Agenda – 14th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit

  • Day One
  • Day Two
  • Post-Conference HMCC Program

Day One

 Tuesday, November 13

9:15AM – 10:15AM

OPENING KEYNOTE: KICKASS CONFIDENCE
Leveraging Confidence to Optimize Your Event Experience and Own Potential

Alyssa Dver, CEO and Co-Founder, AMERICAN CONFIDENCE INSTITUTE

10:45AM – 11:45AM

EXPERT PANEL: WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT?
Identifying the Barriers to Productivity and Process Optimization and Discussing Strategies to Overcome Them

Moderator
Rick Rinderle, CME, CMP, HMCC, M.Sc, Associate Director, Meeting and Event Management, NOVARTIS BUSINESS SERVICES

Panelists
Holly Lum, Senior Director, Meeting, Travel and Dining Services, SUNOVION
Mary Rivers, U.S. Commercial Meetings and Event Lead, SHIRE
Bonnie Weiss, Director, Global Pharmaceutical Sales, HYATT HOTELS
Dawn M. Will, MBA, HMCC, Director, Meetings and Conventions, Commercial Operations, REGENERON

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

 

1:30PM – 1:35PM

TRACK CHAIR INTRODUCTION




1:35PM – 3:00PM

CLOSED-DOOR SESSION FOR CORPORATE MEETING PLANNERS FROM PHARMA, BIOTECH OR DEVICE COMPANIES
Candidly Engaging in a Strategic Discussion on Industry Trends, Optimizing Operations, Relationship Management and Professional Development

Facilitators
Kappi Bowen, Senior Manager, Meetings and Trade Shows, ABBOTT DIABETES CARE
Melissa Clayton, Senior Manager, Event Planning and Administration, HELSINN


1:30PM – 1:35PM

TRACK CHAIR INTRODUCTION

Ryan Mazon, Senior Vice President, Business Development, EDUCATIONAL MEASURES

1:35PM – 3:00PM

FOR THIRD-PARTY PLANNERS AND OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS
Optimizing Collaboration With Your Pharma/Biotech/Device Client and Demonstrating Your Ability to Effectively Execute Their Meeting and Event Needs

Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, HMCC, Meeting Planner, Global Clinical Meeting Planning, Corporate Operations, EISAI INC.
James Vachon, CMM, Former Associate Director, Global Events, Meetings and Conventions, TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL

 

 

3:30PM – 4:15PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES
Navigating the Domestic and International Regulations That Impact Medical Meetings and Solutions to Common Challenges

Panelists
Toby Frowen, HMCC, ICON Meetings Manager, Global Meeting Management (GMM), AMGEN
Jennifer Langowski, Senior Meeting Planner, DAIICHI SANKYO
Christine Walsh, CMP, HMCC, Senior Events Specialist, Meetings Management, SANOFI GENZYME

 

4:15PM – 5:00PM

ROUNDTABLES A

Each conference participant selects a topic from the following list to discuss in an intimate setting. You’ll be asked for your topic selections via email a few weeks out from the conference. These roundtables provide relevant, detailed information and practical tools, and encourage groups to share best practices and lessons learned. Topics are repeated for second roundtable sessions on day two, to allow participation in your top two topics. Based on pre-event selections, popular topics will be split into two tables and topics of low interest will be cancelled.

  1. RISK MANAGEMENT: Implementing Meeting Risk Management Into the Planning Process to Proactively Define Risks
  2. MEDTECH EUROPE CODE OF ETHICS BUSINESS PRACTICE: Understanding the Regulation Change and the Impact on Meetings and Interactions With HCPs
  3. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: Navigating the Challenges That Result From Merging or Acquiring Another Meetings Department/Technology
  4. TOOLS THAT FUEL YOU: Identifying Some Powerful Tools to Become More Self-Aware of Your Own Values and Feed Your Confidence
  5. GENERATIONAL CHALLENGES: Discussing Common Obstacles When Working with Different Generations and How to Overcome Them
  6. VIRTUAL AND HYBRID MEETINGS: Evaluating the Benefits and Costs and When Virtual and/or Hybrid Meetings Make the Most Sense
  7. VENUE SELECTION: Discussing the Stipulations and Regulations Impacting the Location and Property Type for Events
  8. STAFF RETENTION: Understanding What Drives Employee Turnover and Strategies for Creating a Professional Environment That Promotes Longevity
  9. INVESTIGATOR MEETINGS: Exploring Strategies for Maximizing the Value and Impact of Investigator Meetings
  10. WORK/LIFE BALANCE: Managing Stress and Defining Your Boundaries to Achieve an Optimal Work/Life Balance
  11. INCENTIVE MEETINGS/RECOGNITION MEETINGS: Examining Proven Strategies and Approaches When Planning Effective Incentive/Recognition Meetings
  12. TRADE SHOWS AND CONVENTIONS: Sharing Proven Strategies for Measuring and Maximizing Success at Trade Shows and Conventions
  13. WORKING WITH CVBs AND DMCs: Leveraging Partnerships With Convention Visitors Bureaus and Destination Management Companies to Optimize Meeting Management
  14. MEDICAL DEVICE MEETINGS: Discussing Regulations and Challenges Unique to Medical Device Meetings and Best Practices for Handling
  15. CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLANNING: Identifying the Critical Elements of an Effective Crisis Management Plan
  16. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Outlining What Makes a Great Leader and Strategies for Advancing Your Career
  17. MAXIMIZE HCP ATTENDANCE: Evaluating the Needs and Wants of HCPs and Translating that into an Attractive Meeting to Maximize their Attendance
  18. EFFECTIVE SMMPs: Evaluating Results, Measuring Success and Improving the Effectiveness of Strategic Meetings Management Programs
  19. CONTRACTING AND NEGOTIATING: Candidly Discussing Challenges and Solutions when Developing and Negotiating Contracts in Today’s Seller’s Market
  20. LIVE AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT: Understanding Why the Benefits of Technology Outweigh the Fear of Using It


Day Two

 Wednesday, November 14

8:45AM – 9:45AM

PANEL DISCUSSION: TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS
Leveraging Technology to Enhance Your Meeting Without Breaking the Bank

Moderator
Angela Giovine, Meeting Operations Specialist, SHIRE

Panelists
Ken Gordon, Head of North American Multimedia, SANOFI
Andy Taffin, CEO, TALLEN TECHNOLOGY RENTALS
Mark Schrayber, Co-Founder and CEO, MUV, INC.
Steve van der Molen, Vice President Meeting Operations, CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

9:45AM – 10:30AM

ROUNDTABLES B

Each conference participant selects one topic to discuss in an intimate setting. You’ll be asked for your topic selections via email a few weeks out from the conference. These roundtables provide relevant, detailed information and practical tools, and encourage groups to share best practices and lessons learned. Topics are repeated from the previous day to allow participation in your top TWO choices and to try to diversify the audience at each table. See the previous day for the list of topics.

 

11:00 – 11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: STRATEGIC MEETING MANAGEMENT
Developing an Effective Strategic Meeting Management (SMM) Program to Optimize Resources, Maximize Visibility and Reduce Costs

Panelists
Kappi Bowen, Senior Manager, Meetings and TradeShows, ABBOTT DIABETES CARE
Abby Guy, CMP, MA, US Lead, Meetings, Global Meetings Management, AMGEN
Additional Panelists TBD

11:00 – 12:30

INTERACTIVE SESSION: PITCH PERFECT
Crafting a Compelling Message and Delivering It With Confidence

Alyssa Dver, CEO and Co-Founder, AMERICAN CONFIDENCE INSTITUTE

















 

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM – 2:15PM

THE GENERAL SESSION EXPERIENCE
Maximizing the Impact of Your General Session With the Latest and Greatest Technologies

Dave Austin, Director of Business Development and Customer Success, WEBB EVENT PRODUCTION

2:15PM – 3:00PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: SELECTING A PARTNER
Understanding the Different Processes for Identifying and Selecting a Production Partner/Vendor/Location and Best Practices for Optimization

Panelists
Melissa Clayton, Senior Manager, Event Planning and Administration, HELSINN
Valli Ferrara Chapjian, Manager, Conventions and Meeting Operations, GLAXOSMITHKLINE
Additional Panelists TBD


Post-Conference HMCC Program

 Wednesday, November 14 — 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

HEALTHCARE MEETING COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Every healthcare professional must balance unprecedented changes and demands when understanding the global impact of healthcare compliance. The four-hour Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device regulatory environment.

Participants will:

  • Gain healthcare compliance management skills
  • Recognize unique terminologies
  • Process reporting management with samples
  • Understand Transfers of Value
  • Learn the who, what, where and how of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act — National Physician Payment Transparency Program: Open Payments
  • Interact with peers to share success stories and challenges

Special Offer: The HMCC program is being held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit and offers the program for Summit registrants for $499. Separate registration is required.
Register today at https://www.regonline.com/HMCC_ExL2018

**Note: HMCC course registration does not include the cost of class reference material. Registrations can purchase the book “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance” for $89.95 each. Order online at: www.meetingcompliance.com

Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, Senior Director, Healthcare Compliance, MARITZ TRAVEL