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Agenda Day 1

8:15 AM - NaN:NaN AM Registration and Networking Coffee

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9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gerhard Noelken , Business Development Europe, Pistoia Alliance
The chair will set the mission statement for the two days ahead, introduce the key
themes and highlight the outline of the day. Take this opportunity to get to know your
peers and discuss your priorities for the conference.

Gerhard Noelken

Business Development Europe
Pistoia Alliance

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM KEYNOTE: Future Proof Your Sample Management by Investing in Latest Technologies

Chris Christodoulou , Head of Laboratory Operations & Compliance, MedImmune
Take inspiration from the latest and greatest technologies including:
  • Automated liquid handling systems that address the most critical point of potential error and that can handle complex workstations, give you reliability and efficiency for all of your liquid handling processes
  • Acoustic tube technology that can significantly increase throughput within the sample management workflow
  • Frozen vial labels that actually stick to already frozen containers so as not to compromise the viability of the frozen cells

Chris Christodoulou

Head of Laboratory Operations & Compliance
MedImmune

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Ensuring Data Quality in an Outsourcing Environment: How Epizyme Conducted Detailed CRO Site Checks on a Global Scale

Elizabeth Admirand, Principal Research Associate, Epizyme
  • Understand the varied capabilities of different contract partners and manage internal and external expectations accordingly
  • Learn how their stringent site checks revealed multiple discrepancies in compound management
  • Explore their plan to establish sample handling guidelines at outsourced sites to maintain a high level of quality
  • Discover what red flags to look out for during written and in-person communication with CRO's
  • Examine how fine tuning outsourced site processes will ensure data integrity during tech-transfers to collaborators

Elizabeth Admirand

Principal Research Associate
Epizyme

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM People Bingo: Interactive Speed Networking

A highlight of Pharma IQ events, now at Sample Management! Be ready to meet your peers and share best practices. You will have several 2 minute conversations to enable you to introduce yourself to your peers and add to your contact pool. There is a prize in
it for the winner so get networking!

Please Share:
1. Who you are
2. The scope of your job role
3.What you plan to achieve from attending this event
4.Your #1 challenge


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM Outsource or Insource? How to Decide Based on Cost Analysis

Inge Moleans, Director Compound Logistics & Lead for Discovery Science, Johnson & Johnson
  • Learn to analyse the numbers and make decisions based on cost
  • Rationalise the switch around cost, quality and speed
  • Develop a business model to determine outsourcing decisions

Inge Moleans

Director Compound Logistics & Lead for Discovery Science
Johnson & Johnson
  • Analyse the challenges behind the one aspect of sample management that has never been efficiently automated -the weighing of samples
  • Discover why QC is so important, and make sure you are doing it right
  • See how your solutions weigh in against GSK's

Kristian Bruce

Solid Dispensary Lead, Discovery Supply, RD Platform Technology & Science
GlaxoSmithKline

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM CASE STUDY: Ensuring Commercial Viability and Sustainability - a Disease Specific Biobank Story

Hayley Curran, MECFS Biobank Project Lead , London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Learn to recognise the importance of commercialisation with the use of samples
  • Alter mind sets and collect samples based on usability & how this might have a big impact on sending samples abroad
  • Implement targeted sample collection and gain insight to the challenges in sustaining biobanks - e.g. grant funding, participant recruitment
  • Work towards unifying biobanking communities to secure long term sustainability
  • Overcome challenges associated with inadequate clinical databases

Hayley Curran

MECFS Biobank Project Lead
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Address the challenges associated with the lack of a single, European wide regulation of biomedical research using human samples and data
  • Analyse the various national legal variations
  • Discuss the legislative frameworks that apply to biobanking activities to identify differences in legal
  • requirements between the BioSHaRE EU project countries (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom)
  • Decipher applicable legal provisions within each national legal framework
  • Start a discourse on secondary use of samples

Nalin Thakker

Associate Vice President, and Non-Executive Director/Member of Audit Committee
University of Manchester/Health Research Authority

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM Networking Lunch Break

1:35 AM - 2:15 AM The Changing Landscape of Drug Controls

Claire Bellamy, Project Manager , Pistoia Alliance
  • Overview of how how different countries legislate
  • Summary of the changes in the UK over the past 1-2 years
  • Effects on industry and consultations engaged in by the Expert Community
  • Description of the CSCS group and its ongoing activities including de-minimis work


Claire Bellamy

Project Manager
Pistoia Alliance

2:15 AM - 3:00 AM Innovation Spotlight - Welcome to the Dragon’s Lair!

This interactive hour packs both fun and challenge into a targeted learning session
Delegates will split into teams and conceptualise, research, and create their ultimate compound sample management system.
Once formed, each team’s idea will be presented to the rest of the groups, and a team of industry expert judges, who will vote on the best idea!

1:35 AM - 2:15 AM Collaboration to Overcome Research Barriers

  • Understand why researchers continue to highlight lack of access to large numbers of high quality well annotated specimens as a barrier to their research
  • Discover how collaborations can overcome the issue that no single biobank is capable of providing a complete end to end service
  • Hear case studies of successful and failed collaborations, and take home lessons for your own collaborations


2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Innovation Spotlight - Welcome to the Dragon’s Lair!

This interactive hour packs both fun and challenge into a targeted learning session
Delegates will split into teams and conceptualise, research, and create their ultimate biobanking system.
Once formed, each team’s idea will be presented to the rest of the groups, and a team of industry expert judges, who will vote on the best idea!

3:00 AM - 3:30 AM Networking Coffee Break

3:30 AM - 4:15 AM 'Fire Side' Round Table Discussions

The best strategies are formed through expert collaboration!

Break off into small groups of 8-10 people and collaborate with your peers in these interactive roundtable discussions…with a twist!
A fire-side theme gives these round tables an intimate and open feel, with campfire snacks provided to get everyone in the mood! Warm your hands and your imagination.

Topics will include:
1. Demonstrating the ROI for compound libraries and biobanks. How do we prove
our worth? The constant pressure is leading to a serious consideration around
closure of our resources. How do we ensure everyone knows what we are delivering?
Are we adding value to drug discovery? How can we prove we are a partner and not
just a service? (s)
2. Calculating ROI and defining the metrics. How do we calculate the ROI for drug
discovery? What are the parameters in place to measure ROI? (s)
3. How are we using our collections? Why are we not screening the whole deck? Are
we utilising collections to their full potential? (s)
4. Enhance Innovation by Driving Collaborations Internally & Externally
5. Streamlining Quality Control: Effectively Managing Data. Discuss building and
integrating workflows, improving data management and procession, and facing the
challenge of scalability.

4:15 AM - 4:55 AM Learning From Each Other: Round Table Lessons Learned and What You Would Have Done Differently

Hear what the other tables discussed and what they determined to be the best strategies to deal with their scenarios.
Share your views, find out what worked and what didn’t work, and learn how others have tackled your challenges from their
expertise.

4:55 AM - 5:00 AM Chairman's Closing Remarks and end of Day 1

Gerhard Noelken , Business Development Europe, Pistoia Alliance

Gerhard Noelken

Business Development Europe
Pistoia Alliance

5:00 AM - 6:30 AM Networking Drinks Reception and Games Evening

Relax and unwind at our famous Games Evening which gives you the opportunity to network with your peers over a few drinks while up try your hand at a range of games with some exciting prizes up for grabs!