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Monday, June 24
 

11:00am

#106: Moving Forward in EU Pharmacovigilance
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-523-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session will introduce delegates to new ways of evaluating evidence of our activities and apply new types of science for our sector based on systems theory. By thinking how patients can be part of the pharmacovigilance team we can out new ways of more effectively managing benefit-risk.

Learning Objectives

Discuss ideas for describing the role and training needed for involving patients; Identify how to constructively criticize pros and cons of involving patients; Describe opportunities to apply systems theory to manage risk; Identify how evaluation of PRAC may help us more effectively manage risk.

Chair

Brian Edwards, DrMed

Speaker

System Analysis of UK Pregnancies Reported During and After Isotretinoin Administration
Brian Edwards, DrMed

Patient Perspective
François Houyez

Removal of Safety Concerns from EU-RMP: Lessons Learned from a Review of PRAC Meeting Minutes
Robert Massouh, MPharm, RPh



Speakers
avatar for Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards

Principal Consultant, Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, Vice-President ACRES, NDA Group
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 →
avatar for François Houyez

François Houyez

Treatment Information and Access Director, Health Policy Advisor, European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURODIS)
François Houÿez is working at the European Organisation for Rare Diseases EURORDIS where he is Director of Treatment Information and Access, Policy Advisor. He has always been working as a patient advocate since the early 90s, first in the HIV/AIDS advocacy, and in rare diseases... Read More →
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Robert Massouh

Risk Management Product Lead, Pfizer Ltd
Robert is a Risk Management Product Lead at Pfizer, supporting the development and execution of Risk Management strategies for Pfizer products. He was previously at the MHRA working as a Scientific Assessor within the Benefit Risk Management Group. Robert is a registered Pharmacist... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
  • Level Intermediate
  • Featured Topics Regulator Thinking,What's Next
  • Credit Type ACPE, CME, IACET, RN
  • Tags Forum

2:15pm

#136: Interpretation of New Pharmacovigilance Regulations: Key Insights
Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-539-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Building on the ongoing collaborative efforts of nineteen sponsor companies, a key workstream has been established on how each is addressing major new pharmacovigilance regulations and guidances. This session will provide feedback on key learnings and best practices. Join the Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance Community for a follow up Round Table discussion on Tuesday, June 25, 9:30-10:30AM in the DIA Community Zone 1, Sails Pavilion.

Learning Objectives

Explain some of the challenges associated with major new pharmacovigilance guidelines; Discuss how companies are interpreting and implementing the aforementioned guidelines; Share best practices across the industry and learnings from feedback from regulators.

Chair

Ajay B. Singh

Speaker

Reference Satety Information: Implementing the Recommendations Noted in the CTFG
Ajay B. Singh

Update From MHRA
Mick Foy

Combination Products: Focus on FDA Guidance on Postmarketing Safety Reporting
Jane M. Carroll, BSN, MS, RN



Speakers
avatar for Jane Carroll

Jane Carroll

Head of Global Patient Safety Region - Americas, EMD Serono
Jane Carroll is the interim Head of Global Patient Safety Regions since February 25, 2019 and Head of Global Patient Safety Region Americas for the Biopharma business of Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany since 2015. Jane is responsible to ensure a robust system to collect and report adverse... Read More →
avatar for Mick Foy

Mick Foy

Head of Pharmacovigilance Strategy, Vigilance Intelligence, and Research Group, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Mick Foy is Head of Pharmacovigilance Strategy at the MHRA. Among is responsibilities is the running of the UK ADR reporting system and signal detection activities. Mick is also leads the MHRA's work with WHO and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on capacity building in low and... Read More →
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Ajay Singh

Team Leader, Safety Evaluation and Risk Management, GlaxoSmithKline
Ajay is a nephrologist by training and currently serves as a team leader in the Safety Evaluation and Risk Management group at GSK. The main focus of the group currently is development of oncology/immune-oncology products. Ajay represents GSK on the TransCelerate work stream focused... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

2:15pm

#152: Making Data Meaningful: Using Data Visualization to Drive Efficiency in Safety Analysis
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-550-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

Data visualization can transform and advance clinical trial safety analysis. Discover the latest data visualization use cases for safety and how dynamic data exploration yields meaningful data review, better patient outcomes and trial efficiency.

Learning Objectives

Discuss various data visualization examples that can be applied to the area of clinical trial safety analysis; Outline key benefits and efficiencies statisticians, medical monitors, and others in charge of safety can achieve through data visualizations that are being used in this area of clinical trials today.

Chair

Demi Niforos, MS

Speaker

Summary of Safety Visualization Efforts
William Wang, PhD

Panelist
Nathan Bennett, PhD, MA



Speakers
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Demi Niforos

Vice President, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming, eClinical Solutions
Demi Niforos is VP, Biostatistics and Statistical Programming for eClinical Solutions and has more than 20 years of drug development experience in both the CRO and Pharmaceutical/Biotech environments. Prior to joining eClinical Solutions she held leadership roles in biostatistics... Read More →
avatar for William Wang

William Wang

Executive Director, Clinical Safety Statistics, BARDS, Merck Research Laboratories
Dr. William (Bill) Wang is an executive director, clinical safety statistics, Merck Research Laboratories. He has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with ~18 years with Merck & Co Inc. He is co-chairing the ASA safety working group, and is a deputy topics-leader... Read More →


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

3:30pm

#154: Current Initiatives on Patient Involvement in the Medicinal Product Lifecycle: CIOMS XI
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-555-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

The forum will cover latest developments on CIOMS XI from the perspective of patients, regulators, and industry. Current thinking in more closely involving patients throughout the medicines lifecycle will be presented and audience feedback sought. Join the Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance Community for a follow up Round Table discussion on Tuesday, June 25, 2:00-3:00PM in the DIA Community Zone 1, Sails Pavilion.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the latest developments in patient involvement and engagement in the medicinal product lifecycle from development to post-marketing, pharmacovigilance and risk management; Describe current progress of the CIOMS XI WG in terms of involving patients and patient groups or associations more closely with medicines addressing medical needs.

Chair

Judith Zander, MD

Speaker

An Introduction to CIOMS and the CIOMS XI Initiative on Patient Involvement in the Medicinal Product Lifecycle
Herve Le Louet, DrMed, DrSc, MD, PhD, MS

FDA Perspective
Theresa Mullin, PhD

The Role of Patients in Drug Development and Lifecycle Use
Marc M. Boutin, JD

An Overview of the CIOMS XI Initiative
Kerry Leeson-Beevers

Using Patient Data to Evaluate the Benefits and Risks of Medicines
Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA



Speakers
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 →
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Kerry Leeson-Beevers

National Development Manager, Alström Syndrome UK
I joined Alström Syndrome UK (ASUK) in 2003 when my son was diagnosed with the condition. I am now the National Development Manager responsible for overseeing the Family Support Service and I work closely with our medical teams in Birmingham, UK to support the highly specialised... Read More →
avatar for Herve Le Louet

Herve Le Louet

President, CIOMS; Head of PV Coordination, APHP
Herve is Professor of Pharmacology. He is the head of PV Dept of Paris University Hospitals. He is an hepatologist by training and has a PhD in Pharmacogenetics. He was a co-opted member by the European Commission of the PRAC. He is the President of the CIOMS and immediate Past President... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Mullin

Theresa Mullin

Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, OCD, CDER, FDA
Principal advisor on strategy including CDER international cooperation and harmonization, application of decision science, and other initiatives. Leads FDA Patient Focused Drug Development, and heads the FDA delegation to ICH. Previous work includes leading FDA negotiations for 2002... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Judith Zander

Judith Zander

Director, Office of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology, OSE, CDER, FDA
Judy Zander is the Director of the Office of Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology (OPE), in the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), in the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).She oversees the Divisions of Pharmacovigilance 1 and... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

3:30pm

Community Meet Up: Forum of Pharmacovigilance Quality Heads
Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic

Open to anybody interested in safety and pharmacovigilance! Come join PV quality heads for a lively discussion on current challenges and goals in the field and to identify topics for collaboration.

Chair

Bruno Mendez


Speakers
avatar for Bruno Mendez

Bruno Mendez

Vice President Global Quality Pharmacovigilance, Sanofi Corporation
Bruno has started his life in the pharmaceutical industry more than 25 years ago first in clinical monitoring and then has been in charge of clinical operations for Sanofi Pasteur. After 17 years in clinical development, he has been attaché of the Chief Medical officer of Sanofi... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Community Area Sails Pav San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
 
Tuesday, June 25
 

8:00am

#201: To Err is Human: Progress and Challenges in the Prevention of Medication Errors
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-572-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will look at progress in the reduction of medication errors due to name confusion. A panel of experts, representing major health authorities and WHO will provide a concise summary of guidelines these bodies have developed to minimize these errors, discuss differences in their approaches and what they see are the challenges that remain.

Learning Objectives

Discuss progress in the reduction of medication errors due to the development of regulations surrounding the development of drug names; Evaluate progress and identify challenges in the development of guidance by FDA, Health Canada, and EMA for proprietary names development and challenges with name confusion in the development of INNs; Describe best practices in the development of acceptable proprietary and non-proprietary names.

Chair

Tony E. Catka, PhD

Speaker

ISMP Perspective
Michael R. Cohen, DrSc, MS, RPh

FDA Perspective
Lubna Merchant, PharmD, MS

WHO Perspective
Raffaella Giovanna Balocco Mattavelli, PharmD, PhD



Speakers
avatar for Tony Catka

Tony Catka

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Addison Whitney, A Syneos Health Company
As the Lead of Addison Whitney's Center for Regulatory Guidance, Tony ensures that Addison Whitney stays abreast of changes that affect drug naming worldwide. He provides analysis of regulatory guidance, precedents, and the emerging environment and collaborates with team members in... Read More →
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Michael Cohen

President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, is president of The Institute for Safe Medication Practices, a non-profit healthcare organization that specializes in understanding the causes of medication errors and providing error-reduction strategies to the healthcare community, policy makers, and... Read More →
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Raffaella Balocco Mattavelli

Group Lead, International Nonproprietary Name Programme, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr. Raffaella Balocco is a pharmacist Doctor and has a PhD in Pharmacology. She worked at the "Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Researches" in Milan before joining the World Health Organization in 1993. From 1993 until 2001 she worked in the regulatory support Unit within... Read More →
avatar for Lubna Merchant

Lubna Merchant

Deputy Office Director, OMEPRM, OSE, CDER, FDA
Dr. Merchant currently serves as the acting Director of the Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis. She is also the Deputy Director of the Office of Medication Error Prevention and Risk Management in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s (CDER) where she... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

10:30am

#229: An Industry Collaboration on Pharmacovigilance Analytics
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-592-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session will discuss an initiative and how it is facilitating biopharmaceutical companies to enable earlier and systematic identification of potential safety issues to help minimize harm to patients, improve quality of analytic methods to improve product development, and deliver accelerated method development through collaboration and piloting. Join the Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance Community for a follow up Round Table discussion on Wednesday, June 26, 12:45-1:45PM in the DIA Community Zone 1, Sails Pavilion.

Learning Objectives

Discuss methods for collaborating and innovating in analytics to improve patient safety; Identify how to build awareness of opportunities for greater alignment across the industry in signal detection and management; Describe industry best practices of current and future signal detection and management.

Chair

Andres Gomez, PhD, MPH

Speaker

Panelist
John Van Stekelenborg, PhD, MBA, MSc

Panelist
Neal Grabowski, MS



Speakers
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Andres Gomez

Vice President, Head of Epidemiology, Safety Science, and Analytics, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dr. Gomez joined at Bristol Myers Squibb Company as an Associate Director of Pharmacoepidemiology in the Global Pharmacovigilance and Epidemiology department in 2003. He currently heads the epidemiology, safety science and analytics groups which is accountable for the real world research... Read More →
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Neal Grabowski

Director, Global Patient Safety and Labeling, Amgen Inc.
Neal Grabowski joined Amgen in 2014 as the Signal Management Officer responsible for signal detection and management processes including the implementation of numerous systems, process oversight and continual improvement and vendor management. He is currently the Head of Safety Signal... Read More →
avatar for John Van Stekelenborg

John Van Stekelenborg

Director, Group Lead, Methods and Analysis, Johnson & Johnson
John van Stekelenborg is the Head of the Methods & Analysis group in the Global Medical Safety department of Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. John has been with J&J since 2002 and assumed leadership of the M&A group in 2011 where he leads a group of data... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

2:00pm

#255: Pharma and Regulatory Perspectives on Machine Learning Applications in Pharmacovigilance
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-610-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Machine Learning is one approach in the fast-paced field of artificial intelligence that is positioned to address many key issues in pharmacovigilance. However, it presents several challenges which must be addressed by both industry and regulators. Join the Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance Community for a follow up Round Table discussion on Wednesday, June 26, 3:15-4:15PM in the DIA Community Zone 2, Sails Pavilion.

Learning Objectives

Review updated developments in machine learning in PV; Discuss risks and challenges; Describe updates on regulatory landscape and areas of future development and collaboration.

Chair

Bruce Donzanti, PhD

Speaker

Chapter Two: Implementing Automation, Machine Learning, and Analytics in Pharmacovigilance - Case Study
Lisa George, RPh

FDA Perspective
Robert Ball, MD, MPH, MSc

MHRA Perspective
Mick Foy



Speakers
avatar for Robert Ball

Robert Ball

Deputy Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, CDER, FDA
Robert Ball MD, MPH, ScM is Deputy Director, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA. Dr. Ball shares in the responsibilities for leading OSE staff evaluating drug risks and promoting the safe use of drugs by the American... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Donzanti

Bruce Donzanti

Senior Group Director, Global Pharmacovigilance Innovation Policy, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Bruce has a PhD in pharmacology/neuroscience with almost 30 years of experience in the pharma/biotech industry. Prior to industry, he performed research on mechanisms of neuronal degeneration and neurotoxicology and lectured in neuropharmacology to graduate and medical students while... Read More →
avatar for Mick Foy

Mick Foy

Head of Pharmacovigilance Strategy, Vigilance Intelligence, and Research Group, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Mick Foy is Head of Pharmacovigilance Strategy at the MHRA. Among is responsibilities is the running of the UK ADR reporting system and signal detection activities. Mick is also leads the MHRA's work with WHO and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on capacity building in low and... Read More →
avatar for Lisa George

Lisa George

Advisor, Global Patient Safety, Case Management, Eli Lilly and Company
Lisa George has a B.S. in Pharmacy from Butler University, Indianapolis IN. Lisa started in the pharmaceutical industry in 1998 with Eli Lilly and Company's Global Patient Safety (GPS) department. During her time in GPS, she has worked with case management in various capacities. Lisa... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

4:15pm

#281: Structured Evidence Planning, Production, and Evaluation (SEPPE): A “Quality-Based” Framework for Drug Development
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-627-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will convene experts from the regulatory authority, payer, industry, and patient communities to discuss how a new type of strategic “quality by design” framework for drug development.

Learning Objectives

Describe a comprehensive framework for evidence generation to support optimal drug development and more efficient pathways to product approval; Identify pragmatic approaches for integrating this framework into regulatory authority and pharmaceutical company organizational structures.

Chair

Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA

Speaker

SEPPE Framework and Implications for Regulators
Robyn R. Lim, PhD

Implications for Patients
Marc M. Boutin, JD

Pragmatic Lessons Learned from Implenting Within a Pharmaceutical Company
Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA

EMA Perspective
Anthony Humphreys, MPharm



Speakers
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 →
avatar for Anthony Humphreys

Anthony Humphreys

Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
He is the Head of Scientific Committees Regulatory Science Strategy Division (SciRS). He is responsible for providing leadership in the Agency in the areas of Scientific Committees Coordination and Regulatory Science Strategy in support of delivering the EMRN 2020 Strategy. He chairs... Read More →
avatar for Robyn Lim

Robyn Lim

Senior Science Advisor, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
Dr Lim’s focus is modernizing Canada’s federal drug regulatory system, developing the benefit-harm-uncertainty evidence standard for Canada’s amended Food and Drugs Act. Her interests are scientifically and socially-responsible patient-focussed and life-cycle approaches for... Read More →
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 →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

4:15pm

#282: The Elephant in the Room: Meaningful Communication of Near Synonyms as Suspected Adverse Reactions
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-628-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum-style enquiry session is designed as a panel discussion driven by audience participation. Speakers will present prepared summary comments on effective communication of safety and risk concepts in reference safety information (RSI). These short, introductory statements will prepare the audience for discussion of the evolving product labeling landscape, using Japan and Asia as examples. Additional comments will describe the existing regulatory guidance from Canada, the EU, and the US that supports simplification of suspected adverse reactions in RSI. To facilitate convergence of several independent efforts aimed at grouping near-synonymous medical concepts, CIOMS has formed an exploratory working group to assess the feasibility of developing internationally harmonized consensus principles for “MedDRA® Labeling Groupings” (MLGs). If developed, these principles could be available for consideration when the existing MedDRA hierarchy does not support the desired groupings. Practical examples of current challenges will be discussed in the context of enhancing understandability of medical concepts by the health care community. Join the Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance Community for a follow up Round Table discussion on Wednesday, June 26, 2:00-3:00PM in the DIA Community Zone 2, Sails Pavilion.

Learning Objectives

Describe regional safety labeling requirements in Japan and Asia and their international implications (for the benefit of patients); Identify existing regulatory guidance that supports simplification of RSI; Define practical examples of medical concepts that are nearly synonymous from a clinical perspective and which might be appropriate candidates for application of MLGs; Explain the new CIOMS initiative that is exploring feasibility of developing principles for MLGs.

Chair

Judith Jones

Speaker

Dynamic Trends for Value and Meaningful Product Safety Labeling in Asia, Including Japan
Rie Matsui, RPh

A Perspicacious CIOMS View of a Sometimes Tangled Mass of Adverse Reaction Communication Challenges
William Gregory, PhD

MedDRA Labeling Groupings (MLGs): A New CIOMS Initiative
Sonja Brajovic, MD

MedDRA Labeling Groupings (MLGs): Practical Examples Underscore Feasibility
Ilona Grosse-Michaelis, MD, PharmD



Speakers
avatar for William Gregory

William Gregory

Worldwide Medical and Safety, Pfizer Inc
He received formal training in infectious diseases and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and has more than 15 years of experience directing global product development and registration programs. He also has extensive experience in pharmacovigilance and health informatics as well... Read More →
avatar for Judith Jones

Judith Jones

Principal Consultant, Pharmacovigilance, Epidemiology, and Risk Management, PharmaLex
Dr. Jones is a clinical pharmacologist/pharmacoepidemiologist trained in geriatrics and internal medicine with a longstanding interest in the study of adverse drug reactions, drug utilization, and drug development and regulation. She received her medical training at Baylor College... Read More →
avatar for Rie Matsui

Rie Matsui

Director, International Labeling Asia, Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer R&D Japan
Rie Matsui is currently Director, Regional Labeling Head for APAC, International Labeling Group, Worldwide Safety & Regulatory, Pfizer Japan. She is the founder of Asia Labeling Hub at Pfizer which was established in July 2012. The Asia Labeling Hub has created various local label... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Brajovic

Sonja Brajovic

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

Ilona Grosse-Michaelis

Medical Dictionary Expert, Bayer AG
Dr. Große-Michaelis is a clinical pharmacologist trained in internal medicine and pharmacology/ toxicology with a longstanding interest in the risk-benefit profile of drugs, and drug development. She obtained her medical degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. The... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 6D San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
 
Wednesday, June 26
 

2:00pm

#355: History of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS): What Have We Learned?
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-683-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave FDA the authority to require a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) from manufacturers to ensure that the benefits of a drug or biological product outweigh its risks when used in real-world settings. Today, there are approximately 75 active REMS programs. This forum will discuss the evolution of risk management in the U.S. culminating with the inception and implementation of REMS. Presentations by speakers from FDA, industry, and academia will discuss FDA Guidance to Industry; how REMS are being operationalized and integrated into the healthcare system; FDA’s framework for benefit-risk counseling to patients about drug’s with a REMS; and pragmatic approaches from implementation science for informing REMS design and assessment. Interactive audience engagement will occur throughout the forum to stimulate dialogue on implications for advancing risk management science and practice. Discussion questions will include: What areas for further risk management guidance development are you most interested in? and why? What opportunities do you see for further integrating REMS into the healthcare system? What challenges, or barriers, have you experienced when implementing patient-counseling frameworks? How have you overcome them? What ideas do you have for further advancing the science of REMS?

Learning Objectives

Describe the evolution of FDA risk management guidance and implementation of REMS over the past decade; Discuss challenges and solutions for operationalizing risk management frameworks and guidance and integrating REMS into the healthcare system; Identify pragmatic scientific approaches for ensuring pre- and post-market continuity in safety management planning and execution.

Chair

Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH

Speaker

Evolution of Risk Management and FDA’s Regulatory Guidance
Cynthia LaCivita, PharmD

Opportunities for Integrating REMS into the Healthcare System
Gita Toyserkani, PharmD, MBA

The FDA’s New Benefit-Risk Counseling Framework: How Do Manufacturers Operationalize It?
Hilda Wiryawan Chan, MD, PhD, MPH

Application of Implementation Science for REMS Design and Assessment
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH



Speakers
avatar for Hilda Chan

Hilda Chan

Benefit Risk Management Scientist, Amgen
Hilda Chan, MD, MPH, PhD is a Benefit-Risk Management Scientist in the Global Patient Safety, Labeling, and Pediatrics department at Amgen Inc. Her primary responsibilities include leading teams in conducting structured benefit-risk assessments for products in the therapeutic areas... Read More →
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Cynthia LaCivita

Director, Division of Risk Management, OSE, CDER, FDA
Cynthia LaCivita earned her undergraduate degree in microbiology and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Maryland (U of MD) and completed an oncology residency at the University of Maryland Cancer Center (UMCC). She was an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Morrato

Elaine Morrato

Professor Health Systems, Management and Policy, Colorado School of Public Health
Elaine Morrato, DrPH MPH is a Professor in Health Systems, Management and Policy and Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research focuses on accelerating the translation of drug warnings into practice, and she has contributed her... Read More →
avatar for Gita Toyserkani

Gita Toyserkani

Regulatory Health Policy Analyst, OSE, CDER, FDA
Gita Toyserkani, PharmD, MBA, is a Regulatory Health Policy Analyst in the Division of Risk Management in FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology. She has over 10 years of experience in risk management and advises on pre and post-marketing activities involving REMS for products... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

4:15pm

#379: From Trials to Real World: How Safety Protocols Impact REMS
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-700-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will present the approach for evaluation of interventions and/or protocol amendments in trials, and how these interventions impact the determination of the need for a REMS, and its design. Presentation will use an approved REMS.

Learning Objectives

Describe how safety interventions/trial protocol modifications are evaluated to ensure pre- and post-market continuity in safety management planning and the need for a REMS; Discuss evaluation of safety interventions in trials and their impact on REMS design; Discuss an example of the evaluation of trial protocol modifications and safety intervention considerations effecting an approved REMS.

Chair

Jamie Wilkins, PharmD

Speaker

Panelist
James Nickas, PharmD

Panelist
Christine Brown, MS

Moderator
Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH



Speakers
avatar for Christine Brown

Christine Brown

Executive Director, National PKU Alliance
Christine Brown is the first Executive Director of the National PKU Alliance, a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of individuals with PKU and pursue a cure. Christine has more than 30 years of experience in building and leading non-profit organizations at the local... Read More →
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James Nickas

Vice President, Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Medical Writing, Biomarin
James (Jim) Nickas is currently Vice President of Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Medical Writing at BioMarin in San Rafael, California. He joined the company in October 2010 bringing with him 12 years of academic experience at UCLA Medical Center and 18 years of drug development and... Read More →
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Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Director, Division of Risk Management, OSE, CDER, FDA
Jamie Wilkins, Pharm.D. is the Deputy Director for the Division of Risk Management (DRISK) in the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE) in the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). DRISK provides risk management expertise on development... 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 →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 6C San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA