INC Research, with 20 years of experience in clinical operations, leads the development of transformative approaches to trials with a focus on data-driven process optimization, including INC’s RBM solution... Read More →
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Robin Douglas

Site Solutions Director, Site and Patient Networks, Quintiles
Robin Douglas has 22 years of clinical research experience, including 16 years as a site manager / administrator. Currently Robin serves as Site Solutions Director at Quintiles. Her core responsibility is to ensure an enhanced site experience when working with Quintiles which includes... Read More →
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Francois Torche

Chief Executive Officer, CluePoints
François holds a Master in Business Administration from the ICHEC School of Management, Brussels. Over the past 19 years in the pharmaceutical industry, he has held positions as statistical programmer, developer and IT project leader for companies such as GSK, UCB and IDDI. During... Read More →


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

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 →
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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 →

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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

#129: Delivering Value Through Medical Information Metrics
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-530-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000193; RN 1.25

As the pharmaceutical environment becomes increasingly demanding, it is essential for companies to have a clear understanding of their customer needs in order to both anticipate and adequately address them. Speakers will illustrate the value of capturing and reporting environmental insights (medical information inquiries) to help identify customer needs. We will examine different insights that can be gained, based on real examples encountered. Speakers will also demonstrate one approach to collating and presenting qualitative functional metrics for medical information to internal leadership. Such reporting and analysis of insights and metrics can demonstrate the value of medical information to the medical affairs function and strategic planning process.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how tracking medical information inquiries can identify environmental insights and trends; Illustrate the value of gathering and communicating qualitative functional medical information metrics to stakeholders; Describe the potential contribution of medical information insights and metrics to strategic and operational planning.


Chair

Sara Doshi, PharmD

Speaker

Delivering Value Through Medical Information Metrics
Dipti Tankala, PharmD, RPh

Effective and Efficient Use of Customer Interactions Data to Anticipate Customer Needs Through Text Analytic Metrics
Edward J. Brauer, PharmD

Tools for Data Insights in Medical Information
Zachary Furqueron, MBA



Chair
avatar for Sara Doshi

Sara Doshi

Director, Medical Information Strategy and Capabilities, GMI, Eli Lilly and Company
Sara graduated with her PharmD from Butler University and then completed the Purdue University/Eli Lilly and Company Drug Information Residency. She then accepted a role with Global Medical Information (GMI) at Lilly. Sara spent several years supporting numerous products/therapeutic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Edward Brauer

Edward Brauer

US ML/RML Strategy and Capabilities Fellow, Lilly USA, LLC
Edward Brauer received his PharmD degree from the University of Southern California in 2015 and received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Fresno State in 2010. Currently Edward is a US MSL/RML Strategy and Capabilities Fellow within the US Medical Affairs department at Eli... Read More →
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Zachary Furqueron

Director/Team Leader, Analytics and Reporting Group, External Medical Comm, Pfizer Inc
Zachary has over 20 years of experience at Pfizer, and currently serves as the Director, Team Leader of the Analytics and Reporting group within the company’s Medical Division. In this role he oversees the analytics and reporting activities on behalf of several external-facing functions... Read More →
avatar for Dipti Tankala

Dipti Tankala

Associate Medical Information Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada Inc.
Dipti received her Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Toronto in 2013. She went on to complete a specialty Industrial Pharmacy Residency in Medical Information at Eli Lilly Canada for and won the 2014 Residency Award. Currently, Dipti... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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
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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
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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

10:45am EDT

#132: Electronic Implementation of New PRO Measures to Assess Treatment Benefit in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Trials: Lessons Learned
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-540-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum describes the electronic implementation of patient-reported outcomes (PRO)-based endpoint measures developed by the PRO Consortium for irritable bowel syndrome treatment trials. The panel will share lessons learned when pairing technology with clinical measurement.

Learning Objectives

Describe advantages of collecting clinical trial endpoint data electronically, particularly with patterns of data as observed in irritable bowel syndrome treatment trials; Discuss how regulatory agencies view the electronic capture of endpoints in clinical trials; Distinguish between operational and measurement aspects of the electronic implementation of PRO instruments used to assess endpoints in clinical trials.

Chair

Stephen Joel Coons, PhD

Speaker

Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective
David S. Reasner, PhD

ePRO Technology Provider Perspective
Cindy Howry, MS

ePRO Technology Provider Perspective
Adam Butler

FDA Perspective
Sarrit Kovacs



Chair
avatar for Stephen Joel Coons

Stephen Joel Coons

Executive Director, PRO Consortium, Critical Path Institute
Stephen Joel Coons is Executive Director of the Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Consortium at Critical Path Institute (C-Path). C-Path, an independent nonprofit organization, established the PRO Consortium in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the pharmaceutical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adam Butler

Adam Butler

Senior Vice President, Strategic Development and Corporate Marketing, Bracket
Mr. Butler is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at Bracket. Bracket offers a unique suite of solutions, with a unique perspective on clinical research development. Mr. Butler is responsible for Strategic Development for Bracket’s service offerings in Randomization... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Howry

Cindy Howry

Vice President, Product Strategy and Innovation, YPrime Inc
Cindy Howry is nationally recognized thought-leader in the area of eCOA which empowers the patient and engages them to maintain and improve their health, simultaneously enabling clinical teams to have real-time access to better quality clinical data. Ms. Howry has more than 30 years... Read More →
avatar for Sarrit Kovacs

Sarrit Kovacs

Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) Staff, OND, CDER, FDA
Sarrit Kovacs, PhD is a reviewer with the Clinical Outcome Assessments (COA) Staff in the Office of New Drugs (OND) in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at FDA. Sarrit has nearly 20 years of social science research experience and is a consultant to CDER and other... Read More →
avatar for David Reasner

David Reasner

President and Founder, Albemarle Scientific Consulting LLC
David is VP, Data Science and Head, Study Endpoints at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Data Science group is responsible for development of analytical strategies bridging early phase research through development into the biopharmaceutical product... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
204C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech-Data- Records-Subs, Forum

10:45am EDT

#133: Take Advantage of Global Expedited Pathways: Breakthrough, Sakigake, PRIME!
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-543-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The Breakthrough Designation (US), PRIME (Europe), and Sakigake (Japan) aim to reduce overall drug development times for certain products. This session shows you how to take advantage of these and other global expedited development programs.

Learning Objectives

Compare and contrast global expedited development pathways; Discuss ways to adapt global development programs to take advantage of all expedited pathways.

Chair

Khyati Roberts, RPh

Speaker

The New Japanese “Sakigake” Strategy for Accelerated Development and Approval: Status, Procedure, and Prospects for Industry
Alberto Grignolo, PhD

Strategies for Using the New European PRIME Pathway
Sharon N. Olmstead



Chair
avatar for Khyati Roberts

Khyati Roberts

Head US/Canada, Regulatory Policy and Intelligence, AbbVie, Inc.
Khyati leads regulatory policy advocacy efforts for the U.S. and Canada and coordiantes international harmonization efforts. She joined AbbVie in 2012 and has nearly 30 years of regulatory experience. Khyati has also provided regulatory advice to the biopharmaceutical industry on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alberto Grignolo

Alberto Grignolo

Corporate Vice President, Parexel, United States
Alberto Grignolo, PhD is a Corporate Vice President at Parexel, and established the firm's Japan Consulting Services during a two-year assignment in Tokyo. Dr. Grignolo has served as an adviser on human subject protection in clinical trials to the Institute of Medicine of the National... Read More →
avatar for Sharon Olmstead

Sharon Olmstead

Global Head, Development and Regulatory Policy, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Sharon Olmstead is the Global Head of Development & Regulatory Policy at Novartis. She first joined Novartis in 1997, in their FDA Liaison Office. From 2002 until returning to Novartis in 2011, she held leadership positions at Merck, Schering-Plough, and Pharmacia. She built a foundation... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

#135: Clinical Developments in Immuno-Oncology, Part 2 of 2: Clinical Implementation of Biomarkers
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-562-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In this forum, the panelists will give a state-of-the-art overview of the exciting new area of cancer immunotherapies, the current learnings and methodologies, the benefits and challenges, as well as an outlook into the future.

Part 1 is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2016, 8:30-9:45 AM.

Learning Objectives

Discuss examples of clinical implementation of biomarkers in the development of cancer immunotherapies; Describe what the future looks like for cancer immunotherapies; Explain the role of new technologies for companion diagnostics.

Chair

Holger G. Adelmann

Speaker

Panelist
Arnold B. Gelb

Panelist
Brandon Higgs, PhD

Panelist
Marc Theoret, MD



Chair
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Arnold Gelb

Arnold Gelb

Senior Director, Clinical Biomarkers and Companion Diagnostics, EMD Serono Research & Development Institute, Inc.
avatar for Brandon Higgs

Brandon Higgs

Director, MedImmune
Dr. Higgs leads the Bioinformatics function within Translational Medicine at MedImmune. He has 15+ years of industry experience in biomarker development within indications of oncology, autoimmunity, inflammation, CNS, and transplantation. He has a PhD in Computational Biology and... Read More →
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Marc Theoret

Associate Director of Immunotherapeutics, OHOP, OND, CDER, FDA
Dr. Theoret is a medical oncologist and the Associate Director of Immunotherapeutics in the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products, CDER, FDA. In his role as Associate Director, Dr. Theoret is leading initiatives in immuno-oncology product development—regulatory, scientific... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices-InVitro-CombProd, Forum |   Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Forum

10:45am EDT

#134: How Can We Utilize Mobile Health for Better Quality of Life and Medical Economy?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-561-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In this session, basic information on regulations of software as a medical device will be provided. Also, the expectation of mobile health devices in terms of quality of life and medical economy and challenges to develop such devices will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Explain the regulations on software as a medical device including topics discussed in the International Medical Device Regulators Forum Standalone Medical Device Software Harmonization Working Group for the utilization of mobile health for enhancement of quality of life; Discuss the potential of mobile health in terms of reducing medical costs.

Chair

Madoka Murakami, PhD

Speaker

Academic Perspective
Hiroshi Hosoi

Industry Perspective
Nersi Nazari, PhD

FDA Perspective
Bakul Patel



Chair
MM

Madoka Murakami

Unit Chief, Division of Regulatory Cooperation, Office of International Programs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)

Speakers
avatar for Hiroshi Hosoi

Hiroshi Hosoi

President, Nara Medical University
Hiroshi Hosoi, M.D., Ph.D. is a president of Nara Medical University in Japan. He is a doctor who specializes in Otorhinolaryngology. In 2004, he found a new sound conduction pathway “cartilage conduction,” which is different from the two previously known sound conduction pathways... Read More →
avatar for Nersi Nazari

Nersi Nazari

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Vital Connect, Inc.
Nersi is Chairman & CEO of VitalConnect, a medical device and healthcare solutions company applying advanced biosensor technology and surrounding data management systems to deliver an innovative platform that enables clinical-grade continuous monitoring of vital signs. He is a veteran... Read More →
avatar for Bakul Patel

Bakul Patel

Director, Digital Health Division, CDRH, FDA
Mr. Patel leads regulatory policy and scientific efforts at the Center in areas related to emerging and converging areas of medical devices, wireless and information technology. This includes responsibilities for mobile health, Health IT, cyber security, interoperability, and medical... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices/InVitro/CombProd, Session

10:45am EDT

#138: Risk Communication and Management: The Art of Communicating Risk - Challenges and Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-599-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The adoption of quality by design principles and subsequent incorporation of enhanced approaches in regulatory submissions introduced several challenges for industry as well as regulators. This session will discuss how the principles described in ICH Q9 are applied, specifically how quality risks are assessed, managed, and communicated by industry and evaluated by regulators and how results from risk assessments are used to determine quality criteria for demonstrating control and developing and maintaining a robust control strategy for a product.

Learning Objectives

Describe how quality risks are assessed, managed, and communicated by industry; Discuss how quality risks are evaluated by regulators.

Chair

Kristin Murray, MS

Speaker

Benefit-Risk Considerations and Strategies for Investigation and Control of Impurities
David White

Risk Management: A Team Sport
Wendy Wilson-Lee, BSN, PhD

Applications of Risk Management Tools to Quality by Design and Control Strategy Creation in Rare Disease
Joseph Kauten



Chair
KM

Kristin Murray

Director, Global CMC Regulatory Affairs, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Kristin Murray, MS, BS - Ms. Murray is a director in the Global Regulatory Affairs CMC department and oversees a team who manage global regulatory CMC submissions for both investigational and commercial products at Shire Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA. Before her tenure in regulatory... Read More →

Speakers
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Joseph Kauten

Biologics CMC Control Strategy Leader, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Dynamic Technical Leader with a proven track record of value driven innovation, robust process development, and cross-functional influence. Extensive experience in facility and process design from greenfield/brownfield through to successful technology/process transfer, process performance... Read More →
avatar for David White

David White

Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca
I joined pharmaceutical development in 2003 as line manager in analytical science working primarily in late phase projects. After secondments to formulated product development and then post approval regulatory, I returned to drug substance in 2014 as a principle scientist responsible... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Wilson-Lee

Wendy Wilson-Lee

Acting Branch Chief, Office of New Drug Products, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Wendy is an acting Branch Chief in the Office of New Drug Products, bringing 10 years of review experience to the position. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Session

10:45am EDT

#139: Measuring the Impact and Influence of Patient Input on Regulatory and Health Technology Assessment Decision Making: What Are the Key Considerations?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-568-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This interdisciplinary session will explain how, with increased patient engagement, both regulatory and health technology assessment agencies need to be able to assess and report on how patient input is being utilized and how it is informing the decision process.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how health technology assessment agencies and regulators engage with patients so that the assessment and decision making is utilizing patients’ viewpoints; Identify the challenges that agencies face to ensure that the patient’s viewpoints are embedded into their decision processes; Assess the types of parameters agencies are using to measure the impact patient engagement is having on their processes and decision making.

Chair

Neil McAuslane, PhD, MSc

Speaker

FDA Perspective
Theresa M. Mullin, PhD

Empowering Patients as Organizational Change Agents
Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD, MA

HTA Perspective
Victoria Thomas, MSc



Chair
avatar for Neil McAuslane

Neil McAuslane

Director, Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS), United Kingdom
Neil McAuslane is Director of the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS, previously CMR International) and works in the area of regulatory and HTA strategy and R&D performance. Prior to joining CMR International in 1988, Neil completed his PhD degree in Clinical Pharmacology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Mullin

Theresa Mullin

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

Victoria Thomas

Head of Public Involvement, Public Involvement Programme, National Institute For Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Victoria Thomas has run the Public Involvement Programme at NICE since 2009, and has been with the Programme since 2001. Following a degree in Art History, Victoria has worked exclusively in the public and voluntary sector, specialising in healthcare quality improvement activities... Read More →
avatar for Durhane Wong-Rieger

Durhane Wong-Rieger

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Organization For Rare Disorders (CORD)
Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD, is President, Institute for Optimizing Health Outcomes; President; Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders; Chair, Consumer Advocare Network; Past-Chair, International Alliance of Patient Organizations; Co-Chair, HTAi Patient / Citizen Involvement IG; Board... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Robert (Mac) Gordon, MS

Speaker

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

FDA Perspective
Jonathan P. Jarow, PhD

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



Chair
avatar for Robert (Mac) Gordon

Robert (Mac) Gordon

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

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Jarow

Jonathan Jarow

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

Marsha Millikan

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


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

8:00am EDT

#202: Changing Cultures to Advance Patient Engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-614-L04-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

The importance of engaging patients in medical product development is a message that has reached the industry. Acting on that message to adopt and sustain meaningful practice requires organizational cultures that value and place high priority on patient focus. In this session, sponsor companies and patient organizations will share their experiences with building internal cultures that encourage the collective group and individuals to incorporate patient engagement into their everyday work. A diverse panel will discuss reframing the challenges of cultural change to achieve the best outcomes for patients in the health care process.

Learning Objectives

Explain the role of organizational culture in enabling meaningful patient engagement practices; Assess key motivators for organizations to adopt a patient-focused culture; Describe effective approaches to incorporating patient focus throughout the organization; Discuss ways to meet challenges that may prevent a fully patient-focused culture.

Chair

Kim McCleary

Speaker

Panelist
Lode Dewulf

Panelist
Andrea Stern Ferris

Panelist
Andrew J. Garvey

Panelist
Mary Stober Murray, MBA

Panelist
Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD, MA



Chair
avatar for K. Kimberly McCleary

K. Kimberly McCleary

Managing Director, FasterCures, A Center of the Milken Institute
Kim leads the Patients Count: Science of Patient Input program through which FasterCures aims to improve health by expanding opportunities for patients’ perspectives to shape the processes by which new therapies are discovered, developed and delivered. She has been involved in FasterCures... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lode Dewulf

Lode Dewulf

Vice President and Chief Patient Affairs Officer, UCB
Lode Dewulf has a passion for patient perspectives and understanding. As medical practitioner he deeply realized that good health education was at least as important as good medicines. in 1989 he joined the pharmaceutical industry, to provide good education on diseases and new treatments... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Ferris

Andrea Ferris

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

Andrew Garvey

Global Patient Advocacy Lead, GlaxoSmithKline
Andrew leads GSK’s global work with patient organizations (excluding the US). He is responsible for leading the work to develop collaborations with patient organizations to bring patient insight into GSK, improve the management of diseases and to strengthen the capabilities of patient... Read More →
avatar for Mary Murray

Mary Murray

Associate Director, Diversity and Patient Engagement, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
As an Associate Director for Diversity and Patient Engagement at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mary facilitates collaborations with disease-specific and community-based organizations to bring relevant clinical trial options to patients and representative populations. Mary has co-chaired the... Read More →
avatar for Durhane Wong-Rieger

Durhane Wong-Rieger

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Organization For Rare Disorders (CORD)
Durhane Wong-Rieger, PhD, is President, Institute for Optimizing Health Outcomes; President; Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders; Chair, Consumer Advocare Network; Past-Chair, International Alliance of Patient Organizations; Co-Chair, HTAi Patient / Citizen Involvement IG; Board... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
103ABC Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 19: DIAmond, Forum

8:00am EDT

#203: Next Generation Collaborations: Transforming the Industry
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-609-L04-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Harnessing the power of collaboration truly has the ability to alter the healthcare landscape as we know it today. What is the next generation of collaborations and what will be unique about them? What will change in our organizations in the future, and how will they be different from today? Is collaborative R&D going to become a reality for our industry? What roles will FDA and other stakeholders play? This forum will bring together a diverse panel representing some of the industry’s most influential and powerful organizations for a candid and innovative conversation about what is needed to shake up the current ecosystem and truly transform patient health. Submit your questions in advance for the panelists to annualmeetingprogram@diaglobal.org; subject line: Next Gen Collaborations.

Learning Objectives

Review the role of collaborations to date in better aligning biopharmaceutical R&D with needs and constraints of an evolving health ecosystem; Discuss the impact of coming landscape changes on the industry of tomorrow and needs that new collaborations must address; Describe the stakeholders and innovative elements of the new and transformational collaborations that are emerging.

Chair

Dalvir Gill, PhD

Speaker

Panelist
Margaret A. Anderson, MA

Panelist
Christopher P. Austin, MD

Panelist
Jonathan P. Jarow, PhD

Panelist
C. David Nicholson, PhD

Panelist
Drew Schiller



Chair
avatar for Dalvir Gill

Dalvir Gill

Chief Executive Officer, TransCelerate BioPharma Inc.
Dalvir Gill has more than 25 years of drug development & leadership experience. Prior to his appointment as CEO of TransCelerate, he was the President of a major international CRO. Dr. Gill earned his BSc from the University of Hertfordshire and his PhD from the Royal Free Hospital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures, A Center of the Milken Institute
Margaret Anderson is the executive director of FasterCures, a Washington, DC-based center of the Milken Institute, which is driven by a singular goal – to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system. FasterCures focuses on spurring cross-sector collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Austin

Christopher Austin

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Christopher P. Austin has served as director of the NCATS since 2012. Prior to this role, he was NCATS’ scientific director, focusing on translating basic science discoveries into new treatments and technologies to improve the efficiency of therapeutic/diagnostic development. He... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Jarow

Jonathan Jarow

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

C. David Nicholson

Executive Vice President, Brand R&D, Allergan
Dr. Nicholson joined Actavis as SVP, Global Brands R&D in August 2014. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer and EVP, R&D for Bayer CropScience from March 2012 to August 2014; VP of Licensing and Knowledge Management at Merck from 2009 to December 2011; and SVP, responsible... Read More →
avatar for Drew Schiller

Drew Schiller

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Validic
Drew Schiller co-founded Validic and serves as the CTO. At Validic, Drew leads the product and technology strategy, drives key initiatives, and works closely with senior executives at partner organizations to stay ahead of the technology curve. Drew sits on the Consumer Electronics... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Ballroom A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 19: DIAmond, Forum

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

#215: Exploring the Use of Virtual Technologies and Virtual Teams Within Medical Affairs Organizations
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-603-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Medical affairs teams are involved in a wealth of communication methods across the pharmaceutical/device, and biotechnology industries. Communication is at the core of each job unit. However, with the evolving reliance on technology, typical communication methods are being disrupted. One of the greatest issues facing medical affairs teams in recent years has been how to assess and incorporate these new technologies, especially virtual technologies, and expand the impact of their organization. With iPads, notebooks, wearable devices, and other advances in the electronic space, medical affairs team members, both internal facing and external facing, need to become proficient with these new technologies. Additionally, organizations need to establish rules regarding the use of the technologies. This session will address some of the issues and benefits of implementing these new, disruptive technologies within both established and emerging medical affairs teams.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the issues and benefits of implementing new, disruptive technologies for use with medical affairs teams.

Chair

J. Lynn Bass

Speaker

Experience of Leveraging External Virtual Teams to Expand the Capabilities of a Newly Formed Medical Affairs Organization
Rachel Couchenour

Meeting Thought Leader Needs with Technology
Craig J. Klinger, RPh



Chair
avatar for J. Lynn Bass

J. Lynn Bass

Senior Director, MSLs & Lead, Global Field Medical Affairs, Rakuten Medical
With 20+ years of experience in Medical Science Liaison and Medical Affairs roles across the pharmaceutical industry, Lynn is currently the Sr. Director, MSLs and Field Medical Affairs at Rakuten Medical, Inc. Her industry career has spanned many therapeutic areas and she has authored... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Couchenour

Rachel Couchenour

Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Mateon Therapeutics
Rachel Couchenour, PharmD, MBA is a recognized leader with 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She currently serves as Sr. Director, Medical Affairs at Mateon Therapeutics, accountable for building and executing the medical affairs strategy for this clinical stage... Read More →
avatar for Craig Klinger

Craig Klinger

Global MSL Trainer, The Office of Medical Professional Development, Eli Lilly and Company, United States
In Craig’s 30 years working at Lilly, he has successfully worked in various positions in multiple therapeutic areas including neuroscience, diabetes and osteoporosis. Craig is a founding member of the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) program at Lilly where he worked in the New York... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 06: Med Comm-Wrtg-MSL, Session

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Martha Ann Brumfield, PhD

Speaker

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



Chair
avatar for Martha Brumfield

Martha Brumfield

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

Speakers
avatar for ShaAvhree Buckman-Garner

ShaAvhree Buckman-Garner

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

Emer Cooke

Head of International Affairs, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Ms. Cooke holds a MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin. Emer joined EMA as Head of Inspections in Jul. 2002. In Jan. 2009, Emer was appointed first International Liaison Officer for EMA. In July 2012 becomes the Head of Int. and European Cooperation... Read More →


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

10:30am EDT

#222: Valuing the Clinical Trial Patient
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-566-L01-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Increasingly, during clinical research development, decisions are made on how to make trials more patient centric, increase patient engagement, and how/when patients will receive their individual research results. In this session, a patient advocate will share perspectives on each of these elements of research design and execution and a bioethicist will share the bioethical considerations for providing individual clinical trial test results to patients. Finally, participants will also hear about a pharmaceutical company's challenges and lessons learned when they decided to thank their clinical trial patients in a national television advertisement.

Learning Objectives

Recognize an increased awareness of clinical trial patients desired benefits from participating in a research study; Describe bioethical considerations when determining whether to provide clinical trial patients with their individual trial test results; Discuss a sponsor company’s experience with thanking clinical trial patients in a television advertisement.

Chair

Jane Perlmutter

Speaker

Bioethical Considerations with the Return of Individual Research Results and Incidental Findings to Clinical Trial Research Participants
Sandra Prucka, MS

Panelist
Deborah Howe



Chair
avatar for Jane Perlmutter

Jane Perlmutter

Founder and President, Patient Advocate
Jane Perlmutter is long-term cancer survivor, involved in a wide-range of advocacy which is rooted in her own experiences, but also informed by her formal training and professional experience. She focuses on clinical trials--ensuring the patient voice is considered in selection of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Howe

Deborah Howe

Associate Director, Vendor Alliance Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Deborah Howe is an Associate Director in Vendor Alliance Management in Global Clinical Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Deborah joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in the area of clinical trial enrollment and engagement. Deborah... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Prucka

Sandra Prucka

Innovation Lead, Eli Lilly and Company
Before coming to Eli Lilly and Company in 2009 I was a clinical genetic counselor and Director of Genetic Counseling Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I have been in the Tailored Therapeutics group at Lilly for 7 years. During this time I completed an internship... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
204A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 11: Quality in CT-GCP, Forum

10:30am EDT

#224: Identifying Patient-Centered Outcomes for Use in Observational Research: Why and How
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-569-L01-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

The inclusion of valid, reliable patient-centered outcomes is increasingly important for observational studies. Yet, identifying such outcomes is challenging. This session will discuss resources for identifying and developing outcome measures.

Learning Objectives

Describe the need for standardized or harmonized outcome measures for use in observational clinical research studies; Identify challenges to identifying valid, reliable, standardized outcome measures for use in new studies; Discuss examples of disparate outcome measure definitions; Summarize resources that can assist researchers in selecting appropriate outcome measures.

Chair

Richard Gliklich, MD

Speaker

Panelist
Elise Berliner, PhD



Speakers
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Elise Berliner

Director, Technology Assessment Program, Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Dr. Berliner is the Director of the Technology Assessment Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Technology Assessment Program provides technology assessments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to inform Medicare coverage decisions... Read More →
avatar for Richard Gliklich

Richard Gliklich

Chief Executive Officer, Better Outcomes
Dr. Richard Gliklich is the CEO of Better Outcomes Corporation. He was founder and CEO of Outcome Sciences, a health information and services company. He led the company from inception through its acquisition by Quintiles. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
201A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 13: CER-Glob Health Econ, Session

10:30am EDT

#227: Unique Global Regulatory Considerations and Drug Development Incentives in Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-590-L01-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Early consideration of the issues unique to rare disease development allows sponsors to proactively and adequately identify/address them during development and to have productive interactions with Health Authorities (HA). Unique program elements will be compared and contrasted, focusing on regulatory aspects of rare/orphan development and early HA consult to create successful programs that address the particular challenges. We will also discuss how to strategically take advantage of the various US and EU incentives such as market exclusivity, tax reduction, and expedited review process, as well as grants to facilitate the development of orphan drugs, to enhance orphan drug development.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the regulatory requirements unique to the global development of rare disease and orphan drugs, including the regulatory implications; Explain the regulatory considerations to create efficient, feasible, and sufficient rare disease and orphan drug programs; Summarize regulations regarding orphan drug designations in the US and EU; Discuss and demonstrate how drug developers can take advantage of the regulators' incentives to optimize their investment in orphan drug development.

Chair

Maureen Smith

Speaker

Maximizing the Advantages of US and EU Orphan Drug Designation Incentives
Irene Pan

Global Regulatory Considerations in Rare Disease and Orphan Drug Development: When Patients Are Waiting and Everyday Counts
Lauren Peterson Tornetta



Chair
avatar for Maureen Smith

Maureen Smith

Patient Advocate / Secretary, Canadian Organization For Rare Disorders (CORD)
Maureen Smith’s M.Ed. (Educational Psychology) interest in patient advocacy stems from a rare disease diagnosis at the age of 8. She is the Secretary of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD), co-chair of the Rare/Orphan Disease program track for the Drug Information... Read More →

Speakers
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Irene Pan

Senior Research Scientist, UBC: An Express Scripts Company
Irene Pan, MSc, is a Senior Research Scientist with UBC: An Express Scripts Company. With over 12 years of clinical research experience, Ms. Pan has conducted numerous studies in a wide range of therapeutic indications including ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, oncology and respiratory... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Tornetta

Lauren Tornetta

Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Inc
15 years of experience across public and government (FDA) sectors with an MBA in biotechnology and an MS in biochemistry. Global experience leading reg strategy with drugs (NCE, line extensions, drug: drug codev, biologic products, and combination products [drug: device]), in all... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 17: Rare-Orphan Diseases, Session

10:30am EDT

#212: Special Populations in Clinical Pharmacology Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-524-L05-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This symposium examines the complex challenges encountered in special population study design. Appropriate management of specialty populations with comorbidities on multiple medications creates challenges in protocol design and enrollment to ensure patient safety and accurate and quality data.

Learning Objectives

Discuss strategies to adapt to industry trends and changing demands of special population studies; Identify options in protocol design and the process for screening patients with comorbidities and concomitant medications; Evaluate the impact of subject population on subject safety data and on assessment of drug safety.

Chair

William B Smith

Speaker

Special Populations in Clinical Pharmacology Studies: Evolving Challenges
William B Smith

Investigational Product and Drug-Drug Interactions in Specialty Populations with Comorbidities: Options in Addressing Safety, Data, Timelines, and Costs
Harry W Alcorn, JR, PharmD

Fast to Patient: Shifting from Healthy Volunteer to Patient Population
Richard Scheyer, MD

QTcF in Special Populations
Robert Kleiman



Chair
avatar for William Smith

William Smith

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

Speakers
avatar for Harry Alcorn

Harry Alcorn

Chief Scientific Officer, DaVita Clinical Research
Chief Scientific Officer for DaVita Clinical Research a CRO, located in Minneapolis Minnesota and Lakewood Colorado. He has served as PI on over 150 protocols and Sub Investigator on over 300 protocols which have included Renal (Full and Adaptive), Hepatic and Pulmonary, along with... Read More →
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Robert Kleiman

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Global Cardiology, ERT
Dr. Kleiman is a cardiac electrophysiologist who has performed research in both basic and clinical electrophysiology and practiced clinical electrophysiology for 12 years before joining ERT in 2003. Dr. Kleiman is currently ERT’s Chief Medical Officer, and works with pharmaceutical... Read More →
avatar for Richard Scheyer

Richard Scheyer

Vice President, Medical, Medpace
Dr. Richard Scheyer is VP Medical at Medpace. Prior to Medpace, he led Experimental Medicine, BM, and PGx functions at Daiichi Sankyo. He served in leadership roles at Sanofi-Aventis and CMO at Neurotrope Bioscience. Dr. Scheyer received his BS Physics from Stanford, MD from SUNY... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 04: Preclin Transl-Early Clin Dev, Symposium

10:30am EDT

#219: Regulatory Science Considerations Applying to Novel Combinations of Biologics and Bifunctional Biologics Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-552-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will focus on specific aspects of the regulatory development of novel combination biologics, as well as bifunctionals. Specific considerations for each of these modalities for different clinical stages and therapy areas will also be addressed, and a comparison/contrast of development requirements for each will be provided.

Learning Objectives

Describe the regulatory requirements for development of combinations of novel biologicals and bifunctional biologics.

Chair

Owen Fields, PhD

Speaker

Unique Challenges in the Regulation of Bispecific Antibodies
Raj G Nair, MD

Unique Preclinical and Clinical Aspects of Bifunctional Development
Rakesh Dixit, PhD

Q and A Panel
Badrul Chowdhury, MD, PhD



Chair
avatar for Owen Fields

Owen Fields

Vice President, Inflammatory and Immunology, WW Safety and Regulatory, Pfizer Inc
I received my Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Berkeley. Following this I worked in food biotechnology regulation at the US FDA. I then moved to regulatory strategy at Wyeth where I worked in autoimmune disease, tissue repair, and other areas. After the merger with Pfizer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Badrul Chowdhury

Badrul Chowdhury

Director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products, OND, CDER, FDA
Dr. Badrul A. Chowdhury is the Director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Rheumatology Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Chowdhury is trained and board certified in Internal Medicine, and in Allergy and Immunology, and... Read More →
avatar for Rakesh Dixit

Rakesh Dixit

Vice President, R&D, Global Head, Biologics Safety Assessment, MedImmune
RN

Raj Nair

Medical Officer, DPARP, OND, CDER, FDA
I am a medical officer within the Division of Pulmonary Allergy, and Rheumatology since 2013. I was previously an assistant professor in Rheumatology at Georgetown University with an interest in use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in diagnosis and management of patients with rheumatic... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
204B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:30am EDT

#221: Envision the Future: How Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Change Our Regulatory Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-555-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The complexity of the regulatory environment is growing rapidly in light of new technologies for disease surveillance, diagnostics, and medication. This session will focus on future knowledge and predictions in intelligence with an impact on the regulatory world.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the complexity of the future regulatory environment in light of new technologies; Identify challenges and opportunities in the field of digital data for disease surveillance, personalized medicines and individual stakeholder engagement through innovative tools; Evaluate future knowledge against new technologies.

Chair

Joseph C. Scheeren, PharmD

Speaker

Current Status of Big Data Use in the Health Care Sector: View from the Market
Luke D. Dunlap, MSc

Big Data Being Part of FDA eHealth Policy: Viewpoint of the Regulator
Robert M. Califf, MD

Challenges of Big Data in the Regulatory Environment from the Legal Point of View
Denise Esposito, JD



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
avatar for Robert Califf

Robert Califf

Commissioner, FDA
Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, is the Food and Drug Administration's commissioner of food and drugs. As the top official of the FDA, Dr. Califf is committed to strengthening programs and policies that enable the agency to carry out its mission to protect and promote the public healt... Read More →
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Luke Dunlap

Senior Principal, Real World Evidence Solutions, IMS Health
avatar for Denise Esposito

Denise Esposito

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices-InVitro-CombProd, Session

10:30am EDT

#223: Global Harmonization: Current ICH Quality Initiatives
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-567-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The concepts described in ICH Q8, Q9, Q10, and Q11 provide opportunities for a more science- and risk-based approach for developing medicinal products. It is important to have a harmonized implementation approach of these guidelines within and outside ICH regions. In addition, it is critical to focus on the commercial phase of product life cycle to be able to realize the full benefits of these guidelines. This session will discuss current ICH activities including ICH Q12 and ICH Q11 IWG. Industry speakers will share their perspectives on these initiatives and propose ways to address current technical and regulatory challenges.

Learning Objectives

Discuss current ICH activities; Examine different ways to approach technical and regulatory challenges; Recognize the importance of the guidelines within and outside of the ICH regions.

Chair

Moheb M. Nasr, PhD, MS

Speaker

A Holistic Approach for Global Management of Manufacturing Changes
Romuald Braun, MSc

ICH Q11 IWG Update
Timothy J.N. Watson, PhD

What Is Needed to Make ICH Q12 a True Transformational Guideline?
Roger Nosal



Chair
avatar for Moheb Nasr

Moheb Nasr

Vice President, CMC Regulatory Strategy, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Nasr is responsible for the development and the execution of CMC regulatory strategy at GSK. Prior to joining GSK, he spent over 22 yrs at FDA and established and led the Office of New Drug Quality Assessment (ONDQA). Dr. Nasr was instrumental in the development of QbD concept... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Romuald Braun

Romuald Braun

Managing Director, uanotau gmbh
Since 1992 Romuald has been working in roles related to Compliance, Document Management, Content Management in Life Sciences industry. He played roles on client side and in consulting, in delivery and in sales, in project roles and in line responsibility. He worked in client server... Read More →
avatar for Roger Nosal

Roger Nosal

Vice President, Head of Global CMC, Pfizer Inc, United States
Roger Nosal is Vice President & Head of Global Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls at Pfizer. Roger has contributed to the evolution of Quality by Design & has advocated for global regulatory harmonization through several PhRMA, ICH, ISPE, PQRI, AAPS, IFPAC, ACS & DIA technical committees... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Watson

Timothy Watson

Executive Director, Pfizer Inc
Tim was one of the PhRMA expert working group (EWG) members on the ICHQ11 regulatory guidance document for drug substance, and the current Rapporteur for the ICHQ11 Starting Material IWG. He is also served on the ICHQ7 IWG Q&A team, ICHQ3C EWG, and supporting many other ICH efforts... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Session

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Deirdre McCarthy, MS

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Deirdre McCarthy

Deirdre McCarthy

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

Speakers
avatar for Ola Caster

Ola Caster

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

Henry Francis

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

Shelley Gandhi

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


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

2:00pm EDT

#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 →
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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

#253: Update from Health Canada
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-613-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This forum will provide attendees the opportunity to speak directly to regulators about the current and future state of regulation of biological drugs at Health Canada. The forum will focus on biotherapeutic products (monoclonal antibodies, hormones and enzymes, and cytokines) and will have both clinical and chemistry and manufacturing representation. Specific topics to be discussed will include: changes to the Guidance Document for Subsequent Entry Biologics (SEB), the SEB Scientific Advice Meeting Pilot, risk management considerations for biotherapeutic products, international harmonization, and Health Canada as a flat, flexible, and forward looking organization.

Learning Objectives

Summarize key issues discussed by Health Canada; Identify regulatory hot topics.

Chair

Jeffrey Skene, MSc

Speaker

Panelist
Jeffrey Skene, MSc



Chair
avatar for Agnes Klein

Agnes Klein

Director, Evaluation of Radiopharmaceuticals and Biotherapeutic Products, Health Canada
Agnes V. Klein MD is currently the Director, CERB in the Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate. Dr. Klein trained in Endocrinology at UofT and has interests in drug development and medical bioethics. SHe represents Canada at ICH and is member of several medical international... Read More →

Speakers
JS

Jeffrey Skene

Division Chief, Monoclonal Antibodies, Health Canada
Jeffrey Skene has been with Health Canada since 2003. He began his career at Health Canada in Regulatory Affairs and later joined the group responsible for the review of monoclonal antibodies as a CMC reviewer. Today, Mr. Skene is the Chief of the Monoclonal Antibodies Division that... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 18: Global Regulatory, Forum

2:00pm EDT

#236: Expanded Access: Ethical, Regulatory, and Policy Challenges and Considerations
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-522-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The legislative and regulatory landscapes for expanded access to investigational therapies are evolving due in part to public attention. This session will examine strategies proposed by stakeholders to address ethical, regulatory, and policy considerations.

Learning Objectives

Recognize FDA requirements for expanded access and the current regulatory, political, and social environment; Identify challenges faced by stakeholders from ethical, regulatory, and policy perspectives; Describe industry best practices for managing expanded access programs.

Chair

Kim M. Quaintance-Lunn

Speaker

Is There a Better Way? An Industry Perspective
Sandra A. Morris, PhD, PMP

The Ethics of Compassionate Use
Alison Bateman-House



Chair
avatar for Kim Quaintance-Lunn

Kim Quaintance-Lunn

Vice President and Head, Regulatory Policy, Regulatory Affairs Americas, Bayer US LLC, United States
Kim Quaintance-Lunn serves as Vice President and Head, Regulatory Policy, Regulatory Affairs Americas, at Bayer. Kim joined Bayer in February 2014 to establish and lead the US regulatory policy function for the organization. She works with colleagues to analyze regulatory policy and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alison Bateman-House

Alison Bateman-House

Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Ethics, Dept of Population Health, NYU Langone Health, United States
Alison Bateman-House, PhD, MPH, MA, is an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Health's School of Medicine. She is co-chair, with Arthur Caplan PhD, of the Working Group on Compassionate Use and Preapproval Access (CUPA), an academic group that studies... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Morris

Sandra Morris

Vice President, Strategy Realization, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Morris is currently VP, Strategy Realization for the J&J CMO. Prior to joining J&J, Dr. Morris spent 18 years at Merck where she was VP, Global Project Management. Dr. Morris received her PhD in Organic Chemistry and completed postdoctoral research in biochemistry.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 02: Proj-Port Mgt-Strat Planning, Session

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

#241: Disease Interception: Shifting the Paradigm from Treatment to Prevention of Disease
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-547-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Disease interception focuses on the development of medicines that stop or delay disease progression for patients at risk or asymptomatic within the disease continuum. Learn as regulators and payers share perspectives in this new drug development space.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the regulatory and implementation challenges to innovation in disease interception; Propose solutions to regulatory challenges to innovation for disease interception therapies; Assess the benefit and risk framework and value of disease interception therapies.

Chair

Karin Van Baelen, PharmD

Speaker

FDA Perspective
Ellis Unger, MD

EU Perspective
Hans-Georg Eichler

Payer Perspective
Sean R. Tunis, MD, MSc



Chair
avatar for Karin Van Baelen

Karin Van Baelen

Head, Global Regulatory Affairs, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Karin is leading the Global Regulatory Affairs organization at Janssen. She facilitates the relationship between the Janssen pharmaceutical companies and global health authorities, influencing and interpreting global regulatory requirements and enabling our companies to meet those... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hans-Georg Eichler

Hans-Georg Eichler

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

Sean Tunis

Senior Strategic Advisor, Center For Medical Technology Policy (CMTP)
Sean Tunis, MD, MSc, is Founder and Senior Strategic Advisor of the Center for Medical Technology Policy, an independent, non-profit organization that provides a neutral platform for multi-stakeholder collaborations that promote high value innovation by improving the quality, relevance... Read More →
avatar for Ellis Unger

Ellis Unger

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


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Forum

2:00pm EDT

#242: Regulatory Challenges in the Development of Combination Products Involving Digital Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-556-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Digital technology is being integrated with drugs, biologics, and devices in an effort to improve treatment monitoring and management. This session will examine regulatory challenges of these combinations from the perspective of industry and FDA.

Learning Objectives

Recognize FDA requirements for approval of combination products involving digital technology; Identify challenges faced by industry in developing these products and by FDA during their review; Describe how industry and FDA are addressing these challenges.

Chair

Todd Paporello

Speaker

Determining the Regulatory Classification of Software Used in Tandem with Pharmaceuticals
Bradley Merrill Thompson

Tool to Product: An Interactive Case Study in the Evolution of a Pharma App from Clinic to Commercial
Anthony D. Watson, MBA, MS

CDRH Perspective
Bakul Patel

Office of Combination Products Perspective
John Barlow Weiner, JD

CDER Perspective
Ashley Boam



Chair
avatar for Todd Paporello

Todd Paporello

Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs Americas, Bayer
Todd Paporello is Vice President and Head of Regulatory Affairs Americas at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Before joining Bayer, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility within regulatory affairs at Roche, Genentech, Merck, and Schering-Plough. Todd holds pharmacy (PharmD... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Boam

Ashley Boam

Director, Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Quality, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Ashley serves as Director of the Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Quality in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at FDA. OPPQ is responsible for developing and clearly communicating science- and risk-based policies & standards related to drug product quality, including... Read More →
avatar for Bakul Patel

Bakul Patel

Director, Digital Health Division, CDRH, FDA
Mr. Patel leads regulatory policy and scientific efforts at the Center in areas related to emerging and converging areas of medical devices, wireless and information technology. This includes responsibilities for mobile health, Health IT, cyber security, interoperability, and medical... Read More →
avatar for Bradley Thompson

Bradley Thompson

General Counsel, Combination Products Coalition, Epstein, Becker and Green P.C.
BRADLEY MERRILL THOMPSON is a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. There, he counsels medical device, drug, and combination product companies on a wide range of FDA regulatory, reimbursement, and clinical trial issues. Mr. Thompson also advises such companies on the... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Watson

Anthony Watson

Associate Vice President, Regulatory Affairs - Devices, Sanofi US
Anthony Watson is the Head of Regulatory Affairs - Devices, for Sanofi, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before Sanofi, he was the Director of Regulatory Affairs, CMC, Combination Products at Biogen. Prior to Biogen, he was a Division Director responsible for drug delivery devices in... Read More →
avatar for John Weiner

John Weiner

Associate Director for Policy, Office of Combination Products, OCPP, OC, FDA, United States
John Barlow Weiner is the Associate Director for Policy in the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Combination Products, which is tasked with the classification and assignment for regulation of therapeutic products (drugs, devices, biological products, and combination products... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices/InVitro/CombProd, Session

2:00pm EDT

#243: Patient Involvement Today and Tomorrow: What’s in It for Patients?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-563-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patient engagement (PE) is the latest catch phrase in health care. But how can stakeholders apply it in a meaningful way? This forum will draw a picture of the PE landscape and trends and articulate a path forward to high value patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives

Identify the current patient engagement landscape by providing an overview of initiatives underway that are focused on meaningful patient involvement; Discuss general trends in patient engagement with respect to patient involvement through the research to care continuum, highlighting predictions for how this may impact future efforts; Examine the current and future impact of patient engagement efforts on patients’ life goals, quality of life, and desired clinical outcomes.

Chair

Marc M. Boutin, JD

Speaker

Panelist
Lode Dewulf

Panelist
Anton Hoos

Panelist
Graeme Johnston, CPA

Panelist
Isabelle Moulon, MD

Panelist
Theresa M. Mullin, PhD

Panelist
Bettina Ryll



Chair
avatar for Marc Boutin

Marc Boutin

Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council (NHC)
Marc M. Boutin, JD, is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Council. He has been a leading voice for greater patient involvement at every stage of the health care continuum. Boutin has been actively involved in patient advocacy organization management, health advocacy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lode Dewulf

Lode Dewulf

Vice President and Chief Patient Affairs Officer, UCB
Lode Dewulf has a passion for patient perspectives and understanding. As medical practitioner he deeply realized that good health education was at least as important as good medicines. in 1989 he joined the pharmaceutical industry, to provide good education on diseases and new treatments... Read More →
avatar for Anton Hoos

Anton Hoos

Vice President and Medical Director, Europe, Amgen GmbH
Tony Hoos currently serves as the Chief of Medical for Amgen in Europe, which includes all therapeutic areas as well as all medical departments in Europe. Tony has been passionate about patient involvement in the development and life cycle of medicines for many years. He has worked... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Johnston

Graeme Johnston

Patient and Member of the Advisory Board of PFMD
Graeme (63) is a retired partner of PWC in London, UK. He had cancer in 2001 and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2006. He retired in 2009. Since then he has been active in health and patient advocacy initiatives at a local and national level in the UK. When the PFMD initiative... Read More →
avatar for Isabelle Moulon

Isabelle Moulon

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

Theresa Mullin

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

Bettina Ryll

Chair ESMO Patient Advocates Working Group (PAWG), Melanoma Patients
Bettina Ryll, MD/PhD founded the Melanoma Patient Network Europe in 2013 and developed a special interest in patient-centric clinical research and drug development. Bettina’s current areas of focus are Adaptive Licensing/ MAPPS , innovative sustainable healthcare models and patient-centered... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
204C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 10: Pub Pol/HealthCare Compl/Law, Forum

2:00pm EDT

#246: Valuing the Signal and the Noise in Health Care Horizon Scanning
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-574-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Horizon scanning is a method for identifying and monitoring interventions and innovations that have potential to impact clinical care, patient outcomes and the broader health care system. Dedicated horizon scanning programs focused on American and international markets function as publicly available tools useful for setting research agendas; planning regulatory and coverage/payment decisions; and providing early alerts to patients, clinicians, and health technology assessors. In this forum, representatives from American- and European-based horizon scanning efforts will demonstrate how both hits (early captured innovations with major impacts) and misses (e.g., non-identified interventions, non-impactful interventions), and the broader horizon scanning system methodology can provide a useful view of emerging technologies and the future health care landscape.

Learning Objectives

Identify horizon scanning resources and findings; Describe uses for horizon scanning findings by research funders, technology assessment organizations and coverage/payer groups; Describe the use of horizon scanning for understanding the larger landscape of innovation in a variety of clinical areas.

Chair

Christian Cuevas, PhD

Speaker

Horizon Scanning Systems: Comparison of US and International Systems
Diane Robertson

Panelist
Elise Berliner, PhD

Panelist
Christian Cuevas, PhD



Chair
avatar for Christian Cuevas

Christian Cuevas

Senior Clinical Analyst, Health Technology Assessment Group, ECRI Institute
Clinical Analyst at ECRI Institute I worked on the Horizon Scanning program following the clinical development of close to 200 emerging oncology interventions and determining their potential to have an impact on the healthcare system. Postdoctoral Fellow at University Pennsylvania... Read More →

Speakers
EB

Elise Berliner

Director, Technology Assessment Program, Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Dr. Berliner is the Director of the Technology Assessment Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Technology Assessment Program provides technology assessments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to inform Medicare coverage decisions... Read More →
avatar for Diane Robertson

Diane Robertson

Director, Health Technology Assessment, ECRI Institute
Served as ECRI Institute's project manager for the AHRQ Healthcare Horizon Scanning Program for 5 years. More than 30 years (including 22 with ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment program) leading projects, health technology research and analysis, writing, and publishing... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 13: CER-Glob Health Econ, Forum

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


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

2:00pm EDT

#250: Open-Label, Long-Term Extension Studies: Study Designs and Ethics
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-583-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In this forum, we will discuss open-label, delayed-start studies and open-label extension studies that are conducted to evaluate safety and efficacy. A statistician will describe delayed-start study designs and an epidemiologist will discuss when such studies are needed, and the interpretation of study findings. An ethicist will identify the ethical aspects of these study designs and their conduct.

Learning Objectives

Explain the objectives of open-label, long-term extension studies; Describe the role and design of delayed-start studies and single-arm extension studies in the evaluation of efficacy and safety; Discuss ethical considerations when designing and conducting open-label, long-term extension studies.

Chair

Lisa A Kammerman, PhD, MS

Speaker

Delayed-Start Study Design and Analyses for Demonstrating Disease Modification
Scott Andersen, MS

Bioethics of Open-Label Extension Studies
Robert M Nelson

When, if Ever, Open-Label Extension Studies Are Needed and Appropriate (and What Are the Alternatives)?
Jesse Aaron Berlin, DrSc



Chair
LK

Lisa Kammerman

Senior Statistical Science Director, AstraZeneca
Lisa Kammerman, PhD is a Senior Statistical Director in Oncology at AstraZeneca. She consults on PRO projects and regulatory submissions. She developed AZ's PRO guidance document and led AZ's missing data project. After 24 years of public service, she retired from the FDA, where she... Read More →

Speakers
SA

Scott Andersen

Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company
Scott has been a statistician designing and analyzing neuroscience clinical trials for nearly 20 years. While most of his research has focused on depression and schizophrenia disease states, Scott has spent the last five years working on Alzheimer's Disease. In 2015, Scott co-authored... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Berlin

Jesse Berlin

Vice President and Global Head of Epidemiology, Johnson & Johnson
Jesse Berlin is Vice President of Epidemiology at Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for pharmaceuticals, devices and consumer products. He joined J&J over 11 years ago after spending 15 years at University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Professor of Biostatistics. He has authored... Read More →
avatar for Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Deputy Director & Senior Pediatric Ethicist, Ofc of Pediatric Therapeutics, OC, FDA
Robert “Skip” Nelson, M.D., M.Div., Ph.D. is currently the Deputy Director and Senior Pediatric Ethicist in the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Prior to joining FDA full-time in 2009, he was Professor of Anesthesiology... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Forum

2:00pm EDT

#254: CBER Town Hall: State of the Center and Plans for the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-595-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will provide an overview of CBER's current work on ongoing initiatives and will summarize its priorities moving forward. This forum will consist of five brief presentations followed by a question and answer session with the speakers.

Learning Objectives

Identify regulatory work recently completed or in progress and communicate Center priorities for the coming years.

Chair

Peter W. Marks

Speaker

Panelist
Zuben Sauna, PhD

Panelist
Victor Lu, PhD

Panelist
Sara Gagneten, PhD

Panelist
Richard Forshee, PhD



Chair
avatar for Peter Marks

Peter Marks

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA, United States
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has worked in academic settings teaching... Read More →

Speakers
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Richard Forshee

Associate Director for Research, Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, CBER, FDA
Richard Forshee is the Associate Director for Research for the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He works on a wide range of issues related to the risks and benefits of blood and blood... Read More →
avatar for Sara Gagneten

Sara Gagneten

Associate Div Director, Policy, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, CBER, FDA
Dr. Gagneten completed her graduate studies at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Maryland and conducted research in virology and genetic recombination before joining the Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR) at CBER, FDA. Currently she is... Read More →
avatar for Victor Lu

Victor Lu

Biologist, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, CBER, FDA
avatar for Zuben Sauna

Zuben Sauna

Principal Investigator, OTAT, CBER, FDA, United States
Zuben E. Sauna is a Principal Investigator and also a CMC Reviewer at the US Food and Drug Administration. His research interests lie in understanding the pharmacogenetic basis of the immune response to proteins used in therapeutic interventions as these affect efficacy and safety... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 18: Global Regulatory, Forum

4:00pm EDT

#262: Solving Challenges and Employing Best Practices in Medical Information Contact Centers
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-531-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

The medical information sector is growing and changing significantly due to rising health care costs, population growth in emerging markets, advances in technology, changing product landscapes, and regulatory pressures. As the demand for medical information increases globally, medical information organizations need to be trusted partners in guiding health care professionals and consumers in obtaining high quality, authoritative, science-based information. This session will discuss how these centers, which serve as crucial lifelines between patient, health care provider, and life sciences companies, are facing increased challenges as well as demands to adjust to changing consumer communication trends and needs.

Learning Objectives

Discuss some of the biggest challenges facing medical information contact centers; Identify which specialized languages and skills are growing in demand; Describe how future trends will impact the flow of information and how companies will need to adjust.

Chair

Chris O'Shaughnessy

Speaker

Industry Point of View
Dominick L. Albano

Industry Point of View
Elke M. Blaetz



Chair
avatar for Chris O'Shaughnessy

Chris O'Shaughnessy

Vice President, Sales, C3i Healthcare Connections
Chris O'Shaugnessy R. PH has nearly 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in varying roles. Today, Chris serves as the Vice President of Sales at C3i Healthcare Connections where he leads a team in developing strategic multi-channel contact solutions to meet the needs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dominick Albano

Dominick Albano

Vice President, Global Medical Information, Pfizer Inc
Dominick Albano is Vice President, Global Medical Information at Pfizer. He also serves as President on the Board of Directors for phactMI, (Pharma Collaboration for Transparent Medical Information). He has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Albano... Read More →
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Elke Blaetz

Regional Medical Information Lead, North America, Shire PLC
Has spent most of her career pursuing excellence in the practice of medical information, fulfilling every department role from front-line telephone agent, medical writer of standard response documents, dossier development, systems validation, employee training, line management, compliance... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
201A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 06: Med Comm/Wrtg/MSL, Session

4:00pm EDT

#257: Mobile Apps for Clinical Trials: DIY or AMAZON Strategy? When to Build, When to Buy
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-514-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The use of apps every day is a way of life, but in biopharmaceutical companies, teams struggle with how and when to use them. We will share DIY (build in house) and Amazon (off the shelf) case studies, their outcomes, and learnings.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the current landscape of clinical trial apps and health apps; Explain user adoption and outputs from use of mobile apps in trials; Describe cases from two companies who have built apps in-house or bought “off the shelf” apps for use in clinical trials, including successes and challenges in implementation, adoption and execution.

Chair

Jane E. Myles, MS

Speaker

Implementing Mobile Technology from the Site Perspective
James Kremidas

Build, Inspire, or Spin Off: Case Studies on Tech Develoment in Clinical Research
Joseph Kim

Own or Lease: Lessons Learned from a Platform Owner
Jeffrey Lee, MBA



Chair
avatar for Jane Myles

Jane Myles

Head, Decentralized Trials Implementation, Covance
Jane is driving the global impmenentation of decentralized trials at Covance with a team of tech and trial experts. She is the Founder of JemTech consulting and the former Head, Operational Intelligence and Innovation for Roche, working at Genentech. Her passion is driving innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Kim

Joseph Kim

Senior Advisor, Clinical Innovation, Eli Lilly and Company
Joseph Kim serves as a Senior Advisor in Clinical Innovation at Lilly, focusing on innovative patient engagement solutions. He has spent over 17 years in the Pharma industry, recognized as one of “Top 100 individuals on the 2015 MedicineMakers Power List, and “20 Innovators Changing... Read More →
avatar for James Kremidas

James Kremidas

Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
Jim Kremidas is Executive Director for ACRP, a not-for-profit association that represents the clinical research enterprise. He was Senior Vice President, Patient Recruitment, at two different large CROs for over six years where he and his team were responsible for developing and implementing... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Lee

Jeffrey Lee

Chief Executive Officer, mProve Health
Jeff is Founder of mProve Health, his 4th entrepreneurial venture. After a decade of experience in the mobile industry, with clients ranging from HBO/Disney/Fox to Barack Obama, Mr Lee formed mProve to leverage mobile technologies in the clinical research field. Omniscience has risen... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
113A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Howard Greenberg, MD

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg

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

Speakers
avatar for Donna Dorozinsky

Donna Dorozinsky

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

Mattheus Van Iersel

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

Gopalan Narayanan

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


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

4:00pm EDT

#261: Marketing After Amarin and Pacira
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-529-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

FDA regulation of off-label communications by industry sponsors has been under extraordinary scrutiny the past several years, especially since the Supreme Court decision in IMS v. Sorrell and the federal appeals court decision in US v. Caronia. The issue came to a head in the federal district court in New York city last summer that resulted in the decision against FDA in Amarin v. FDA and a similar challenge by Pacira Pharma against FDA. Meanwhile, the FDA has promised regulatory guidances on aspects of off-label communication policy and the US House of Representatives has passed related legislation. This session will review and assess the regulatory importance of these events, including any late breaking news from Congress, the Courts, and the FDA.

Learning Objectives

Identify many of the details of the Amarin and Pacira cases including how they may effect ongoing decision making in Congress, the courts, and FDA; Describe existing and emerging guidance from FDA and how it may change regulatory policy.

Chair

John Kamp

Speaker

Life After Amarin and Pacira: Understanding Off-Label Promotion in 2016
Alexander Varond, JD

Panelist
Jeffrey K. Francer

Panelist
Kellie B. Combs, JD



Chair
avatar for John Kamp

John Kamp

Executive Director, Coalition For Healthcare Communication
Dr. John F. Kamp is Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication, a medical marketing trade association with offices in New York City and Washington, DC. He is also Consulting Counsel with the law firm Wiley Rein LLP, and is a widely respected advocate for First... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Combs

Kellie Combs

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Kellie Combs is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Ropes and Gray, where she advises pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies on a range of FDA regulatory issues, including promotional compliance, lifecycle management, and regulation of clinical research. She serves... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Francer

Jeffrey Francer

Vice President and Senior Counsel, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Jeff Francer is Assistant General Counsel of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where he provides advice and advocacy to the Association and its member companies on FDA regulatory and policy matters.
avatar for Alexander Varond

Alexander Varond

Associate, Goodwin Procter LLP
Alexander J. Varond works on drug development and medical devices, advertising and promotion, and enforcement issues. He counsels clients on drug development matters such as clinical trial design, REMS, orphan drug designation, formal dispute resolution, and patent and exclusivity... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 05: Reg of Prod Adv-Mkting, Session

4:00pm EDT

#263: Patient Centricity in Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-536-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patients are increasingly empowered with an awareness of their conditions and treatment options. The internet and search engines have provided patients with unprecedented access to information previously only held by health professionals. With this knowledge, patients often seek a level of interaction, explanations and general engagement in regular care that can be challenging. This session will discuss methods and strategies for the management of activities and communications involving patients in clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Describe the challenges and opportunities when establishing greater patient centricity in clinical trials; Discuss how technologies will assist in the distributed management and monitoring of patient engagement including how such oversight will aid in improving compliance and data quality; Recognize the opportunities for direct-to-patient activities in clinical trials.

Chair

Doug Bain

Speaker

Applying Process Management to Support Site and Patient Engagement in Clinical Trials
Doug Bain

Enhancing Patient-Centered Research: Combining Technology with Other Direct-to-Patient Contact Strategies
Chris Watson, PhD

Patient-Centricity and Real-Time Data Monitoring
Bruno Gagnon, MPharm



Chair
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Doug Bain

Chief Technology Officer, eClinicalHealth Ltd
Doug Bain, Founder and Co-CEO & CTO of eClinicalHealth Ltd,, has been involved in the development, deployment and optimization of eClinical technologies since 1996. eClinicalHealth provides the high performance cloud driven clinical trial solutions - Clinpal - for end-to-end clinical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Gagnon

Bruno Gagnon

Executive Consultant, Clinical Operations, Myokardia, Inc.
Bruno is a Clinical Operations Opinion Leader with over 24 years of experience in clinical trial management. His consulting practice has a focus on building capabilities in clinical trial execution. Bruno develops solution for his biotech clients around site selection, optimization... Read More →
avatar for Chris Watson

Chris Watson

Director of Product Strategy - Digital Patient, ERT
Chris has a PhD in Behavioural Neuropharmacology and is an experienced product strategist with over 19 years’ experience in the delivery of innovative business and consumer solutions. Chris’ career started in the financial services and for the last 10 years, Chris has been translating... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

4:00pm EDT

#264: FDA Update on Data Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-538-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will include information on required data standards in regulatory submission and FDA's efforts to develop, test, and support therapeutic area data standards. Discussion will include FDA's participation in and status of international data standards initiatives such as IDMP.

Learning Objectives

Discuss required data standards in NDAs, BLAs, INDs and ANDAs 2; Summarize FDA's efforts to develop, test and support therapeutic area data standards; Describe FDA's participation in and status of international data standards initiatives, such as IDMP.

Chair

Mary Ann Slack

Speaker

OCP Update
Eileen E. Navarro Almario

CDER Perspective
Colleen Ratliffe, MS, PMP

FDA Update
Stephen E. Wilson, DrPH



Chair
avatar for Mary Ann Slack

Mary Ann Slack

Director, Office of Strategic Programs, CDER, FDA
Ms. Slack has 30+ years extensive leadership and management experience in both the public and private sectors, developing informatics strategy and implementing business solutions. She currently serves as Director of FDA CDER Office of Strategic Programs, which plays a lead role in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Navarro Almario

Eileen Navarro Almario

Lead Medical Officer, OCS, OTS, CDER, FDA
Eileen Navarro is Associate Director for Clinical Affairs in the Office of Computational Science, OTS, CDER, where she leads a team of analysts in providing regulatory review and training support to medical officers, statisticians, and safety evaluators. She is a Fellow of the American... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Ratliffe

Colleen Ratliffe

Project Management Officer, Office of Strategic Programs, CDER, FDA
Colleen Ratliffe is a project management officer on the Data Standards team within the Office of Strategic Programs, CDER. The data standards team’s core functions include coordinating and leading projects that support and promote the development of data standards and policy and... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson

Director, Division of Biometrics III, Office of Biostatistics, OTS, CDER, FDA
Dr. Wilson has worked as a Statistical Reviewer and Supervisory Mathematical Statistician in FDA/CDER for 28 years and is currently the Director of the Division of Biometrics III and a Captain in the USPHS. He received his doctorate in Biostatistics from UNC/Chapel Hill in 1984.


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
204B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, Session

4:00pm EDT

#265: Enabling Innovative New Endpoint Measurement Using Mobile Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-541-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Mobile phones and tablets are becoming ubiquitous and contain components and data some of which can be leveraged to make novel health measurements. This session explores three areas of innovation in the use of smartphones in clinical research.

Learning Objectives

Identify the potential of smartphones to act as a sophisticated measurement device for new and novel health outcomes measurement; Recognize smartphone sensors, components, and passive data in the measurement of health outcomes and the potential of Apple ResearchKit; Explore the potential of artificial intelligence approaches using smartphones including the potential of facial analysis in health screening and outcomes research.

Chair

Bill Byrom, PhD

Speaker

Leveraging Smartphone Sensors and Apple Research Kit to Measure Health Outcomes
Bill Byrom, PhD

Bringing Active Tests and Passive Monitoring for Parkinson’s Disease Into an Interventional Clinical Trial: Towards Measuring Health Outcomes Using Smartphones
Christian Gossens, PhD



Chair
avatar for Bill Byrom

Bill Byrom

Senior Director of Product Innovation, and Vice Director of ePRO Consortium, ICON, plc.
Bill serves as a Senior Director within Product Innovation at ICON, focusing on harnessing new technologies for clinical trials. He has worked in the Pharma industry for over 25 years and is the author of 60+ publications and an industry textbook on electronic Patient Reported Outcomes... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christian Gossens

Christian Gossens

Global Head, Early Development Workflows, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Christian is leading the Early Development Workflow team in Roche’s Research and Early Development Informatics (pREDi) organization. He is driving technology innovation into clinical trials - focusing currently on the adoption of mobile sensors for digital biomarker development... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, Session

4:00pm EDT

#266: Perspectives on Expanded Access to Investigational New Drugs
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-545-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Expanded access is the use of an investigational drug outside of a clinical trial or study. This forum will provide an opportunity to hear perspectives from regulators, industry, and patients on the use of expanded access in drug development.

Learning Objectives

Describe the different types of expanded access investigational new drugs; Explain why a sponsor might consider expanded access in their drug development programs; Recognize the patient's role and perspective on expanded access programs.

Chair

Kevin Bugin, MS, RAC

Speaker

Introduction and FDA Regulator Perspective
Jonathan P. Jarow, PhD

Industry Perspective on Expanded Access
Kenneth I. Moch, MBA

Patient Advocacy and Expanded Access
Robert Erwin

Industry Perspective on Expanded Access
Anne B. Cropp, PharmD



Chair
avatar for Kevin Bugin

Kevin Bugin

Director of Special Programs, Office of New Drugs, CDER, FDA
Kevin Bugin works for the FDA in the Office of New Drugs as the Director of Special Programs, leading various internally driven initiatives for the enhancement of the new drugs regulatory program. Prior to joining the FDA, Kevin Bugin worked in both industry and government in multiple... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anne Cropp

Anne Cropp

Vice President, Pfizer Inc
Anne Cropp has led the strategic planning and clinical development of several compounds in Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases, Phases 2-4. Anne has led many business process improvements and has led several initiatives across the spectrum of clinical trial planning, design and... Read More →
avatar for Robert Erwin

Robert Erwin

President, Marti Nelson Cancer Foundation
Robert L. Erwin is co-founder and President of the Marti Nelson Cancer Foundation, a cancer patient advocacy organization with a focus on access to experimental medicine. He has served as a member of the Cancer Policy Forum of the Institute of Medicine, a member of the Research Committee... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Jarow

Jonathan Jarow

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

Kenneth Moch

Managing Partner, Salutramed Group, LLC
Mr. Moch is Managing Partner of The Salutramed Group, a strategic/operational advisor to life science companies. He has been co-founder or CEO of 4 firms developing therapies for life-threatening diseases and most recently was CEO of Chimerix. In August 2014, Mr. Moch and Arthur Caplan... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Forum

4:00pm EDT

#271: The Things Kids Say: Clinical Outcome Assessments in Pediatric Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-570-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Patient perspectives in clinical trials are a regulatory focus. Challenges exist when considering pediatric patients. This forum will further explore FDA guidance, challenges, and solutions regarding clinical outcome assessments/patient-reported outcomes in pediatric clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Define clinical outcome assessments (COAs), including patient-reported outcomes (PROs), with special attention to the FDA PRO guidance document; Describe possible challenges when implementing pediatric COAs, as exemplified in case studies involving pediatric functional constipation and sickle cell disease; Describe best practice recommendations for the development, selection, and use of COAs in pediatric trials.

Chair

Gina Calarco

Speaker

Overview of Regulatory Perspective of Developing and Utilizing COA/PRO in Pediatric Clinical Trials
Andrew E. Mulberg, MD

Case Studies for the Development of COA/PRO Tools for Use in Pediatric Clinical Trials
Diane Turner-Bowker, PhD



Chair
avatar for Gina Calarco

Gina Calarco

Associate Director, Pediatric Center of Excellence, Quintiles
Gina Calarco is an Associate Director of Project Management and the Deputy Head of the Pediatric Center of Excellence (PCoE) at Quintiles. Ms Calarco completed her BSN at Saint Luke’s College and MPH from the University of Kansas. She is an affiliate member of the American Academy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Mulberg

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 →
avatar for Diane Turner-Bowker

Diane Turner-Bowker

Director, Patient-Centered Outcomes, Adelphi Values
As Director of Patient-Centered Outcomes at Adelphi Values, Diane Turner-Bowker provides senior scientific leadership on the development of COAs for use in medical product development to support regulatory, payer, and communication strategies, as well as for use in clinical practice... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 13: CER/Glob Health Econ, Forum

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Brian David Edwards

Speaker

Pharmacovigilance Sourcing, Emerging Business Models
Kelly Traverso

Pragmatic Approach to Pharmacovigilance Outsourcing
Lillian M. Kirk, DrSc



Chair
avatar for Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards

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

Speakers
avatar for Lillian Kirk

Lillian Kirk

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

Kelly Traverso

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


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

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Brenda Crowe, PhD

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Brenda Crowe

Brenda Crowe

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

Speakers
PR

Patrick Ryan

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

Oliver Steck

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

Ellis Unger

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


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

4:00pm EDT

#274: Statistical Issues in the Evaluation of Biosimilars
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-588-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The 2010 Affordable Care Act amended the Public Health Service Act to create a new abbreviated licensure pathway for biological products that are demonstrated to be biosimilar to or interchangeable with an FDA-licensed biological product. A biosimilar should be shown to be highly similar to and to have no clinically meaningful differences in terms of safety and effectiveness from the reference product. In this session, we will discuss important regulatory and statistical issues in the evaluation of biosimilars. A regulatory perspective will be provided on key concepts, and and industry representatives will describe approaches to critical aspects of biosimilar development such as the evaluation of immunogenicity and inference based on the totality of the clinical evidence.

Learning Objectives

Discuss key regulatory and statistical issues in the development and evaluation of biosimilars; Describe approaches to critical aspects of biosimilar development.

Chair

Gregory Levin, PhD

Speaker

A Novel Statistical Model of the Relationship Between Exposure to a Biopharmaceutical and Immunogenic Reactions
Marek Ancukiewicz, PhD

Statistical Methodology to Assess Biosimilarity Based on Totality of the Evidence
Zhiying "Jean" Pan, PhD



Chair
GL

Gregory Levin

Deputy Director, DBIII, OB, OTS, CDER, FDA
Greg Levin is a supervisory mathematical statistician at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research within FDA. He joined FDA after receiving a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Washington in 2012. At FDA, Greg has helped regulate products across a wide range of therapeutic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marek Ancukiewicz

Marek Ancukiewicz

Principal Biostatistician, PAREXEL International
Biostatistician with 25+ years of experience in clinical research. Currently (3 years) at PAREXEL (Principal Biostatistician) Previously (16 years) at Harvard Medical School (Assistant Professor) and at Duke University (post-doc fellow) and also a private consultant for industry... Read More →
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Zhiying "Jean" Pan

Senior Manager, Biostatistics, Amgen Inc.
Dr. Pan is a Biostatistics Senior Manager in Biosimilars Global Development at Amgen. As the global statistical lead, she provides strategic input to and is responsible for all statistical aspects of clinical development for multiple biosimilar products in oncology and inflammation... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Session

4:00pm EDT

#276: Using Input from Patient Communities to Develop PRO Instruments
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-592-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Capturing quality of life via patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is critical to understanding the patient experience in the course of disease and treatment. This information can improve clinical care and the development of new therapies. Conventional approaches to developing PRO instruments rely heavily on input of leading physicians and cursory or indirect input from patients. Capturing more granular and direct input from patients on outcomes related to social impact, emotional impact, daily functional living, coping, disease and treatment burden, and satisfaction with therapies would be useful to building and validating a PRO instrument. In particular, online platforms for patient communities stand to accelerate and optimize collection of this input.

Learning Objectives

Describe the process for developing patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments; Identify the challenges of developing PRO instruments; Explain the benefits and risks of using data and input from patient communities (including those online); Discuss alternate methods to develop PRO tools.

Chair

Badri Rengarajan, MD

Speaker

Engaging Online Communities to Understand Patient Experiences
Chad Gwaltney, PhD

Developing a Disease-Specific PRO Tool from a Patient-Centric Research Network
Badri Rengarajan, MD

Regulatory Perspective
Elektra Johanna Papadopoulos



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 Chad Gwaltney

Chad Gwaltney

Principal Consultant, Gwaltney Consulting
Dr. Gwaltney’s work focuses on the development of innovative methods to measure patient-centered outcomes in clinical trials. He has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing how the patient’s perspective can be examined to better understand product efficacy and... Read More →
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Elektra Papadopoulos

Associate Director for the Clinical Outcome Assessment Staff, OND, CDER, FDA
Dr. Papadopoulos serves as the Associate Director of the Clinical Outcome Assessments Staff in the Office of New Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The staff provides consultation to CDER’s Review Divisions as well as other FDA Centers on clinical outcome... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 17: Rare/Orphan Diseases, Session
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

8:00am EDT

#302: Europe and the US: Making Outcomes-Based Health Care Possible
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-610-L04-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

Europe and the US are experimenting with ways to develop therapies based on their actual ‘real world’ performance. This session will discuss the benefits and challenges of outcomes-based health care, as well as the remaining barriers to implementation.

Learning Objectives

Describe the concept of outcomes-based health care; Define real world evidence, Adaptive Pathways, and Precision Medicine; Identify how we can use health data to improve the efficiency of clinical trials and research (better targeting, smaller trials, flexible models); Recognize the links between failures rates, trial sizes, and investments into new therapies.

Chair

Duane Schulthess, MBA

Speaker

European Approaches to Outcomes-Based Health Care
Hans-Georg Eichler

Engineering Outcomes: Driven Biomedical Innovation
Gigi Hirsch, MD

Big Data for Better Outcomes: Innovative Medicines Initiative - IMI Taking the Lead
Richard Bergström, MS

Measuring Outcomes and Performance
Steve Rosenberg



Chair
avatar for Duane Schulthess

Duane Schulthess

Managing Director, Vital Transformation
Duane is the Managing Director of Vital Transformation which consults to national health authorities, blue chip multi-national organisations, governments, and stakeholder groups on healthcare policy and technology. He and his firm have developed many unique techniques and methods... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Bergström

Richard Bergström

Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
Richard Bergström has been the Director General of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) since April 2011. Previously he served for nine years as the Director-General of LIF, the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, following... Read More →
avatar for Hans-Georg Eichler

Hans-Georg Eichler

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

Gigi Hirsch

Executive Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center For Biomedical Innovation
Her current efforts are leading the New Drug Development Paradigms initiative (NEWDIGS), a “think and do tank” that is re-engineering pharmaceutical innovation to deliver new, better, affordable therapeutics to the right patients, faster. Within the broad strategic framework of... Read More →
avatar for Steve Rosenberg

Steve Rosenberg

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Health Sciences Global Business Unit, Oracle Health Sciences
Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Health Sciences Global Business Unit, has over 30 years of experience leading development, services, support, and consulting, in addition to significant industry experience in life sciences and healthcare. Some of... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
114 Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 19: DIAmond, Forum

10:30am EDT

#314: Transforming Clinical Protocols into a Digital Platform: Driving Quality and Efficiency End-to-End
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-539-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

A panel of experts will discuss novel approaches to developing and implementing a machine-readable protocol. Representatives from the clinical development, data standards, and regulatory affairs disciplines will review the impact of traceability.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the evolution of a protocol from a document to a digital platform; Describe an end-to-end traceability model from protocol to analysis; Describe the approach to automate reuse of protocol level information.

Chair

Robert A. DiCicco, PharmD

Speaker

Panelist
Eileen E. Navarro Almario

Panelist
Rebecca D. Kush, PhD

Panelist
Christine Pierre, RN



Chair
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Navarro Almario

Eileen Navarro Almario

Lead Medical Officer, OCS, OTS, CDER, FDA
Eileen Navarro is Associate Director for Clinical Affairs in the Office of Computational Science, OTS, CDER, where she leads a team of analysts in providing regulatory review and training support to medical officers, statisticians, and safety evaluators. She is a Fellow of the American... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Kush

Rebecca Kush

President and Chief Executive Officer, CDISC
Rebecca Daniels Kush, Ph.D. is a Founder and the President and CEO of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC). Dr. Kush has worked for the NIH, academia, a global CRO and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. and Japan. Dr. Kush earned a Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology... Read More →
avatar for Christine Pierre

Christine Pierre

President, Society for Clinical Research Sites
Christine is the President of the Society for Clinical Research Sites, a global trade organization representing over 9,000 sites in 47 countries committed to providing sites a community and voice for site sustainability. Christine is an internationally recognized expert on the global... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, Forum

10:30am EDT

#322: Real-World Evidence in Drug Development: Creating the Right Environment for Enhanced Pre-Launch Evidence
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-571-L01-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Ideally, health technology assessment and other decisions at launch are informed by an understanding of the (added) value of treatments for patients. In this session, we will explore the barriers and enablers for using real-world data in generating effectiveness evidence in R&D.

Learning Objectives

Identify the positive and negative incentives for generating effectiveness evidence in the current environment; Distinguish different study designs and forms of evidence synthesis using real-world data that can provide input to decision makers; Identify potential solutions for addressing current challenges for generating effectiveness evidence in the pre-launch environment.

Chair

Pieter Stolk, PharmD, PhD

Speaker

The Environment for Enhanced Pre-Launch Evidence: An EU Perspective
Chris Chinn, MSc

The Environment for Enhanced Pre-Launch Evidence: A US Perspective
Gregory Daniel



Chair
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Pieter Stolk

Project Manager, University Medical Centre Utrecht
Pieter Stolk, PhD, was trained as a pharmacist with a PhD from Utrecht University. Pieter is interested in all aspects of medicines regulation and policy (with a focus on marketing authorisation and HTA of medicines). He has been involved in several EU public private partnerships... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Chinn

Head of Real World Data Strategy and Partnerships, Sanofi
Chris graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Biochemistry. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in London and completed a MSc in Health Economics at City University, London. He has led health outcomes research teams at Eli Lilly and GSK, and in his... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Daniel

Gregory Daniel

Deputy Director and Clinical Professor, Duke-Margolis Center For Health Policy
Gregory Daniel, PhD, MPH is the Deputy Director of the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD Center for Health Policy and a Clinical Professor in Duke's Fuqua School of Business. He directs the DC-based office of the Center leading its pharmaceutical and medical device policy portfolio, and... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Daniel

Gregory Daniel

Deputy Director and Clinical Professor, Duke-Margolis Center For Health Policy
Gregory Daniel, PhD, MPH is the Deputy Director of the Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD Center for Health Policy and a Clinical Professor in Duke's Fuqua School of Business. He directs the DC-based office of the Center leading its pharmaceutical and medical device policy portfolio, and... Read More →
PS

Pieter Stolk

Program Manager, Escher, the Lygature Platform For Regulatory Innovation
Pieter Stolk, PhD, was trained as a pharmacist with a PhD from Utrecht University. Pieter is interested in all aspects of medicines regulation and policy (with a focus on marketing authorisation and HTA of medicines). He has been involved in several EU public private partnerships... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 13: CER/Glob Health Econ, Session

10:30am EDT

#308: Patient Recruitment Workshop: Survey Results and Practical Application
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-16-519-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This interactive workshop will incorporate the patient engagement survey results from the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, a large group discussion, and small group breakouts to develop practical solutions for pediatric, rare disease, oncology, and other clinical studies.

**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 the findings of the latest Tufts CSDD patient engagement surveys; Identify obstacles and opportunities to improve patient engagement in clinical trials; Propose at least three solutions which address patient engagement needs.

Chair

Robin F Marcus

Speaker

Facilitator
Stella Stergiopoulos



Chair
avatar for Robin Marcus

Robin Marcus

SVP Business Development & Strategic Initiatives, GlobalCare Clinical Trials
Robin is Sr. Vice President with GlobalCare Clinical Trials. In the past 25 years she has become known as an innovative healthcare executive focused on launching new products and services. Her talents have been leveraged with companies of all sizes including Caremark, Mediware & Home... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stella Stergiopoulos

Stella Stergiopoulos

Research Fellow, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
Ms. Stella Stergiopoulos leads multi-sponsored research projects at Tufts CSDD. She has experience conducting research on pharmaceutical industry practices and trends affecting pharmacovigilance, non-clinical drug development, pharmaceutical outsourcing practices, cycle time metrics... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Workshop

10:30am EDT

#315: Enhancing Pediatric Product Development in a Global Regulatory Environment: Extrapolation and Modeling and Simulation, Oh My!
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-549-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will examine how the international regulatory community is responding to the challenge of pediatric product development (limited access to patients) with alternative strategies to generate meaningful data and enhance program efficiency.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the unique challenges and opportunities associated with development of therapies for pediatric populations; Describe how stakeholders can work together to improve the development of, evaluation of, and application of innovative strategies that will advance pediatric product development; Identify opportunities to translate policy into advances for the field of pediatric drug development.

Chair

Christina Bucci-Rechtweg, MD

Speaker

FDA Perspective
Lynne P. Yao, MD

FDA Perspective
Mary Dianne Murphy, MD

Health Canada Perspective
Ariel E. Arias

Panelist
Jordi Llinares Garcia



Chair
avatar for Christina Bucci-Rechtweg

Christina Bucci-Rechtweg

Global Head, Pediatric and Maternal Health Policy, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Christina is Global Head of Pediatric & Maternal Health Policy at Novartis. She graduated from the U Rochester Sch of Medicine & Dentistry and trained in Peds/Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at SUNY Buffalo. She has 16 yrs of experience in Clinical Development and Regulatory Policy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Arias

Ariel Arias

Senior Advisor, Centre for Biologics Evaluation, BGTD, Health Canada
Dr Arias has many years of experience in the assessment of drug products. He has provided expert advice for a number of drug safety regulatory initiatives and represented Health Canada in various international drug regulatory technical committees (e.g., ICH, PAHO). He is an adjunct... Read More →
avatar for Jordi Llinares Garcia

Jordi Llinares Garcia

Head of Product Development Scientific Support Department, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Jordi Llinares is a medical doctor specialised in clinical pharmacology. He worked as clinical pharmacologist at Hospital de Sant Pau and has experience as member of an ethics committee. Jordi has academic experience as lecturer in clinical pharmacology. He has a Masters degree in... Read More →
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Mary Murphy

Director, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of Special Medical Programs, FDA
Dianne Murphy, MD, FAAP, is Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT) Office of the Commissioner at FDA. Dr. Murphy was a medical officer at Bethesda Naval; Dir. of the virology laboratory at the U. of Tenn., Knoxville & tenured Professor at the U. of Florida, Jacksonville... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Yao

Lynne Yao

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


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Forum

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Rebecca A. Noel

Speaker

Regulatory Perspective
Isabelle Moulon, MD

Patient Perspective
Andrea Stern Ferris

Industry Perspective
Bennett Levitan



Chair
avatar for Rebecca Noel

Rebecca Noel

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

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Ferris

Andrea Ferris

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

Bennett Levitan

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

Isabelle Moulon

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


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

10:30am EDT

#317: Global Medical Device Development: Regulatory Concordance or Discordance?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-558-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Developing medical devices for a global environment is difficult, with regulatory authorities working to regulatory convergence not harmonization. Participants will explore the latest developments from the International Medical Device Regulators Forum and Asian Harmonization Working Party to guide global device development decision-making.

Learning Objectives

Describe the growing regulatory landscape for medical devices; Discuss how to apply the advancements toward a converged regulatory environment for necessary global regulatory support to create more streamlined global development plans.

Chair

Mary Ann Smith, MS, RPh

Speaker

Industry Perspective
Anthony D. Watson, MBA, MS

Health Canada Perspective
Nancy Shadeed



Chair
MA

Mary Ann Smith

DRA Policy Head of Medical Device and Combination Products, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Mary Ann Smith is Regulatory Policy Director, Digital Medicine & Devices, with Novartis since 2009 focused on software as a medical device, technology applications and enabled clinical trials, combination products and regulatory strategy. Ms. Smith has regulatory experience at Nektar... Read More →

Speakers
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Nancy Shadeed

Special Advisor, International Programs Division, Health Canada
DIA
avatar for Anthony Watson

Anthony Watson

Associate Vice President, Regulatory Affairs - Devices, Sanofi US
Anthony Watson is the Head of Regulatory Affairs - Devices, for Sanofi, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before Sanofi, he was the Director of Regulatory Affairs, CMC, Combination Products at Biogen. Prior to Biogen, he was a Division Director responsible for drug delivery devices in... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices-InVitro-CombProd, Session

10:30am EDT

#321: Office of Pharmaceutical Quality Update
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-606-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The formation of the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) is a milestone in FDA efforts to assure the quality and availability of medicines to the public. OPQ's motto of "One Quality Voice" is manifested in the organizational construct that provides functional expertise but enables a team approach to regulatory review and inspection. This session will outline current status and ongoing initiatives underway in OPQ and will provide the audience with access to selected OPQ senior leadership.

Learning Objectives

Discuss current updates on initiatives and implementation strategies for the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ); Identify additional information regarding forthcoming activities in OPQ.

Chair

Robert Iser, MS

Speaker

Panelist
Michael Kopcha

Panelist
Lawrence X. Yu, PhD



Chair
avatar for Robert Iser

Robert Iser

Acting Director, Office of Process and Facilities, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Bob joined the FDA in 2003. He is currently the acting Director of the Office of Process & Facilities. Prior to the formation of OPQ, Bob was acting Associate Director for Policy Development in OPS. He was also a Division Director and CMC Team Leader in OGD. Prior to joining the FDA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kopcha

Michael Kopcha

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

Lawrence Yu

Deputy Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, CDER, FDA
Dr. Lawrence X. Yu is the Deputy Director for Science and Director of Chemistry at the Office of Generic Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, overseeing CMC review operation, policy development, and regulatory research with over 140 staff scientists. He is also adjunct Professor of... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Forum

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
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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

#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
avatar for Jonathan Goldsmith

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 →
avatar for Debra Lewis

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

2:00pm EDT

#351: Emergent Study Designs and Analysis Methods Addressing Issues Associated with Pediatric Clinical Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-585-L01-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Traditional clinical study designs and analysis methods may not be applicable to some pediatric studies due to unique issues with the pediatric population. This session presents emergent designs and methods appropriate to addressing these issues.

Learning Objectives

Recognize how clinical study design and statistical analysis methods can ease difficulties often found in pediatric clinical trials; Assess study designs and statistical methodology not typically used in standard clinical trials appropriate for pediatric clinical trials; Identify when and who to consult to improve the efficiency within a pediatric clinical trial.

Chair

Tammy J. Massie

Speaker

Enhancing Pediatric Clinical Trial Feasibility: Focus on the Use of Bayesian Statistics
Earl Seltzer, MBA

Panelist
Lisa A Kammerman, PhD, MS



Chair
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 →

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Lisa Kammerman

Senior Statistical Science Director, AstraZeneca
Lisa Kammerman, PhD is a Senior Statistical Director in Oncology at AstraZeneca. She consults on PRO projects and regulatory submissions. She developed AZ's PRO guidance document and led AZ's missing data project. After 24 years of public service, she retired from the FDA, where she... Read More →
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Earl Seltzer

Associate Therapeutic Strategy Director, Therapeutic Science and Strategy, Quintiles
I have 10 years of industry experience, starting as a clinical research coordinator and moving to site management and business development oversight for a large mutlispecialty research site in Raleigh, NC that focused on adult and pediatric phase Ib-IV clinical trials. For the past... Read More →
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Earl Seltzer

Associate Therapeutic Strategy Director, Therapeutic Science and Strategy, Quintiles
I have 10 years of industry experience, starting as a clinical research coordinator and moving to site management and business development oversight for a large mutlispecialty research site in Raleigh, NC that focused on adult and pediatric phase Ib-IV clinical trials. For the past... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Session

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
avatar for Ed Miseta

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 →

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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

#335: Multi-Ethnic, Special Populations, and Patient Diversity in Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-521-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This symposium will cover multi-ethnic, special populations, and patient diversity in clinical trials. It will illustrate an assessment of over 10,000 trials, recently conducted by sponsor companies, to quantify the differences of pediatric trials from adult studies. It will illuminate the learning’s in site identification, site qualification, and enrollment from the DOVE study, a 14-country study representing a mix of traditional and developing regions. It will then evaluate and analyze the available data regarding the characteristics of medicines approved for older patients in European Union and the US, contributing to the information in the geriatric population in order to discuss their access to innovative drugs.

Learning Objectives

Discuss country-specific differentiation in site activation, subject recruitment, and data quality, especially around developing regions, as demonstrated by the DOVE study; Classify the difference in performance between pediatric and adult studies; Describe the challenge of addressing geriatrics adequately in the assessment of medicines including the necessity to increase global regulatory dialogue and communication.

Chair

Lisa Palladino Kim, MS

Speaker

Pediatric Studies: Experiences, Best Practices, and Trends
Conrad Hawkins

Conduct of Clinical Trials in Special Populations and Developing Regions: Challenges and Opportunities
Stephen G. Reams, MA

Medicines Development for Geriatric Patients: Unmet Needs?
Dinah Duarte, PharmD, MSc



Chair
avatar for Lisa Kim

Lisa Kim

Director of Capstone / Lecturer, Rutgers School of Health Professions
Lisa Palladino Kim, is the Director of Capstone (Field Mentorship) and a Lecturer at Rutgers School of Health Professions MS in Clinical Trial Sciences Program. Lisa has 15 yrs of pharma expertise, concentrated in Clinical Ops (Pt Recruitment, Data Mgt, and Project Mgt), which allowed... Read More →

Speakers
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Dinah Duarte

Scientific Evaluation Unit, Directorate of Medicinal Products, INFARMED
Dr. Dinah Duarte is a senior assessor at the Scientific Evaluation Unit at the Directorate of Medicinal Products, in the Portuguese regulatory authority for medicines and health products (INFARMED). She is an expert member at the European Medicines Agency (EMA); the current Committee... Read More →
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Conrad Hawkins

Associate Consultant, KMR Group Inc.
Conrad Hawkins is an associate consultant of KMR Group, a firm specializing in measuring and improving biopharmaceutical R&D performance, evaluating clinical productivity, clinical trial cycle times and enrollment processes as well as study start-up. His areas of expertise include... Read More →
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Stephen Reams

Advisor, Clinical Project Management, Eli Lilly and Company
Steve has more than 27 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including assignments in both discovery research and clinical product development at Eli Lilly and Company. His roles have spanned multiple disciplines including clinical operations, data management, and clinical... Read More →


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

2:00pm EDT

#336: Effect of International Reference Pricing on Planning for Global New Product Launches
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-597-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000184; RN 1.25

As more countries adopt cost containment strategies, it becomes increasing difficult to plan and execute successful, global launches of new drugs. This session will provide an overview of how to plan a successful launch given these challenges.

Learning Objectives

Identify the variables which influence the price of new drugs; Explain how international reference pricing affects optimal launch sequence; Recognize the other considerations (e.g., country scope, intellectual property, clinical plan) when planning a successful launch.

Chair

Matthew Steven Curin, PharmD

Speaker

What Every Project Manager Should Know about HTA and Pricing
Claire Corry, MS

Mapping the Global Launch Sequence in a Partnership
Nathan J. Murray

Practical Application of Global Launch Best Practices
Matthew Steven Curin, PharmD



Chair
avatar for Matthew Curin

Matthew Curin

Executive Director, Program Management, Epizyme
Matt has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for almost 20 years, spending the first 8 years in clinical manufacturing before moving into project management in 2007. Since then, Matt has provided project, program, and portfolio management leadership in clinical development... Read More →

Speakers
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Claire Corry

Director, Global Project and Alliance Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Claire Corry currently is a Director in Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck and has been working in project and portfolio management roles for 15 years. Claire has a wealth of knowledge across all phases of drug development, working with both small molecules and biologics... Read More →
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Nathan Murray

Global PRA Advisor, Autoimmune, Eli Lilly and Company
Currently lead a cross-functional (and multinational) team in the development of global price, reimbursement and access (PRA) strategy for both pre-launch and commercialized products. Primarily responsible for achieving acceptable access and reimbursement levels for patients and for... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 02: Proj-Port Mgt-Strat Planning, Session

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Beatrice Setnik, PhD

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Beatrice Setnik

Beatrice Setnik

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

Speakers
avatar for Galina Bernstein

Galina Bernstein

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

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


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

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Sven Schirp

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
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Sven Schirp

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

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Leonardo Ebeling

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

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


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

2:00pm EDT

#342: Big Data in Health Care and Life Sciences
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Symposium
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-542-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will discuss how big data and new technology can be used to enhance patient experience, manage outcomes, and enhance research and include recent developments and novel techniques applied to big data integration and analysis that have the potential to improve the quality and costs associated with both early stage discovery and clinical development from conduct to completion of clinical trials.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how big data and new technology can be used to enhance patient experience, manage outcomes, and enhance research; Identify how to use big data analytics to develop new insights from patient data long before previously possible.

Chair

John Piccone

Speaker

IBM Watson Health: Creative Innovation of Health Care and Life Sciences
John Piccone

Exploiting Big Data in Precision Medicine
Amrita Basu, PhD

The Big Data Gap: Harnessing Big Data to Accelerate Clinical Development
James Streeter



Chair
avatar for John Piccone

John Piccone

Lead Partner Life Sciences Strategy and Analytics, IBM Watson Health
John Piccone currently leads the Watson Health offerings for life sciences at IBM. In this role, he defines the analytics and cognitive solutions that Watson Health is offering to it’s pharmaceutical, biopharma, medical device and biotech clients. The current focus of his work is... Read More →

Speakers
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Amrita Basu

Genomics and Computational Biology Lead, Health and Life Sciences, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
Amrita Basu is the Genomics and Computational Biology Lead at Lockheed Martin. Previously, she worked at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT on predictive modeling approaches for cancer drug discovery. Amrita holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University... Read More →
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James Streeter

Vice President, Life Sciences Strategy, Oracle Health Sciences
James Streeter is currently Global Vice President of Life Sciences Product Strategy within Oracles Health Sciences Global Business Unit. James previously held leadership roles at PPD in both operations, as the Global Head of Global Clinical Technical Operations and EDC and recently... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#343: Strategies, Enablers, and Barriers to Medicine Development in the Emerging Markets: The 2025 Global Regulatory Landscape
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-546-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Companies’ global development strategies and the competency of many maturing regulatory authorities are evolving. Which practices and processes will lead to an optimal future regulatory environment that expedite availability of new medicines?

Learning Objectives

Identify current global development and submission strategies for new medicines; Describe potential changes to the global regulatory landscape over the next ten years and realistic scenarios for regulatory review as medicines regulation evolves based on regulatory science; Discuss current and future regulatory barriers to global development and licensing and possible potential solutions.

Chair

Prisha Patel, MSc

Speaker

Industry Perspective
Joseph C. Scheeren, PharmD

WHO Perspective on Medicines Development in the Emerging Markets
Mike Ward



Chair
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Prisha Patel

Manager, Global Development Programme, Centre For Innovation In Regulatory Science (CIRS)
Prisha Patel is the Manager for the Global Development programme at the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS), London, focusing on emerging markets. Her responsibilities include managing the emerging markets industry benchmarking and agency benchmarking projects and working... Read More →

Speakers
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 →
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Mike Ward

Coordinator, Regulatory Systems Strengthening, EMP, World Health Organization (WHO)
Mike Ward is Coordinator of the Regulatory System Strengthening Team, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Technologies, Health Systems and Innovation Cluster, WHO Headquarters; he joined WHO as the Coordinator, Prequalification Team, in this same Department. He previously... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Session

2:00pm EDT

#345: Are State Consumer Fraud Lawsuits Encroaching on FDA’s Regulatory Authority?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-564-L03-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

FDA, under the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA), has clear authority over, among other things: (1) the content and format of prescription drug labeling and promotional materials, (2) compliance with current prescription drug, device, and product manufacturing practices, and (3) product withdrawals from the market. Yet, each of these matters has been the subject of recent litigation filed by State Attorneys General under a theory that alleged violations of these federal laws can be brought in state court using broad, generalized state law causes of action, such as state unfair and deceptive practices acts. This forum will discuss how state court juries have been presented with questions that historically have been decided by FDA, such as whether FDA-approved labeling is false, or whether a FDCA violation warrants a warning letter or even more significant actions or penalties. In addition, the consent decrees resulting from these lawsuits can give states FDA-like regulatory authority over health care companies, prospectively.

Learning Objectives

Identify the implications of state involvement in issues historically reserved for FDA on the public health, industry, and the Agency itself.

Chair

Lisa M Dwyer, JD

Speaker

Panelist
JB Van Hollen, JD

Panelist
Sheldon Bradshaw, JD



Chair
avatar for Lisa Dwyer

Lisa Dwyer

Partner, Member of the FDA and Life Sciences Group, King & Spalding
Lisa has more than 15 years experience working with legal and policy matters involving all FDA-regulated products. From 2010-2015, she served in the Commissioner’s Office at FDA as a Senior Policy Advisor, in the Office of Policy, and as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commissioner... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Bradshaw

Sheldon Bradshaw

Partner, FDA and Life Sciences Practice; Former Chief Counsel, FDA, King & Spalding
Bradshaw’s practice focuses on providing legal and regulatory assistance to both large multinational corporations and small growth companies regarding products regulated by the FDA. Prior to joining Hunton & Williams in 2007, Bradshaw served as FDA’s Chief Counsel from 2005 to... Read More →
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JB Van Hollen

Former State Attorney General for Wisconsin, Van Hollen Consulting, LLC
Prior to becoming Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin, JB was appointed United States Attorney for Wisconsin’s Western District in 2002 where he served until 2005. He also served as a District Attorney in both Ashland and Bayfield Counties subsequent to serving as both an... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

2:00pm EDT

#348: Interpreting Meaningful Change on PROs: When to Talk, When to Use Cumulative Distribution Functions, and When to ROC
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-572-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Methods to interpret the meaning of change in patient-reported outcome (PRO) scores often do not directly include perspectives of potential stakeholders. In this session, we will discuss how common and novel methods to define meaningful change can enhance insight into treatment benefit.

Learning Objectives

Distinguish when to use different methods to identify meaningful individual-level change and group-level differences on a patient-reported outcome; Recognize issues related to assessment frequency and missing data that impact the ability to assess treatment benefit.

Chair

Marian M Strazzeri, MS

Speaker

Panelist
Scott Komo, DrPH

Panelist
Cheryl D. Coon, PhD



Chair
avatar for Marian Strazzeri

Marian Strazzeri

Mathematical Statistician, OB, OTS, CDER, FDA
Marian Strazzeri currently works on clinical outcome assessments (COAs) and data standards within the Office of Biostatistics (OB) at FDA/CDER. Before joining FDA in her current capacity, she worked as a survey statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Coon

Cheryl Coon

Principal, Outcometrix
Cheryl D. Coon, PhD is a psychometrician with over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical field. She applies qualitative and quantitative methods to the development and evaluation of PRO instruments. During her years in the field, she has been involved in all stages of instrument... Read More →
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Scott Komo

Mathematical Statistician, Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA
Scott Komo is a Senior Statistical Reviewer in the Office of Biostatistics, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA. He is involved with the design, analysis, and interpretation of studies that use clinical outcome assessments. He has supported multiple medical areas since joining... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 13: CER-Glob Health Econ, Forum

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Stella C.F. Blackburn

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Stella Blackburn

Stella Blackburn

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

Speakers
avatar for Shelley Gandhi

Shelley Gandhi

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

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


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

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Bruce A. Donzanti, PhD

Speaker

Industry Survey on Pharmacovigilance Oversight of Solicited Programs
Jamie Portnoff

A Regulatory View of ICSR Reporting Requirements for PSPs
Mick Foy

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

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



Chair
avatar for Bruce Donzanti

Bruce Donzanti

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

Speakers
avatar for Mick Foy

Mick Foy

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

Jamie Portnoff

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

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

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


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

4:00pm EDT

#361: Protocol Endpoints: A Clear Map to Navigate the Yellow Brick Road and the End of Endpoint-Creep
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-533-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Investigators and regulatory agencies find it commonplace to receive protocols with a wide variety of primary and secondary endpoints to demonstrate efficacy for a given disease area. It is also commonplace for a medical writer or clinician to need to reinvent the wheel of endpoints for every new compound. The resulting product is that investigators and regulators receive inconsistent endpoints for similar indications, requiring the interpretive skills of a wizard. We have all gone down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ of developing protocols and improving our endpoints for a disease area many times. Despite a plethora of research publications with clear descriptions of endpoints, it is common place to begin protocol development with no clear standards of endpoints. Clinical teams involved in protocol development often find that the long circuitous path down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ is filled with a multitude of choices, missing bricks, potholes and wrong directions. Some of the key inefficiencies in protocol development stem from delays to endpoint finalization and resultant cascade of delays to additional protocol content such as assessments and statistical analyses. Protocol authors, whether medical directors or writers, struggle to achieve clear, consistent endpoints and all wish for ‘Dorothy shoes’ to click together for the right path. Additionally, the common occurrence of endpoint creep translates into significant increases in development costs. This session will provide insights to optimal endpoint and protocol content development required for registration protocols.

Learning Objectives

Describe the approach used to develop primary and secondary endpoints in a therapeutic area.

Chair

Anne B. Cropp, PharmD

Speaker

The ABCs of Writing Effective Clinical Study Protocols
Julia Forjanic Klapproth, PhD



Chair
avatar for Anne Cropp

Anne Cropp

Vice President, Pfizer Inc
Anne Cropp has led the strategic planning and clinical development of several compounds in Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases, Phases 2-4. Anne has led many business process improvements and has led several initiatives across the spectrum of clinical trial planning, design and... Read More →

Speakers
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Julia Forjanic-Klapproth

President/Senior Partner, Trilogy Writing & Consulting
After receiving her PhD in developmental neurobiology, Julia started her career as a medical writer in the regulatory group at Hoechst Marion Roussel (later Sanofi) in 1997. Since then she has been president of the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) twice and is an active... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 06: Med Comm-Wrtg-MSL, Session

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Ben Heywood, MBA

Speaker

Patient-Generated Data in Drug Safety
Ben Heywood, MBA

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

FDA Perspective
Sonja Brajovic, MD



Chair
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Ben Heywood

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

Speakers
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Sonja Brajovic

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

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


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

4:00pm EDT

#357: The Internet of Things and Clinical Research: Privacy, Security, and Ethical Aspects
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-515-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to objects simultaneously producing data in an automated way. It is revolutionary to clinical research and pushes the limits of current policy, requiring us to examine regulation that could limit its potential.

Learning Objectives

Describe potential advantages and benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) in clinical research, and the complexities and barriers to adoption; Summarize the impacts and issues involved in leveraging the IoT within health care and clinical research in particular.

Chair

Ellen Kelso

Speaker

Does “Big Data” for Enhanced Recruiting Invade Patient Confidentiality?
Lea Studer



Chair
avatar for Ellen Kelso

Ellen Kelso

Executive Director, Chesapeake IRB
Founder, managing member & CEO of Goodwyn IRB, Ellen Kelso is recognized for her experience & expertise in clin. trial mgt & reg. affairs. Has provided educ., consultation & services to the pharma industry supporting clinical research & regulatory strategies, submissions & compliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lea Studer

Lea Studer

Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, SCORR Marketing
Studer is an accomplished marketing and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing compelling, award-winning marketing and communication strategies and tactics in the global life sciences industry.


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

4:00pm EDT

#362: Risk-Based Monitoring: Best Practices in Implementation for the Data Manager and Key Stakeholders
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-534-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will explore how companies are implementing successful risk-based monitoring (RBM), with particular emphasis on the realignment of processes and roles, and applying central monitoring and data quality oversight to support the RBM strategy.

Learning Objectives

Define key challenges in risk-based monitoring (RBM) implementation; Identify how processes and roles need to change in the organization to support the RBM; Discuss real-time analytics as a key enabler to achieve adaptive, centralized monitoring; Demonstrate how results from analytics can be turned into actionable items to mitigate risks.

Chair

Teresa Ancukiewicz, MA

Speaker

Lessons Learned in Implementing Risk-Based Monitoring and eSource: The Data Manager’s Expanded Role
Vadim Tantsyura

Risk-Based Monitoring Best Practices for the Data Manager: Lessons Learned from Sponsors and Sites
Amita Malik, MS

Using Powerful and Pragmatic Central Statistical Analytics to Drive Quality into Clinical Trials
Erik Doffagne, MSc



Chair
avatar for Teresa Ancukiewicz

Teresa Ancukiewicz

Senior Manager, Clinical Data Management, Boston Scientific Corporation
Senior Manager in Clinical Operations at Boston Scientific, CCDM. Responsible for providing leadership on outsourcing initiatives and Risk Based Monitoring. Over 20 years of experience in data management, process development and improvement, and vendor management. Active in the DIA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erik Doffagne

Erik Doffagne

Product Manager, CluePoints
Erik holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science and a master degree in Biostatistics. He has more than 10 years of experience in the life science industry. Erik has spent the last 5 years at developing methodology and technology for central statistical monitoring. Erik has co-authored... Read More →
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Amita Malik

Senior Manager, Product Management, Oracle Health Sciences
Senior Manager in Oracle Health Sciences Product Management organization, responsible for providing product leadership on current market leading Clinical Data Acquisition and Management products. Prior to Oracle, worked at Phase Forward and led delivery of large scale technology adoption... Read More →
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Vadim Tantsyura

Director, Data Management, Target Health Inc.
Dr. Tansyura has 15+ years of pharmaceutical experience, including a Head of DM role at Regeneron, Infinity and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Tantsyura is a co-founder and member of the Advisory Board for OpenCDISC (2008-2010) and SCDM board member (2014-2016). Dr. Tantsyura... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
204C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech-Data- Records-Subs, Session

4:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Stella C.F. Blackburn

Speaker

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

EU Adaptive Pathways Process
Hans-Georg Eichler

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



Chair
avatar for Stella Blackburn

Stella Blackburn

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

Speakers
avatar for Hans-Georg Eichler

Hans-Georg Eichler

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

Gerald Dal Pan

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

Toshiyoshi Tominaga

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


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

4:00pm EDT

#365: Cross-Labeling of Drugs and Devices: How Can It Be Done?
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-559-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Cross-labeling poses regulatory challenges. Device and drug labeling may mention another product, but the reference is not mirrored. This session will present the challenges faced by both FDA and regulated industry to properly align labels of drugs and devices intended to be used together.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the regulatory challenges of aligning the labels of drugs and devices approved for combined use under separate applications; Explore the possible regulatory solutions to better aligning labels for drugs and devices intended to be used together; Identify the challenges misaligned labeling presents for industry, patients, health care practitioners, and regulators.

Chair

Heidi F. Gertner

Speaker

Panelist
Lene Garde Sommer

Panelist
Diane Macculloch Johnson, MS

Panelist
John Barlow Weiner, JD



Chair
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 →

Speakers
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Diane Johnson

Senior Director, North American Regulatory Affairs Policy and Intelligence, Johnson & Johnson
Diane is responsible for providing key strategic direction and regulatory intelligence across the North America device sector. Supports shaping of growth plans by translating the impact of regulatory environmental changes/trends on Strategic Business Plans. 20yrs of experience in... Read More →
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Lene Sommer

Vice President, RA Devices, Novo Nordisk A/S
VP of Regulatory Affairs Devices at Novo Nordisk A/S. Responsible for regulatory strategies for development of devices as well as maintenance of devices on the market. She has more than 18 years of experience in the world of pharmaceuticals (medical devices). She has wide experience... Read More →
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John Weiner

Associate Director for Policy, Office of Combination Products, OCPP, OC, FDA, United States
John Barlow Weiner is the Associate Director for Policy in the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Combination Products, which is tasked with the classification and assignment for regulation of therapeutic products (drugs, devices, biological products, and combination products... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

4:00pm EDT

#366: Infectious Disease Containment and Lessons Learned
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-565-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will bring together industry, health scientists, and regulators to discuss scientific, regulatory, and other issues related to advancing preparedness for Ebola vaccine development based on the previous year’s experience.

Learning Objectives

Identify important scientific lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak of 2014 and the vaccine development process; Identify scientific and regulatory issues to address future Ebola vaccine development.

Chair

Jinjie Hu, PhD

Speaker

How Can We Develop Medicinal Products for Emerging Disease?
Junko Sato

Regulatory Response and Pathways for Licensure of Ebola Virus Vaccines: FDA Perspective
Sara Gagneten, PhD

Ethical Perspective
Walter Straus



Chair
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Jinjie Hu

co-chair of FDAAA International Network committee; Senior Consultant, Biologics Consulting Group
Dr. Hu received her Ph.D. in Comparative Pathology from UC, Davis, followed by postdoctoral fellowship at the NIAID, NIH. She worked at FDA for almost 12 years where she is recognized as the IVD expert on FDA regulation and QSR requirement. She chaired many review committees for 510... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sara Gagneten

Sara Gagneten

Associate Div Director, Policy, Office of Vaccines Research and Review, CBER, FDA
Dr. Gagneten completed her graduate studies at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Maryland and conducted research in virology and genetic recombination before joining the Office of Vaccines Research and Review (OVRR) at CBER, FDA. Currently she is... Read More →
avatar for Junko Sato

Junko Sato

Director, Office of International Programs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan
Dr. Sato joined the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) in 1998, and she is currently the Office Director for the Office of International Programs. She has work experiences in new drug review for 11 yrs, risk management for 3 yrs, and international area for 6 yrs. She... Read More →
avatar for Walter Straus

Walter Straus

Associate Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccines & Infectious Disease, Merck Research Laboratories , United States
Dr. Straus’ team oversees global clinical safety for investigational products as well as post-licensure safety monitoring and assessment for the Merck portfolio in vaccines and infectious disease therapeutics. He is trained as an internist, gastroenterologist, and epidemiologist... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 10: Pub Pol/HealthCare Compl/Law, Session

4:00pm EDT

#369: Innovative and Emerging Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-607-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Recent technological advances in manufacturing, product delivery, and control provide opportunities and challenges to improve quality assurance. Improved regulatory understanding of continuous manufacturing, product delivery, and control should enable and encourage adoption of novel technologies. This session will focus on emerging innovative technology and approaches to developing quality products.

Learning Objectives

Discuss emerging innovative technology and how quality assurance can be improved.

Chair

Daniel Blackwood

Speaker

Process Validation for Lyophilized Drug Products: Developing a Program for Continued Process Verification
Karen Bossert

Portable, Continuous, Miniature, and Modular: An Integrated Development and Manufacturing System for Solid Oral Dossage Forms
Daniel Blackwood

API Particle Engineering: Bridging Primary and Secondary Processes for Continuous Oral Solid Dose Manufacturing
Sonja A. Sharpe, PhD



Chair
avatar for Daniel Blackwood

Daniel Blackwood

Director, Pharm Science Technology and Innovation, Pfizer Inc
Daniel O. Blackwood is a Director, Technology & Innovation, within PharmaTherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences at Pfizer. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca NY, and his MS in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University in New York City... Read More →

Speakers
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Karen Bossert

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Lyophilization Technology, Inc.
Karen Bossert is the Vice-President, Scientific Affairs at Lyophilization Technology, Inc. She has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and development. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and her Doctorate in Pharmaceutics. Karen has authored... Read More →
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Sonja Sharpe

Director, Technology Development, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline
Sonja leads a global team responsible for developing novel secondary (drug product) manufacturing technologies with the goal of streamlining and simplifying drug product process development and manufacturing. She has over 11 years of experience in the area of process engineering and... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Session

4:00pm EDT

#370: Pricing, Patient Access, and What’s Next for Today’s Biopharma and Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-573-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Industry leaders, public payers, policy makers and issue experts provide insights into today’s heated debate about drug pricing, patient access and the policy battles ahead. This forum will offer engaging presentations, moderated discussion, and participant Q&A.

Learning Objectives

Identify key issues affecting the treatment pricing and patient access landscape; Describe how to apply potential models for determining a treatment’s value; Discuss ways to integrate new ideas for communicating a product’s rationale for patients, treaters and payers.

Chair

Jane Horvath, MHA

Speaker

Panelist
Matt Salo

Panelist
Michael Gray, MBA

Panelist
John Hoffman, MBA



Chair
avatar for Jane Horvath

Jane Horvath

Market Access Lead, 3D Communications
Jane Horvath, MHSA, leads 3D's Market Access and Value Communications team. Jane brings nearly 25 years of experience in health policy and reimbursement. She was Merck’s Executive Director of Health Policy and Reimbursement for a decade, Deputy Director of the RWJF project at Johns... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gray

Michael Gray

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Resource Group, Ascension
Michael has executive oversight and thought leadership responsibility for the ongoing development, implementation, and management of The Resource Group’s Strategic Direction. He spent seven years as President and CEO of Mercy Resource Management Inc., with responsibilities for Corporate... Read More →
avatar for John Hoffman

John Hoffman

Senior Director, Health Policy, Advocacy and Quality, Johnson & Johnson
As the Senior Director, Health Policy, Advocacy & Quality for the Strategic Customer Group at J&J North American Pharmaceuticals, John's responsibilities include ensuring unencumbered access to all J&J NA Pharma products for patients and physicians. The Strategic Customer Group develops... Read More →
avatar for Matt Salo

Matt Salo

Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
Matt Salo was named Executive Director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors in February 2011. The association represents all 56 of the nation’s state and territorial Medicaid Directors, and provides them with a strong unified voice in national discussions as well as... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

4:00pm EDT

#376: Pediatric Rare Disease Drug Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-593-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This session will focus on the critical need for developing medicine for orphan diseases impacting the pediatric population, review global pediatric orphan drug development challenges, and provide information on various strategies designed to overcome these challenges.

Learning Objectives

Specify updates in regulatory policy and industry activities in pediatric orphan drug development; Discuss key clinical development challenges in demonstrating substantial evidence of effectiveness for orphan diseases in pediatrics; Review initiatives to address clinical development and regulatory approval challenges.

Chair

Kinnari Patel, PharmD, MBA, RPh

Speaker

FDA Perspective
Mary Dianne Murphy, MD

CDER Perspective
Lynne P. Yao, MD

Industry Perspective
Kinnari Patel, PharmD, MBA, RPh



Chair
avatar for Kinnari Patel

Kinnari Patel

Vice President, Head of Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, and Compliance, Rocket Pharmaceuticals

Speakers
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Mary Murphy

Director, Office of Pediatric Therapeutics, Office of Special Medical Programs, FDA
Dianne Murphy, MD, FAAP, is Director of the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics (OPT) Office of the Commissioner at FDA. Dr. Murphy was a medical officer at Bethesda Naval; Dir. of the virology laboratory at the U. of Tenn., Knoxville & tenured Professor at the U. of Florida, Jacksonville... Read More →
avatar for Lynne Yao

Lynne Yao

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


Wednesday June 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 17: Rare-Orphan Diseases, Session
 
Thursday, June 30
 

9:00am EDT

#401: EMA/FDA Question Time
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-611-L04-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

This forum will provide an opportunity for EMA and FDA leadership to explore at a roundtable discussion areas covered by the EMA/FDA confidentiality arrangements and discuss how both agencies contribute to global development and supervision of medicines. Experts from both Agencies who are at the forefront of EMA/FDA collaboration will explore topics such as innovation support to industry, use of real world data, patient involvement in the development, evaluation and post-authorization of medicines, and mutual reliance on GMP inspections.

The audience will be invited to submit questions of general interest. Please come prepared with your questions for the EMA/ FDA Question Time panel. You may submit questions and topics of interest in advance to annualmeetingprogram@DIAglobal.org, and include “EMA/FDA Question Time” in the subject line.

Learning Objectives

Summarize key issues discussed by EMA and FDA; Identify regulatory hot topics; Discuss the areas covered under the bilateral cooperation between EMA and FDA aimed at bringing new medicines to patients throughout the world while assuring consistent standards of quality, efficacy, and safety; Identify how to engage both agencies in the development of a medicine at the same time.

Chair

Sabine Haubenreisser
Sandra L. Kweder, MD, FACP

Speaker

Panelist
Emer Cooke, MBA

Panelist
Dara Corrigan, JD

Panelist
John K. Jenkins, MD

Panelist
Jordi Llinares Garcia

Panelist
Anabela Marcal, PharmD

Panelist
Heidi C. Marchand, PharmD

Panelist
Peter W. Marks

Panelist
Isabelle Moulon, MD



Chair
avatar for Sabine Haubenreisser

Sabine Haubenreisser

Liaison to the US FDA, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Sabine Haubenreisser, MSc, Ph.D., is a pharmacologist who joined the European Medicines Agency in 1997, where she held a variety of positions including scientific team leader and officer for external communications. In 2012 she was appointed EMA Liaison Official at the U.S. FDA in... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Kweder

Sandra Kweder

Deputy Director, Liaison to the EMA, Office of International Programs, OC, FDA
Sandra L. Kweder, MD, is Deputy Director of the Europe Office in the FDA. She is posted in Amsterdam, working alongside colleagues in the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to oversee a large portfolio of regulatory science working partnerships and collaborations that include experts... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emer Cooke

Emer Cooke

Head of International Affairs, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Ms. Cooke holds a MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin. Emer joined EMA as Head of Inspections in Jul. 2002. In Jan. 2009, Emer was appointed first International Liaison Officer for EMA. In July 2012 becomes the Head of Int. and European Cooperation... Read More →
avatar for Dara Corrigan

Dara Corrigan

Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, FDA
Leads a 5,000-member workforce devoted to FDA’s domestic and international product quality and safety efforts, including global data-sharing, development and harmonization of standards, field operations, compliance, and enforcement activities. She joined FDA in 2010, serving as... Read More →
avatar for Jordi Llinares Garcia

Jordi Llinares Garcia

Head of Product Development Scientific Support Department, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Jordi Llinares is a medical doctor specialised in clinical pharmacology. He worked as clinical pharmacologist at Hospital de Sant Pau and has experience as member of an ethics committee. Jordi has academic experience as lecturer in clinical pharmacology. He has a Masters degree in... Read More →
avatar for John Jenkins

John Jenkins

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

Anabela Marcal

EMA Liaison Official to FDA, European Medicines Agency, Netherlands
Anabela holds a degree in pharmacy and a professional certification in hospital pharmacy. Anabela had joined the EMA in 1999. During her career at the Agency she held a number of roles in various areas and she is currently Head of Committees and Inspections Department.
avatar for Heidi Marchand

Heidi Marchand

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Health and Constituent Affairs, OC, FDA
Heidi Christl Marchand, Pharm.D. is currently the Assistant Commissioner for Health and Constituent Affairs at FDA. She has held leadership positions in global regulatory affairs with Novartis, Pfizer and Amgen. Dr. Marchand leads FDA’s office responsible for engaging external stakeholders... Read More →
avatar for Peter Marks

Peter Marks

Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA, United States
Peter Marks received his graduate degree in cell and molecular biology and his medical degree at New York University and completed Internal Medicine residency and Hematology/Medical Oncology training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has worked in academic settings teaching... Read More →
avatar for Isabelle Moulon

Isabelle Moulon

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


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
114 Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 19: DIAmond, Forum

9:00am EDT

#402: Protocol Development Is a Team Sport
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.50 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-612-L04-P; CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

From stating study objectives, participant criteria, endpoints and methods for data collection to establishing safety, the protocol is a key document for all stakeholders to ensure a successful clinical trial. The protocol defines the study design and provides the foundation for data collection that is used to evaluate clinically and statistically meaningful results of a study. It defines to a great extent what will be known about a drug or medical intervention, and is thus highly relevant to diverse stakeholders. During this session, the requirements and considerations for developing a successful and executable clinical trial protocol will be presented from the perspectives of sponsors, research sites, and patient representatives. The unique viewpoints will serve as the basis for a moderated discussion that analyzes the current process for protocol development, while suggesting approaches to more fully incorporate the patient voice into protocol design and implementation.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the requirements and considerations for developing a clinical trial protocol from the combined perspectives of the statistician, the clinical operations director, the patients, the medical officers and the regulators; Describe a process for protocol writing that is holistic rather than atomistic and involves collaborative as opposed to separate contributions; Identify ways to more fully and impactfully incorporate patient input into protocol design and implementation.

Chair

Richard Murray, DrMed, MD, FACP

Speaker

Panelist
Michael Krams

Panelist
Andy Lee, MA

Panelist
Christine Pierre, RN

Panelist
Steven Taylor, MBA



Chair
avatar for Richard Murray

Richard Murray

Vice President and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.
Dr. Murray joined Merck & Co., Inc. in November 1994, and since August 2014 he has held the position of Vice President and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, managing a team of physician scientists supporting the scientific and medical needs for the Office of the CMO at Merck across all... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Krams

Michael Krams

Vice President, Global Head Quantitative Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mike is a neurologist with a background in functional imaging. One of his early contributions was the ASTIN stroke study, illustrating how adaptive designs allow learning in real time and enable teams to make the correct decision at the earliest time point in the most efficient manner... Read More →
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Andy Lee

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Clinical Trial Operations, Merck & Co., Inc.
Andy heads Global Clinical Operations at Merck and is responsible for all global/regional clinical trials. Andy has over 17 years industry experience with interests in Human Subject Protection, Multiregional Studies, Quality and Compliance and finding more efficient ways to run clinical... Read More →
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Christine Pierre

President, Society for Clinical Research Sites
Christine is the President of the Society for Clinical Research Sites, a global trade organization representing over 9,000 sites in 47 countries committed to providing sites a community and voice for site sustainability. Christine is an internationally recognized expert on the global... Read More →
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Steven Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation
Since joining the Foundation as its CEO in 2003, Steve has focused on making Sjögren’s syndrome a household name by increasing awareness among the general public and healthcare professionals. In addition, under Steve’s leadership, the SSF has launched two major initiatives around... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
103ABC Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 19: DIAmond, Forum

10:45am EDT

#407: Successful Application of Wearables and Remote Monitoring in Clinical Trials: Lessons Learned and Future Progress
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-537-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

The usage of wearables can be a challenge in the regulated and traditionally risk adverse pharmaceutical industry. This session reviews a case study of utilizing wearables from planning, to IRB, to final report in a large pharma clinical sub-study.

Learning Objectives

Describe the importance of reviewing standard processes when inserting wearables into a clinical trial; Discuss the support structure necessary for combining traditional clinical research with emerging technologies; Demonstrate an understanding of the change management necessary to run a successful wearables trial.

Chair

John H. Bunch

Speaker

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and Clinical Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Yury Rozenman

How to Get From Unknown Unknowns to Known Unknowns
Tilo Hache, MBA



Chair
avatar for John Bunch

John Bunch

Senior Innovation Project Manager, PPD
John Bunch is a PMP, Six Sigma, and Proci certified project manager now focused on pharmaceutical and CRO innovation projects intended to positively impact patient trial experience, improve data frequency and reliability, and bend the cost time curve for drug development. Mr. Bunch... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tilo Hache

Tilo Hache

Work Stream Leader Mobile Patient Data, Novartis Pharma AG
Tilo's career career started in Roche, developing and implementing large corporate IT platforms for more than 50'000 employees. Since 2003, he had positions with increasing responsibility in Novartis IT and Sourcing, for example to operate the global Personal Computer environment... Read More →
avatar for Yury Rozenman

Yury Rozenman

Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Life
Yury Rozenman leads Qualcomm Life pharmaceutical business development organization. Yury has considerable experience of working in and consulting to the pharmaceutical industry, strategic studies, new product and business development and manufacturing across the healthcare and life... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:45am EDT

#403: Running Personalized Medicine Trials: Facts and Figures
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-516-L01-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Personalized medicine is a hot topic in drug development. But how exactly do you run trials with a personalized medicine target in mind? Is there a different way to plan for trial operations when you must include only those patients who express a biomarker? What are the implications to running a trial when you're testing a biomarker hypothesis in the trial itself, instead of using a validated biomarker? And how do you effectively partner with CROs to execute these plans? This session will offer industry-wide data on current trends and findings and insights on the pitfalls and opportunities of personalized medicine trials, as well as share experiences of running many trials with the goal of developing truly personalized medicines.

Learning Objectives

Define personalized medicine and share industry-wide data about the use of personalized medicine strategy in clinical trials; Describe regulatory insights and perspectives on operationalizing trials with personalized medicine objectives; Discuss lessons learned and tips to successfully run trials with personalized medicine endpoints.

Chair

Jane E. Myles, MS

Speaker

Challenge and Change in Personalized Medicines: A Survey of Industry Perspectives
Christopher Paul Milne

FDA Perspective
Michael Pacanowski, PharmD, MPH

Clinical Operations Perspective
Caoimhe Vallely Gilroy



Chair
avatar for Jane Myles

Jane Myles

Head, Decentralized Trials Implementation, Covance
Jane is driving the global impmenentation of decentralized trials at Covance with a team of tech and trial experts. She is the Founder of JemTech consulting and the former Head, Operational Intelligence and Innovation for Roche, working at Genentech. Her passion is driving innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caoimhe Vallely Gilroy

Caoimhe Vallely Gilroy

Biomarker Operations Therapeutic Area Leader, I2ON, Roche
Caoimhe is a Biomarker Operations Therapeutic Area Leader in immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neuroscience at Roche UK, leading a team of biomarker operational experts in the execution of late stage clinical trials, with complex biomarker strategies. Caoimhe has... Read More →
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Christopher Milne

Director of Research and Research Associate Professor, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
Dr. Milne is currently Director of Research at Tufts CSDD, Research Associate Professor at Tufts Univ. School of Medicine, Innogen Center Associate (Univ. of Edinburgh), as well as a member of the editorial boards of DIA’s journal (TIRS) and Pharma Focus Asia. His research interests... Read More →
MP

Michael Pacanowski

Associate Director for Genomics and Targeted Therapy, OCP, CDER, FDA
Dr. Pacanowski is the Associate Director for Genomics and Targeted Therapy in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at FDA. His team of translational scientists works to advance the use of pharmacogenomics and other biomarker innovations in drug development through review of investigational... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

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
SF

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 →
avatar for Robert Schuck

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

10:45am EDT

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

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

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


Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Rave Harpaz, PhD

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Rave Harpaz

Rave Harpaz

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

Speakers
GG

Graciela Gonzalez Hernandez

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

Amy Purrington

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

Alfred Sorbello

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


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

10:45am EDT

#411: Nonclinical Statistics for Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control: Case Studies and Regulatory Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-16-586-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Due to recent regulatory issues in manufacturing, statistical tools are used increasingly to understand manufacturing data. This provides opportunities to improve the evaluation of safety, quality, and efficacy criteria specified by regulators.

Learning Objectives

Discuss lessons learned in the use of statistics in pharmaceutical manufacturing; Identify the challenges and opportunities with application of nonclinical statistics; Describe the regulatory developments in the CMC area and the opportunities for statistical applications.

Chair

Surya P. Chitra

Speaker

A Case Study of Statistical Analysis of Integration Site Assay in the Application of Gene Therapy
Shu Zhang, PhD

Overview of CMC Area Statistics
Cassie Dong, PhD

Quality by Design Case Studies for Biologics/Biosimilars
Charles Li, MS



Chair
avatar for Surya Chitra

Surya Chitra

Consultant, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming, Savio Group Inc
Surya Chitra, PhD, MBA, is an experienced biostatistics and pharmacology professional currently working as a R&D consultant for pharmaceutical/ biotechnology companies with 25+ years experience in the industry. He has previously worked at Endo Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca and Merck... Read More →

Speakers
CD

Cassie Dong

Mathematical Statistician, Division of Biometrics VI, OTS, CDER, FDA
Cassie is a Statistics Reviewer in CMC Review Team at office of Biostatistics, FDA and holds a Masters in Chemistry and PhD in Statistics. She joined FDA in 2012. Her primary review work concentrates on the analytical similarity assessment and product quality control. She also has... Read More →
CL

Charles Li

Statistician, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Charles has been working as a statistician in Teva Phamaceuticals for 2 years. He is working primarily on non-clinical statistics projects. His job includes: (1) the analysis for immunogenicity assays, cut-point determination for the screening, confirmatory, neutralizing antibody... Read More →
avatar for Shu Zhang

Shu Zhang

Statistician, GlaxoSmithKline
Shu Zhang is a non-clinical statistician in GlaxoSmithKline. She received a concurrent PhD degree in Biochemistry and MS degree in Statistics at Iowa State University and has 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in supporting non-clinical areas including CMC and discover... Read More →


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Session

10:45am EDT

#412: CDER Town Hall
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Learning Objectives

Discuss regulatory issues and updates to include hot topics.

Chair

Nancy D. Smith, PhD

Speaker

Panelist
Leah Christl, PhD

Panelist
Gerald J. Dal Pan, MD

Panelist
John K. Jenkins, MD

Panelist
Michael Kopcha

Panelist
Theresa M. Mullin, PhD

Panelist
Lynne P. Yao, MD



Chair
avatar for Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

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

Speakers
avatar for Leah Christl

Leah Christl

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

John Jenkins

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

Michael Kopcha

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

Theresa Mullin

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

Gerald Dal Pan

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

Lynne Yao

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


Thursday June 30, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
114 Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 18: Global Regulatory, Forum