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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
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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 →
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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
 
Tuesday, June 25
 

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.
avatar for Nancy Slater

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 →
avatar for Robin Kaplan

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

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 →
avatar for Dan Tierno

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
 

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
avatar for David Onks

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 →
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 →
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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 →


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