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2014 Pharma-Bio-Med Programme
Programme Schedule Overview
International Institute for Information Professionals
Programme subject to change at any time.
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
Workshops: Further professional development
and learning opportunities. Attendance at these
workshops is open to all registered delegates
and is included in the registration fee.
These opportunities are designed to connect you
with your peers at the conference.
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
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.
Use your lunch break to recharge and network
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Vendor Product Reviews
Gain Access to Biomedical Literature for Text and Data Mining - The New DirectPath™ Article Access
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Search filters website - This website provides easy access to published and unpublished search filters.
14:50 - 15:35
Conference Panel Discussion
15:35 - 15:45
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
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
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
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 &
Tuesday 28 October 2014
08:30 - 15:45 Conference Sessions & Exposition
16:00 Close of Conference