Posted by: Audrey Erbes | March 14, 2010

Upcoming Meetings Week of March 15th

This week provides an opportunity to become knowledgeable about clinical trials in 5 days through the UCSC Ext.’s Intensive Course. This course is ideal for those of you who don’t necessarily want to become an expert in monitoring but need to rapidly gain a solid foundation in clinical research. See details in downloadable Word file for this event as well as others listed for the coming week  here MeetinglistMarch 14, 2010 (right click to open in new window.)

  • UCSC Extension Intensive Clinical Trials Course, March 15-19, 2010; Course: Clinical Trial Essentials: An Intensive Course; Expert instructional team:
    • R. MICHAEL CROMPTON, J.D., M.P.H. is a regulatory affairs professional with more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. He is currently the vice president of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs and Quality at Micrus Endovascular Corp.
    • JERRY GEORGETTE, RN, MSN, CCRC, is a study nurse coordinator at the VA Palo Alto HCS and is past president of the Northern California Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).
    • MICHAEL HUSTON, M.B.A., B.S., is president of Huston Associates, LLC, and has more than 20 years of experience in the life science industry, from basic research to strategic drug development.
    • JACQUIE MARDELL, B.A., has a broad background in planning, implementation and analyzing clinical trials, and has lead teams in the preparation and execution of clinical development plans in many therapeutic areas.
    • JEAN MASONEK, RN, B.S.N., B.A., is the senior manager of drug safety at a Bay Area Biopharmaceutical company.
    • FRANCES A. MCKENNEY, M.S., is director of GCP compliance at Affymax. Ms. McKenney has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, working for both sponsor/manufacturers and a CRO.
    • TAMMY MORTON-TAYLOR, M.S., has 18 years of research experience, with more than 13 years devoted to coordinating, monitoring and managing clinical trials. Her most recent clinical research focus has been in the medical device industry, where she has worked with devices for cardiology, women’s health and endocrinology.
    • AUDREY ERBES, Ph.D., a marketing and business development consultant, Principal of Erbes & Associates and http://www.audreysnetwork.com, has more than 30 years of experience in the global biopharmaceutical industry, including project team role as business interface with clinical development
    • SUSANNE PROKSCHA, B.S., has worked in clinical data management and data management systems for more than 20 years and is the author of Practical Guide to Clinical Data Management.
    • EDWARD ROZHON, Ph.D., is a global studies manager in the Pharmaceutical Development Organization at Genentech/Roche. Dr. Rozhon has 22 years of pharmaceutical experience in nonclinical and clinical areas of drug discovery and development.
    • G. PETER SHABE, M.S., is a biostatistician and president of Advance Research Associates, Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) providing data-management and biostatistical services to the medical-device, biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
  • FountainBlue Life Science Forum, Monday Evening, March 15, 2010; Topic: International Challenges and Opportunities for Life Science Companies; Facilitator from Morrison Foerster to be confirmed
    • Panelist William Goure, President and CEO, Acumen Pharmaceuticals
    • Panelist Taylor Kilfoil, President and CEO, InClin, Inc.
    • Panelist Evgeny Zaytsev, General Partner, Helix Ventures
  • Bio2Device Group, Tuesday Morning, March 16, 2010; Topic: “Medical Device Clinical Research around the World;” Speaker: Dr. Sujith Shetty, Clinical Research Manager, Micrus Endovascular Corp
    • “New Product Development & Launch Strategies – The Next Era in Medtech, ”Rebekkah Carney, MIM, Associate Vice President, MedSurg Insight, GfK Healthcare
    • “Transactions in the Medtech Space, John L. Babbit, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • NorCal BioPharmaPM, Friday Morning, March 19, 2010; Topic: “How to Become a Great Project Manager;” Speaker: Charles Follett, partner of the Stratam Group
  • MX Free Webinar, Tuesday Morning, March 16, 2010; Topic: “The Medtech Marketplace in 2010;” Moderated by:Sherrie Conroy, Director of Content, Medical Device Brands; Topics and Speakers: “New Product Development & Launch Strategies – The Next Era in Medtech, ”Rebekkah Carney, MIM, Associate Vice President, MedSurg Insight, GfK Healthcare, “Transactions in the Medtech Space,” John L. Babbit, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • NorCal BioPharmaPM, Friday Morning, March 19, 2010; Topic: “How to Become a Great Project Manager;” Speaker: Charles Follett, partner of the Stratam Group

Hope you’re enjoying sunny and  warmer weather where you are.

Audrey

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