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2014 Pharma-Bio-Med Programme
Programme Schedule Overview
International Institute for Information Professionals 
Programme subject to change at any time.
Session Types Plenary Presentations: General presentation assembly for all delegates. KnowledgeExchange™, Breakout Discussion Sessions: Breakout into groups to engage in a lively conversation with information and CI professionals and leading service providers which will address a KnowledgeExchange Topic. This is a perfect opportunity to network with those facing similar challenges and changes in their professional work. Groups will report back their findings which will be presented during the Plenary Session.   Posters: Participate in interactive learning during the Poster Session, an opportunity for you to learn, to gain insights, and to share your ideas with other bioscience information and CI professionals. Workshops: Further professional development and learning opportunities. Attendance at these workshops is open to all registered delegates and is included in the registration fee.
Networking Events These opportunities are designed to connect you with your peers at the conference. Welcome Reception Usher in the conference in style! Make sure to arrive in time to see old friends and make new connections at the official Welcome Reception on Sunday night. Meet the exhibitors while you enjoy hors d' oeuvres and beverages. KnowledgeExchange Discussion Sessions It’s your turn to join the discussion! Breakout into groups to engage in a lively conversation with information and CI peers and leading service providers which will address a KnowledgeExchangeTM Topic. This is a perfect opportunity to network with those facing similar challenges and changes in their professional work. Groups will report back their findings which will be presented during the Plenary Session. Conference Gala & Networking Event All attendees are invited to be a part of this very special evening. This dinner offers an opportunity to connect with peers on the first night of the conference while enjoying local food and entertainment. Coaches will be provided to transport delegates to and from the venue.   Networking Lunches Use your lunch break to recharge and network with colleagues. Converse & Refresh Take time to refuel and relax. Get the energy boost you'll need to make the most of the many opportunities that surround you! All refreshment breaks are located in the Exhibition Hall.
Monday 27 October
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Remarks Ford Khorsandian, Pharma-Bio-Med Organisation
09:10 - 09:50
Change, Information & the Pharmaceutical Industry - Emerging Challenges and New Opportunities Andrew Clark – Head of Global Information & Competitive Intelligence, UCB
Turning Knowledge and Information Strategies into Reality Mark Burfoot – Global Head, Knowledge Office, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
09:50 - 10:30
There are many challenges to working in a knowledge and information based group, and equally many great opportunities to provide value that lead to a competitive advantage.  So how do we choose what to do, where to start, how broadly to scope or narrowly to focus?  And achieve this in the face of pressures from budget, resources, skills, external influences etc.  This presentation is focused on a way to approach these challenges, with a view of what the information or knowledge professional future state could look like, meeting the future demands of the knowledge worker in the fascinating world of a bioscience research company.  With examples to illustrate areas of focus, and challenges still to be resolved, the presentation will engage the audience and seek an interactive and thought provoking experience.
Below is a day-by-day outline of the conference programme to date. Use the following buttons to quickly navigate the programme.
Sunday 26 October Monday 27 October Tuesday 28 October
With an on-going cycle of change within the Pharmaceutical industry, for the information professional and corporate information centre there is an every growing requirement to deliver a strategy that is driven by science and innovative search and discovery methods.  This session will look at emerging challenges and new opportunities from structuring unstructured information, building trusted partnerships, delivering information with added insight, changing consumption models and creative strategies for ensuring the information services are delivered with impact.
10:30 - 11:05
Converse, Refresh & Vendor Demonstrations Take time to refuel and relax. Get the energy boost you'll need to make the most of the many opportunities that surround you! All refreshment breaks are located in the Exhibition Hall.
Conference Announcements
12:20 - 12:25
Conference Networking Lunch Enjoy the local cuisine in this buffet style lunch which offers the opportunity to meet new people or spend time with old friends.
12:25 - 13:45
Improving Pharmacovigilance via Enhanced Risk Monitoring R&D Tools Daan de Jong, - Director Product Development, Elsevier
11:05 - 11:35
Scientific literature plays a critical role in Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety workflows. Monitoring literature for mentions of adverse events (AEs) is mandated by regulatory bodies, and pharmaceutical companies that do not properly report AEs can be subject to heavy fines. In addition, historical literature on AEs is needed to help manage and mitigate risk as new drugs are developed and clinical trials are designed. Making sure that tools and data sources meet regulatory and risk-management requirements is key. Elsevier Life Science Solutions provides the information and tools that allow you to save time, stay current and mitigate risk, and can work in close partnership with you to develop and deploy solutions that are customized to your specific information needs.
Rising Above the Noise: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Searching Social Media for Adverse Effects Su Golder – MRC Fellow in Health Services Research, University of York
11:35 - 12:05
Social media are increasingly being used to report and share patient experiences of adverse effects. Social media could therefore be a potentially useful resource by providing information on new adverse effects. Social media are already being used for marketing and competitor intelligence and research.  Regulatory agencies such as the FDA are also considering social media in their guidance.  Although social media has the potential to be a useful source for adverse effects, there are many challenges to data harvesting social media. In this session the benefits and pitfalls of searching social media for adverse effects will be presented, along with a practical discussion on who and how social media can be used to identify adverse effects.
Introducing High-Efficiency Literature Screening for Drug Safety Mark Drinkwater – Director, Pi2/ProQuest Bill Kivett – Lead Pharma Product Manager, ProQuest Dialog
12:05 - 12:20
Pharma companies who introduce a few small changes into their literature review workflow for ICSR, safety signals and aggregate reports can benefit from substantial cost savings while freeing up resources to address the ever- increasing workload placed on the drug safety department. In this presentation, we highlight how some of the world’s most respected global pharma companies are using tools from ProQuest and Pi2 to increase efficiency, quality of review and compliance while reducing risk and ultimately helping improve patient safety.
KnowledgeExchange™ Discussion Session Encompassing information within small to medium sized companies as well as large organisations. Followed by presentation to all delegates during the plenary session. Discussion topics include:
13:45 - 15:00
A.  Texting mining and Analysis/Visualisation – how are these technologies being utilised in bioscience information? B.  Social media – benefits and pitfalls when these tools are deployed inside companies C.  Marketing of the IM/KM function – how to get noticed, have positive impact, get funded D.  Automation of search strategies – do we still need expert human searchers? E.  Future developments of company intranets or information platforms – how can IM/KM groups support or lead such      processes or projects? F.  Open access/article rental – new models, new problems or new solutions? G.  Mobile content use – looking at the impact of these technologies, where they add value, where problems arise
15:00 - 15:30
Converse, Refresh & Vendor Demonstrations Take time to refuel and relax. Get the energy boost you'll need to make the most of the many opportunities that surround you! All refreshment breaks are located in the Exhibition Hall.
Report Backs from KnowledgeExchange™ Discussion Session
15:30 - 16:15
Evaluation of Genus Species Coverage in Chemical Abstracts™ Anne Jones – Senior Applications Specialist, CAS
16:15 - 16:30
Comprehensive retrieval of natural products reported in the public literature - patents, journal articles and other sources - requires thorough indexing of biol. organisms at both common names and Genus species.  CAS Registry and Chem. Abstracts. (available in SciFinder and STN) provides the most complete publicly disclosed coverage of substance and literature information, however little has been reported on organism coverage, nor the impact on substances derived from such indexing.  This short, focused session presents an overview of Genus species coverage in Chem. Abstracts, and focuses specifically on a case study on plant species in Chem. Abstracts and examples of how natural products and secondary metabolites are indexed in the database.
Cultural change: The last hurdle and the highest barrier to developing a successful information service? Shaida Dorabjee - Information Management Consultant, SD Information Services
16:30 - 17:00
The culture of an organisation or function within it is often seen as a barrier to many an improvement or development initiative. This is particularly important for information professionals where the new capabilities and competencies required may also challenge traditional attitudes and beliefs.  However, we often find it difficult to identify, and more importantly to change the culture. This presentation will explain why workplace culture needs to be characterised and why there is often resistance from all, including the leaders, to change. There are ways in which it can be examined and measured in order to form a framework from which successful change can be implemented, and these will also be discussed. From this presentation you will gain some ideas as to how you can contribute to successful change in your organisation.
Conference Gala Dinner & Networking Event All attendees are invited to be a part of this very special evening. The Gala Dinner offers an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine and connect with peers on the first night of the conference.
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 28 October
How to Make Students and Scientists Excited about Today’s Information Solutions Oliver Renn – Head Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy Information Center (ICBP), ETH Zürich
09:00 - 09:30
Publishers and information centers/libraries often share excitement about new information and management tools, which are increasingly developed to ease scientists’ access to data and literature. However, the uptake of new tools constantly introduced onto the market is often disappointing – although frequently believed to be the best thing since sliced bread. Are those tools really needed? How to make students and scientists not only aware of the increasing numbers of information retrieval and management solutions but to ensure that the tools are adopted and become part of their information behavior? The talk will present how the ICBP aligned and developed its services to position itself as a “scientific information” skills center within a diverse teaching and research environment.
“Surfing the Pipeline” - Comparing Drug Pipeline Database Coverage and Content Using the BizInt Smart Charts Product Family Diane Webb – President, BizInt Solutions, Inc.
09:30 - 09:40
The pharmaceutical industry is fortunate to have a host of publishers collecting and evaluating information on drugs in development worldwide. However, the differing data collection techniques, editorial policies and indexing strategies used by each publisher mean that drug pipeline database searchers are “surfing in shark-infested waters.”  This case study will show the surprising differences in coverage and content when performing a search across the five major pipeline databases.  We will illustrate how searching multiple pipeline databases and integrating the results with BizInt Smart Charts tools helps you create more comprehensive and accurate pipeline intelligence.
Vendor Product Reviews
Gain Access to Biomedical Literature for Text and Data Mining - The New DirectPath™ Article Access Service Kate Alzapiedi – Business Development Director, RightsDirect
09:40 - 09:46
RightsDirect, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), will discuss the development of a new service for biomedical researchers involved in text mining. This service is built on the CCC DirectPath content workflow platform and enables researchers to mine and download full-text, normalized XML article content from multiple STM publishers. The service will accelerate discovery time for text mining and enhance research pipelines by simplifying access to full-text content in a format ready for mining.  It will also include the ability to purchase unsubscribed content and integrate with existing text mining software tools.
Onelog – Take Control of your Online Resources, Record Usage, and Recover Costs David Mosby - Training Manager, Onelog
09:46 - 09:52
My Library is the new Onelog dashboard showcasing your electronic library services.   In addition to accessing your resources, My Library allows you to log queries via the new research request tool, receive live news feeds, retrieve personal passwords and gain access to usage statistics. Onelog’s optional modules include Password Management, Web Control, Accounting and the newly extended Onelog Mobile.  Users now benefit from easy access to research resources using iPads, iPhones, PCs, Android devices, Windows phones and tablets, including the Windows 8.1 tiled interface. The updated Mobile module also extends the reporting capabilities of Onelog, allowing better business decisions to be made based on real mobile usage data.
Poster Session, Converse & Refresh and Vendor Demonstrations Enjoy an unique and interactive poster session. Browse the posters on display and gather around the presenter for an unstructured discussion. Get more in-depth and propose questions. This session is sure to get your mind flowing and your networking going with this interactive forum. Posters include:
10:02 - 11:20
Patent Analysis Workflow – Fighting the Information Overflow Thorsten Schweikardt – Senior Information Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Scientists from the Therapeutic Areas and Medicinal Chemistry spend a lot of time separating patents of relevance to a specific question from non-significant ones. We are developing our patent analysis workflow to prioritise the patents being reviewed in order to save the scientist’s time and cut costs. Besides a standardized set of parameters which is in every analysis, the prioritization criteria can be defined freely for each project, making the workflow very flexible to use. We describe the general workflow using Linguamatics I2E and Knime, and take a look at caveats and future enhancements.
Authentication:  Don’t Leave Users Out in the Cold Peter Derycz - President & CEO, Reprints Desk
Information professionals are collaborating with next generation article suppliers like Reprints Desk to convert their traditional STM literature retrieval technologies into content access gateways leveraging multiple access authentication strategies to ensure all valid users have access.  Solutions can also enable comprehensive data reporting capabilities. This Pharma-Bio-Med poster outlines the advantages and selection processes for adopting a multi-optional authentication and access-enablement approach, bridging gaps that commonly exist between enterprise requirements and the user experience in relation to both subscribed and non-subscribed content resources.  Multiple use cases are explored and matched to popular technologies such as Single Sign-On (SSO) SAML 2.0, Oauth, Web Services, Open Athens/Shibboleth, Mobile/SMS, and more.
Developing People and Technology – Getting the Right Blend to Support the Information Needs of a Research Organization Andrew Davis – KM Senior Manager II, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
11:20 - 11:50
Delivering the right information to the right people at the right time has always been a key aim of information departments.  The skills needed to do this to meet the current and future demands of scientists however are continually evolving.  In today’s environment finding information is just a small part of a knowledge workers role.  Informatics skills and knowledge of visualization tools to present data in multiple formats across multiple devices are becoming essential.  We are not just delivering information but creating our own custom databases so an understanding of data structure is required to integrate external and internal information.  People skills are also needed so we can access the tacit knowledge of the scientists we support. This talk will cover some of the technical solutions we are currently implementing and the new skills our knowledge workers are developing so we are prepared to meet the future demands of the business we support.
Optimising the Strategy for the Global Medical Information Function – The Pro’s and Con’s of Working with a Management Consultancy Janet Davies - Director, Medical Information and Medical Affairs Project Management, EMEA, Gilead Sciences
11:50 - 12:30
The need to evaluate the future strategy for the global medical information function was identified as a key priority within Gilead Sciences. Recent experience had demonstrated a significant growth in the number of customer requests.  Future business developments led to the expectation that this growth would continue.  A three year strategy for the function needed to be developed and it was decided that external expertise was required to assist in optimising the strategy, to provide external benchmarking and to challenge current thinking.  The experience of working with a management consultancy will be shared, including lessons learned and how to put this approach into practice.
Conference Networking Lunch Enjoy the local cuisine in this buffet style lunch which offers the opportunity to meet new people or spend time with old friends.
12:30 - 13:50
The Scientific Value of Information Specialists: A key Role to be Promoted. The Chiesi R&D Experience Silvia Ivaldi – Information Manager - Scientific Information Department, R&D, Chiesi
13:50 - 14:20
Within the evolution of the world of information, also the role of the Information Specialist is  changing a lot in the last years.  Now everyone could access information very easily. But which  information? How much information? How know and select the right sources?  How select the real value contents? How  put together, analyse and synthesize the retrieved data? The challenge for our role is now to show our professional skills as expert that could integrate our knowledge of the information world with our scientific competences.  We already spoke about the importance in Chiesi of partnering with other departments and roles in the organisation in order to ensure a unique and well integrated system that could efficiently support company’s strategic need.  We are working now to reach another goal: to change the perception of us in the company from “Service” to “Department” within R&D that could proactively work within project teams or other strategic teams to reach the specific targets.
Sometimes its Trickier than it Looks! - Citation Searching and Some Invaluable Sources to Improve Your Searching Su Golder – MRC Fellow in Health Services Research, University of York
14:20 - 14:50
Citation searching uses a set of known relevant papers to identify further potentially relevant papers. It has been recommended as a supplementary approach to identify studies for systematic reviews although its efficiency is not well documented. Using the 40 included studies from one systematic review of interventions for multiple risk behaviours we analysed the effectiveness of 4 citation sources: Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science and OVIDSP MEDLINE. We will present the overlap between the four citation sources and present which citation tool was the most useful. In addition we will demonstrate the extent to which citation searching can be of value by measuring whether any additional relevant records are identified by this method. There are an increasing number of useful and free websites that will help develop your searching techniques. I will present on three key resources; 1. Clinical trials register website - The unpublished results of trials are also increasingly becoming available through clinical trials registers, this website helps those wishing to search clinical trials registers. 2. SURE Info - Increasing numbers of research papers about information retrieval methods are being published. It is time- consuming and demanding for information specialists to keep up-to-date with the latest research evidence in information retrieval. SuRe Info helps meet these challenges. 3. Search filters website - This website provides easy access to published and unpublished search filters.
14:50 - 15:35
Conference Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks Pharma-Bio-Med Organisation
15:35 - 15:45
Workshops Delegates are provided with further professional development and learning opportunities via a series of educational workshops. Attendance at these workshops is free for all registered delegates.
Pharmacogenetics at 50 – Genomic Personalization Comes of Age and Leads to Successful Drug Development Eileen Bernadette Moran - Director, Corporate Relations, AAAS/Science Kiki Forsythe - Senior Publisher Relations Specialist, AAAS/Science
15:00 - 15:25
The AAAS Workshop presents “pharmacogenetics” and the view that genetic information will transform medicinal drugs. To date, practical implementation lags behind due to lack of phenotypic data, access to patient samples, evidence base for effective clinical discovery, and pharmaceutical industry participation. Science Translational Medicine authors, Thomas J. Urban and David B. Goldstein, Center for Human Genome Variation, Duke University, dispel some of these myths. The presenters will discuss recent emergence of large scale collaborative projects in academia and pharma for studying drug response. Superior advances in genomic technology offer new insights into investigating relationships between molecular data and possible curative outcomes to disease susceptibility using examples from the authors’ studies on treating chronic Hepatitus C. Pharmacogenetics offers economic opportunities for drug development by streamlining clinical trials to decrease costs. Coverage also includes human genetics discovery for rare diseases and the role that social media can play.
10 Techniques to Visualize Clinical Trials John Willmore – VP, Product Development, BizInt Solutions, Inc.
15:30 - 15:55
Are you looking for new techniques for analyzing and presenting clinical trial intelligence?  This workshop will present ten visualizations you can create from clinical trial databases, including Citeline TrialTrove, Adis Clinical Trials Insight and ClinicalTrials.gov, using tools in the BizInt Smart Charts product family.  For each trial visualization we will discuss: what aspect of clinical trial intelligence are you trying to illustrate? which databases provide the information needed to create the visualization? how does the data need to be manipulated to produce the desired visualization? At the end of the workshop, we will hold a drawing for copies of the "Cookbook" with recipes showing how you can create these visualizations from your own data!
DirectPath™ Workshop: Manage Your Content and the Rights to Share It in One Place Inez van Leuzen – Account Manager, RightsDirect Stephen Garfield – Director, Account Management, Copyright Clearance Center
16:00 - 16:40
Your colleagues need information faster. Management wants to know if your company is getting the most value from your subscriptions. And you want a more efficient way to connect end users to the content they want and the rights they need to share that information. RightsDirect and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) provide several support tools to help you and your end users share and store publications in a copyright compliant manner. Join us for a DirectPath workshop and find out more about the new DirectPath rights advisory tool and content workflow solution—an easy-to-use way to find, get, share and track content.
Get More Out of Your Search Service with ProQuest Dialog and Pi2 Daniela Cason, Training and Consulting Partner, ProQuest Dialog Henrik Bang, Regional Sales Director, ProQuest Dialog Mark Drinkwater, Director, Pi2/ProQuest
16:45 - 17:10
We know that your time and your budget are limited – and we’ll show you how to get more out of your search service with the resources you have. In this workshop, you’ll learn more about ProQuest Dialog’s search and workflow tools, authoritative content, and flexible pricing model, as well as recent specific features and functions we’ve recently added to address our pharmaceutical customers’ needs. We’ll also share exciting details about our recent acquisition of Pi2, an industry leader in literature screening and pharmacovigilance workflow solutions.
Streamlining Medical Affairs and Information Workflows Andrew Carver – Senior Product Manager, Elsevier
17:15 - 17:55
At Elsevier, we recognize the need for timely and direct access to the latest literature so you can anticipate and rapidly respond to client inquiries from anywhere. During this workshop, you will learn how QUOSA can be used to: Monitor alerts on key topics/journals to qualify relevant content for Medical Information Quickly respond to inquiries from healthcare providers (HCPs) and key opinion leaders (KOLs) Enable mobile access to content Order & distribute documents legally to KOLs Save money by preventing duplicate article orders
Conference Welcome Reception in the Exposition Hall Usher in the conference in style! Make sure to arrive in time to see old friends and make new connections at the official Welcome Reception on Sunday night. Meet the exhibitors while you enjoy hors d' oeuvres and beverages.
18:00 - 19:30
Literature Screening and Triage for Pharmacovigilance Julio dos Anjos – Solution Specialist, Elsevier Scientific literature has a critical role in Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety workflows.  The monitoring of articles and conference proceedings for mentions of adverse events is mandated by both the FDA and EMA, and pharmaceutical companies that do not properly report AEs can be subject to millions in fines or even the revoking of the marketing authorization of the drug.  Learn about how Elsevier Life Science Solutions provides the expertise, information and tools necessary for Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety teams save time, stay current, and mitigate risk.
Extend Your Reach with TPR Trudi Jones – Vice President, TPR International
09:52 - 10:02
This short presentation will provide an overview of the range of TPR’s search and translation services to directly support Information Professionals working in the pharmaceutical and biosciences arenas.
Below is an overview of the preliminary conference schedule. Sunday 26 October 2014 15:00- 17:55 Educational Vendor Workshops 18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception and Exposition Monday 27 October 2014 09:00 - 17:00 Conference Sessions & Exposition 18:30 - 21:00 Conference Gala Dinner & Networking Event Tuesday 28 October 2014 08:30 - 15:45 Conference Sessions & Exposition 16:00 Close of Conference