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13: ProfDevelopment [clear filter]
Sunday, June 23
 

11:00am

Forum for Students and Emerging Professionals
Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic

This forum is a unique opportunity for students and young/emerging professionals to meet, network, share and learn about career opportunities and participate in small group discussions and activities.

Learning Objectives

Navigate the DIA Annual Meeting effectively;Identify emerging career trends;Develop awareness of tools and skills that may help in their career path.

Chair

Nancy Pire Smerkanich, DrSc

Speaker

Panelist
Amelia Rose Spinrad, MS

Panelist
Dan Tierno, MA, MBA

Panelist
Meredith Y. Smith, PhD, MPA

Panelist
Kayla Valdes, PhD



Speakers
avatar for Nancy Smerkanich

Nancy Smerkanich

Assistant Professor, Department of Regulatory & Quality Sciences, USC School of, University of Southern California
Dr. Smerkanich has her doctorate and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California. She leads the clinical/regulatory courses while continuing to provide regulatory knowledge support to her academic and industry... Read More →
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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 →
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Amelia Spinrad

Regulatory Knowledge Support Administrator, USC International Center For Regulatory Science
Amelia Spinrad, MS is currently a Regulatory Knowledge Support Administrator working at the International Center for Regulatory Science on projects with the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC-CTSI). She manages a regulatory research and her main project... Read More →
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Dan Tierno

Associate Director, Global Clinical Data Sciences and Analytics, Bayer
Mr. Dan Tierno has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, specializing in drug development, data sciences and analytics for clinical trials, and commercialization of novel small molecule and cell based therapeutics. Mr. Tierno has spoken on training... Read More →
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Kayla Valdes

Associate Director, Scientific Programs, DIA
Dr. Kayla Valdes is an Associate Director of Scientific Programs at DIA, based out of Washington, DC, where she supports the advancement of DIA’s global content strategy by providing scientific expertise related to therapeutic drug development and regulatory disciplines. Prior to... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

2:30pm

#001: Self-Branding for Social Media
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

How you are seen by others is important. You are your own brand. if one doesn’t manage one’s brand, it will be created for them by others.

Through this workshop we intend to demonstrate to attendees what this means, how it manifests itself and how it can positively or adversely affect your career success. Conference attendance is its own unique social media. From the time you arrive at the airport through the end of the conference, your brand is being seen. The various social media outlets will be discussed and appropriate use of them from the business perspective will be presented.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the importance of self-branding; Differentiate social media tools for career support versus sharing life with friends; Discuss the role your brand plays in your everyday life.

Chair

Chris Matheus, MBA

Speaker

Facilitator
Michele Sacher



Speakers
avatar for Chris Matheus

Chris Matheus

President, Matheus BD Connections
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 technology companies. Chris establishes strong working relationships with customers and has built a significant... Read More →
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Michele Sacher

Business Development Strategist, Unconventional Counseling
Michele Sacher, MS, MEC, most recently acted as a Business Development Consultant, working in Hollywood, CA, resulting in producing a professional Grammy Academy-member’s rock music video; “Gift of the Gab”. This was filmed on the Warner-Brothers Studios’ famous “backlot... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 15AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

3:45pm

#002: Student and Young Professional Resume Workshop
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

This interactive session will introduce students and young/new/emerging professionals to the fundamentals of resume/CV writing skills. Participants will be able to understand the difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae.This workshop will consist of some introductory training but will rely primarily on active learning sessions:
• Participants will bring either a virtual or printed version of their resume/CV for a peer review after the presentation.
• Participants have the option to ask questions during and after the peer review session.

Learning Objectives

Describe for students and young/new/emerging professionals to the fundamentals of resume/CV writing skills; Identify difference between a resume and a curriculum vitae; Identify the components of an effective document as well as common mistakes and information that should not be included.

Chair

Kristen Felthousen, MS

Speaker

Facilitator
Kristen Felthousen, MS

Facilitator
Nancy Pire Smerkanich, DrSc



Speakers
avatar for Kristen Felthousen

Kristen Felthousen

Program Administrator, Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
Kristen Felthousen has more than 15 years of experience in HR, higher education, teaching, training and development. She earned her MS in HR Development from Rochester Institute of Technology. For the past 12 years, she has focused on career, professional and leadership development... Read More →
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Nancy Smerkanich

Assistant Professor, Department of Regulatory & Quality Sciences, USC School of, University of Southern California
Dr. Smerkanich has her doctorate and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California. She leads the clinical/regulatory courses while continuing to provide regulatory knowledge support to her academic and industry... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 14B San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

3:45pm

#003: Effective Networking: Know Yourself
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Being effective in a clinical research career requires working well (networking) with others. Learning about personality types and how that makes for effective teamwork (networking) is beneficial. The myths of how each personality type networks will be explored and the differences will be explained. There will also be a portion of the workshop dedicated to practicing networking.

Learning Objectives

Differentiate how introverts and extroverts network effectively; Recognize the importance of networking; Explore myths of networking.

Chair

Chris Matheus, MBA

Speaker

Facilitator
Michele Sacher

Facilitator
Christina Cantrell, MSc



Speakers
avatar for Chris Matheus

Chris Matheus

President, Matheus BD Connections
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 technology companies. Chris establishes strong working relationships with customers and has built a significant... Read More →
MS

Michele Sacher

Business Development Strategist, Unconventional Counseling
Michele Sacher, MS, MEC, most recently acted as a Business Development Consultant, working in Hollywood, CA, resulting in producing a professional Grammy Academy-member’s rock music video; “Gift of the Gab”. This was filmed on the Warner-Brothers Studios’ famous “backlot... Read More →
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Christina Cantrell

Senior Patient Insights Leader, Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group
Christina has worked for over 15 years in clinical research, always with a focus on the patient’s experience and primarily in outcomes research and insights gathering. She has worked at both large and community hospitals, health technology vendors, and she currently works at Roche... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Room 15AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
 
Monday, June 24
 

11:00am

#121: Emerging Professionals: Making the Most of Your Networking Experience at the DIA Global Annual Meeting
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

This workshop will help Emerging Professionals prepare to connect and grow their networks during the DIA conference, as well as develop a networking strategy and learn tactics to build and maintain professional relationships. This workshop will assist in helping attendees become acquainted with the networking nature of the DIA conference. A networking/collaboration style assessment will be given during the session and we will provide attendees with an activity.

Learning Objectives

Discuss recommended ways to maximize their networking opportunities at the DIA conference; Describe and review the various networking behaviors - Examiner, Promoter, Nurturer or Go-getter; Evaluate and develop a personal, effective, and achievable networking approach and strategy.

Chair

Jateh Major, PharmD

Speaker

Facilitator
Obi Okafor, PharmD

Facilitator
Kenneth Hu, PharmD



Speakers
avatar for Jateh Major

Jateh Major

Senior Scientist, Global Regulatory Affairs, Oncology, Merck & Co., Inc.
Jateh Major is a Senior Scientist in Global Regulatory Affairs at Merck. He currently works in early and late phase oncology supporting health authority interactions and strategizing drug development activity.
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Obi Okafor

CERSI Postdoc, University of California San Francisco
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Kenneth Hu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Rutgers University/Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Kenneth Hu is a Global Regulatory Affairs Fellow with the Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy and is currently pursuing his MBA at Rutgers University. During his final year of pharmacy... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

12:15pm

#122 CH: Leveraging Extra Value from an Intern Program: Non- Traditional Majors Add Unexpected Value
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

This workshop will assist attendees in conducting a needs assessment for an effective intern program, identify potential areas of opportunity and discuss the process for implementing/improving an intern program.

Learning Objectives

Define and create an intern program. Design an infrastructure to leverage new skills and ways of working; Identify and create an opportunity map with cross mapping of potential majors.

Chair

Diane Schommer, MBA


Speakers
avatar for Diane Schommer

Diane Schommer

Associate Director, Project Management, Global PV Strategy Management Office, AbbVie
Diane Schommer is an Associate Director, Project Management, Global Pharmacovigilance Strategy Management Office at AbbVie. She has over 25 years of project management experience and has had her PMP since 2000. She has her BBA from Baylor University and her MBA from the University... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Content Hub Sails Pav San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

2:15pm

#153: How Storytelling, Images, and Engagement Can Wow Your Audience: Presentations with Punch!
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

This session will focus on strategies to create a more memorable presentation, one that draws in the audience and holds its attention. We will explore the use of steamlined slides, images, and storytelling as well as specific presenting techniques to grab and hold the attention of an audience. Attendees will leave with plans for how to approach their next presentation.

Learning Objectives

Discuss how to create more impactful presentations; Explain how to present with confidence and flair; Identify how to engage and inform audiences.

Chair

Robin Whitsell


Speakers
avatar for Robin Whitsell

Robin Whitsell

President, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
Founder and president of Whitsell Innovations, Inc., a medical writing firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, she has 20 years’ experience, specializing in regulatory medical writing and submission strategies. Prior to founding WI, Ms. Whitsell was the assistant director of preclinical... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
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3:30pm

#171: The Courage of Career Transitions
Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

This session will present examples of career transition considerations to advance growth and development. Speakers who have transitioned from within industry functional areas, from industry to consulting or regulatory agencies; and from health care

Learning Objectives

Discuss critical career decision-making criteria; Describe challenges and opportunities to career transitions; Outline benefits and risks of career transition; Describe best practices in cultivating new skills and experience to inform transitions; Identify strategies to help ensure transitions are successful.

Chair

Matthew Wong, PharmD, MBA

Speaker

Industry Perspective
Dan Fredeman

Industry Perspective
Jasminder Kumar, PharmD, RPh



Speakers
avatar for Dan Fredeman

Dan Fredeman

Associate Director, US Oncology Markegting, AML Franchise, Daiichi Sankyo
My educational background is in materials engineering, biomaterials, and engineering management. After several years of interning at multiple research labs, I transitioned to an office-based commercial position within healthcare. I have been with Daiichi Sankyo (DSI) for almost 6... Read More →
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Jasminder Kumar

Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, Oncology, Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Jasminder Kumar, PharmD, is a North America Regulatory Affairs Manager within the Global Regulatory Affairs Oncology group at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. At Janssen, she has contributed to the operational and strategic aspects of regional oncology drug development for early... Read More →
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Matthew Wong

Chief of Staff, Global Regulatory Affairs, Celgene Corporation
Matt graduated in 2008 with his Pharm.D. from Rutgers University and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Affairs. From 2008 to 2015, he held various responsibilities and roles within the Medical Affairs umbrella at Daiichi Sankyo. In 2016, Matt made a transition... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
 
Tuesday, June 25
 

8:00am

#210: Increasing Personal Resilience To Manage Change
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.25 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-578-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166FSI3MB; RN 1.25

This interactive workshop will help you to identify how your behaviors influence how ready you are to deal with and manage change. You will learn to recognize key factors of resilience and implement approaches to increase your personal resilience.

Learning Objectives

Discuss why change is difficult and how your change type impacts how you adapt; Recognize what resilience is, why it is so important and what are the key factors to increasing your personal resilience; Develop an action plan on managing your personal resilience.

Chair

Kim Przenioslo, PMP

Speaker

Increasing Personal Resilience To Manage Change
Ryan Bailey, MA



Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bailey

Ryan Bailey

Senior Clinical Researcher, Rho, Inc.
Ryan Bailey, Senior Clinical Researcher, has over 13 years experience coordinating multi-disciplinary clinical research teams. He is a corporate leader for communication, innovation, and project management. His current interests within clinical research include: change management... Read More →
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Kim Przenioslo

Director, Global Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Safety, Strategy Realization Off, Merck & Co., Inc.
Kim Przenioslo, is a Director, Global Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Safety (GRACS) Strategy Realization Office at Merck & Co. Inc, based out of Rahway, New Jersey. Kim leads the GRACS Change Management Center of Excellence, focused on building organizational capability, while driving... Read More →


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

8:00am

#220: DISC and RISK: How DISC Profile in Clinical Trial Teams Impact Implementation of Risk-Based Approaches
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.25

An interactive workshop that instructs attendees on how to best implement and operationalize risk-based approaches to clinical operations and quality management by recognizing what their DISC ( D- Dominance, I – Influence, S – Steadiness and C – Compliant) profile makes them most apt to do and how each of these personality types plays a key role in the design, development, and implementation of a new idea and how each personality type has a varied risk tolerance.

Learning Objectives

Identify your DISC personality type; Identify strategies for analyzing the situation from an alternative viewpoint/DISC type to facilitate change management and adoption; Discuss how personality type variations in clinical trial execution impact risk-based approach implementation and may be leveraged for success.

Chair

Dawn Auerbach, MPA

Speaker

Facilitator
William E Bennett, III, MS

Facilitator
Jay A Turpen



Speakers
avatar for Dawn Auerbach

Dawn Auerbach

Executive Director, Client Development, The Avoca Group
Dawn Auerbach is the Executive Director of Avoca’s Client Development team. She is responsible for The Avoca Group’s sales processes and for driving new business within the organization. Dawn leads activities to develop proposals and deliver presentations. She is also actively... Read More →
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William Bennett

Principal, CEO Empowerment LLC
After an extensive career in Marketing and Sales at a Fortune 50 corporation, Bill established himself as an Executive Coach in 1997. His coaching clients have included ADP, AT&T, Cisco Systems, The Federal Reserve Bank, Informatica, The New York Times Company, Salesforce, Thomson... Read More →
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Jay Turpen

Senior Consultant, The Avoca Group
Jay Turpen is a Senior Consultant with The Avoca Group. He has been in the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years and has held various leadership roles. Jay has a wealth of experience in GMP, GLP, and GCP environments with significant real-life experience in developing numerous new... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

9:30am

#222 EE: The Negotiation Game: Learn What you Never Knew About Negotiation in a Fun, Interactive, Collaborative Game
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

This is an interactive game for people who want to build negotiating skills, and we ALL negotiate, for everything, all day long regardless of your role or title. Guaranteed to be thought provoking, fun, and talked about!

Learning Objectives

Describe team collaboration- how do we negotiate with other teams to our greatest benefit; Discuss collaboration in the context of competition.

Chair

Sheila Mahoney Jewels, MBA


Speakers
avatar for Sheila Mahoney Jewels

Sheila Mahoney Jewels

CEO, Reg/Clin Ops SME Independent Consultant, LifeSciHub
Sheila has over 25 years of experience in reg/clin ops, having operated as an SME on both the sponsor and vendor sides. Her current focus as an independent consultant (IC) is advocating for the independent workforce, and helping sponsors engage with them. Sheila has spent the last... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
E and E Area Exh Hall San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

10:30am

#238: Build and Leverage Your Networks to Influence Stakeholders
Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Application UAN: 0286-0000-19-597-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166OO2I8F; RN 1.00

Most project managers have to lead the project teams without positional authority. Learn how to cultivate a network of relationships whose influence can used to achieve personal and project success.

Learning Objectives

Describe your projects and explain how to expand your networks to include key influencers; Discuss how to leverage your networks to achieve personal and project priorities.

Chair

Jayanthi Reddy

Speaker

Industry Perspective
Maureen McNamara, MBA

Academic Perspective
Nancy Slater, MBA, PMP



Speakers
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Maureen McNamara

Executive Director, Global Project Management and Leadership, Daiicho Sankyo
Maureen has over 30 years industry experience primarily in drug development project management. She is currently Executive Director of Global Project Management & Leadership at Daiichi Sankyo Inc where she is responsible for leading project and portfolio management. Prior to this... Read More →
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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.
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Nancy Slater

Senior Director, Portfolio Program Management Therapeutic Area Head, AbbVie, Inc.
Nancy Slater, MBA, PMP is Senior Director, Portfolio Program Management Therapeutic Area Head for Virology and General Medicines at AbbVie. Nancy has over 24 years of Project Management experience in drug development, strategic process improvement initiatives and global lifecycle... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 15AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

10:30am

#247: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Childcare, Oh My! Finding a Balance for New Moms
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate

Women face unique challenges in the workplace when returning to work after maternity leave. This panel will discuss how to navigate the period of time after maternity leave when working with a new baby at home and trying to balance breastfeeding, postpartum issues and lack of sleep with wanting to succeed in the workplace. This forum will also be useful for managers who want to create policies to accommodate working moms in the months when they return to work as well as colleagues who want to support women during this time.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the challenges faced by working mothers in the current work environment; Describe techniques and approaches from working mothers to balance career and family; Discuss challenges such as backup child care, breastfeeding in the workplace, and baby sleep issues.

Chair

Rachel SW Turow, JD, MPH

Speaker

Panelist
Robin Kaplan, MEd

Panelist
Shana Bruno, MPH

Panelist
Jen Lynn Varela



Speakers
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Shana Bruno

Director, Lactation Supportive Environments, University of California San Diego, Center For Community Health
Shana Wright Bruno is a highly motivated and dedicated public health professional with experience in leadership, program coordination, strategic planning, behavior change and health promotion. As the Director for the Lactation Supportive Environments (LSE) at UC San Diego, Center... Read More →
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Robin Kaplan

President and Owner, San Diego Breastfeeding Center, LLC
Robin Kaplan is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), frequent media commentator on the topic of breastfeeding, author of Latch: a Handbook for Breastfeeding with Confidence at Every Stage, and founding host of The Boob Group podcast. She launched the San... Read More →
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Rachel Turow

Executive Counsel, Regulatory Law, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Rachel Turow is Executive Counsel – Regulatory Law at Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. In this role, Rachel provides regulatory legal support to Teva’s specialty and generic pharmaceutical businesses, and supports Teva’s drug-device combination products and digital health projects... Read More →
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Jen Varela

President, Postpartum Health Alliance and Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Sugar Night Night
Jen Varela, a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach®, co-author of “Loved to Sleep”, founder of Sugar Night Night, a pediatric sleep consulting services and current President for Postpartum Health Alliance. Jen has helped more than 3,750 sleep-deprived families have sweet sleep since... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

2:00pm

#273: Presentations as Listeners Like Them: How to Tailor Messaging
Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: IACET 1.25

Good data is not always enough. Providing context, clear graphics, etc. is important – but one overlooked aspect of presenting data is analyzing the audience. A thorough audience analysis could mean the difference between approval and rejection. This session is designed to teach attendees how to analyze not the data, but the listeners. Who are you speaking to? What is important to them? What is your message and how can you best help them understand it? What drives their decision-making processes? What structures of argumentation make them comfortable or uncomfortable?

Learning Objectives

Discuss how to use observed behavior to tailor appeals to tasks, control, and relationships; Identify how listeners evaluate and weigh communication in different cultures or generations; Describe how to construct persuasive presentations based on audience analysis.

Chair

Frank Carillo

Speaker

Panelist
Robert Befus



Speakers
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Frank Carillo

CEO, ECG Healthcare
Frank Carillo is CEO of ECG, Inc. ECG’s Healthcare communications practice is dedicated to making sure that bad communication does not ruin good science. ECG prepares and coaches pharmaceutical executives, health care providers, and experts from academia for important medical and... Read More →
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Robert Befus

Founder, Research Presentation Strategies Inc.
Since 1986, Bob has specialized in serving the presentation needs of medical and pharmaceutical organizations. Bob supported his first FDA advisory committee presentation in July of 1996. As part of the preparation for that Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) presentation, he... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

4:15pm

#290: The Responsibility Industry, Agencies, and Early Education own in Cure-Model Based Therapeutics
Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-632-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

In today’s pharmaceutical and biotech industry we are at an inflection point with regard to the future of therapeutic development. In this forum the focus will be to explore how industry, agencies, and academic institutions collaborate to drive innovative technologies to speed therapeutic development. Specifically, the forum will explore how we are leveraging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs both independently and interactively to enable current and future entrepreneurial opportunities. The goal is to foster an environment where we best take advantage of the opportunities presented by advances in life sciences and technology.

Learning Objectives

Evaluate the quality of interaction among various stakeholders in cure-based drug development; Assess the quality of those interactions in their own environments; Recognize the importance of fostering an environment where creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured. Determine how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs are put to use to address the aforementioned objectives.

Chair

Dan Tierno, MA, MBA

Speaker

Industry Perspective
Yaron Drucker, MBA

Student Perspective
Advaita Chandramohan

Panelist
Melanie Matheu, PhD



Speakers
avatar for Advaita Chandramohan

Advaita Chandramohan

Undergraduate Research Associate, University of Southern California
Advaita Chandramohan is a first year student at the University of Southern California studying Biomedical Engineering with an Electrical emphasis. She is an Undergraduate Research Associate at USC's International Center for Regulatory Science, where she studies the dissemination and... Read More →
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Yaron Drucker

Staffing Lead, Cloud Partners, Google
Yaron has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from Baruch College. In his early career, Yaron worked in aerospace and defense as an EMC/EMI Engineer, and at SAP for a year. He then worked at Microsoft for 7 years in various roles in digital media on the advertising... Read More →
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Dan Tierno

Associate Director, Global Clinical Data Sciences and Analytics, Bayer
Mr. Dan Tierno has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, specializing in drug development, data sciences and analytics for clinical trials, and commercialization of novel small molecule and cell based therapeutics. Mr. Tierno has spoken on training... Read More →
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Melanie Matheu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Prellis Biologics, Inc.


Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 16AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
 
Wednesday, June 26
 

9:15am

#320 CH: Considering Consulting? The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Profitable!
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

Considering becoming a consultant, but not sure how to get started? This session explores the steps to becoming an independent consultant, common challenges and strategies to deal with them, and ways to make it rewarding and profitable.

Learning Objectives

Define what's really involved in being an independent consultant; Identify steps to becoming independent consultant; Discuss the pros of being an independent consultant, cons and how to deal with them.

Chair

Sheila Mahoney Jewels, MBA


Speakers
avatar for Sheila Mahoney Jewels

Sheila Mahoney Jewels

CEO, Reg/Clin Ops SME Independent Consultant, LifeSciHub
Sheila has over 25 years of experience in reg/clin ops, having operated as an SME on both the sponsor and vendor sides. Her current focus as an independent consultant (IC) is advocating for the independent workforce, and helping sponsors engage with them. Sheila has spent the last... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 9:15am - 9:45am
Content Hub Sails Pav San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

9:30am

#321 EE: One Size Does NOT Fit All: Know How to Adapt your Communication Style to be Effective Communicating Up, Down and Peer-to-Peer
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

This interactive workshop will allow participants to discover their communication style, and to make a plan for when and how to adapt that style to most effectively communicate with managers, subordinates, or peers who possess a different style.

Learning Objectives

Identify their own communication style(s) by completing a communication style inventory (e.g., DOPE assessment); Discuss (via role play) the communication styles of their subordinates, peers, and manager(s); Recognize how to create an action plan for more effective communication with 3 chosen individuals (in the workplace, at home, or other).

Chair

Margaret Richards, PhD

Speaker

Facilitator
Donny Chen, MBA



Speakers
avatar for Donny Chen

Donny Chen

Executive Director, Registries and Prospective Studies, Evidera
Donny Chen, executive director of registries and prospective studies at Evidera/PPD, has spent the last 20 years designing and spearheading observational research studies in a variety of therapeutic areas, with particular expertise in strategy, analysis and project management. Mr... Read More →
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Margaret Richards

Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, Real-World Solutions, PRA Health Sciences
Dr. Meg Richards has over 25 years' experience as an epidemiologist in the public health, biopharmaceutical, and contract research sectors. Prior to joining PRA as Executive Director of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Richards worked for 8 years at Mapi (ICON plc) and PPD-Evidera. Dr. Richards... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
E and E Area Exh Hall San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

10:30am

#345: Achieving High Performance Through Emotional Intelligence
Component Type: Workshop
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166EVD2LC; RN 1.00

In this workshop, participants will learn practical tips and tools for self-management. Elements will include effective listening, challenging assumptions, and breaking disruptive patterns. Participants will learn how to effectively address conflict in heated moments.

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate how to achieve high performance by helping leaders incorporate self-management; Describe the importance of self-management as a cornerstone in developing emotional intelligence, and how to apply practical tools to improve their self-management.

Chair

Nicky Rousseau, CPA, MBA

Speaker

Facilitator
Jennifer Cubino, MA



Speakers
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Jennifer Cubino

Executive Vice President, Head of Data Sciences, BC Platforms
Jennifer Cubino is an clinical research industry veteran of 15 years. She has a diverse background in operations, strategy, technology development and oncology. Her focus remains developing high performing and engaged teams capable of tackling uncertainty and rapidly changing markets... Read More →
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Nicky Rousseau

Senior Alliance Management Director, IQVIA
Nicky Rousseau helps leaders and their teams accelerate performance in dynamic and ambiguous environments. She provides leadership and team coaching programs to enhance problem-solving and emotional intelligence. Program participants build a foundation of self-awareness to improve... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA

4:15pm

#397: PowerUp: Stories of Career Transforming Moments
Component Type: Forum
Level: Basic
CE: IACET 1.25

Very few people are on their Plan A. For many successful people, the winning strategy was looking for opportunities and seeing the silver lining to setbacks or challenges. The speakers at this session will share the moment or experience that drove them to define the career they wanted and the path (or step off the path) it took to get there. During this session, the speakers will share their stories of what impacted twists, detours, and turns in their careers in the hopes of inspiring the audience to define and embrace Plan B or go find a Plan C.

Learning Objectives

Describe how to re-frame a setback as a plot-twist; Recognize the insights that can impact your ideal career direction; Identify opportunities for your personal leadership, your career pivots, or your next (career) act.

Chair

Robin Whitsell

Speaker

Panelist
David Onks, MS

Panelist
Michele Sacher



Speakers
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David Onks

Founder & CEO, Sparked LLC
Founder and CEO of Sparked, LLC, an Executive and Leadership Coaching practice based in Raleigh, NC that helps people who are experiencing or desire a pivot point in their career. His global leadership experiences over 23 years of change in GlaxoSmithkline enable an empathetic yet... Read More →
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Robin Whitsell

President, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
Founder and president of Whitsell Innovations, Inc., a medical writing firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, she has 20 years’ experience, specializing in regulatory medical writing and submission strategies. Prior to founding WI, Ms. Whitsell was the assistant director of preclinical... Read More →
MS

Michele Sacher

Business Development Strategist, Unconventional Counseling
Michele Sacher, MS, MEC, most recently acted as a Business Development Consultant, working in Hollywood, CA, resulting in producing a professional Grammy Academy-member’s rock music video; “Gift of the Gab”. This was filmed on the Warner-Brothers Studios’ famous “backlot... Read More →


Wednesday June 26, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 14A San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA
  • Level Intermediate
  • Featured Topics Student Programming
  • Credit Type IACET
  • Tags Forum