Monday, June 24 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
#144: Ready or Not: Business Continuity Planning

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Advanced
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-544-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166VN1HY6; RN 1.00

This panel discussion will discuss business continuity planning as a key operational tool across the healthcare ecosystem, with a focus on biopharmaceutical companies. Representatives with experience across a variety of companies will share their insights and experiences with business continuity planning.

Learning Objectives

Assess which business processes are most critical to maintain in the event of a business disruption, key steps in developing business continuity plans, and linkages to risk management and crisis management.


Leigh Shultz, PhD, PMP


Jinus Moghbeli Pashai

Mobeen Faqih, PhD, MBA

Colleen Merritt Severyn, PhD


Mobeen Faqih

Lead - Business Continuity (Supply Chain), Bristol-Myers Squibb
Highly accomplished leader with over 14 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry across multiple functional groups. As a Strategic Product Leader, developed and led global teams for product launch and life cycle management, supplier performance and relationship... Read More →
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Jinus Moghbeli Pashai

Director of Risk Managament, Amgen

Colleen Severyn

Director, Business Development, Supplier and Alliance Management, GRA, Merck & Co., Inc.
Colleen Merritt Severyn is director of Merck Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS). Colleen currently leads the Business Continuity Program and GRACS Innovation Council. She has 17 years of project, portfolio and change management leadership experience. Previously... Read More →
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Leigh Shultz

Associate Vice President, Global Project and Alliance Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Global R&D Project & Alliance Management at Merck, leading the R&D Project Management (non-oncology) and Alliance Management (all therapeutic areas). PhD in chemistry; started at Merck in 2001 as a chemist in Pharm R&D. Joined Project Management in 2004; PMP-certified in 2007.

Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 15AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA