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Unrivaled Content and Networking to Drive Innovative Promotional Programs

February 12-13, 2019
  • Philadelphia, PA

Agenda

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DAY ONE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

PRIMER SPEAKER PROGRAM STRATEGY & OPERATIONS REVIEW

7:30

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Workshop Leaders’ Welcome and Opening Remarks

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE:

New to your role in managing speaker programs? Want to get down to the basics? This workshop is perfect for you — Expert leaders will provide an essential overview of speaker program operations, serving as a primer on the fundamentals of speaker programs and lay the foundation for the more in depth conversations that will take place throughout the conference.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

I. Keys to Managing Speaker Program Compliance Risks

II. Tips and Techniques for Pre-Planning Speaker Programs

III. Improve Post-Speaker Program Processes

WORKSHOP LEADERS:

Jenny Shire
Director, Travel, Professional Programs & Operations
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Ed Rauscher
Director – Promotional Event Management, Business Operations
Sanofi Genzyme

12:00

Close of Workshop and Luncheon for Workshop Participants

There will be a 30-minute networking break at 10:00am
Sponsored by:

12:00

Main Conference Registration and Refreshments

1:00

Co-Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Rore Middleton
Director, U.S. Compliance and Ethics
Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Discuss the Current Regulatory Landscape of Speaker Program Management

1:15

Investigate Off-label, Anti-Kickback and Other Risks within Speaker Program Compliance

Emily Honig
Corporate Counsel, Office of Business Integrity and Ethics
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

2:00

Address the State-by-State Transparency Landscape and Recent Legislation Updates

Sheea Sybblis
Senior Counsel
Boehringer Ingelheim

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break | Sponsored by:

3:15

ENFORCEMENT PANEL Current Prosecutor Perspectives

MODERATOR:

Brian R. Howe, Esq.
Corporate Counsel, Litigation
Celgene

PANELISTS:

Rachael Honig
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Jacob Elberg
Chief, Health Care and Government Fraud Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Corey R. Amundson
Director and Chief Counsel Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Department of Justice

Tricia Fitzgerald
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio

4:00

The Next Chapter — Improving the Future of Speaker Programs

Matt Gallo, Director
Global Sales Excellence
AHM, an IQVIA Company

4:45

PERSONALIZED SESSIONS CHOOSE 1 OUT OF 2 CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

A Speaker Program Management for the Novice

This working group session provides open discussion with industry peers on core parameters and operational topics within speaker program management.

FACILITATORS:

Lisa Snyder
Senior Director, HCP Engagement and Monitoring
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Kathleen Walpole
Speaker Program Solutions Leader
AstraZeneca

 
B Master Class on Speaker Program Operations

This working group session provides open discussion with industry peers on more advanced topics within speaker programs.

FACILITATORS:

Shannon Gunther
Deputy Director, Operational Excellence
Bayer

Lacey Luxon
Manager, Speaker Programs
Myriad Genetics

5:45

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the conclusion of day one
Sponsored by:

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019

8:00

Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by:

8:00

Co-Chair’s Review of Day One

Kathleen Walpole
Speaker Program Solutions Leader
AstraZeneca

Deep-Dive into Innovative Approaches for Executing Speaker Programs

8:45

Strategic Approach to Events Management

Ed Rauscher
Director – Promotional Event Management, Business Operations
Sanofi Genzyme

Nicholas Baxter
Commercial Strategy, Veeva CRM Events Management
Veeva Systems

Eileen Jopski
Senior Vice President, Accounts Management
HealthSTAR Strategic Engagements

9:30

Develop a Product Launch Playbook

Jenny Shire
Director, Travel, Professional Programs & Operations
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break
Sponsored by:

10:45

Shifting Focus — Breaking into Different Disease States for Speaker Programs

Speaker TBA

Implement Effective Compliance and
Digital Practices

11:30

Effective Strategies for Speaker Program Monitoring

Ishita Arora
Compliance Manager
Horizon Pharma

12:15

Networking Luncheon

1:15

Enrich HCP Engagement with Virtual Technology

Speaker TBA

2:00

Engage Cross-Functional Collaboration in Speaker Program Management

Shannon Gunther
Deputy Director, Operational Excellence
Bayer

Nicole Aikins
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Marketing – Peer to Peer
Boehringer Ingelheim

3:00

Close of Conference

Agenda

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

DAY ONE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

PRIMER SPEAKER PROGRAM STRATEGY & OPERATIONS REVIEW

7:30

Pre-Conference Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30

Workshop Leaders’ Welcome and Opening Remarks

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE:

New to your role in managing speaker programs? Want to get down to the basics? This workshop is perfect for you — Expert leaders will provide an essential overview of speaker program operations, serving as a primer on the fundamentals of speaker programs and lay the foundation for the more in depth conversations that will take place throughout the conference.

WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

I. Keys to Managing Speaker Program Compliance Risks

II. Tips and Techniques for Pre-Planning Speaker Programs

III. Improve Post-Speaker Program Processes

WORKSHOP LEADERS:

Jenny Shire
Director, Travel, Professional Programs & Operations
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Ed Rauscher
Director – Promotional Event Management, Business Operations
Sanofi Genzyme

12:00

Close of Workshop and Luncheon for Workshop Participants

There will be a 30-minute networking break at 10:00am
Sponsored by:

12:00

Main Conference Registration and Refreshments

1:00

Co-Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Rore Middleton
Director, U.S. Compliance and Ethics
Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Discuss the Current Regulatory Landscape of Speaker Program Management

1:15

Investigate Off-label, Anti-Kickback and Other Risks within Speaker Program Compliance

Emily Honig
Corporate Counsel, Office of Business Integrity and Ethics
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

2:00

Address the State-by-State Transparency Landscape and Recent Legislation Updates

Sheea Sybblis
Senior Counsel
Boehringer Ingelheim

2:45

Networking and Refreshment Break | Sponsored by:

3:15

ENFORCEMENT PANEL Current Prosecutor Perspectives

MODERATOR:

Brian R. Howe, Esq.
Corporate Counsel, Litigation
Celgene

PANELISTS:

Rachael Honig
First Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Jacob Elberg
Chief, Health Care and Government Fraud Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey

Corey R. Amundson
Director and Chief Counsel Office of Professional Responsibility
U.S. Department of Justice

Tricia Fitzgerald
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio

4:00

The Next Chapter — Improving the Future of Speaker Programs

Matt Gallo, Director
Global Sales Excellence
AHM, an IQVIA Company

4:45

PERSONALIZED SESSIONS CHOOSE 1 OUT OF 2 CONCURRENT ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

A Speaker Program Management for the Novice

This working group session provides open discussion with industry peers on core parameters and operational topics within speaker program management.

FACILITATORS:

Lisa Snyder
Senior Director, HCP Engagement and Monitoring
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Kathleen Walpole
Speaker Program Solutions Leader
AstraZeneca

 
B Master Class on Speaker Program Operations

This working group session provides open discussion with industry peers on more advanced topics within speaker programs.

FACILITATORS:

Shannon Gunther
Deputy Director, Operational Excellence
Bayer

Lacey Luxon
Manager, Speaker Programs
Myriad Genetics

5:45

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the conclusion of day one
Sponsored by:

DAY TWO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019

8:00

Continental Breakfast | Sponsored by:

8:00

Co-Chair’s Review of Day One

Kathleen Walpole
Speaker Program Solutions Leader
AstraZeneca

Deep-Dive into Innovative Approaches for Executing Speaker Programs

8:45

Strategic Approach to Events Management

Ed Rauscher
Director – Promotional Event Management, Business Operations
Sanofi Genzyme

Nicholas Baxter
Commercial Strategy, Veeva CRM Events Management
Veeva Systems

Eileen Jopski
Senior Vice President, Accounts Management
HealthSTAR Strategic Engagements

9:30

Develop a Product Launch Playbook

Jenny Shire
Director, Travel, Professional Programs & Operations
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

10:15

Networking and Refreshment Break
Sponsored by:

10:45

Shifting Focus — Breaking into Different Disease States for Speaker Programs

Speaker TBA

Implement Effective Compliance and
Digital Practices

11:30

Effective Strategies for Speaker Program Monitoring

Ishita Arora
Compliance Manager
Horizon Pharma

12:15

Networking Luncheon

1:15

Enrich HCP Engagement with Virtual Technology

Speaker TBA

2:00

Engage Cross-Functional Collaboration in Speaker Program Management

Shannon Gunther
Deputy Director, Operational Excellence
Bayer

Nicole Aikins
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Marketing – Peer to Peer
Boehringer Ingelheim

3:00

Close of Conference