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Dear Project Management Professional,
If you need to put all of the pieces together, here we are!
The Project Management Institute (PMI) Pharmaceutical Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Institute for International Research are proud to present the #1 annual event for project managers in the drug and device industry. This event is not about gantt charts, but about delivering industry-led content, high level keynotes, and shared learning to help you and your organization excel in project management. The 2007 annual event provides 33 % more content and gives you a choice of three afternoon tracks to include Research & Development, Manufacturing, and Medical Devices.
2007 Keynote Line-Up
Strategic Thinking with C.K. Prahalad
C.K. Prahalad, Professor of Corporate Strategy, University of Michigan
Customers as Partners with Chip Bell, PhD
Chip Bell, PhD, Author & Leading Guru on Building Lasting Relationships
Delivering Value with Ian Morrison, PhD
Ian Morrison, PhD, Healthcare Author & Futurist
Patient Perspective by Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist & Cancer Survivor
Organizational Structure with Terry Cooke-Davies, PhD
Terry Cooke-Davies, PhD, HUMAN SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL
Pre-Conference Workshops, Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
AM: Build a Strong Skill Basket for Project Management Training & Growth
Naomi Clark-Turner, Sr. Director, R&D Operations, CENTOCOR
Sharpen Your Communication Skills for Effective Team Management
Anna Crivici, Executive Director, Project Management & Business Process Development, AMYLIN PHARMACEUTICALS
PM: Decision Analysis and Negotiation Theory: Application to Project Teams
and Strategic Development Planning
Bennett Levitan, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Portfolio Planning, JOHNSON & JOHNSON PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Mark Winnett , Assistant Director, Project Management, CENTOCOR
Achieve Influential Leadership that Drives Empowered & Impactful Team Delivery
Eric Morfin, PMP, Director, PMO NOVARTIS VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS,
Partner, CRITICAL SKILLS INC & PHARMACEUTICAL SIG CHAIR
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
Wednesday, April 11th marks the opening of the main conference. The event kicks off with a strategic keynote address by business management guru C.K. Prahalad, who shares his perspective and understanding of the critical business pressures facing the pharmaceutical industry today, and how these pressures affect drug development models. The day continues by taking a close look at the role of project managers in our current organizational environments, examining how to optimize efficiencies and generate increased revenues by assessing the quality of performance, for efficient use of project resources that go beyond timelines. Next, Terry Cooke-Davies, PhD, Executive Chairman of HUMAN SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, invites participants to re-examine their own organizational business models by revealing the latest learnings of the Organizational Maturity Model (OPM3 Model). Following a short networking break, event participants will gather together for our featured address by Chip Bell, PhD, esteemed service guru and Author of 16 books on Service. Mr. Bell presents a clear blueprint for maximizing business success by enhancing customer loyalty and building lasting relationships.
Project Management for R&D
Project Management for Manufacturing
Project Management for Medical Devices
Thursday April 12, 2007
Day two begins with a thought-provoking presentation by Jann Nielsen, PhD, Sr. Director, Project Management,WYETH. Dr Nielsen discusses Wyeth's innovative "Learn & Confirm" model of operations, examining the need for significant changes in organizations' mode of operations as they look ahead to future industry challenges. Project Management attendees will then re-convene for an inspirational keynote address by Olympic Gold Medalist and Cancer Survivor, Scott Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton shares his incredible journey and reminds us of the importance of what we do every day in helping bring important drugs to market. Following a brief networking break, we reconvene for our featured address by Healthcare Futurist and Author, Ian Morrison, PhD. Dr Morrison delivers a 360 degree view on the drivers that are changing the global pharmaceutical industry and provokes thought on the quest for value and challenges us to think more strategically about our business processes.
Annual Membership Meeting
The day continues with a session dedicated to the PMI Pharmaceutical SIG Annual Membership Meeting, led by Programs Director, Stephen Kuprel, PMP. The Pharmaceutical SIG Annual Membership Meeting provides SIG members and non-members an opportunity to learn about SIG membership benefits, SIG accomplishments during the past year and offers insight into the initiatives identified for the coming year. Additionally, it provides a networking opportunity for SIG members and members-to-be. Please join us and meet the SIG Board of Directors, and Appointed Officers, and help plan the future of the PMI Pharmaceutical SIG. Non-members Welcome!
PMI Pharmaceutical SIG & Group Registration Discount
PMI Pharmaceutical SIG members qualify for a 25% discount on registration.
Don't miss this chance to meet with the top industry professionals for first-hand best-practices, face-to-face networking, and optimal learning! Benefit from our special group discount - send three or more individuals and receive a 15% discount off the registration fee. No two offers can be combined. We look forward to greeting you in Orlando on April 10th!
Jann Nielsen, PhD
Sr. Director, Project Management
& Conference Co-Chair
Rajendra Mohabir, PhD
Director, Project Management & Strategic Operations
& Conference Co-Chair
Eric Morfin, Director, PMO NOVARTIS VACCINES AND DIAGNOSTICS
PARTNER CRITICAL SKILLS INC & PHARMACEUTICAL SIG CHAIR
2007 Program Director Pharmaceutical & Biotech Division,
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
General Manager Pharmaceutical & Biotech Division,
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
PS: This is the only event of its kind that combines the PMI Pharmaceutical SIG Annual Membership Meeting with a fully integrated, educational experience providing PDU credits and exclusive networking opportunities