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Trk 16: Prof Development [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 29

10:30am EDT

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

Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.25

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

Learning Objectives

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


Kimberly Belsky, MS


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

Moving Within Pharma: Medical Affairs to Pharmacovigilance
Stephen Knowles

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

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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 →

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Betsy Fallen

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

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

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

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

2:00pm EDT

#352: From Mistakes to Success: Lessons Learned from Organizational Change Management Programs
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000194; RN 1.25

Challenges facing a project team may include providing enough time to successfully plan and implement a change management strategy. In this forum, we will review lessons learned that will help participants gain insights as to what will contribute to a successful initiative.

Learning Objectives

Improve planning activities to better prepare your organization for change; Apply lessons learned to identify areas for improvement and avoid unnecessary problems; Identify the organizational change management models that best suits your needs.


Diane Cooney


Managing Change for Large-Scale Projects
Elizabeth Rager, MA

Leading Global Change Management
Walter Hinz, MBA

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Diane Cooney

Senior Consultant, Paragon Solutions
Diane Cooney of Paragon Solutions started her career as a writer, before moving into consulting. With communication as her foundation, Diane’s interest evolved into understanding how strategy impacts planning and performance, and how culture influences our perception of our world... Read More →

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Walter Hinz

Senior Director, Celgene Corporation
Walter Hinz has been in the IT field for over 25 years. He has experience in the IT service industry and the global Life Sciences field. He has had the opportunity to solve difficult business problems, partner with customers to create value and lead change. Walter has a Master’s... Read More →
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Elizabeth Rager

Corporate Entity Information Officer, Penn Medicine
Elizabeth Rager is the Corporate Entity Information Officer for Penn Medicine and a frequent sponsor of enterprise wide technology initiatives requiring extensive change management. Elizabeth's scope of leadership extends through all business areas including Finance, Marketing, Supply... Read More →

Wednesday June 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
102AB Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
  Trk 16: Prof Development, Forum