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San Francisco Agenda

Technologies and Strategies in Outsourcing Drug Development and Manufacturing

 

8:00am
Registration, Exhibit Hall Open, & Networking Breakfast

Collect your badge at registration and head over to the catered breakfast spread to enjoy while you mingle with fellow attendees.

9:00am
Welcome & Conference Chair Opening Remarks

Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor / Conference Chair of Outsourced Pharma, kicks off the morning with opening remarks.

9:15am
Negotiating Strategies For Quality And Supply Agreements

This session unfolds in three acts. First, learn strategies for negotiating your quality agreement. Next, find out how to better negotiate your supply agreement. Finally, and most important, learn how to ensure both agreements are consistent and actually work together to achieve your – and your provider’s – goals.

  • Robert Bottome, Executive Director, Global Supply Chain | BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
  • Lingjie Guan, Manager, QA | Tricida
  • Ray Kaczmarek, President | Nitto Avecia Pharma Services
  • Sriram Naganathan, Sr. Director, Chemical Development | Dermira
  • John McShane, Managing Partner | Validant (Moderator)
10:15am
Networking Refreshment Break

Head over to the exhibit hall to grab a quick snack while you digest the previous discussion with your peers.

11:00am
How To Think About Data, AI … And Human Knowledge

Will artificial intelligence (AI) integrate supply-chain data to make outsourcing development and manufacturing more productive and profitable? Our panelists lead a discussion on how “data integrity” is moving to a focus on “human knowledge transfer” to and from outsourcing partners. AI, machine learning, advanced analytics, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and IoT … will touch your life. We’ll get you ready.

  • Kumar Gadamasetti, CEO | Certum Pharma/Biotech
  • Rick Panicucci, SVP of CMC | QED Therapeutics
  • Ravi Kiron, Head, BioPharma External Innovation | EMD Serono (Moderator)
12:00pm
Networking Lunch

Lunch is served! Take the hour to fill up (if you haven't already!) and network with exhibitors and peers.

1:15pm
Outsourcing On That Side Of The Pacific

You are working with partners in Asia, seriously considering it, or feel pressured to do so. And you’ve asked us for advice at all stages. Our experienced panelists will answer the call with guidelines, best practices, and examples of outsourcing to China, India, and other points in Asia.

  • Tom Bliss, CEO | Genisphere
  • Abhay Deshpande, CEO | JRF Global
  • Rick Panicucci, SVP, CMC | QED Therapeutics
  • Julie Trulson, Executive Director, Process Development & Manufacturing | OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
  • John McShane, Managing Partner | Validant (Moderator)
2:15pm
Networking Refreshment Break

Head over to the exhibit hall to grab a quick snack while you digest the previous discussion with your peers.

3:00pm
Spotlight Workshop: How Strong Is Your Financial Culture?

Thirty-four-year veteran of Eli Lilly and now independent consultant, Brendan Crowley, brings his unique workshop on financial culture to Outsourced Pharma. He’ll guide us on how we can better educate our employees (and selves) – from plant engineers and project managers to senior leaders – and strengthen our “financial and leadership culture” throughout the supply chain. Crowley will make this an interactive and entertaining session for all attendees.

  • Brendan Crowley
  • Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor & Conference Chair | Outsourced Pharma (Moderator)
4:00pm
Networking Reception

You're invited to join us for an open bar reception featuring heavy hor d'oeuvres, desserts, and music!

8:00am
Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Breakfast

Head over to the catered breakfast spread to enjoy while you mingle with fellow attendees.

9:00am
Conference Chair Day Two Opening Remarks

Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor / Conference Chair of Outsourced Pharma, kicks off day two with opening remarks.

9:15am
Spotlight Technology: Blockchain & Your Supply Chain

Here's your opportunity to learn about blockchain, and have your questions answered. Susanne Somerville, founder and leader of The MediLedger Project, biopharma's first working group helping to bring blockchain to the extended drug development and manufacturing supply chain, will be joined by industry panelists to explain how and why this revolutionary technology will be a major part of your operations in the future.

  • Todd Dekkinga, VP of IT | Juul Labs
  • Matthew Lee, VP of Innovation | Caywon Pharmaceutical Groups
  • Susanne Somerville, Founder & Head | The MediLedger Project (Moderator)
10:15am
Networking Refreshment Break

Head over to the exhibit hall to grab a quick snack while you digest the previous discussion with your peers.

11:00am
Your Entire Outsourcing Could Hinge On Analytical Support

Our experts tell us that to meet outsourcing timelines and keep costs down, and often ensure the entire success of your development and manufacturing projects, it comes down to the scope and strength of the analytical services you receive. All conference participants need to “analyze” this session for best practices in analytical support for outsourcing services.

  • David Boisvert, Sr. Director | Arch Oncology
  • Kim Burson, Head of QA/QC | Denali Therapeutics
  • Lingjie Guan, Manager, QA | Tricida
  • Vinita Kumar, VP Quality (QA & QC) | Versartis
  • Mark Butchko, Sr. Director, Quality Assurance | Eli Lilly (Moderator)
12:00pm
Networking Lunch

Lunch is served! Take the hour to fill up (if you haven't already!) and network with exhibitors and peers.

1:00pm
How To Survive – And Even Benefit From – Your CDMO’s M&A

Your CDMO is being acquired or merging: How do you ensure your projects and company continue to receive the attention they deserve? Sponsors with firsthand experience detail specific steps you can – and should – take to ensure you don’t get lost in the M&A shuffle.

  • Robert Bottome, Executive Director, Global Supply Chain | BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
  • Julie Trulson, Executive Director, Process Development & Manufacturing | OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
  • Kumar Gadamasetti, CEO | Certum Pharma/Biotech (Moderator)
2:00pm
Conference Chair Closing Remarks

Louis Garguilo, Chief Editor of OutsourcedPharma.com, finishes the afternoon with closing remarks.

2:05pm
Networking Refreshment Break

Head over to the exhibit hall to grab a quick snack while you digest the previous discussion with your peers.

3:00pm
Conference Concludes

 

Agenda topics and speakers subject to change.

The dialogue-based element of Outsourced Pharma gives all participants the chance to ask questions and move beyond theory to practical considerations from real implementation experience.

Bikash Chatterjee | President & CSO at Pharmatech Associates

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