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2013 Pharma-Bio-Med Programme
Below is an overview of the conference schedule. Sunday 3 November 14:00- 17:15 Educational Vendor Workshops 17:15 - 18:00 Networking Mixer 18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception and Exposition Monday 4 November 09:00 - 17:15 Conference Sessions & Exposition 18:30 - 21:00 Conference Gala Dinner & Networking Event Tuesday 5 November 08:30 - 16:15 Conference Sessions & Exposition 16:15 Close of Conference
Programme Schedule Overview
International Institute for Information Professionals 
Programme subject to change at any time.
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Monday 4 November
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Remarks Ford Khorsandian, Pharma-Bio-Med Organisation
09:10 - 09:40
How to Migrate Library into Global Information & Analysis Henning Nielsen - Director, Global Information & Analysis, Novo Nordisk
Competitive Analysis – Tools and Techniques for Converting Data to Support Successful Decision Making Monika Giese - Founder and Principal, ICOCI
09:40 - 10:10
Custom Solutions for Drug Safety Literature Tracking and Reporting Tim Hoctor - Vice President, Life Science Professional Services, Elsevier Drug safety groups depend on targeted, up-to-date adverse event reporting to meet regulatory requirements. But many life science enterprises find themselves compromised by complex search strategies, as well as multiple literature databases that lack integration and feature insufficient search and alert functions that could miss important articles, resulting information gaps and potential non- compliance. Learn about steps some companies are to automate the process of identifying and reporting adverse events in literature.
10:10 - 10:40
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.
10:40 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45
Not Your 1970s Librarian: How to Stay Relevant in the World of End-Users, Super-Users and Organizational Overhauls Jason Leadley - Director, Global Customer Support, ProQuest Dialog
11:45 - 12:02
It’s been more than 40 years since the emergence of the online information industry – and the role of the traditional librarian has gone the way of the flowered jumpsuit. The advent of the “end user,” the evolution of the “super user,” and constant, seismic organizational change has left some information professionals feeling threatened in their roles. But with a slightly re-written job description, you can add more value to R&D than ever before. This session will show you how to equip yourself with today’s most respected tools and skills – empowering you to take control, save resources, and drive innovation for your organization.
The Dimensions of Information: How to Measure an Abstraction? Phil Haswell - Biopharmaceutical Information Specialist, MedImmune
12:02 - 12:32
In contrast to information, which has no units of measure, company balance sheets quantify all business functions in a standardised, unambiguous unit: currency. The price of an information function is as easy to discern as for any other cost centre, but the corresponding return on this investment is often disconcertingly hard to demonstrate. Information, like quality or risk, is a complex abstraction which is critical to business success, and consequently faces demands to be managed quantitatively in order to ascertain if its budgetary investment is appropriate.   This presentation aims to deconstruct the concept of information into component attributes which are more amenable to measurement. It also discusses the relative merits of these components in demonstrating the RoI of information services and their contribution to the bottom line, and concludes with some suggestions for making your value-add more conspicuous.
Conference Announcements
12:32 - 12:40
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.
12:40 - 14:00
KnowledgeExchange™ Discussion Session Encompassing information within small to medium sized companies as well as large organisations. Followed by presentation to all delegates during the poster session. Discussion topics include:
14:00 - 15:00
Social Media - How is this Being Used Internally and What Are the Challenges? Gathering Information from Conferences and Trade Shows - Current and Future Practices Intranet Portals - Current Uses and Future Developments Managing Content - Copyright and Other Rights Management Issues Biomarkers - What’s the Current Experience in this Area and What Are the Current Practical Issues? Biosequence Databases - How are they Being Used by Biomedical Information Professionals? Key Performance Indicators - Which are Being Used and which are Most Suited for Information Management / Knowledge Management functions? Information from Alternative Sources - How are Resources From Patient Associations and other Networks Being Used? Biomedical Informatics - How to Remove Barriers and Develop Effective Partnerships to Exploit New Technologies Building Competencies for Competitive Intelligences.
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.
15:00 - 15:40
Access to Competitor Information @Roche: Top Challenges and Rewards Barbara Endler-Jobst – Global Head of Information Science, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
15:40 - 16:10
Competitor overviews are crucial to put company’s activities in context and drive decision making. At Roche several teams were brought together to discuss how to improve the information workflow to access, retrieve, analyze, present and distribute competitor information within the company.  Any plan of action should be for the benefit of information experts as well as the end users. As a result of the discussion a new platform was implemented which allows to search across key competitor information sources in one go and link out to further critical external and internal content. Functionalities like alerting, sharing and annotating information were implemented based on users’ needs. To give easy access to the information was key for the success of the platform to be accepted across all global business units. Besides getting deep into technical aspects, a lot of effort was put into stakeholder relationships as well as in careful planning for introducing and maintaining the new competitor information platform.
“You Don’t Know What You’re Missing” - Evaluating Competitor Clinical Trials with the BizInt Smart Charts Product Family Diane Webb – President, BizInt Solutions, Inc.
16:10 - 16:20
Clinical trial databases help you evaluate competitor product positioning, understand why competitors terminated their trials and anticipate competitors' trial milestones.  However, you do not want to rely on a single source or waste time sifting through irrelevant information.  The latest tools in the BizInt Smart Charts product family help you create competitive intelligence reports and timelines integrating data from the key clinical trial databases.
Get Some Satisfaction - Connecting Discovery Records to User Satisfaction while Optimizing Collection Usage and Analysis Hans-Peter Meulekamp – Regional Sales Mgr, EBSCO
16:20 - 16:26
Ensuring that users can expediently find and access full-text content while efficiently assessing usage to make decisions about how to best use limited funds in the future are core concerns for information professionals. See how one company uses EBSCO products like EBSCO Discovery Service™, EBSCONET® Usage Consolidation and EBSCONET® Analytics to provide access that allows users to get to full-text fast and then manages costs through analyses and integration of back and front end for optimal efficiency.
Case Study: Open Access Savings in Document Delivery Peter Derycz - President & CEO, Reprints Desk, Inc.
16:26 - 16:32
The Open Access (OA) or “free article” movement is exploding, carrying with it the promise of improved information access and significant spend management implications for organizations that rely on document delivery to cover gaps in subscriptions. This brief presentation will be based on a case study outlining the real world savings potential made possible by Reprints Desk’s article-level Open Access Filter for document delivery.
Onelog - Electronic Resource Management Software David Mosby – Training Manager, ITS
16:32 - 16:38
Onelog is a software tool designed to help everyone who uses e-resources, online databases, e-journals and subscription sites.  Onelog facilitates access by automating password input, allows users to associate research work to a project or customer number, and includes an iPad app for off-network use.  Onelog provides administrators with detailed, automated usage statistics and a contract management tool, where documentation, contact details, expiry dates, and subscription costs can be uploaded. Onelog shows you how resources are used, enabling you to optimize your database budget with informed purchasing decisions.
The Performance of Adverse Effects Search Filters in MEDLINE and EMBASE Su Golder - MRC Fellow in Health Services Research, University of York
16:38 - 17:08
Healthcare decisions should be informed by reliable evidence on both the effectiveness of an intervention and its adverse effects. Identifying adverse effects data can, however, be problematic. Search filters can potentially improve the efficiency of searches involving electronic databases such as MEDLINE and EMBASE. Although search filters have been developed for identifying records that contain adverse effects data, little is known about the sensitivity of such filters. I will present on the results of a study which measured the sensitivity of using available adverse effects filters and individual adverse effects search terms to retrieve papers with adverse effects data in 26 systematic reviews.
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.
18:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 5 November
Challenges Resulting from a Company Separation: Content, Services, Organization Hans-Ulrich Häussermann - Manager European Service Center and Library Systems, AbbVie
08:30 - 09:00
AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following the separation from Abbott. Launched on January 1, 2013, AbbVie has late-stage development programs for hepatitis C (HCV), immunology, oncology, neuroscience, renal disease and women's health. Headquartered in North Chicago, Illinois, AbbVie has approximately 21,000 employees worldwide. The company separation has serious effects on the work and organization of the AbbVie corporate information center. Unlike a merger, content has to be separated, knowledge transferred and systems cloned. The presentation will focus on the major challenges and solutions the AbbVie Library had to focus in the past months. This scenario could serve as a lessons learned for other information centers that had to undergo similar reorganizations.
The Strategic Value of Partner Networks Michael McGlashen – Formerly held Director and Management positions in KM at Merck, Pfizer, Dow and Abbott
09:00 - 09:30
Semantics and the Information Professionals – Linked-Data Vocabulary Management Sorana Popa - Associate Principal Informatics Scientist, AstraZeneca
09:30 - 10:00
We live in a networked world – the “world wide web” is more than a technology; it’s a fact of life.  As societies, institutions and businesses, to thrive we must leverage the power of this network of information.  We can’t control, buy, import, even integrate all the information we need – not only because there’s so much of it, but it’s getting harder to predict what information will help answer our questions until we ask them. The linked-data principles and technology of the so-called “semantic web” is designed to harness the inherent open-endedness of the web.  Because controlled vocabularies (thesauri, taxonomies, etc.) remain a critical tool for organizing and connecting information, the semantic web is the right platform for developing those capabilities into the future.
Fulltext from Anywhere Ryan Jones – Senior Director Bus. Development, Copyright Clearance Center
10:00 - 10:06
Content access is more complicated than ever. On one side of the market, users start content requests in a wider variety of environments: Google, database tools, publisher sites, PC, mobile, intranets. Meanwhile publishers are expanding the models for content access: Subscriptions, free previews, rental, open access, pay-per-view. With all these permutations, how can a library create workflows that satisfy users? Find out in this presentation.
The Physician’s Voice – A New Perspective in Pharmaceutical News Analysis Simon King - Executive Editor, FirstWord Pharma
10:06 - 10:12
As the key end-users of pharmaceutical products, physicians across all therapeutic specialities are a rich source of timely, highly insightful and business-critical opinion on market-evolving events that occur within the pharmaceutical industry on a daily basis. FirstWord Pharma Executive Editor Simon King discusses the challenges, benefits and potential impact for clients of an approach that sets out to deliver physician views on key industry events at a pace that more closely matches the market dynamic, as part of wider remit to enhance how pharma news analysis is delivered to an increasingly oversaturated audience.
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:
10:12 - 11:15
Keeping Scientific Project Groups Up-to-Date with LiMES (Literature Alerting, Mining & Evaluation System) Christoph Schmid - Senior Information Scientist, Boehringer Ingelheim Matthias Zwick - PostDoc, Boehringer Ingelheim
The constant provision with scientific literature is part and parcel of the successful work of scientific project groups. In our experience many of these project groups use only publicly available resources for their literature updates. These tools are sometimes inconvenient to use and the received information might not be complete. To fill these gaps the Scientific Information Center at Boehringer Ingelheim developed the LiMES tool. LiMES provides indiviualized alerts focused on the targets of the project groups from several resources. It also offers the opportunity to build a target related database that can be searched by an integrated search engine. The LiMES interface is very convenient to use and includes several features to postprocess the content. Since its introduction in 2012 LiMES is used by a growing number of project groups within the Research Department of Boehringer Ingelheim. 
Adherence is Key: The Challenges of Providing a Competitor Intelligence Service for “Beyond the Pill” Alison Ashmore - Principal Information Scientist, AstraZeneca
Poor adherence of medication is a worldwide problem and even in chronic diseases adherence remains low, for example we only see 60% adherence for anti-cancer treatment. Non-adherence has obvious costs to the pharmaceutical industry and governments. With new technology patients are becoming more digitally active and aware with 2 billion people wired to the web and 5 billion people have access to a mobile phone. The opportunity is out there to use smart technology to improve adherence to enable people to take control of their illness, help Health Care Providers access timely patient information to improve patient care. The challenge set to the Informatics and Information Sciences group was to provide a competitive intelligence service in this rapidly moving field which would cover all of the technology aspects including mobile applications using traditional information sources, but also to incorporate relevant information from social media.
Get Some Satisfaction - Connecting Discovery Records to User Satisfaction while Optimizing Collection Usage and Analysis Hans-Peter Meulekamp - Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO
Ensuring that users can expediently find and access full-text content while efficiently assessing usage to make decisions about how to best use limited funds in the future are core concerns for information professionals. See how one company uses EBSCO products like EBSCO Discovery Service™, EBSCONET® Usage Consolidation and EBSCONET® Analytics to provide access that allows users to get to full-text fast and then manages costs through analyses and integration of back and front end for optimal efficiency.
Literature Screening and Triage for Pharmacovigilance Pascal Hua - Customer Engagement Manager, Elsevier
Report Backs from KnowledgeExchange™ Discussion Session (Displayed in poster format)
Tutorial Sessions The tutorials provide you with time to focus on exploring selected practical topics in more depth. Led by a tutor experienced in the topic, these sessions will be delivered in smaller groups in a tutorial style, with interaction and questions from participants encouraged.
11:15 - 12:15
TUTORIAL A: The Contribution of Different Information Sources for Adverse Effects Data Su Golder - MRC Fellow in Health Services Research, University of York
This tutorial will give guidance on the relative value and contribution of searching different sources (database and non-database) to identify adverse effects data. The tutorial will use a scenario drawn from a real-life situation, namely a systematic review and meta- analysis of thiazolidinedione-related fractures in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A detailed evaluation of each source searched will be presented including the sensitivity, precision, and number needed to read from searching each source and from different combinations of sources, and the effect of searching the sources in different orders. At the end tips and tricks to solve specific issues in identifying information on adverse effects will be given.
TUTORIAL B: Elicitation Techniques – Getting Primary Information from Peers and Competitors Gloria Reyes, Reyes Consulting
All companies want to attain primary information, gleaned through on-site visits or interviews. At the same time, they ask that their employees and contractors comply with legal and ethical requirements. So how do we navigate between these two poles? Mastering “Social Engineering”, the art of influencing others, appears to be a viable solution. Two tutorials will be offered at the Conference at different times to allow as many participants as possible to attend. We will focus on the practical aspects of “Social Engineering”, being “Elicitation Techniques”, to try to understand competitors. These techniques enable one to influence responses given in interviews; further techniques help us understand the responses we receive. But how exactly is this done? We will outline the essentials of Elicitation Techniques, showing short video examples and carrying out a number of exercised with the participants. The attendees will learn how to structure an interview so that the real intent is not easily recognised. A short Q&A session is built into the session.
The Scientific Value of Patents - How Accessible and Useful is the Scientific Content of Patents vs Scientific Papers when put under the Text-Mining Microscope? Wolfgang Thielemann - Head of Information Retrieval & Analysis, Bayer Pharma
13:30 - 14:10
Analyzing bibliographical information of patents for competitive intelligence is a common practice and can without doubt yield valuable insight. But how accessible and useful is the scientific content of patents; especially if current technologies as text mining are used to extract and analyze the scientific information? Often these tools where optimized to analyze abstracts of scientific publications and not patents. So how useful is what you get if you apply these tools and methods to patents which are structured so differently and which are not written with the purpose to publish scientific facts. This talk will address this question with examples from the field of pharmaceutical research.
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.
12:15 - 13:30
A Domain Master for Terminologies in Research and Early Development – RTS (pREDi Terminology Service) Martin Romacker, Scientific Information Management, F.Hoffmann-La Roche AG
14:25 - 14:55
At Roche, pREDi Terminology Service (RTS) provides a framework for the centralized integration of all major terminologies relevant to Research and Early Development. The content of RTS is mainly maintained and extended by curators to ensure a high level of completeness and accuracy. The curators use SemanticXpress as a web-based client in RTS to work on our terminologies. The terminologies serve multiple different uses in our organization such as Text Mining, (Enterprise) Search, Metadata Capture or Scientific Annotation. In particular, we focus on Scientific Data Integration to harmonize and standardize data records in our scientific applications as well as in Competitor Information related applications. Making applications compliant to our terminological standards also includes a data curation task as a deeper analysis of the records in general reveals a number of semantic issues. As a result, we improve data quality and achieve a reasonable degree of data normalization. Having a shared semantic layer in place facilitates data federation combing data from various internal and external sources. In the presentation, we will give an introduction to RTS and to highlight some of its specific features. We then will illustrate our approach to scientific data integration and, finally, give one or two use cases to demonstrate the benefits of our approach.
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.
14:55 - 15:25
Tutorial: Embedding the Marketing Dimension into Strategic Information Management Shaida Dorabjee, SD Information Services
15:25 - 16:10
Marketing should be a way of working rather than a discrete initiative handled as a project in a strategic plan. Adopting a ‘marketing mind’ in all aspects of information work will ensure that products and services are continuously satisfying customer needs.  Thus, embedding marketing activities into strategic information management work is a natural progression. It offers the opportunity to highlight, plan and execute activities arising from specific strategic aims in an informed way. This tutorial will look at strategic issues facing information services such as the influence of social media, stakeholder engagement and influencing decision makers.  Marketing practices can be used to clarify the way forward in addressing these issues, and those present at the tutorial will have the opportunity to discuss their specific challenges.
Closing Remarks Pharma-Bio-Med Organisation
16:10 - 16:15
Decision makers in today’s organsations are faced with a wealth of information and data, increasing market complexities and decreasing time to digest all relevant data. Decision support functions on all levels - strategic, tactitcal and operational - have to utilize tools and techniques to convert relevant data and information into valuable insights for their customers. This presentation will take a journey into the ‚World of Competitive Analysis‘, exploring the pro‘s and con’s from a practitioner’s point of view:  Why analytics? Why analytic frameworks? Which frameworks are useful? How to communicate the insights?
Session Types Plenary Presentations: General presentation assembly for all delegates. Tutorials: Returning by popular demand are the Pharma-Bio-Med Tutorials. The Tutorials will provide you with time to focus on exploring selected practical topics in more depth. Led by a tutor experienced in the topic, these sessions will be delivered in smaller groups in a tutorial style, with interaction and questions from participants encouraged.   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.
EDUCATIONAL VENDOR WORKSHOPS  Sunday 3 November
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.
The Pharmaceutical Industry Takes on Three Challenges to Incite Innovation and Grow the Bottom Line Eileen Bernadette Moran - Director, Corporate Relations, AAAS/Science Kiki Forsythe - Senior Publisher Relations Specialist, AAAS/Science
14:00 - 14:40
In spite of the knowledge explosion in biomedical research (PubMed publications have increased almost 6% a year), there remains a lack of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. This AAAS/Science workshop will concentrate on the three challenges stifling innovation in the industry: the need for more, better, and affordable innovation. These needs stem from flat trends in patent acquisition as well as a relatively slow approval process for new drugs. The decades-old pharmaceutical model no longer works well and the cutting-edge knowledge that is available is not being translated into commercial products. The speakers will address key areas that would benefit from innovation and that could help counter the negative trends in today’s pharmaceutical arena. Some of the drivers of innovation to be covered include applying unconventional thinking,  intermixing diverse scientific perspectives, and reinventing the traditional R&D model. Content published in the Science Translational Medicine comprises much of the topics discussed in this presentation. A bibliography will be available for distribution.
Copyright in a Global Environment – A Practical Workshop Kate Alzapiedi - Business Development Director, RightsDirect Stephen Garfield - Director Account Management, Copyright Clearance Center
14:45 - 15:25
Are you unclear on how copyright impacts you and your organization? Our practical workshop focuses on international copyright principles, when permission to use copyrighted materials may be required, and the implications of colleagues sharing information in a digital workplace. In today’s business world, there are no geographic boundaries. Employees exchange information regardless of where they are located. Yet copyright obligations often vary from one country to the next, creating complex challenges for global organizations. This training session, brought to you by RightsDirect (a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center), provides insight into how multinational companies can ensure copyright compliance while sharing proprietary scientific content across global offices.
“Don’t Get Caught with Dirty Data” - Creating Accurate and Useful Drug Pipeline Reports with the BizInt Smart Charts Product Family Diane Webb – President, BizInt Solutions, Inc. Matt Eberle – Product Specialist, BizInt Solutions, Inc.
15:30 - 15:55
When creating competitive landscapes, you want to search multiple pipeline databases in order to retrieve the most comprehensive set of results.  The problem is that different pipeline databases use different terminology and worse, often provide conflicting information. This workshop will show how you can use the latest tools in the BizInt Smart Charts product family to create  accurate and useful multi- database drug pipeline reports and visualizations. We'll show how you can: create reports integrating data from different pipeline databases and identify records for the same drug across databases, using BizInt Smart Charts for Drug Pipelines; clean-up, normalize, and transform data from different database using tools in VantagePoint - BizInt Smart Charts Edition; summarize data from related records into a single row using BizInt Smart Charts Reference Rows;  export reports in HTML, Word, Excel, and Acrobat, with links to backing records and related information; analyze and visualize your cleaned- up and de-duplicated data in VantagePoint - BizInt Smart Charts Edition.
How to be a Research Hero: Introducing the New ProQuest Dialog Kimberly Jones - Senior Product Development Manager, ProQuest
16:00 - 16:25
For decades, Dialog was the industry standard for precision search. We’ve recently launched the new ProQuest Dialog – the most monumental event in the product’s 40-year history. The trusted search capabilities and authoritative content remain, but are now available on a state-of-the-art platform that allows users of all skill levels to find the information they need. This workshop will demonstrate ProQuest Dialog’s key features, critical content (pharmaceutical, biomedical, patents, and more), customizable interface, and flexible pricing options. You’ll learn how to empower your end-users, save time and resources for your company, and – most importantly – add more value to the R&D process.
How to Improve ROI with your Literature Screening, Management, and Sharing Processes Andrew Carver - Quosa Senior Product Manager, Elsevier
16:30 - 17:10
5-Minute Networking Mixer Whether you’re a first-time attendee or a returning attendee, the 5-minute mixer is designed to give you the chance to meet other conference delegates to make one-on-one connections. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity where you get to mix and meet with other professionals in the industry to forward your career or to share ideas and information. You will get to spend a total of 5 minutes with each new person on a rotating basis.
17:15 - 18:00
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
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Accessing and sharing relevant scientific literature is a key step for many pharma and biotech groups, including pharmacovigilance, medical affairs, and R&D. In this workshop, you will learn how QUOSA can be used for…   Improving the quality of current awareness reviews Improving the quality of literature-related deliverables Improving the effectiveness of field staff Saving money and time in literature search tasks   It includes how alerts can be filtered and consolidated into personalised, deduplicated alerts with immediate full-text access; how content can be deployed with usage guidance and copyright compliance to field staff as well as to newsletter audiences; and more..
A Trusted Partner for Precise Biomedical Searching Tina Tomeo - STN Product Marketing Manager, CAS
14:10 - 14:25
For nearly 30 years, STN has been providing professional searchers across the sci-tech spectrum with unique content, excellent search precision, and industry leading reliability and support.  STN’s robust portfolio of content and features effectively support biomedical and pharmacovigilance searchers’ needs for current awareness and regulatory compliance.  This session will provide an overview of STN’s offering, highlight unique aspects and recent enhancements to our biomedical content and alert features, and introduce Version One of new STN, a first step toward modernizing the STN experience with enhanced usability, search power, and performance while retaining the robust functionality and core values of STN.
Are You (Re-)Using That? Michael McGlashen – Formerly held Director and Management positions in KM at Merck, Pfizer, Dow and Abbott
Pharmaceutical Companies require flexible Information & Knowledge Management (I&KM) solutions that can be rapidly extended or re-configured to support evolving business needs.  This talk will highlight the development and (re-)use of I&KM capabilities that employ cloud-based technologies, content, and services to address key Pharmaceutical business imperatives such as Competitive Intelligence, Pharmacovigilance, and Comparative Effectiveness monitoring.   Re-use of I&KM capabilities is shown to reduce IT costs, enhance information quality, and maximize the benefits derived from content, technology, and human resource investments.
Information access is key - but value-adding is better. If we want to maintain a position as a key asset in our corporations we must take lead and transform librarians into information scientists and consultants, who can go all the way through the Information Intelligence Framework and deliver analysis, conclusions, and recommendations. Changing the name is not enough, there is a whole concept as well as skillsets to be changed.
Learn about the steps that can be taken to automate the process of monitoring published literature for adverse events.
As a result of ongoing consolidation in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Information and Knowledge Management (I&KM) leaders are under constant pressure to deliver more value to their business colleagues, despite diminishing resources.  Accordingly, I&KM leaders need proven strategies to build capacity and new capabilities, while simultaneously reducing overhead costs.   This talk will use case studies to highlight the strategic role of Partner Networks in maximizing I&KM value delivery.