What to expect for 2018

1st January, 1970

What to expect for 2018

Following on from our successful 2017 launch, we’ll be coming back to the Pacific Northwest with 2 more days of insight, case studies and best practice for clinical trial management.

As the local pharma industry develops so do we, we’ll bring you a programme which reflects the current changes in the pacific northwest sector. Whether it’s regulatory change, new political climate or transformation in the local industry we’ll create a programme which suits your needs.

Key session to look out for include:

KEYNOTE: Home Advantage: Assessing the Pacific Northwest’s competitive landscape to underpin and sustain your competitive advantage

This keynote session will be delivered first thing on Day 1 by Stephen Shrewbury, who is Chief Medical Officer at Impel NeuroPharma. Don’t miss out on the discussion about how to succeed in such a competitive environement!


PANEL DISCUSSION: Comparing international with local clinical trials to assess optimum studies

Our Day 1 panel discussion will be moderated by our chair, Darrell J. Panich at RepliCel Life Sciences, and the panellists debating the topic include;

o   Stephen Shrewbury, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Impel NeuroPharma Inc

o   Jim Pankovich, Vice President, Clinical Operations & Drug Development, Qu Biologics Ltd.

o   Heidi Biagi, Director, Clinical Operations, Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Quality vs Costs: Exploring needs to strike optimal balance between quality and cost of outsourcing clinical trials to achieve first-rate business strategies

This presentation session will be given by Theresa Deisher (CEO of AVM biotechnology), who will discuss budgeting considerations in your clinical trials. What is your view on quality vs costs?


Assessing the regulatory landscape and considerations in global clinical trials- what are the key aspects you need to be thinking about?

Finally, our regulatory keynote presentation will be delivered by

Jill Herendeen, who is Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs at Pharmacyclics. Have you been wondering what key regulatory aspects you should be considering now?

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver in 2018!


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