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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
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Earl Hulihan

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

Daniel Liu

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


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

8:30am EDT

#20: The Sunshine Act: Understanding the Essentials of Compliance
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

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

As part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the Sunshine Act was enacted. This law is designed to inject greater transparency for the public to understand the relationship between pharmaceutical and medical device companies and the physicians and teaching hospitals that are most likely prescribing their products. The Sunshine Act imposes a duty on “applicable manufacturers” of “covered” drugs and devices to both track and disclose not only payments made to physicians and teaching hospitals in the form of consulting fees, honoraria, etc., but also any other provision of an item or service that has a value to such recipients, including meals, trips, research equipment, etc. And, annually all such payments need to be submitted to a website maintained by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for public review.

This tutorial will explore in detail the Sunshine Act’s requirements, including any potential exemptions, and also the unique way that the Sunshine Act deals with research-related payments, which overlaps in part with the separate provisions in 21 CFR Part 54 that FDA imposes for the disclosure of financial interests held by clinical investigators. The basics of the system and process for submitting the required disclosures to the CMS “Open Payments” database and suggestions on how to implement processes at their companies to ensure compliance with the Act’s requirements will be discussed.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for all personnel responsible for ensuring compliance with the Sunshine Act.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss how the Sunshine Act is structured;
• Identify key definitions that impact duties under the Sunshine Act, including when a product is “covered” so as to potentially render the manufacturer responsible for disclosing payments;
• Identify the many different types of payments or provision of other things of value that must be tracked and disclosed under the Sunshine Act.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Swit

Michael Swit

Senior Director, Legal, Regulatory, Illumina, Inc.
Michael A. Swit, Esq., has solved vital FDA legal issues since 1984, with a focus on drug and device challenges. Before joining Illumina as its senior regulatory counsel in December 2014, he was a Special Counsel in the FDA Law Practice at Duane Morris, a global law firm. He also... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 10: Pub Pol-HealthCare Compl-Law, Tutorial

8:30am EDT

#23: How to Prepare for an FDA Inspection
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: 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 information on how to build quality into a clinical trials program. A record number of FDA inspections, both domestic and international, and OHRP audits have resulted in an increased number of warning letters to sponsors, principal investigators, and IRBs. Using case studies, simulations and actual findings, participants will be able to describe how to approach clinical trials that fully comply with good clinical practice expectations. Participants will also learn about the considerations for noncompliance and the types of findings in an audit that can lead to regulatory problems. This tutorial will describe the role of the FDA and the preparation of a site for an FDA inspection. We will cover the audit from different perspectives and focus on helpful hints and procedural issues regarding what to do in case they are chosen for an FDA inspection. There will be a discussion on how to host the audit and how best to prepare for the actual audit. The audience will be taught some of the do's and don'ts of a successful inspection.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for QA and clinical staff in companies, pharmaceutical/biological companies that are involved in clinical trials and QA activities for clinical research.

Learning Objectives

• Describe how to prepare for an FDA inspection;
• Describe how to respond to an FDA inspection;
• Examine audit findings including their impact on quality research;
• Discuss possible outcomes of an FDA inspection.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Hamrell

Michael Hamrell

President, MORIAH Consultants
Dr. Michael R. Hamrell is the President of MORIAH Consultants, a Regulatory Affairs/Clinical Research consulting firm located near Los Angeles, CA. He has worked in pharmaceuticals, contract research, government and biotech industries, in domestic and international regulatory affairs... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
103A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 11: Quality in CT-GCP, 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

8:30am EDT

#21: Leadership: How to Organize and Lead People in a Work Group
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: CME 3.25; PDU 3.25 PMI 2166-000163; RN 3.25

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

The role of a leader in organizing and leading a group is often misunderstood and, as a consequence, the group may not perform up to expectations, or it may spend a considerable amount of time dealing with dysfunctional group dynamics instead of the work to be accomplished. This tutorial addresses those issues by exploring the types of work groups, how they can be more effective, and how individuals can correct group dynamics and help the group achieve higher levels of performance.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for individuals who must manage group activities on a permanent or project basis, for those who must work on teams but are not in charge of teams and are interested in learning how to exert influence on group behavior, and for individuals to whom project managers report.

Learning Objectives

• Identify the different types of work group structures and be able to predict the quality of work the group will produce;
• Identify ways to correct dysfunctional group dynamics;
• Create and maintain cooperation among team members, including cross-functional teams.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Laddin

Michael Laddin

Chief Executive Officer, LeaderPoint
Mike Laddin is CEO of LeaderPoint. Mike has over twenty five years of senior management experience has a BS in Psychology Chemistry, MS in inPsychology and an MBA from Rockhurst University.LeaderPoint has over 700 clients including; 3M, ADP, Pfizer, Electronic Arts, LucasFilms, Zynga... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 16: Prof Development, Tutorial

8:30am EDT

#26: The Evolving Role of Payers in Drug Development: Pricing, Pharmacoeconomics, and Health Technology Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: CME 3.25; IACET 3.25; RN 3.25

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Payers play an important role in both national and global health care systems: their decision-making signals to manufacturers their likelihood to support the R&D required for innovative, new medicines. Only a small number of innovative medicines are approved annually. The large proportion of new drug candidates fail during the development, and the average R&D cost per approved new molecular entity is increasing. Providers and payers can be thought of as agents acting on behalf of patients and their covered beneficiaries. Payers are critical in expressing the willingness of health care systems to provide funds to support innovation. Manufacturers must understand, monitor, and anticipate the evolving payer environment to increase the likelihood of regulatory and commercial success for new products. Key tools such as pharmacoeconomic evaluation of cost-effectiveness and budget impact, as well as important processes such as health technology assessment are used in many developed countries. Understanding their varying role in different jurisdictions is critical for pricing and market access negotiations.

This tutorial, which is hosted with the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), will introduce participants to the basic economics of drug development, pricing, contracting, and market access. It will address commonly used economic concepts, such as demand, supply, willingness to pay, monopoly, intellectual property, and value. Practical observations will be made on the similarities and differences in how health care systems approach these pricing and access practices and decisions, with an emphasis on the implications for stakeholder incentives. Examples will be used to illustrate key concepts as well as both routine and special cases.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for industry professionals and academics with an interest to learn more about the economic perspective on drug development, incentives for innovation, and how different countries grapple with these difficult health sector resource allocation decisions.

Learning Objectives

• Explain what makes innovative medicines unique economic inputs into population health including how the patent system relates to the financing of global R&D;
• Describe in what way prices for innovative medicines are established, how this differs by system, as well as the evolving impact of pharmacoeconomics and health technology assessment;
• Discuss how the complex global network of public and private payers judge the value of innovative medicines.


Speakers
avatar for Louis Garrison

Louis Garrison

Professor, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington
Dr. Garrison is Professor in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program in the School of Pharmacy, and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Health Services at the University of Washington, where he joined the faculty in 2004. He also co-directs the... Read More →
avatar for Jack Mycka

Jack Mycka

Global President and CEO, Medical Marketing Economics LLC (MME)
As MME’s Global President & CEO, Jack provides critical global support for strategic marketing and pricing decisions to clients in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. As a recognized expert consultant since 2001, he has successfully completed engagements encompassing many... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

9:00am EDT

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

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

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

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Learning Objectives

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


Speakers
avatar for Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith

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


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

9:00am EDT

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

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

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

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

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


Who should attend?

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

Learning Objectives

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


Speakers
avatar for Steve Jolley

Steve Jolley

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

Saad Shakir

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


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

9:00am EDT

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

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

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

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

Who should attend?

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

Learning Objectives

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


Speakers
avatar for Jürgen Kübler

Jürgen Kübler

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

Jürgen Kübler

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

Joachim Vollmar

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


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

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, United States
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

1:00pm EDT

#32: Influencing Culture, Avoiding Bureaucracy, and Encouraging Innovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: 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 is designed to help you understand what culture, bureaucracy and innovation really are, and the impact they can have on actual business results — in concrete, clear terms. This requires stripping away the vagueness and assumptions that so commonly surround these topics. The discussion will include three primary components:
1) Understanding and influencing workplace culture and its impact on the results people get while working. Culture can either disrupt people’s ability to focus on the work, or it can reinforce and support clarity of focus, but culture is created by those working, not dictated by managers.
2) Avoiding and dealing with workplace bureaucracy, which almost always results from the creation of structure, a necessity as businesses and companies grow. Understanding and managing bureaucracy improves efficiency and economy.
3) Understanding and encouraging workplace innovation, and the direct benefits to efficiency and profitability that innovation brings about. Managers often attempt to drive innovation formally, but these efforts usually fail due to a lack of understanding what really encourages innovation at the work level — where it matters most.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for designed for managers interested in directly impacting these three areas, generating greater business results through the efforts of others. It is designed for new and experienced managers seeking to understand and address these issues with planned deliberation.

Learning Objectives

• Define ways to create focus and direction for people in work groups or project teams;
• Identify an applicable set of tools to understand, diagnose and correct dysfunctional culture, bureaucratic inefficiency, and inadequate innovation.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Laddin

Michael Laddin

Chief Executive Officer, LeaderPoint
Mike Laddin is CEO of LeaderPoint. Mike has over twenty five years of senior management experience has a BS in Psychology Chemistry, MS in inPsychology and an MBA from Rockhurst University.LeaderPoint has over 700 clients including; 3M, ADP, Pfizer, Electronic Arts, LucasFilms, Zynga... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial |   Trk 16: Prof Development, Tutorial

1:00pm EDT

#37: Implementing a Risk-Based Monitoring Solution: Understanding the Basics of a Sustainable Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Tutorial
CE: 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 current clinical trial climate demands that sponsors find ways to reduce clinical trial complexity, drug development costs, and get more value from R&D budgets. Risk-based monitoring (RBM) allows organizations to target site monitoring activities for which risks can be best managed and deliver the greatest benefit to the study, and to become more effective and efficient in using resources, while increasing quality and patient safety. Participating TransCelerate Member Companies came together in 2012 to establish a model approach to high-quality RBM. To date, this effort has published a position paper on RBM, as well as several articles focused on sharing advancements, best practices and lessons learned from member companies adoption experience, all of which are publicly available. This tutorial, hosted by TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., will define core concepts and main principles of the methodology, share key tools and discuss their use, share experiences and lessons learned, and address important questions about RBM and its implementation.

Who should attend?

This tutorial is designed for professionals involved with clinical and data operations.

Learning Objectives

• Define core concepts and main principles of the TransCelerate risk-based monitoring (RBM) methodology;
• Discuss the use of key tools in the RBM process;
• Identify common challenges with effective monitoring and discuss how they can be addressed through appropriate use of the RBM methodology.


Speakers
avatar for Joanne Benedict

Joanne Benedict

Senior Advisor, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Joanne Benedict is a Senior Advisor in Roche Genentech's Process, Training, and Systems group. She develops business strategies, processes, and systems which support continuous improvement and innovation in clinical trials. Specializing in operations, technology, and process optimization... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Horne-Lucero

Lisa Horne-Lucero

Consultant, RBM Operations, Clinical Risk Management, Eli Lilly and Company
Lisa is an RBM Operations Consultant in Eli Lilly’s Clinical Risk Management organization. She develops and implements RBM processes, procedures and training as she guides study teams through the RBM implementation process. She has been a key leader in the implementation of RBM... Read More →


Sunday June 26, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
108A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Tutorial |   Preconference Tutorial, Tutorial

2:45pm EDT

#001: Powerful Presentations
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Lynn King, MHA

Speaker

Facilitator
Karyn A. Lasky



Chair
avatar for Lynn King

Lynn King

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

Speakers
KL

Karyn Lasky

Director, Clinical Operations, TKL Research, Inc.


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

4:15pm EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Chris Matheus, MBA

Speaker

Facilitator
Bob Muzerall



Chair
avatar for Chris Matheus

Chris Matheus

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

Speakers
avatar for Bob Muzerall

Bob Muzerall

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


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

8:30am EDT

#106: Fostering a Partnership to Advance Innovation: Niche Service Leads to Breakthrough in Patient Recruitment and Retention Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Patient recruitment and retention remains the Achilles heel of clinical trials. An innovative service model involving traveling nurses to conduct at-home or alternate site study visits has gained traction over the past years. While only a handful of global providers of ambulant care services are available, sponsors of all sizes and locations have been forming partnerships with these organizations to accelerate their development timelines by fostering patient-centric services to enhance patient recruitment and retention. We will explore how a large pharmaceutical company is driving innovation through its corporate silos. We will also explore how this innovative ambulant care service model was incorporated into specific studies and how the resulting benefits benefited all stakeholders including patient, investigator, sponsor, and consumer.

Learning Objectives

Identify three keys factors when selecting strategic partners; Articulate the cornerstones to a successful partnership; Describe the hurdles when changing culture and advancing innovation.

Chair

Gail Adinamis

Speaker

Breaking Through Corporate Silos to Promote Innovation
Denisa McKnight, MSc

Panelist
Matt Dobson



Chair
avatar for Gail Adinamis

Gail Adinamis

CEO, GlobalCare Clinical Trials, LLC
Ms Adinamis has >35 yrs of global clinical trials experience including tenures at Abbott and Astellas. She established & headed clinical trials divisions for 3 national home infusion companies then started an independent ambulant care service company for clinical trials in 2004 where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Dobson

Matt Dobson

Patient Recruitment Strategist, Roche Products Ltd.
Matt has 20 years Pharma experience, working in small, med and large size pharma companies working on Phase II & III trials across a variety of different disease areas. Starting his career as a CRA he went on to hold positions in Clinical Operations Management, Feasibility and Patient... Read More →
avatar for Denisa McKnight

Denisa McKnight

Patient Engagement and Media, Roche Products Limited
Denisa McKnight has >10 yrs of experience in the pharma industry covering a broad range of areas, including all lifecycles of clinical development, research and academia. She currently works at Roche where she is leading Patient Engagement & Media global category implementing innovative... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 03: Innov Part Model-Outsourcing, Forum

8:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Niels Gronning, MSc

Speaker

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

IDMP: A Compliance Project
Bernie Coney, MA



Chair
avatar for Niels Gronning

Niels Gronning

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

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Persaud

Debbie Persaud

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


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

8:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Jennifer Lentz

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
JL

Jennifer Lentz

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

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brink

Susan Brink

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

Pamela Tenaerts

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


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

8:30am EDT

#102: Digital Health Debate
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Nariman Nasser

Speaker

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

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

Site Perspective
Joshua R. Korzenik, MD



Chair
avatar for Nariman Nasser

Nariman Nasser

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

Speakers
JK

Joshua Korzenik

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

John Reites

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

Brett Villagrand

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


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

8:30am EDT

#103: Decision Tools to Drive Efficient Recruitment and Retention: Making Recruitment a Science
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In this session, we will display a tool that helps integrate recruitment planning into the fabric of a trial’s operational design. We will also debate the most appropriate usage of the tool and how to integrate it into the planning process.

Learning Objectives

Describe a new tools developed by sponsors to determine the best recruitment strategy for any given protocol; Show the impact these tools have had on developing budgets and tactics for recruitment planning; Discuss the positives and potential pitfalls of using these tools.

Chair

James Kremidas

Speaker

Matchmaking: Systematizing Best Fit Tactics for Study Needs
Lewis Millen

The Art and Science of Site Level Recruitment Planning: Tools, Tactics, and Tips?
Beth D. Harper, MBA



Chair
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Harper

Beth Harper

President, Clinical Performance Partners, Inc.
Beth is the President of Clinical Performance Partners, Inc. a clinical research consulting firm specializing in enrollment and site performance management. She has passionately pursued solutions for optimizing protocols, enhancing patient recruitment and retention and improving sponsor... Read More →
avatar for Lewis Millen

Lewis Millen

Operational Intelligence Leader, Roche Products Limited


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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

#105: Maximize the Value of Your Product by Beginning with the End in Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000189; RN 1.25

Less than 1% of compounds make it to market. It is critical for biopharmaceutical developers to evaluate their probability of success. In this interactive forum, experts will share their insights to help you maximize the value of your asset.

Learning Objectives

Describe the elements of a regulatory strategy and why it is needed; Discuss the value of your product as part of your development strategy; Explain why and how to develop a target product profile; Discuss how the TPP guides the drug development process and sets expectations; Describe how to avoid typical reasons for delays and denials of a product marketing application.

Chair

Jayanthi Reddy, MBA, MS, PMP

Speaker

Panelist
Bill Hanlon, PhD

Panelist
Carrie Furin



Chair
JR

Jayanthi Reddy

Director, Global Project Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Jay has over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience and over 14 years of project Management experience. She is currently the cardiovascular franchise leader within the Project Management group at Merck.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Furin

Carrie Furin

Manager, Clinical Trial Management, Eli Lilly and Company
Carrie is a Manager with Eli Lilly and Company overseeing Clinical Trial Managers on Oncology trials. She has over 10 years of drug development experience in clinical operations and project management. Carrie has led teams across multiple therapeutic areas and phases, which has provided... Read More →
avatar for Bill Hanlon

Bill Hanlon

Chief Development Officer and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Covance Inc.
Dr. William Hanlon, PhD, is the chief development officer and head of global regulatory affairs for Covance. He has been with Covance for four and a half years, after spending 25 years in pharma in the discovery and the development side of developing drugs for global commercialization... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
107AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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 →
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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
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 →


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 →
avatar for Alan Minsk

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

#109: EHR in Clinical Research: Heralding a New Era
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will focus on the work completed by the CDISC EHR-to-CDASH (E2C) team mapping data from EHR into EDC as eSource. Ongoing studies will be profiled. Representatives from a sponsor, academia, and EDC vendor will present.

Learning Objectives

Identify the components of EHR systems; Discuss complexities associated with EHR to EDC data transfer; Describe data standards and proper mapping between systems; Describe regulatory implications; Discuss how this will be able to help clinical research sites.

Chair

Trisha D Simpson

Speaker

EHR to EDC Data Transfer: Experiences and Lessons
Ian Sparks

The eSource Stakeholders Group and Next Steps
Michael A. Ibara, PharmD

EHR-EDC Integration Case Study: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Sue Dubman, MA



Chair
avatar for Trisha Simpson

Trisha Simpson

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

Speakers
avatar for Sue Dubman

Sue Dubman

Director, IT and Informatics Innovation, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
20+ yrs. experience. Sr. Dir, IT Innovation, at UCSF. Part of a multi-disciplinary team to innovate changes in care & research. Previously Sue was Sr. Dir, Genzyme, strategy, standards and arch. Before that, served as Dir, NCI Informatics Initiatives & VP/CIO at 2 biopharmas. At NCI... 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 Ian Sparks

Ian Sparks

Senior Director, Research Science, Medidata Solutions Worldwide
Ian Sparks is a Senior Director in Medidata Labs, an innovation group focused on evaluating new technologies and data integrations. Ian's recent work has been in integrating wearable sensors and Electronic Health Records with EDC using CDISC and HL7 standards. Ian holds a bachelors... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech-Data- Records-Subs, Session

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
avatar for Kimberly Greco

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 →
avatar for Mark McCamish

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

#112: The Upcoming European Clinical Trials Regulation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will give an opportunity to understand the requirements of the new European Clinical Trial Regulation, the IT developments for its implementation, and to discuss the expectations and preparedness for implementation by global sponsors.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the requirements of the new clinical trial regulation; Discuss major information technology developments required for its implementation; Describe the impact of the regulation for the main stakeholders; Identify the expectations and challenges to be faced by global sponsors.

Chair

Anabela Marcal, PharmD

Speaker

The EU Portal and Database: A Pillar of the Clinical Trial Regulation
Anabela Marcal, PharmD

Getting Ready for the Changes: A Sponsor Perspective
Nick Sykes, MS

Transparency in Clinical Trials: A European Update
Marie-Agnes Heine, MA



Chair
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.

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Agnes Heine

Marie-Agnes Heine

Head of Communication Department, Stakeholders and Communication Division, European Medicines Agency, European Union
Marie-Agnes Heine is Head of Communication Department at the European Medicines Agency, London. She is a senior external relations and communications specialist with 25 years of experience in communications strategy development and implementation, journalism, advocacy and media campaigns... Read More →
avatar for Nick Sykes

Nick Sykes

Senior Director, Worldwide Regulatory Strategy, Pfizer Ltd.
Currently working in Europe and International regulatory policy and strategy group in Pfizer. Been working for Pfizer for 17 years. My main focus - lead a small team providing regulatory policy and strategy to Pfizer organisation. Previous employment includes SmithKline Beecham, Scrip... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
204C 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 →
avatar for Elektra Papadopoulos

Elektra Papadopoulos

Deputy Director (acting) Division of Clinical Outcome Assessment, OND, CDER, FDA, United States
Dr. Papadopoulos serves as the Deputy Director (acting) of the Division of Clinical Outcome Assessment in the Office of New Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The Division provides consultation to CDER’s Review Divisions as well as other FDA Centers on... Read More →
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 →


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.
avatar for Ganapathy Mohan

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Valerie E. Simmons, MD, FFPM

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Valerie Simmons

Valerie Simmons

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

Speakers
avatar for Stella Blackburn

Stella Blackburn

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


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

8:30am EDT

#118: The Interpretation of PRO Scores and Responder Analyses in the Presence of Missing Data
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This forum will review best practices for quantifying a meaningful change in a patient-reported outcome (PRO) endpoint and establishing a responder definition in the presence of missing score data. Missing data strategies that do not assume absence of a PRO score means “non-responder.”

Learning Objectives

Recognize problems in responder analyses if subjects discontinue study treatment or withdraw from a trial; Compare approaches published by EMA, NAS, and in the ICH E9(R1): Addendum to Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials on Choosing Appropriate Estimands and Defining Sensitivity Analyses in Clinical Trials; Recognize how to combine multiple missing data approaches to tell the data story.

Chair

Scott Komo, DrPH

Speaker

Panelist
Yeh-Fong Chen, PhD

Panelist
Lisa A Kammerman, PhD, MS



Chair
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Yeh-Fong Chen

Yeh-Fong Chen

Mathematical Statistician (Team Lead), Office of Translational Sciences, CDER, FDA
Dr. Chen is the Team Leader of the Division of Biometrics IX within CDER of FDA, supervising reviewers for the Division of Non-Malignant Hematology Products. She joined FDA in 2000 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She has had years' experience in reviewing drug... 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 →


Monday June 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
201A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 15: Statistics, Forum

8:30am EDT

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Jesus Rivera, MSc

Speaker

Facilitator
Lauralee Leonard



Chair
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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 →

Speakers
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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 →
avatar for Sara Tylosky

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

#123: Global Clinical Trials: Innovative Approaches to Clinical Trials in Japan, India, and Latin America
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In this symposium, the presenters are examining various innovative approaches to and requirements for conducting clinical trials in Japan, India, and Latin America, as well as how their respective regulatory environments have contributed to fostering innovation, product development, and clinical research.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the requirements for conducting clinical trials in Japan, India and Latin America; Share insights into innovative regulatory approaches that could impact clinical studies in these regions; Describe factors one needs to consider when conducting ethno-bridging studies outside the United States.

Chair

Larry A. Blankstein, PhD

Speaker

Issues and Solutions When Conducting Complex Caucasian Clinical Studies in Japan
Andrew Melli

Clinical Trials in India: An Update on Current Status
Charu Gautam, MD

Clinical Research in Latin America: Trends, Challenges and New Opportunities
Maria João Queiroz, MD



Chair
avatar for Larry Blankstein

Larry Blankstein

Consultant, Clinical Development, Blankstein Consulting Group
Dr. Larry Blankstein is an independent Senior Consultant to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. He has over twenty-two years experience in drug development strategy, clinical operations and mergers and acquisitions. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from Wesleyan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charu Gautam

Charu Gautam

Senior Medical Director, IQVIA
Charu Gautam is a Physician with over 20 years experience in research and academics. Been associated with leading companies in India to lead the clinical operations and medical teams. Qualified as MBBS, MD and a board certification in Clinical Pharmacology . She is also a lead faculty... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Melli

Andrew Melli

Senior Manager, SOUSEIKAI Global Clinical Research Center
Andrew Melli is the Senior Manager of Global Clinical Development at SOUSEIKAI Global Clinical Research Center, serving as both liaison for international business development and investment, as well as an active member of the clinical trial team. It is his hope to help bridge the... Read More →
avatar for Maria João Queiroz

Maria João Queiroz

Global CEO, Eurotrials Scientific Consultants
More than two decades at executive leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry, Founding Member & CEO at Eurotrials, a CRO in Europe and Latin America. With a Degree in Medicine, specialization in Immunohematology and a post-graduation in Pharmaceutical Medicine. Has active... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
113B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, 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 →
avatar for Francois Torche

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 →
avatar for Scott Schliebner

Scott Schliebner

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


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

10:45am EDT

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Colleen Russell, MS

Speaker

Facilitator
Sharon Cornell Murray, PhD

Facilitator
David A. Burt



Chair
avatar for Colleen Russell

Colleen Russell

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

Speakers
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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

#127: Innovative Partnerships: gOVERN - A Research and Early Development’s Outsourcing Vision to Enable Resourcing INovation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED), in partnership with two CROs, has created a novel outsourcing model. This forum will detail the gOVERN model in the areas of partnership, operations, contracting and governance.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the partnership build and structure for the gOVERN model in Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED); Share key structure, learnings and innovation for this novel partnership which promotes transparency, cross-company commitments, and therapeutic-area program-level allocation.

Chair

Hilary Nelson

Speaker

Panelist
Margaret Taylor

Panelist
Jami Norris, MS

Panelist
Kerryn Cress



Chair
avatar for Hilary Nelson

Hilary Nelson

Senior Clinical Program Leader, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Hilary Nelson is Sr. Clinical Program Leader who joined Genentech in 2004. She has held positions on increasing responsibility in Clinical Operations having worked at both the trial and program levels in oncology early clinical development. In addition to her work with CRO alliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kerryn Cress

Kerryn Cress

Senior Director, Technology, Innovation & Performance, PPD
Kerryn has over 12 years of clinical research experience. During her career she has held positions of increasing responsibility in driving transformational change, implementing strategic partnerships, leading cross-functional teams, and developing proposals. Kerryn is a certified... Read More →
avatar for Jami Norris

Jami Norris

Vice President, Clinical Development Strategic Partnerships, Quintiles
Jami has more than 22 years of clinical research experience, including 14 years with Quintiles. In her current role, Jami leads the development of Strategic Partnerships. Previously, Jami has worked extensively in overseeing the delivery of key customer portfolios resulting in 5 approved... Read More →
avatar for Margaret Taylor

Margaret Taylor

Associate Director, Oncology Program Group Leader, Clinical Operations, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Peg Taylor is an Associate Director/Program Group Lead at Genentech early development (gRED ) Oncology Clinical Operations. Peg served as the gRED Lead on the gOVERN CRO Strategic Alliance.. Peg has over 25 years of pharma/biotech industry with a deep expertise in early clinical study... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 03: Innov Part Model-Outsourcing, Forum

10:45am EDT

#128: Alliance Management Forum
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This forum will provide an overview of the value that can be gained from alliances built between a large global CRO and small or emerging biopharmaceutical companies. Attendees will learn what both the CRO and the biopharmaceutical company must do to build a successful alliance and how to diagnose early on what is needed for a collaborative alliance culture.

Learning Objectives

Identify what large CROs and small biopharmaceutical companies must do to successfully build an alliance with each other; Explain how to build a collaborative alliance culture and what the key questions that must be asked to determine if two companies will have good “chemistry”; Discuss meaningful and effective risk-sharing strategies.

Chair

Solomon Babani, MBA

Speaker

Applying Alliance Management Principles to Help CROs Build Successful Relationships with Small and Emerging BioPharma Companies
Solomon Babani, MBA

New and Emerging Skillsets Needed to Manage Strategic Partnerships
Andrew Townshend

Panelist
Deirdre F BeVard



Chair
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Solomon Babani

Vice President, BioPharma Solutions, Covance Inc.
Sol Babani joined Covance in 2013 as Global Vice President, Alliance Management with enterprise-wide responsibilities for several strategic clients. In addition, Solomon is overseeing a corporate-wide initiative aimed at expanding Covance’s relationships with emerging Biopharma... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre BeVard

Deirdre BeVard

Vice President, Development Operations, Nektar Therapeutics
Deirdre BeVard is Vice President, Development Operations at Nektar Therapeutics. She is responsible for the operational execution of Nektar’s clinical development programs and works with a creative team for clinical trial leadership, data management and contracting & outsourcing... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Townshend

Andrew Townshend

Senior Vice President, Alliance Development, INC Research
Vice President of Business Development at INC Research. Mr. Townshend has responsibility for developing strategic accounts within the Pharma and biotech industries focused on novel and innovative engagement and alliance models. Prior to this, Mr. Townshend was Vice President Outsourcing... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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

#131: IDMP Update
Limited Capacity seats available

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

CBER provided critical leadership and technical expertise to the development of IDMP standards and currently continues leading international efforts to delineate a common approach for their implementation and to consider their future application. This session will provide an update on this initiative.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the status of IDMP implementation.

Chair

Vada A. Perkins

Speaker

ISO IDMP: Benefits Beyond Compliance
Niels Gronning, MSc

Interoperability and Standardization Within the Life Sciences: Justification, Mechanisms, and Opportunities
Tom Macfarlane, RAC



Chair
VP

Vada Perkins

Senior Advisor for Regulatory Science, IDMP Topic Lead, CBER, FDA
Capt. Vada A. Perkins, MSc, BSN, RN, is the Deputy Associate Director for Review Management (acting) with the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Office of the Director. He received his MSc. in Bioscience Regulatory Affairs from The Johns Hopkins University and his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Niels Gronning

Niels Gronning

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

Tom Macfarlane

Director, Life Sciences, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services
A Neuroscientist by training, Tom has worked in most therapeutic areas during time at Ipsen, Parexel and as a freelance consultant. Now at Accenture, he continues to represent clients to EMA and to facilitate drug development strategies; but also works with emergent technologies/concepts... Read More →


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

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 →
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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 →
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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 Center of Excellence (DHCoE), CDRH, FDA, United States
BAKUL PATEL is the Director for Digital Health Center of Excellence, at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mr. Patel is responsible for providing leadership, development, implementing, execution, management and setting strategic direction and regulatory policy and coordinate... 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

#136: Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency: ClinicalTrials.gov Final Rule, EU Requirements, and Other Key Updates
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This forum will involve a panel and analyze the ClinicalTrials.gov Final Rule, discuss how companies are navigating the US and EU disclosure/transparency mandates, and discuss data sharing expectations.

Learning Objectives

Identify the requirements of the Final Rule expanding the ClinicalTrials.gov database; Describe how industry is navigating US and EU disclosure mandates; Discuss how companies are approaching data sharing expectations

Chair

Robert Paarlberg, MS

Speaker

Panelist
Rebecca J. Williams

Panelist
Marla Jo Brickman, PhD



Chair
avatar for Robert Paarlberg

Robert Paarlberg

Principal, Paarlberg & Associates LLC, United States
Robert Paarlberg is Principal of Paarlberg & Associates LLC, a consultancy specializing in regulatory policy, regulatory intelligence and global clinical trial disclosure strategy and operations. Prior to founding Paarlberg & Associates LLC, Bob worked at Pharmacia (Upjohn) and UCB... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marla Jo Brickman

Marla Jo Brickman

Senior Director/Team Leader, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer Inc
Marla Jo Brickman, PhD, is the Senior Director/Team Leader for the Clinical Trial Disclosure Group at Pfizer and serves as the global disclosure policy lead for all clinical trial registration and results disclosures, as well as, providing oversight of Pfizer’s implementation of... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Acting Director, ClinicalTrials.gov, NCBI, National Library of Medicine, NIH
Rebecca Williams, PharmD, MPH, is Acting Director, ClinicalTrials.gov at the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. She moved into this role after serving as the Assistant Director for over a decade. She is responsible for technical, scientific, policy, regulatory... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 10: Pub Pol/HealthCare Compl/Law, Forum

10:45am EDT

#137: Using Technology to Make Trials Accessible to More Clinical Trial Participants
Limited Capacity seats available

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

As clinical care moves toward increasingly patient-centric models, research must also account for the participant’s perspective in order to maximize clinical trial recruitment, enrollment, adherence, and completion. Quality indicators that capture information about participant preferences and challenges can be used to inform clinical trial feasibility. Leveraging mobile technologies, in particular, can potentially empower a participant population, while emphasizing participant understanding of the commitment involved and, simultaneously, easing burdens on sites and study staff. This session will explore mobile applications, including eConsent, and at-home clinical trials, as potential tools—even providing the capacity to conduct remote trials—to spur participation through increased participant engagement, convenience, and satisfaction.

Learning Objectives

Identify emerging technologies and methods for both achieving efficiencies and optimizing effectiveness in clinical trial design; Evaluate quality metrics related to participant satisfaction and challenges associated with study implementation; Assess technologies and methods for their impact on clinical trial feasibility from a participant-focused perspective; Describe how to create an integrated plan, leveraging available technologies and methods, to improve the success of clinical trials.

Chair

Linda M Coleman, Esq, JD

Speaker

Mobile Clinical Trial Technologies: Use Cases and GCP Compliance Considerations
Philip J. Coran, Esq

Mobile Technology in Research: A Compliance and Ethics Review Perspective
Linda M Coleman, Esq, JD

Mobile Health Applications and eConsent: A Sponsor’s Perspective
Kevin Hudziak, MS



Chair
LC

Linda Coleman

Director, Human Research Protection Program, Yale University
Ms. Coleman is the Director of the Human Research Protection Program at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale, she was the Vice President of Regulatory and Legal Affairs at Quorum Review and an attorney at Bennett Bigelow & Leedom. Ms. Coleman has experience in research ethics, regulatory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Philip Coran

Philip Coran

Principal, Global Compliance and Strategy, Medidata Solutions
Phil Coran is a Principal of Global Compliance & Strategy at Medidata. Prior to joining Medidata, Phil was at Pfizer for 12 years in the Medical Quality Assurance and Internal Audit groups. From 1999-2001, Phil was an IT Risk Consultant at Deloitte & Touche & Arthur Andersen accounting... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Hudziak

Kevin Hudziak

Consultant, Innovation Lead, Eli Lilly and Company
Kevin works in the Clinical Innovation group at Lilly as an Innovation Lead focused on implementing eConsent and other technologies across the Lilly portfolio. Kevin participated in the CTTI Informed Consent project and is currently a member of the TransCelerate eConsent project... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
204A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 11: Quality in CT/GCP, 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
JK

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 Initiatives, CDER, FDA, United States
Dr. Mullin is Associate Center Director for Strategic Initiatives. She leads efforts including Patient-Focused Drug Development, Rare Disease Cures Accelerator, and CDER’s International Program. She leads the FDA delegation to ICH and currently chairs the ICH Management Committee... 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

10:45am EDT

#141: Transforming Health Care Data for Clinical Research: Strategy and Experiences from the PCORnet Common Data Model
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will define the strategic importance of the PCORnet Common Data Model in the use of electronic health records(EHR) and health plan data for research, its key role in the ADAPTABLE pragmatic trial, and how these experiences are generalizable to other stakeholders.

Learning Objectives

Assess the opportunities and challenges of using electronic health data for clinical research, including data management processes, coordinating center practices, and data quality; Describe the strategic role and development of a common data model for a national distributed research network; Evaluate the application of a common data model in the design of a pragmatic clinical trial.

Chair

Shelley Rusincovitch

Speaker

Leveraging a Common Data Model for a Pragmatic Clinical Trial in a Distributed Research Network: The PCORnet ADAPTABLE Study
Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

A Common Data Model and Diversity of Stakeholder Beliefs: How Do You Know What You Actually Know, Collectively?
Aaron Sorensen, MA

Applying the PCORnet Common Data Model to the EHR Ancillary Study of the HARMONY Trial: Strategy and Design Considerations
Carol E Koro, PhD



Chair
avatar for Shelley Rusincovitch

Shelley Rusincovitch

Project Leader in Applied Informatics and Architecture, Duke Translational Research Institute
Shelley Rusincovitch is a Project Leader in Applied Informatics & Architecture with the Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI), with highly-technical experience in database programming, clinical trials, outcomes registries, and health system data warehousing. Her responsibilities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lesley Curtis

Lesley Curtis

Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)
A health services researcher by training, Dr. Curtis oversees a portfolio of projects that use observational data to address questions related to clinical and comparative effectiveness, pharmacoepidemiology, health care delivery, and epidemiological trends. Dr. Curtis has considerable... Read More →
avatar for Carol Koro

Carol Koro

Senior Director, Worldwide Epidemiology, GlaxoSmithKline
Carol Koro currently works for GSK, focusing on metabolic and cardiovascular epidemiologic research. Dr. Koro has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research from the University of Maryland and is a PA licensed pharmacist. She has done extensive research on the safety of diabetes... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Sorensen

Aaron Sorensen

Director, Data Science Insights, Digital Science


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

10:45am EDT

#143: Priority Review Vouchers: Past Experiences, Legislative Reform, and Tips for Sponsors
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Over the past decade, several policy strategies have emerged that promise to promote drug development in areas of unmet need, such as exclusivity previsions and advanced market commitments. Recently, one of these policy strategies, the priority review voucher (PRV), has garnered new attention and has re-emerged as a possible driver in R&D for rare pediatric diseases, neglected tropical diseases, and public health emergencies. The PRV program is a regulatory incentive administered by the FDA to promote drug development for certain underserved patient populations. Under the original PRV program, signed into law in 2007, FDA awards a voucher to sponsors for the regulatory approval of a novel drug targeting a particular neglected tropical disease; sponsors that redeem a PRV are subsequently allowed to designate any one NDA/BLA, regardless of indication, as priority review, reducing the target regulatory review period by four months. Since 2007, nine vouchers have been issued by the FDA, and reported sales of the voucher have continued to increase to as much as $350 million. This panel takes a closer look at the value of the PRV as an incentive, focusing on past experiences related to the PRV program, current use, legislative trends, potential value, and its role in encouraging much needed R&D for rare pediatric and neglected tropical diseases.

Learning Objectives

Explain the history and mechanics of the FDA priority review voucher (PRV) program; Describe current policy initiatives regarding the PRV program and industry response to the PRV incentive; Assess the value of the PRV as an incentive for rare and neglected diseases.

Chair

Andrew S. Robertson, JD, PhD

Speaker

Priority Review Vouchers: A New Paradigm for Funding Research?
Patricia R Anderson, RAC

The Priority Review Voucher: The Value, the Pipeline, and the Opportunities for R&D
Andrew S. Robertson, JD, PhD

Priority Review Vouchers: Legislation and History - What You Need to Know
Alexander Varond, JD



Chair
AR

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
avatar for Patricia Anderson

Patricia Anderson

Vice President, Regulatory Services, Mapi
Ms. Anderson has covered many aspects of drug development during over 30 years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Ms. Anderson has held several positions which have included the areas of regulatory affairs, drug development, and due diligence for licensing. She has... Read More →
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 →


Monday June 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
103C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 17: Rare-Orphan Diseases, Symposium
 
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 →
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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 →
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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

8:00am EDT

#201: International Regulatory Convergence, Collaboration, and Cooperation
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.75; IACET 1.75; RN 1.75

Join senior leadership from international regulatory authorities to hear the latest on multi- and bilateral initiatives that avoid duplication and increase mutual reliance, their strategic governance, and their impact on industry.

Part 1 of this session will see the heads of three regulatory agencies provide updates on the challenges facing them as global regulators, both domestic and within the framework of international cooperative initiatives.

In Part 2, the panel will be joined by additional heads of regulatory authorities with leading roles in the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) and will provide an overview of the developing role of ICMRA and initiatives aimed at facilitating interactions, coordination, and convergence. It will also address ICMRA's current status of strategic collaboration in areas such as pharmacovigilance, crisis management and supply chain integrity (GMP and traceability).

The combined panel will look at existing initiatives to avoid duplication and increase mutual reliance between regulators, the need for strategic governance of these initiatives and their impact on industry and other stakeholder.

Learning Objectives

Identify the current framework of bilateral and multilateral international cooperation initiatives; Describe how international regulatory authorities cooperate and collaborate, and the public health, economic, and political drivers for that cooperation; Describe how international regulatory agencies seek to set the strategic direction and priorities for the various regulatory initiatives.

Chair

Emer Cooke, MBA

Speaker

Panelist
Emer Cooke, MBA

Panelist
Robert M. Califf, MD

Panelist
Tatsuya Kondo, MD, PhD

Panelist
Anil Arora

Panelist
Lorraine Nolan, PhD

Panelist
Jonathan Mogford

Panelist
John Skerritt, PhD

Panelist
Jarbas Barbosa, MD, PhD



Chair
avatar for Emer Cooke

Emer Cooke

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

Speakers
avatar for Anil Arora

Anil Arora

Chair of the ICMRA; Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
Mr. Arora has a breadth of experience in the private and public sectors. He has worked internationally-bilaterally, as well as with the UN and the OECD, including leading a multi-year program with the National Bureau of Statistics in the modernization of China’s statistical system... Read More →
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Jarbas Barbosa

Director- President, Agência Nacional De Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)
Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr. is a public health physician and epidemiologist, with national and international experience in public health, epidemiology applied to health services, health surveillance, prevention and control of diseases and illnesses, and management of health systems... Read More →
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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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Tatsuya Kondo

Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tatsuya Kondo is Chief Executive of PMDA since 2008. He spent most of his career as a neurosurgeon after his graduation from the University of Tokyo in 1968. He has various experiences including a hospital doctor, a fellowship in Max-Planck Institute for brain tumor research... Read More →
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Jonathan Mogford

Director of Policy, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA),
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Lorraine Nolan

Chief Executive, Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)
Ms Nolan joined the HPRA in 2001 and since that time has held a number of different roles at senior level within the organisation across a range of areas including inspection and authorisation of human medicines, medical devices, cosmetics and controlled substances. Prior to assuming... Read More →
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John Skerritt

Deputy Secretary for Health Products Regulation, Commonwealth Department of Health, Australia
Dr John Skerritt joined the Australian Department of Health in 2012 and is currently a Deputy Secretary and member of the executive team of the Department of Health. He was formerly the National Manager of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), until his role was expanded and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am EDT
114 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 →
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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

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


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

10:30am EDT

#220: Regulatory Changes in China and the Impact to Global Drug Development Planning
Limited Capacity seats available

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

In August 2015, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) issued extensive changes to drug reviews and approvals. It has effectively redefined the definition of a new drug and the approval process for any new drug development as well as generics. While China is becoming the second largest pharmaceutical market, it would benefit all firms to carefully review and digest the impact of such a change to their global drug development planning; in turn, this allows them to take advantage of this change and properly adapt. This session will highlight the changes that have a direct impact on the clinical development strategy and share case studies with the audience to illustrate the best approach in handling these regulatory changes.

Learning Objectives

Recognize changes made by the Chinese Food and Drug Administration to drug reviews and approvals; Identify how to best leverage these changes for your new drug developments and generics.

Chair

Dan Zhang

Speaker

Innovative Biopharmaceutical Drug Development in China: Trends and Transformations
Helena Zhang

Regulatory Changes in China
Feng Yi

Outline of Reforming IND/NDA Practice in China
Fudong An



Chair
avatar for Dan Zhang

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Feng  Yi

Feng Yi

Former Assistant to the Director-General, CFDA; SVP, Medical and Reg Affairs, Fountain (Beijing) Medical Technology Development Co., Ltd.
avatar for Helena Zhang

Helena Zhang

Senior Director and Chief Medical Officer, Quintiles
Dr. Helena Zhang, MD. MBA is Senior Director and Chief Medical Officer for Quintiles in the Greater China region. In this role she provides medical and ethical leadership of projects conducted by Quintiles in China. She enhances the strategic partnerships with top hospitals, Key Opinion... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 08: Reg Affairs, Session

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

#208: Measuring Return on Engagement: An Interim Report on the DIA-Tufts CSDD Metrics Study
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The patient centricity movement has generated substantial activity within both the public and private sectors, but to date no quantitative data have been gathered on the adoption and impact of specific patient-centric initiatives implemented by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to support processes within the medical product life cycle. Similarly, no effort has been made to harmonize the patient centricity principles and draft guidance recommendations developed by public and public-private consortia with industry drug development practice and policy. DIA, in collaboration with Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD), have undertaken a comprehensive study to address these critical needs. In this forum, the Tufts CSDD-DIA team, along with industry representatives participating in the study, will describe the study objectives and approach as well as work to date. In addition, they will share interim observations and insights from preliminary data that have been gathered and analyzed.

Learning Objectives

Discuss current outcomes and effectiveness of patient engagement in the medical product life cycle; Identify the benefits of standard metrics to advance the practice of meaningful patient engagement in medical product development and approval processes; Describe the objectives and approach of the DIA-Tufts CSDD study; Discuss observations of the study based on data collected to date, including patient engagement practice, metrics in use, and barriers to robust patient engagement programs.

Chair

Mary Jo Lamberti
Elizabeth Lincoln, MA

Speaker

Panelist
Kathleen A. Foley, PhD

Panelist
John Manganaro

Panelist
Jeffrey W. Sherman, MD, FACP

Panelist
Ellen Coleman



Chair
avatar for Mary Jo Lamberti

Mary Jo Lamberti

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

Elizabeth Lincoln

Global Director of Engagement, DIA
Prior to DIA, Elizabeth spent 12 years in Human Capital consulting at Accenture and five years at Career Concepts, Inc. She has worked across industries and for Fortune 100 as well as small, family-owned businesses in human resources and organization development. Since joining DIA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Coleman

Ellen Coleman

President and CEO, VOZ Advisors
As president and CEO, Ellen Coleman leads VOZ Advisors and is responsible for all aspects of the overall firm path and direction. Ellen brings considerable experience in working with patients with life-threatening and chronic illnesses giving her a view of the entire patient experience... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Foley

Kathleen Foley

Senior Director, Pfizer Inc.
Kathleen A. Foley is a senior director and the Patient Centered Metrics Lead in the Global Health and Value Innovation Center at Pfizer, where she is responsible for the development of metrics contributing to the science of patient input. Dr. Foley has a master’s degree from the... Read More →
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John Manganaro

Deputy Director, Regulatory Policy and Intelligence, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
John has over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in Medical and Regulatory Affairs. He has extensive experience with various topics ranging from medical information, safety, compliance, product quality, intelligence research and regulatory issues. John is currently Deputy Director... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Sherman

Jeffrey Sherman

Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Research and Development, Horizon Pharma, Inc.
Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is President of the Drug Information Association (DIA) and a member of the Board of Directors. He also served as chairperson of the DIA 2008 Annual Meeting and received an Outstanding Service Award in 20... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
108B Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Forum

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Richard J Heaslip, PhD


Chair
avatar for Richard Heaslip

Richard Heaslip

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

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

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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


Chair

Karen M. Marks

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Karen Marks

Karen Marks

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

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Kristin Fitzgerald

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

Dinesh Singh

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


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

10:30am EDT

#211: Collaboration with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

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

While there is much to do in addressing many areas in need of attention within our industry, TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc., the Association of Contract Research Organizations, and the Society for Clinical Trials have been actively working towards a collaboration with a purpose. With ample opportunities to focus their attention, these three collaborators have chosen areas that will yield a significant impact on site sustainability and thereby bring efficiencies and increased quality to the overall industry. Topics to be discussed will include site best practices, Common Language Evaluation and Reconciliation (CLEAR), site score card, and Site Advocacy Groups (SAGs).

Learning Objectives

Discuss how collaboration with a purpose can impact site sustainability and increase quality; Identify initiatives to support a collaboration with a purpose.

Chair

Christine Pierre, RN

Speaker

Panelist
Rehbar H. Tayyabkhan

Panelist
Douglas J. Peddicord, PhD



Chair
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 →

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avatar for Doug Peddicord

Doug Peddicord

Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO)
Following a career as a clinical psychologist, Doug Peddicord came to Capitol Hill as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Fellow in 1994. With policy expertise in the conduct and regulatory oversight of clinical trials, Dr. Peddicord serves... Read More →
avatar for Rehbar Tayyabkhan

Rehbar Tayyabkhan

Executive Director, Global Clinical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Reb Tayyabkhan is the Head of Central Clinical Services at Bristol Myers Squibb. He is responsible for Vendor and Outsourcing Management, R&D Contracts and Transparency across as phases of development. He is a member of TransCelerate as the sponsor for the risk based monitoring... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 03: Innov Part Model-Outsourcing, Forum

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 →

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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 →
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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

#214: Product Management Strategies: Maximizing Content Re-Use to Meet Diverse Customer Information Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Much interest exists in the pharmaceutical industry to develop new technologies to facilitate re-use of content and information across drug development. While structured authoring approaches are being implemented by the industry, it is equally important if not more so to understand the customer’s needs for content and information. Thus, devising strategies to manage content sooner in the drug development process will enable pharmaceutical companies to be better positioned to provide that information in an efficient, timely way while reducing costs. This session will present diverse approaches to content and product information management, while providing useful tips that the audience participants will be able to utilize in their day-to-day workplace.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the importance of content re-use strategies while providing proven tips for medical writers and medical communications professionals to use in their workplace; Recognize pertinent information for how content management and content re-use streamlines document creation and document life cycle for global applications; Identify adaptability to digital media when developing content re-use strategies.

Chair

Frank Hubbard, PhD

Speaker

An Overview of Content Re-use and Product Information Management Strategies: What’s In It for Me?
Frank Hubbard, PhD

Content Management and Re-use: Efficient Streamlining of Product Information Content and Life Cycle
Susan Bairnsfather, MSc

Developing a Strategy for Content Transformation
Cecil Lee, RPh



Chair
avatar for Frank Hubbard

Frank Hubbard

President, Global Regulatory Writing Solutions Inc., United States
Following a 14-year career in the Medical Communications Science group at AstraZeneca, Frank founded Global Regulatory Writing Solutions Inc. in late 2013. GRW Solutions provides regulatory submission advice and Communications best practice to the pharmaceutical industry. From 2015... Read More →

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avatar for Susan Bairnsfather

Susan Bairnsfather

CEO, Regulatory Writer, Regulatory Affairs Professional and Statistical Analyst, EPharmaTech LLC
Susan Bairnsfather is CEO of EPharmaTech, LLC which offers clinical development and regulatory submission consulting to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. With >20 years’ experience, she is a cross-trained individual in the functional roles of regulatory writer, regulatory... Read More →
avatar for Cecil Lee

Cecil Lee

Knowledge Management Advisor, Global Customer Information, Eli Lilly and Company
The Knowledge Management advisor role has a mission to develop and execute content strategies which continuously drive innovation in knowledge management. Such work enhances efficiencies on content optimization and its reuse for our global function. I have been in Global Medical Information... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
203AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:30am EDT

#217: Electronic Submissions Gateway: Next Generation
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG) is an FDA solution for accepting electronic regulatory submissions. It has been in production since 2006. This session will provide an update and Q&A on its status and the technology and process enhancements.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG) process and solutions for submission of regulatory; Describe the technology and process enhancements planned for ESG._x000D_


Chair

Ron D. Fitzmartin, PhD, MBA

Speaker

FDA eCTD v4.0 Two-Way Communication
Mark A. Gray

Panelist
Virginia Hussong

Panelist
La Misha Fields



Chair
avatar for Ron Fitzmartin

Ron Fitzmartin

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

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avatar for La Misha Fields

La Misha Fields

IT Program Manager, Electronic Submissions Gateway, OIMT, OC, FDA
La Misha Fields is the Program Manager of the FDA’s Electronic Submissions Gateway (ESG) under the Office of Information Management and Technology located in Rockville, MD. She is an informatics and technology professional with over 6 years of FDA experience, including 5+ years... Read More →
avatar for Mark Gray

Mark Gray

Senior Project Manager, BSS, CBER, FDA
Mark has over 30 years experience in Information Management including; software developer/project manager in CBER; Director of Applications Development & Services in CDER; and PDUFA IT Program Director. Mark currently work’s for CBER’s Bioinformatics Support Staff. His responsibilities... Read More →
avatar for Virginia Hussong

Virginia Hussong

Director, Div. of Data Management Services & Solutions, OBI, OSP, CDER, FDA
Ginny Hussong has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, of which the past 10 have been in CDER. As Acting Director of the Division of Data Management Services and Solutions, she supports the receipt, processing and archive of electronic regulatory submissions... Read More →
avatar for Virginia Hussong

Virginia Hussong

Chief, Data Standards Program, CBER, FDA
Ginny Hussong is Chief of CBER’s Data Standards Program, and has been with FDA for 14 years. She was previously Director of Data Management Services and Solutions within CDER. As Chair of CBER’s Data Standards Committee, Ginny’s recent projects include creating a new joint data... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

10:30am EDT

#216: Implementing a Successful Metadata Repository: The Journey of a Thousand Milestones Begins with a Single Step
Limited Capacity seats available

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

During this session, the value of metadata repositories will be discussed, and the audience will be provided with real-world practical experience regarding the traps to avoid, and the process to follow, to enable a successful metadata repository implementation.

Learning Objectives

Describe the complexities associated with defining metadata repository requirements; Discuss how to develop a methodology for implementing a successful metadata repository.

Chair

David Handelsman

Speaker

Semantic Metadata Repository at the Core of E2E eClinical Solutions
Isabelle M de Zegher

Implementing a Metadata Repository Based on Value and Not Technology
David Handelsman

Metadata Repositories: From the Outside In
Wayne R. Kubick, MBA



Chair
avatar for David Handelsman

David Handelsman

Senior Director, Industry Strategy, d-Wise
Dave Handelsman is a life sciences expert with 25 years of industry, software and management experience. As Senior Director of Strategy and Product Development at d-Wise, Dave is responsible for d-Wise’s growth and evolution, and for further establishing d-Wise as the go-to partner... Read More →

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avatar for Wayne Kubick

Wayne Kubick

Chief Technology Officer, HL7
Mr. Kubick is CTO for Health Level Seven International, intent on improving clinical research through technology and data standards. He was formerly CTO and a Board member for CDISC, and has 2+ decades in a variety of leadership roles in clinical R&D with BBN, Parexel International... Read More →
avatar for Isabelle de Zegher

Isabelle de Zegher

Vice President, PAREXEL Informatics
Isabelle de Zegher is Vice President, Integrated Solutions at PAREXEL Informatics where she is responsible for engineering strategy around Big Data, BI and Advanced Analytics. She has 25 years’ experience in Life Sciences, including extensive work on cross-industry forum on integration... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am EDT
204C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, Session

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 ICH, PhRMA, 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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Hershell William Thompson

Speaker

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

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



Chair
avatar for Hershell Thompson

Hershell Thompson

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

Speakers
avatar for Marco Anelli

Marco Anelli

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

Lesia Tontisakis

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


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

10:30am EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Deirdre McCarthy, MS

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Deirdre McCarthy

Deirdre McCarthy

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

Speakers
avatar for Ola Caster

Ola Caster

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

Henry Francis

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

Shelley Gandhi

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


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

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Mary Jo Lamberti

Speaker

Distribution Networks and Strategies
Eric A. Valentine, MBA

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



Chair
avatar for Mary Jo Lamberti

Mary Jo Lamberti

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

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Mahon

Cheryl Mahon

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

Eric Valentine

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


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

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Sarah Powell, RAC

Speaker

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

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



Chair
avatar for Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

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

Speakers
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Dominique Lagrave

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

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


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

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Badri Rengarajan, MD

Speaker

Unique Paradigms to Rare Diseases Research
Donny Chen, MBA

Real-World Evidence and Rare Diseases
Derenda Nichols



Chair
avatar for Badri Rengarajan

Badri Rengarajan

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

Speakers
avatar for Donny Chen

Donny Chen

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

Derenda Nichols

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


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

2:00pm EDT

#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
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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

#234: TransCelerate's Risk-Based Monitoring: Sharing What We Are Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

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

TransCelerate members will share successful risk-based monitoring (RBM) implementation lessons learned during this interactive session. Regulators, sponsors, CROs and clinical research site personnel will gain practical insight for an RBM implementation strategy.

Learning Objectives

Discuss successful practices and lessons learned through an evaluation of TransCelerate company risk-based monitoring (RBM) studies and recent publications; Describe key change considerations needed to successfully implement an RBM strategy both from a site and sponsor perspective; Summarize what this unique collaboration of 20+ sponsors is doing to assist vendors in understanding the technology gaps with respect to existing tools and systems that support RBM methods.

Chair

Brett Wilson

Speaker

TransCelerate RBM Successful Practices and Lessons Learned
Joanne Benedict, MSc

TransCelerate's Approach to Understanding and Managing Site and Other Stakeholder Expectations, Wants, and Needs
Kate Owen

Site Representative
Allison Camacho

Searching for a Technology Solution to Support Risk-Based Monitoring
Mary Cusack



Chair
avatar for Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson

Head, Monitoring Excellence, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Brett Wilson, BSP, is Head of Monitoring Excellence at Bristol-Myers Squibb and leads both Risk Based Monitoring and eSource initiatives with TransCelerate BioPharma. Within BMS, Brett is responsible for ensuring an accountable and sustainable adaptive monitoring model focused on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Benedict

Joanne Benedict

Senior Advisor, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Joanne Benedict is a Senior Advisor in Roche Genentech's Process, Training, and Systems group. She develops business strategies, processes, and systems which support continuous improvement and innovation in clinical trials. Specializing in operations, technology, and process optimization... Read More →
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Allison Camacho

Research Manager, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center
Allison Camacho joined Dr. Julio Rosenstock as his Research Manager of the Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center in 2002. Currently, Allison’s responsibilities include managing eight coordinators, five supporting staff, and manages the budgets and contracts for the site, ensuring... Read More →
avatar for Mary Cusack

Mary Cusack

Associate Director, Global Clinical Operations, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Mary has over 17 years of pharmaceutical experience of which over half have been spent at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Global Clinical Operations. Mary serves as the Business Integration Lead. In this capacity, she has responsibility to manage technical implementations within clinical... Read More →
avatar for Kate Owen

Kate Owen

Vice President, Clinical Trial Management, Novo Nordisk Inc.
Kate is the Vice President of Clinical Trial Management at Novo Nordisk (Princeton, NJ) with 22 years’ experience within the biotech, pharmaceutical and CRO space. Her leadership has led to improved productivity, cost-effectiveness, quality and staff morale. She sponsors the Novo... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
109AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

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 U.S. 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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Rhonda Facile, MS

Speaker

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

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

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



Chair
avatar for Rhonda Facile

Rhonda Facile

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

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fitzmartin

Ron Fitzmartin

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

Susan Kenny

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

Diane Wold

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


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

2:00pm EDT

#239: Cloud Compliance: Clinical Software Challenges and Vendor Auditor Views
Limited Capacity seats available

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

We will share practical experience and tips for addressing the compliance challenges for clinical solutions using cloud technology and auditing vendors of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services. Benefits, challenges, and possible remediation are discussed.

Learning Objectives

Identify infrastructure issues related to data integrity and system security for SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS services; Discuss audit compliance issues related to cloud based software solutions; Identify how to check for critical quality evidence based on 50+ audits of IT suppliers.

Chair

Teri Stokes, PhD, MS, MT

Speaker

Software as a Service (SaaS) and Cloud Provider Qualification: An Auditor's Perspective
Calvin H Kim, MS

Maintaining the Validation Status of Software as a Service (SaaS) in a Regulated Environment
Anu Virkar

Are You Cloud Compliant? Practical Considerations for Managing Clinical Data in the Cloud
Srinivas Karri, MSc



Chair
avatar for Teri Stokes

Teri Stokes

Director, Quality Assurance Compliance, Cytel Inc.
Dr. Stokes worked 11 years as a Medical Technologist in hospital, research, and central medical laboratories. Then 16 years at Digital Equipment Corporatin (DEC) first in the Large Computer Group, second in the Laboratory Data Products Group, and finally at DEC in Basel, Switzerland... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Srinivas Karri

Srinivas Karri

Senior Director, Clinical Warehousing Cloud Strategy, Oracle Corporation
As an industry strategy lead for clinical data cloud based applications, I help identify, define and create new services to support management of clinical data using cloud based technologies and capabilities. I have over 20 years experience with developing, implementing, selling and... Read More →
avatar for Calvin Kim

Calvin Kim

Senior GxP IT Auditor, Bayer
Calvin is a seasoned IT auditor with over 20 years of experience in various sectors of GxP regulated industries. As a core member of a global QA organization responsible for quality oversight and regulatory compliance assessment of computerized systems (CS) and technologies used in... Read More →
avatar for Anu Virkar

Anu Virkar

Vice President, Quality and Compliance, eClinical, IBM Watson Health
Anu Virkar, MS, MA, PMP is the VP of Q&C. Anu has been in the SQA field for over 23 years, & has focused on clinical trial mgmt and Med device industry for over 15 yrs. She has extensive experience in software QA, SDLC, project mgmt as well as policy development, implementation. She... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 07: Tech/Data/ Records/Subs, Symposium

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, United States
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 and standards related to drug product quality, including... Read More →
avatar for Bakul Patel

Bakul Patel

Director, Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCoE), CDRH, FDA, United States
BAKUL PATEL is the Director for Digital Health Center of Excellence, at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Mr. Patel is responsible for providing leadership, development, implementing, execution, management and setting strategic direction and regulatory policy and coordinate... 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 Initiatives, CDER, FDA, United States
Dr. Mullin is Associate Center Director for Strategic Initiatives. She leads efforts including Patient-Focused Drug Development, Rare Disease Cures Accelerator, and CDER’s International Program. She leads the FDA delegation to ICH and currently chairs the ICH Management Committee... 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

#244: Transforming Clinical Development Through Enterprise Quality Management
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Quality oversight throughout the clinical development life cycle is complex, crosses many functions, and can pose changes in seamlessly communicating and managing quality risks identified along the way. This session will discuss the role of executive leadership in driving and ensuring transparent communication about quality throughout an organization. Additionally, presenters will describe how their organizations have developed and implemented a enterprise quality management approach tailored to their particular context.

Learning Objectives

Identify the benefits of implementing a holistic, clinical-focused quality management system; Discuss how enterprise quality management can be tailored to an organization’s operating context; Recognize how executive leadership can drive a quality-focused culture and timely execution.

Chair

Ann Meeker-O'Connell, MS

Speaker

Executive Leadership Position on Quality
John Hubbard, PhD

Establishing a Quality Management System During Accelerated Growth of a Lean Operation
Coleen Glessner, MBA

Research and Development QA Integrated Quality Strategy: An Approach to Ensuring Quality and Managing Quality Risks Across the Drug Life Cycle
Kevin Grebner



Speakers
avatar for Coleen Glessner

Coleen Glessner

Vice President, R&D Quality and Compliance, Alexion
As Vice President, Head of Research and Development Quality and Compliance at Alexion, Coleen leads the establishment of a quality management system for R&D to assure the highest standards of Quality in ultra-rare diseases. Most recently, she has been focused on implementing sustainable... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Grebner

Kevin Grebner

Director, Clinical Quality Assurance, AbbVie, Inc.
Kevin Grebner is a director in R&D Quality Assurance at AbbVie. Kevin leads the Program Management team responsible for developing and managing the Clinical QA strategy in support of compounds throughout the development life cycle. In his 32 year career at Abbott/AbbVie, Kevin has... Read More →
avatar for John Hubbard

John Hubbard

President and Chief Executive Officer, BioClinica
Dr. Hubbard has held positions of increasing responsibility in the Pharmaceutical, SMO and CRO industries. In his current position as Global President of the Clinical Research Division for ICON plc, he has oversight of more than 4,400 employees conducting 360 projects in 55 offices... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
204A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 11: Quality in CT-GCP, Session

2:00pm EDT

#245: Risk-Based Inspections
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Inspections are a critical component for assuring product quality. The adoption of a risk-based approach to inspections has enabled the integration of product review with traditional inspection criteria and focuses efforts on inspection issues rather than simply on assurance of compliance. This session will highlight ongoing efforts and initiatives geared towards the continuing implementation of risk-based inspections.

Learning Objectives

Discuss related procedural and/or policy challenges and present specific case studies related to risk-based inspections; Identify best practices and ideas for future discussion with regard to risk-based inspections; Identify potential areas for further collaboration on risk-based inspections.

Chair

Mahesh R. Ramanadham, PharmD, MBA

Speaker

Quality Agreements: Defining the Business of Pharmaceutical Quality
Karen Bossert

Integrated Quality Assessment of the Manufacturing Process and Facilities
Robert Iser, MS



Chair
avatar for Mahesh Ramanadham

Mahesh Ramanadham

Division Director (Acting), Div. of Inspectional Assessment, OPF, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Acting Director for the Division of Inspection Assessment within OPQ/OPF. His division is primarily responsible for the center level discipline review of facilities and inspections in support of drug applications. He joined the Agency in November 2009 after graduating with his PharmD... 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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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 →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Session

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
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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 →
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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
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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 →
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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 →
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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
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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 →
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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 →
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Gerald Dal Pan

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


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

2:00pm EDT

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

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

Chair

Stewart Geary, MD

Speaker

Observational Studies in Japan and Asia
Stewart Geary, MD

Relief Services in Occurrence of Serious Adverse Drug Reactions
Naohiro Otaki

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



Chair
avatar for Stewart Geary

Stewart Geary

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

Speakers
avatar for Teiki Iwaoka

Teiki Iwaoka

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

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


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

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
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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 →

Speakers
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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 →
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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 →
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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

#251: Embracing Virtual Training Solutions in 2016: Focus on Performance!
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Advanced
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In today’s global clinical research framework, delivering face-to-face training, is not always an option. This workshop explores the solutions that webinars and virtual classrooms provide for the stated learning objectives as well as the desired stakeholder performance outcomes after the training.

**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

Differentiate between webinar and virtual classroom training delivery methods for investigator meetings, employee training and development; Discuss best practices, challenges and successes with webinar and virtual classroom instructional design, methods, and tools; Identify three attributes of webinars and virtual classrooms that promote employee engagement and learning, as well as the associated activities that support organizational performance goals.

Chair

Liz Wool, BSN

Speaker

Facilitator
Jim Bohlen



Chair
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Liz Wool

Global Head of Training, Barnett International
Liz Wool CCRA, CID, CMT, is Global Head of Training at Barnett International, an education, training and consulting company. Liz possesses 26 years in the product development industry and 37 years in the healthcare industry. Liz's expertise is in clinical research, operations strategy... Read More →

Speakers
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Jim Bohlen

Vice President, Business Development, Blue Sky Broadcast
Jim is responsible for business development and strategic partnerships for Blue Sky’s Life Sciences division. With over 15 years of experience in providing virtual meeting and eLearning solutions for investigator training programs, Jim has become a respected thought leader in the... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Workshop

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 →
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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 →
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Victor Lu

Biologist, Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, CBER, FDA
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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

#269: Making Quality Stick: Building a Complete Quality Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Interactive panel discussions and audience data gathering provides examples of cultural elements to further implementation and sustainment. The audience will leave with ideas to change the mindset from tone at the top to DNA of the broad enterprise. We will discuss the role of culture in quality management systems, how to build a quality culture, and a local non-pharma executive provides perspective on building a quality culture.

Learning Objectives

Discuss examples of successes and challenges in implementing quality management systems including how culture plays a role; Describe methods, tips, and approaches to managing detractors so that you can drive a culture of quality.

Chair

Coleen Glessner, MBA

Speaker

Panelist
Elizabeth Luczak, MBA

Panelist
William Andrew Erhardt, DrMed



Chair
avatar for Coleen Glessner

Coleen Glessner

Vice President, R&D Quality and Compliance, Alexion
As Vice President, Head of Research and Development Quality and Compliance at Alexion, Coleen leads the establishment of a quality management system for R&D to assure the highest standards of Quality in ultra-rare diseases. Most recently, she has been focused on implementing sustainable... Read More →

Speakers
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William Erhardt

Vice President, Global Product Development, Pfizer Inc
Bill is a board certified physician in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and has completed a Staff Fellowship in Regulatory Sciences at the U.S. FDA. Bill joined Pfizer in 1999. Since joining the company Bill has served as a leader in both Clinical Development and Medical... Read More →
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Elizabeth Luczak

Vice President, Regulatory Compliance Quality Assurance, Covance Inc.
Elizabeth is Vice President of Regulatory Compliance/Quality Assurance at Covance (division of LabCorp) where she heads a global group of quality assurance professionals providing quality management strategies across clinical development services. Elizabeth has more than 25 years... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
204A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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 →
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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 →
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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

#259: Innovative Regulatory Solutions: Utilizing Flexible Outsourcing Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The session provides an overview of outsourcing models for regulatory activities to achieve a scalable, flexible model, while decreasing the complexity of internal regulatory affairs activities and assuring full regulatory compliance. Both industry and consultant company perspectives will be shared.

Learning Objectives

Describe the benefits of outsourcing of regulatory activities to allow focus on core strategic aspects of the company; Recognize different models of outsourcing of regulatory activities and how to best apply them to your own business; Identify the key success factors to ensure cost efficient and compliant outsourcing.

Chair

Andrew S. Verderame

Speaker

Regulatory Outsourcing: Consultant Perspective
Andrew S. Verderame

Regulatory Outsourcing: Industry Perspective
Dietmar Boecker, PhD

Outsourcing Life Cycle Management: A Model of Efficiency
Alistair Davidson



Chair
avatar for Andrew Verderame

Andrew Verderame

President, Pharmalex US Regulatory
Andrew S. Verderame, MBA, RAC leads the PharmaLex US staff in providing FDA-specific regulatory guidance and consulting services. PharmaLex clients benefit from his wealth of experience, including leading well over one hundred meetings with FDA, managing multi-site regulatory teams... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dietmar Boecker

Dietmar Boecker

Vice President, Head Regulatory Affairs, Established Products and Intl Dev, Bayer Pharma AG
since 01.01.2016: VP, Head RA Established Products and Int. Development, Bayer Pharma AG 01.12.2012 - 31.12.2015 Director, RA Marketed Products, Bayer Pharma AG 01.09.2007 - 30.11.2012 Deputy Director Global Submission Management & Archiving, Bayer AG 01.08.2001 - 31.08.2007 Associate... Read More →
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Alistair Davidson

Senior Director, Delivery Solutions, Regulatory Affairs, PPD
Alistair is Senior Director, Regulatory Delivery Solutions at PPD, where he is responsible for country regulatory management and strategic development of PPD’s regulatory services globally. He has held senior leadership roles in regulatory affairs in GSK and Quintiles, with a track... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
112AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 03: Innov Part Model/Outsourcing, 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, United States
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

#267: FDA Institutes/Centers of Excellence: A Step Toward Patient Focused Drug Development?
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The historic structure of FDA is oriented around the products it regulates. Today, the treatment of many diseases involves numerous different technologies and interventions centered on providing optimal care for the patient, and a patient-centered orientation to reflect the current multimodal approach to patient care is being proposed. Cross-center Institutes of Excellence could help FDA to further advance the promotion of human health. These institutes could foster increased intellectual collaboration and a consistent FDA approach by forming teams of Agency staff with cutting-edge expertise in the treatment and prevention of specific types of diseases. Consolidating disease-oriented activities at FDA may help reduce redundancies within the current FDA Centers and better consolidate core competencies to focus on scientific advancement within the Agency and streamline processes for the review of products to treat high impact disease areas. The benefits of such a restructuring will be explored and discussed by a panel of experts.

Learning Objectives

Describe how the proposed reorganization could affect drug development and review by FDA; Discuss whether the proposed reorganization could benefit patients; Explain path forward and potential challenges associated with the proposed reorganization.

Chair

Margaret A. Anderson, MA

Speaker

Panelist
Wade Ackerman, JD

Panelist
Steven K. Galson

Panelist
Eric H. Rubin, MD

Panelist
Ellen Sigal, PhD



Chair
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Wade Ackerman

Wade Ackerman

Former Senior FDA Counsel for the Senate HELP Committee, NA
Wade Ackerman recently served as Senior FDA Counsel for Ranking Member Patty Murray on the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) where he handled issues related to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, animal products, cosmetics, and other FDA-related areas... Read More →
avatar for Steven Galson

Steven Galson

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, Amgen Inc.
Dr. Steven Galson is Senior Vice President - Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety at Amgen. Prior to Amgen, Galson spent more than 20 years in government service, including two years as acting Surgeon General of the United States. He also served as director of FDA’s Center for Drug... Read More →
avatar for Steven Galson

Steven Galson

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Safety, Amgen Inc.
Dr. Steven Galson is Senior Vice President - Global Regulatory Affairs & Safety at Amgen. Prior to Amgen, Galson spent more than 20 years in government service, including two years as acting Surgeon General of the United States. He also served as director of FDA’s Center for Drug... Read More →
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Eric Rubin

Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head, Merck Research Laboratories
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Ellen Sigal

Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research
Dr. Ellen Sigal has been a devoted patient advocate and stanch supporter of cancer research. She founded Friends of Cancer Research in 1996 to mark the anniversary of the National Cancer Act. Friends is a cancer research think tank and advocacy organization based in the Washington... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
105AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 09: Med Devices-InVitro-CombProd, Forum

4:00pm EDT

#268: Emerging Biopharma Therapeutic Modalities: Scientific and Policy Implications
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This forum will examine three emerging scientific platforms with potential to drive the next wave of therapeutic innovation. Participants will be presented with how to evaluate new platforms, recognize the hurdles and consider what regulatory pathways and policies are needed to bring these new therapies to patients.

Learning Objectives

Discuss three emerging therapeutic modalities and what aspects make them particularly useful as new therapies; Define the characteristics of each modality that present the most significant near-term challenges and inflection points for greater therapeutic utilization; Recognize what policies are needed to ensure development and delivery of these innovations as new therapeutics.

Chair

Adam Hacker, PhD

Speaker

Microbiome: What Is It and Why Do We Need to Prepare for It?
Adam Hacker, PhD

Regenerative Medicine: How Adaptive Biomedical Innovation Can Support Development of Cell and GeneTherapy Products
Anne-Virginie L. Eggimann, MS

Responding to Global Health Emergencies: A Regulatory Perspective
Luciana Borio, MD



Chair
avatar for Adam Hacker

Adam Hacker

Vice President, Head of Vaccines & Microbiome, Global Regulatory Affairs, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (johnson & Johnson)
Adam Hacker was appointed VP Head of Vaccines & microbiome for Global Regulatory Affairs at Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson company) in June 2015. As Head of Vaccines he is responsible for driving regulatory strategy with a focus on the accelerated development of Janssen’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luciana Borio

Luciana Borio

Acting Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist, OC, FDA
Dr. Luciana Borio is FDA’s acting chief scientist. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading and coordinating FDA's cross-cutting scientific and public health efforts. The Office of the Chief Scientist works closely with FDA’s product centers, providing strategic leadership... Read More →
avatar for Anne-Virginie Eggimann

Anne-Virginie Eggimann

Senior Vice President, Regulatory Science, bluebird bio, Inc.
Anne-Virginie joined bluebird bio in 2011 to lead global regulatory strategy and create innovative pathways to accelerate the development of bluebird bio’s gene therapy products. Previously, AV was an Executive Director at Voisin Consulting, leading rare diseases, oncology, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
201C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 10: Pub Pol-HealthCare Compl-Law, Session

4:00pm EDT

#270: Implementing Knowledge Management: Industry Perspectives
Limited Capacity seats available

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

This session will discuss how knowledge management is a pivotal systematic element of life cycle management. The use of prior knowledge in risk assessments in the design, development, and maintenance of product quality as well as the justification for changes is predicated on robust knowledge management systems that integrate information and data from multiple sources.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the role knowledge management plays in the design, development, and maintenance of product quality.

Chair

Paige Kane

Speaker

Think Big but Start Small: The Evolution of Knowledge Management at a Large Pharmaceutical Company
Jodi Schuttig, MBA

CMC Data Readiness and Future Proofing for IDMP
Kim S. Northam

Why Wonder When You Can Know?
James Roberts, PhD



Chair
avatar for Paige Kane

Paige Kane

Regulatory Science Researcher/ Director KM CoE, Dublin Institute of Technology/ Merck & Co., Inc.
Paige Kane, CPIP, is the Director of Knowledge Management Pfizer Global Supply/ Global Technology Services. Ms. Kane is responsible for developing and implementing the Knowledge Management Strategy for Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) with a strong focus on people, processes and collaboration... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Northam

Kim Northam

Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Accenture Accelerated R&D Services
Kim has ten years’ experience in CMC and has managed various projects from complex in licencing activities, to compliance and remediation, and also process transformations. Through her tenure at Accenture Kim has helped companies improve their CMC data management ensuring timely... Read More →
avatar for James Roberts

James Roberts

Head, Platform Analysis, GlaxoSmithKline
James Roberts leads a team of scientists, engineers and compliance experts to embed data integrity, data quality and compliance into analytical testing processes in real-time. He founded Allotrope Foundation in 2012 with colleagues from other pharma companies and is using the Allotrope... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Schuttig

Jodi Schuttig

Director, Knowledge Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Jodi Schuttig, Director of Knowledge Management in the Merck Manufacturing Division, has over 25 years of experience in the phar¬maceutical sector through various roles at Merck. Jodi holds a B.S. in Mechanic Engineering and a M.B.A. in Business Administration. In 2013 Jodi joined... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
111AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 12: Pharm Quality, Session

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
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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

#275: Creating a Competency-Based Onboarding and Learning Program on a Budget
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Advanced
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The competitive talent landscape demands effective investment in onboarding and employee development. Workshop participants will design a departmental-level onboarding program and individual learning plan using an industry competency model.

**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

Examine the life sciences industry competency model for organizational adoption and implementation; Identify approaches for development of a department-employee level onboarding program that is a right fit for the organization; Evaluate industry lessons learned in implementing individual employee learning plans-competency models.

Chair

Patterson Shafer

Speaker

Create an Onboarding Curriculum That Fits Your Budget
Liz Wool, BSN



Chair
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Patterson Shafer

Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Pat is a specialist leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Life Sciences group with more than 30 years of consulting experience. During his career, he has led dozens of learning and development initiatives, including curriculum design, competency model development, running train the trainer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Liz Wool

Liz Wool

Global Head of Training, Barnett International
Liz Wool CCRA, CID, CMT, is Global Head of Training at Barnett International, an education, training and consulting company. Liz possesses 26 years in the product development industry and 37 years in the healthcare industry. Liz's expertise is in clinical research, operations strategy... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Workshop

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 →
avatar for Elektra Papadopoulos

Elektra Papadopoulos

Deputy Director (acting) Division of Clinical Outcome Assessment, OND, CDER, FDA, United States
Dr. Papadopoulos serves as the Deputy Director (acting) of the Division of Clinical Outcome Assessment in the Office of New Drugs in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The Division provides consultation to CDER’s Review Divisions as well as other FDA Centers on... 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

4:00pm EDT

#277: PMDA Town Hall
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The progress of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) International Strategic Plan 2015, which was announced after the success of shortening the review period for medicines products, will be presented and will include audience Q&A.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the latest Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency's (PMDA) activities and direction on Japanese pharmaceutical regulation; Recognize the PMDA’s challenges under the international regulatory environment.

Chair

Toshiyoshi Tominaga

Speaker

Panelist
Tatsuya Kondo, MD, PhD

Panelist
Tomiko Tawaragi

Panelist
Nobumasa Nakashima, PhD



Chair
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Tatsuya Kondo

Tatsuya Kondo

Chief Executive, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tatsuya Kondo is Chief Executive of PMDA since 2008. He spent most of his career as a neurosurgeon after his graduation from the University of Tokyo in 1968. He has various experiences including a hospital doctor, a fellowship in Max-Planck Institute for brain tumor research... Read More →
avatar for Nobumasa Nakashima

Nobumasa Nakashima

Director, Office of International Regulatory Affairs, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
Dr. Nakashima joined Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau of Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare in 1992. He spent his career in the international field such as at WHO and OECD, not only in the domestic field. He has been Director of the Office of International Programs, PMDA... Read More →
avatar for Tomiko Tawaragi

Tomiko Tawaragi

Chief Safety Officer, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Ms.Tomiko Tawaragi is in position of the Chief Safety Officer of PMDA since July 2014. She is responsible for post-marketing safety measures and GMP/QMS for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She spent most of her careear as a technical officer of Ministry of Health, Labour and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 18: Global Regulatory, Forum
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

8:00am EDT

#301: The Future of Big Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

Just how BIG will Big Data be? Understanding how innovators plan to use it to disrupt drug development and advance new health care offerings across delivery systems will be HUGE for everyone involved in innovation.

Come hear from top thought-leaders about what innovations are in the pipeline that will both generate and harness BIG DATA. Learn how innovators will use Big Data to disrupt the health care system. This dynamic forward-focused session will bring together industry, technology innovators, academia, and government agencies to paint a colorful picture of how they will drive advances in health care founded on big data platforms.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how big data will impact innovation in health care; Describe the way academia, industry, government agencies, and technology innovators are advancing health care utilizing big data.

Chair

Nancy Bradish Myers, JD

Speaker

Panelist
Luciana Borio, MD

Panelist
Kara N. Dennis

Panelist
Michael J Doherty

Panelist
Brad Hirsch, MD

Panelist
Sally A. Howard, JD



Chair
avatar for Nancy Myers

Nancy Myers

President and Founder, Catalyst Healthcare Consulting, Inc
Nancy Bradish Myers, JD is President/Founder of Catalyst Healthcare Consulting, a boutique regulatory advisory firm that helps innovators navigate FDA and policy circles. She served as a senior advisor in FDA's Office of the Commissioner and held senior positions at PhRMA, BIO and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Luciana Borio

Luciana Borio

Acting Chief Scientist, Office of the Chief Scientist, OC, FDA
Dr. Luciana Borio is FDA’s acting chief scientist. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading and coordinating FDA's cross-cutting scientific and public health efforts. The Office of the Chief Scientist works closely with FDA’s product centers, providing strategic leadership... Read More →
avatar for Kara Dennis

Kara Dennis

Managing Director, Mobile Health, Medidata Solutions Worldwide
As managing director of mobile health, Kara leads Medidata’s efforts to support mobile-enabled clinical trials and launched mobile health (mHealth) as a new business unit in 2015. Prior to this, Kara served as chief of staff to the company's CEO and president, and a vice president... Read More →
avatar for Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty

Head, Strategic Innovation, Pharma Dev; Exec Advisor, Foundation Medicine Inc., Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Head of regulatory affairs at Roche and Genentech from 2002 to 2016. Currently head of strategic innovation at Roche and Executive adviser to Foundation Medicine.
avatar for Brad Hirsch

Brad Hirsch

Senior Medical Director, Flatiron Health
Dr. Hirsch is a practicing medical oncologist with Texas Oncology in Dallas. At Flatiron Health, he helps to lead multiple efforts including value based care initiatives, collaborations with life sciences companies, and the development of novel research capabilities. Prior he served... Read More →
avatar for Sally Howard

Sally Howard

Head of Regulatory Affairs and Policy, Human Longevity, Inc.
Has more than two decades of health policy and regulatory expertise, leads all efforts related to federal and state regulatory oversight. She comes from the FDA where she served most recently as Senior Advisor and Acting Chief of Staff to the FDA Commissioner. She also spent two years... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
103ABC Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 19: DIAmond, Forum

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

8:00am EDT

#303: Value-Based Health Care Decision Making: The Quest for Smarter Spending
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.50; IACET 1.50; RN 1.50

As demand increases for better management of health care costs while still providing the highest levels of care, the landscape is evolving into one assessed on value. All stakeholders – providers, payers, manufacturers, and ultimately patients – are interested in the impact this movement toward value has, including who is making or influencing access decisions and what information and evidence is being used to define value. In this session, you will hear perspectives from multiple stakeholders to better understand the challenges and implications brought by this new focus towards value, and uncover ideas of collaboration to realize smarter health care spending.

Learning Objectives

Review the global landscape of value-based health care decision making; Discuss the challenges facing health care stakeholders as they work to understand this new “value” assessment and what that means for future decisions and patient access; Identify evidence considerations for pharmaceutical research and development plans; Share ideas on stakeholder collaboration for optimal results.

Chair

Jennifer Snow, MPH

Speaker

Panelist
Ben Heywood, MBA

Panelist
Sarah Garner

Panelist
Richard J. Willke, PhD

Panelist
Newell McElwee



Chair
avatar for Jennifer Snow

Jennifer Snow

Director, Health Policy, Xcenda
Jennifer Snow, MPH, is a Director of Health Policy and keeps clients and stakeholders informed on the latest legislative and regulatory updates and their commercial impact. Her team analyzes the healthcare environment and provides strategic guidance on how to best navigate challenges... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Garner

Sarah Garner

Associate Director – Science Policy and Research, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Professor Sarah Garner is a pharmacist specialising in the interface between Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and regulation. Sarah is the Associate Director for Scientific Policy and Research at NICE and an honorary professor at UCL and Manchester University. She leads Work Packages... Read More →
avatar for Ben Heywood

Ben Heywood

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

Newell McElwee

Assistant Vice President, Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence, Merck & Co., Inc.
Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH, is Executive Director of U.S. Outcomes Research, Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. McElwee serves an active role on many committees including the Steering Committee for the AHRQ Centers for Education, Research, & Training, the Advisory Board for the Institute for... Read More →
avatar for Richard Willke

Richard Willke

Chief Science Officer, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
Dick became ISPOR’s first Chief Science Officer in 2016, where he develops, leads, and supports strategic initiatives related to research, scientific, and content priorities. Prior to ISPOR he worked for 25 years at Pfizer and its legacy companies, where he retired as a vice president... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 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

#320: Design Thinking to Redesign the Clinical Trial Business Model and Improve Efficiency and Quality of Clinical Trials
Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 0.50; IACET 0.50; RN 0.50

Design thinking is a customer-centric approach designers use to solve complex problems. A design mindset is focused on solutions, starting with the perspective of the end-user-and their needs. This session will provide a brief introduction to design thinking, describe its benefits and potential applications to clinical development, and provide a brief example of how one company applied the methodology. The session will be followed by an Engage and Exchange session where participants will apply design thinking concepts hands on.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the basics of design thinking; Describe the case for applying the design thinking methodology in clinical development; Identify areas in which design thinking could be applied in clinical development to enhance trial success and the participant experience.

Chair

Patricia Leuchten


Chair
avatar for Patricia Leuchten

Patricia Leuchten

Chief Executive Officer and President, The Avoca Group
Patricia Leuchten has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is a leading authority on global clinical outsourcing and strategic alliances. In 1999, she founded The Avoca Group, a consulting and research firm specializing in clinical outsourcing, alliance... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
201A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 11: Quality in CT-GCP, Session

10:30am EDT

#312: Human Tissue Models: A Look into the Future of Safety Pharmacology Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The session will address the nonclinical regulatory development of robust human tissue (HT) technologies/models, validation, applications and the possible future switch from in vivo animal models to HT technologies.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the acceptability of human tissue (HT) technologies data in support of clinical trials and MAA submissions; Identify nonclinical requirements for the use of data generated with HT technologies; Describe validation of models; Identify GLP requirements.

Chair

Michelle Cathian Beharry, MS

Speaker

Overcoming Barriers to Human Tissue Use for Safety Assessment
Anthony Holmes, PhD

The Use of Human Tissue Technologies in Support of Clinical Trials and Marketing Authorization Regulatory Submissions
Michelle Cathian Beharry, MS



Chair
avatar for Michelle Beharry

Michelle Beharry

Senior Non-Clinical Assessor, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Michelle spent 4 years in the pharmaceutical Industry as a regulatory/investigative toxicologist, then joined the MHRA and is now a Senior Pharmaco-Toxicologist. Principally, this involves the assessment of nonclinical data for Clinical Trials and Marketing Authorisation applications... Read More →

Speakers
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Anthony Holmes

Head, Technology Development, NC3Rs
Anthony Holmes is Head of Technology Development at the NC3Rs. He oversees a programme of work focusing on the interface between academia and industry and the acceleration of technologies out of the science base and in to application to reduce animal use and address scientific and... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
113C Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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

#318: Changes to Common Rule Likely Affecting FDA-Governed Research
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Although the Common Rule for research does not govern FDA governed clinical investigations, the proposed changes likely will eek over into FDA governed research. This session explores those proposed changes and their expected effects.

Learning Objectives

List key proposed changes to the Common Rule for Research; Contrast changes to FDA's requirements; Hypothesize how changes will affect FDA governed research.

Chair

David Vulcano

Speaker

Industry Perspective
David Vulcano

Industry Perspective
Neil McCullough



Chair
avatar for David Vulcano

David Vulcano

Vice President, Clinical Research Compliance and Integrity, HCA Healthcare, United States
David is a well-known leader in the clinical research industry through numerous associations, boards and initiatives. Among other things he is currently employed by HCA Healthcare, the largest private healthcare provider in the United States, as the Responsible Executive for Clinical... Read More →

Speakers
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Neil McCullough

Executive Vice President, Clinical Quality Compliance, ICON Clinical Research
Dr. McCullough has vast experience leading global quality and compliance teams within the industry. His expertise in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, risk-based auditing, continuous improvement, and project management are relied upon by PPD and its clients to achieve high quality... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
202AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 10: Pub Pol/HealthCare Compl/Law, Session |   Trk 01: Clinical Operations, Session

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
PS

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