Preliminary Session Schedule


Preliminary Session Schedule


Thursday, November 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ready or Not – The New European Medical Device Regulations Are Here!

Felicia R Cochran, BS, PhD, CMPP, Associate Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, Covington, KY

I Have the Abstract: How Do I Make It into a Poster?

Michelle E. Stofa, Research Communications Manager, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

Introduction to Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) for Writers

Beth Lesher, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Director, Strategic Market Access, Pharmerit International, Bethesda, MD

Catherine A O'Connor, Senior Communications Analyst, Pharmerit International, Bethesda, MD

Realizing the Benefits of Structured Content Management in a Step-wise Fashion

Mitzi Allred, PhD, Director, Clinical Operations, Merck, North Wales, PA

Angela Horowitz, MPH, Practice Director, Structured Content Management, ArborSys Group, Lawrenceville, NJ

Professional Development for Medical Writers: Create, Promote, and Monitor Programs and Tools for Growth

Linda Yih, BSc, Director, Medical Writing Services, PAREXEL International, Lyme, CT

Zika—The bite heard round the world

Larry Lynam, Principal, The Lynam Group, LLC, Coral Springs, FL

R Michelle Sauer, PhD, ELS, CRA, Research Development, Office of Research & Graduate Studies, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

 

Thursday, November 2, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Awkward to Awesome: How Powerful Construction Can Transform Your Writing

Robin Whitsell, President, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Medical Writer’s Guide in ClinicalTrials.Gov Results Postings

Shawn Watson, PharmD, PhD, Associate Director, Medical Writing, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Revere, MA

The Freelancer's Guide for a Successful Social Media Journey: How to Keep Up with Recent Changes, Overcome Obstacles, and Get Optimal Results

Lori De Milto, MJ, Owner, Writer for Rent LLC, Sicklerville, NJ

Larry Lynam, Principal, The Lynam Group, LLC, Coral Springs, FL

Intermediate Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) & Real World Evidence (RWE) Elements, Concepts and Writing Constructs

Tom Drake, MA, CMPP, Director, Global Outcomes Group, Reston, VA

Patti Peeples, RPh, PhD, CEO and Principal Researcher, HealthEconomics.Com, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Many Aspects of Podcasting

Helen Osborne, M.Ed., OTR/L, President, Health Literacy Consulting, Natick, MA

 

Thursday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Crib Notes for CMC Module 3: Content, Organization, and Post-Approval Impact

Mary Ellis Bogden, BA, Senior CMC Regulatory Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Karry Smith, PhD, MPH, Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Des Moines, IA

Getting Down to Business: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting (and Maintaining) Your Freelance Writing Business

Eleanor Mayfield, ELS, President, ELM Communications, Pittsburgh, PA

How to Shorten Abstracts Effectively

Ursula Lehner-Mayrhofer, MMag., Medical Writer, MED-EL GmbH (Medical Electronics), Innsbruck, Tyrol

Clinical Trial Transparency for Writers

Elizabeth Schiavoni, Owner and Primary Writer, Life Science Writing Solutions LLC, Buffalo, NY

Body Systems Overview for Medical Writers

Anne Erlich, Pharmacist and Medical Writer, Write Market Access, East Brunswick, NJ


 

Friday, November 3, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Are You Picking Up What I’m Putting Down? The Communication Conundrum

Robin Whitsell, President, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Trash Talk: Drug Waste in the 21st Century

Ashley Khan, PharmD, Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Biologics & Biosimilars: Regulations, Rules of Trial Design, and Rising Approvals

Rochelle Mills, PhD, Medical Writer & Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Winning the Work: Grant Writing Basics

Margaret Smith, BA, Editor/Writer, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Loretta Bohn, BA, Senior Editor/Writer, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

Tech Tools to Help you Run Your Freelance Business

Monica Nicosia, PhD, Independent Medical Writer, Nicosia Medical Writer LLC, Bryn Mawr, PA

What Should You Know About Public Relations and Marketing in Medicine?

Erin L. Boyle, Senior Editor, Remedy Health Media, Arlington, VA

Katrina R Burton, Communications Specialist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Hilary Graham, MA, Senior Manager, Scientific Marketing, Luminex Corporation, Austin, TX

 

Friday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Ticking Clock: Maintaining Sanity for QC

Amanda Pennington, BS, Quality Reviewer and Medical Editor, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Oxford, PA

Ashley Khan, PharmD, Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Pittsboro, NC

You Can Do It Too! Creating Science Videos for the Public

Jessica Meade, MFA, Writer-Editor, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

CORE Reference: A Year of Experience Preparing CSRs for Multiple Audiences

Aaron B. Bernstein, PhD, Principal Regulatory Writing Consultant, Aaron Bernstein Consulting, LLC, Millburn, NJ

Art Gertel, Principal Consultant, MedSciCom, LLC, Lebanon, NJ

The SCE (Section 2.7.3, Summary of Efficacy Safety): Data from the Trenches

Nancy R. Katz, PhD, MWC®, President & Principal Medical Writing Consultant, Illyria Consulting Group, Inc., Soda Springs, CA

What Instructional Design Skills do you Need to Learn to Develop Effective Educational Communications?

Deborah Anderson, PhD, Medical writer/Medical instructional designer, DGA Medical Communications, Bucks County, PA

Molecular Biology of Cancer

Janet Novak, PhD, ELS, Senior Editor/Grant Writer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

 

Friday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Writing Pediatric Plans: Experiences and Challenges

Jennifer Rilstone, PhD, Senior Regulatory Documentation Scientist, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited, Mississauga, Ontario

Time saving techniques for Microsoft Word - best tips, shortcuts, ideas and guides

Zoe Wright, Product Specialist, PleaseTech Ltd, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Writing and Editing CME Needs Assessments

Donald Harting MA, ELS, CHCP, President, Harting Communications, LLC, Downingtown, PA

Katherine Molnar-Kimber PhD, President, KMK Consulting Services of Kimnar Group LLC, Worcester, PA

Nathalie Turner, MS, ELS, Senior Grant Developer, Medscape Education, Seattle, WA

Strategic Grantsmanship Principles for Academic Medical and Scientific Writers

Kelly Byram, MS, MBA, ELS, CEO, Duke City Consulting, LLC, Albuquerque, NM

Discussion on FDA Expedited Regulatory Approval Programs

Monique Pond, PhD, Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

Jam Session for Seasoned Freelances

Brian Bass, MWC®, President, Bass Global, Inc., Fort Myers, FL

 

Saturday, November 4, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Designing Your Regulatory Content for Multichannel Targets

Susan Bairnsfather, CEO, EPharmaTech, Shreveport, LA

Precision Medicine, Biomarkers, and NextGen Sequencing - Science, Regulation, and the Future

Karry Smith, Medical Writer and Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC

A Review of Processes and Some Best Practices for Narrative Writing

Karen L. Campbell, MS, Senior Medical Writer & Consultant, Whitsell Innovations, Cary, NC

The MACRA-Economics of Value-Based Care in CME Design, Methodology, and Implementation

Bonny P McClain MSc, DC, CEO, Data and Donuts, Greensboro, NC

Freelance Medical Editing, Writing, or Both: Which Path Is Right for Me?

Lori De Milto, MJ, Owner, Writer for Rent LLC, Sicklerville, NJ

Julie Munden, Medical Editor & Copywriter, Blue Ink Communications, Souderton, PA

 

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Transitioning from the Academic Track to Medical Writing: Tips and Tricks for Scholars Looking to Go In House or Strike Out on their Own

Tamara Powell, PhD, Research Associate, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver, CO

Brittany DM Hodges, PhD, Owner and Medical Writer, Inkwell Scientific, Denver, CO

The Elements of a Great Multiple-Choice Test Question

Nathalie Turner, MS, ELS, Senior Grant Developer, Medscape Education, Seattle, WA

Managing Remote Medical Writing Teams for Large Safety Narrative Projects

Stephanie Matheson, MSc, PhD, Senior Medical Writer, PAREXEL International, Billerica, MA

Helping Non-Native English-Speaking Investigators get Their Research Published in Quality Journals

William R. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Univ Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

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