Upcoming program agendas

Participants have described our sessions as “electric.” High energy comes from the earnest (and yes, sometimes heated, but always civil) discussions. We dive into everything from new FDA regulations and tech-transfer best practices, to the competition between outsourcing in the East and West … and the very future of the industry.

What can you expect at Outsourced Pharma? See our Boston 2018 agenda below!

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Boston 2018 Agenda

Thriving In An Expanded Outsourced Drug Development and Manufacturing Model

Monday 5/14/18

8:00 am

Registration and Exhibit Hall open, Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome / Conference Chair Opening Remarks

9:15 am

Help! The 7 Critical Areas Where Sponsors Need More Support

Executives at sponsor companies explore their seven most critical support needs for drug development and manufacturing. Learn how a lack of support in each area impacts their plans, and join a discussion on how sponsors and CDMOs can work together to solve each challenge.

 

10:15 am

Networking Refreshment Break

11:00 am

How To Survive – And Even Benefit From – Your CDMO’s M&A

Your CDMO is being acquired or merging: How do you ensure your projects and company continue to receive the attention they deserve? Sponsors with firsthand experience detail specific steps you can – and should – take to ensure you don’t get lost in the M&A shuffle.

 

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

 

1:15 pm

New Business Models With CDMOs Include Better Pricing

Today’s more creative sponsor-CDMO business models now include improved pricing strategies. Can these enlightened models and strategies work for you and your service provider? Here are some answers from three real-life case studies.

 

2:15 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

3:00 pm

Spotlight Technology: Lowering Risk To Your Physical Supply Chain

Will your shipments of raw materials or finished goods get stolen, diverted, counterfeited … or simply disappear? Charles Forsaith, Chairman, Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC), presents on the state of our physical supply, how to evaluate security risk in key areas of your supply chain, and leads a panel of pharma security professionals in a discussion of security technologies.

 

4:00 pm

Networking Reception

 

6:00 pm

Day One Concludes

 

Tuesday 5/15/2018

8:00 am

Exhibit Hall Opens, Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Conference Chair Day Two Opening Remarks

9:15 am

How Small Sponsors Can Compete For Attention At Their CDMOs

Start-ups, virtuals, biotechs and smaller pharma compete with bigger sponsors for capabilities, capacity, better pricing … and just to maintain a service provider’s full attention. Some break through, while others feel marginalized. Our experienced professionals will offer strategies to help, and also discuss your experiences.

 

10:15 am

Networking Refreshment Break

11:00 am

Does Your Risk Management Plan Satisfy The FDA and SEC?

Regulatory scrutiny of your outsourcing activities isn’t limited to the FDA. The SEC is paying more attention to how you manage and disclose operational risks. Any drug developer receiving funding needs to listen to this panel discuss risk management and disclosure, best practices for data integrity and IP protection, and supply and quality agreements.

 

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 pm

Leverage Today’s IT Solutions For Better Outsourcing Outcomes

Serialization, the cloud, blockchain — progressive biopharma and CDMOs are widely applying these IT-based solutions to drive better drug development and manufacturing outcomes. Find out how you can join them to positively impact external supply chain logistics, data management, and your operational efficiency.

 

2:15 pm

Networking Refreshment Break

3:00 pm

Spotlight Leadership Company: TBD

We’ll announce our Boston 2018 Spotlight Leadership Company in the coming weeks. At each Outsourced Pharma conference, a successful company from the Bio/Pharmaceutical industry presents a working model, and best practices, in the art of outsourcing drug development and manufacturing.

 

3:50 pm

Conference Chair Closing Remarks

4:00 pm

Conference Concludes