2015 Conference Preview

2015 Conference Preview

This year is shaping up to be another exciting one for the UBC team. With nearly 50 conferences already booked for the year, our thought leaders are looking forward to learning, networking, and presenting their work at a host of industry events.

Here is a sampling of our first quarter events. We hope to see you in person very soon!

DIA Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management Strategies: January 25-28, Washington, DC

Annette Stemhagen, DrPH, FISPE, Senior Vice President, Safety, Epidemiology, Registries and Risk Management, will lead a high-level tutorial on January 25 at the DIA Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management Strategies conference. The tutorial will provide an overview of basic epidemiology methods and study designs as they are applied in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Topics will include design and conduct of retrospective and prospective epidemiologic studies, such as case-control studies and cohort studies, and the application of these designs for pre-marketing and post-marketing surveillance, risk management (risk assessment and risk mitigation), and demonstration of product value.

Arena Outsourcing in Clinical Trials – West Coast: February 3-5, San Francisco, CA

Pharma & biotech companies in the Bay Area will meet to discuss effective clinical outsourcing strategies at Arena’s 7th annual conference in San Francisco. Be sure to check out UBC’s presentation, “Get Ready, Get Set: 10 Steps to Take During Start-Up.” The presentation will be led by Janet Peterson, Director of Patient & Physician Services, who will discuss specific strategies to optimize study start-up and help sites reach enrollment goals.

CHI Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE): February 24-25, Orlando, FL

CHI’s Summit for Clinical Ops Executives (SCOPE) offers three stimulating days of in-depth discussions in 12 different tracks focused on issues related to each aspect of clinical trial planning and management, including data integration, feasibility, site selection and management, patient engagement, recruitment and retention, mobile tech, project management, forecasting, quality (QbD) in trial conduct, risk-based monitoring, post-marketing studies, and pharmacovigilance.

NextLevel Medical Affairs Leaders Forum: February 26-27, Berlin, Germany

Medical affairs teams from across Europe will gather at this bi-annual meeting to network and exchange ideas on strengthening their medical affairs community. Janine Collins, MD, Senior Director, European Risk Management, will discuss the value of utilizing Retrospective Chart Review Studies to generate real-world evidence.

CBI Patient Assistance & Access Programs: March 2-4, Baltimore, MD

Interested in learning more about rapidly evolving patient assistance and access programs? CBI is hosting this 16th annual meeting where pharmaceutical leaders join to discuss opportunities and challenges with patient access. Diana Hampton, Senior Manager, Reimbursement Product Support and Innovation, will moderate a panel discussion on The New Waves of Patients and Evolving Patient Assistance Models.

HNC’s Clinical Outsourcing & Partnering World: March 10-11, London, UK

Pharmaceutical leaders gather at this annual forum to discuss solutions to the various challenges faced before, during, and after outsourcing in clinical trials. Van Zyl Engelbrecht, Director, Clinical Operations, will lead a discussion on key considerations for outsourcing late phase clinical trials.

Be sure to mark your calendars for these events and check our Conferences & Webinars page throughout 2015 as new meetings will be added regularly.