CBI Scene Blog

Q&A With the 2018 Trailblazer Award Recipients

Posted by Sabrina Delio on Jun 13, 2018 2:41:52 PM

To be in the life sciences industry, it is important to never stop seeking out new ideas and thinking imaginatively.  That is why this past March, at the 14th Annual Pharma Forum 2018, three recipients were honored during the premier Trailblazer Award Ceremony. 

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Topics: meeting professionals, Meeting Management

Strategies for Deploying and Using Life Sciences Product Complaint Thresholds

Posted by Sabrina Delio on Jun 7, 2018 2:04:50 PM

Digital technology has transformed the health care space. Bleeding-edge hardware and software solutions have streamlined patient information-sharing activities, refined clinical workflows and facilitated the creation and deployment of the consumer-friendly value-based care methodologies. This development is expected to continue over the coming years, as an estimated 88 percent of health care chief information officers intend to either boost or maintain current IT investment levels, according to research from KPMG.

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4 Key MES Implementation Considerations

Posted by Sabrina Delio on Jun 7, 2018 1:49:43 PM

American businesses devoted more than $2.4 billion to manufacturing execution system implementation initiatives in 2017, according to analysts for Transparency Market Research.

This figure is expected to increase significantly over the next seven years as more organizations embrace MES technology in an effort to more effectively monitor production processes.

However, a good number of these forthcoming adopters are likely to encounter roadblocks along the path to implementation. Installing an effective MES solution is no easy task, an underlying reality many manufacturing enterprises learn the hard way, Control Engineering reported.

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How to Align Management with Functional Areas of R&D

Posted by Evanna Payen on Apr 11, 2018 9:39:01 AM

While it's an issue that's not limited to the pharmaceutical industry, miscommunication between the "doers" - those actually performing clinical trials - and the "planners," who set and monitor the budget, is particularly prominent. While research and development in a non-pharmaceutical business can often be put on indefinite hold while funding is secured, clinical trials don't share that luxury. Variables such as timing, resources, and the ability to make adjustments if obstacles arise are freedoms all crucial to a given trial's success. This means, in turn, that "holding" isn't really a viable option. So how can the behind-the-scenes program teams work in tandem with those on the front lines?

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Topics: Clinical, Clinical Trials, Budgeting, Forecasting, CROS, Sites, Operations, Finance, Research and Development

GDPR's Impact on Consent Management and Data Privacy

Posted by Evanna Payen on Apr 2, 2018 10:13:30 AM

To say that global reporting requirements are constantly changing is something of an understatement, particularly as new markets around the world continue to emerge. As a result, many industry professionals are concerned about their own ability to keep up with and be aware of all new compliance requirements around the world - even if their businesses are based primarily within the United States.

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Topics: Global Transparency, Compliance, Emerging Markets, GDPR, Consent Management, HCP Interactions, Reporting

The Underestimated Importance of Ground Transportation for Meetings & Events

Posted by Robert Turner Jr. on Mar 7, 2018 2:24:26 PM

 

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Topics: meeting professionals, Meeting Management

What Will Be the Next Hot Technology at Life Sciences Events?

Posted by Brent Turner on Mar 5, 2018 1:31:50 PM

 

Over the past few years, three major themes have been driving change across our community of life sciences meeting and event professionals.

As Millennials have become the dominant demographic, we’ve begun redesigning events to meet their expectations. As leading global events – such as C2 Montreal and Dreamforce – have reconceived their experiences, we’ve entered a “festivalization” era for meetings and events. Finally, the landscape of event technology providers has grown 70% in the last few years, ushering in new tools for meeting organizers and attendees.

These three themes have, in turn, pushed meetings and events into the forefront of emerging technology.

In 2016, virtual reality and augmented reality drove attendee delight and provided new mechanisms for learning and development. 

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Topics: meeting professionals, Meeting Management

CBI Highlights Rare Disease Day with CureCMT4J

Posted by Lisa Tandy on Feb 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

In the harsh, overhead light of the ER the ICU doc turned his attention away from my daughter to direct his gaze upon me. Two other doctors flanked him on each side. I felt overmatched. I hadn’t slept for two nights and it was probably now around 3AM of the third night. I looked back at my 12 year-old daughter, Talia, lying semi-reclined, her little body engulfed by the giant hospital bed. A clear, plastic mask covered nearly all of her face, save for her blue-green eyes and honey-colored hair. She was asleep. Finally. Her cheeks pink, her breathing less labored. An aura of purple light surrounded her.  

The flu was raging through her body, making it difficult to breathe or even hold her head up. Already weakened by a rare neuromuscular disease known as CMT4J, the doctors were concerned Talia may need intubation—a tube placed into her windpipe to take over for her breathing. At the very least, she would need time on a bipap machine to help both push air into her lungs and pull it back out again. CMT4J had even stolen her muscles used for breathing.

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Topics: Patient Access, Rare Disease & Orphan Drugs, Rare Disease Day, expanded access, Patient Advocacy

Put One (Green) Foot In Front Of The Other – Sustainability in Meeting Planning

Posted by Sabrina Delio on Feb 27, 2018 4:37:00 PM

 

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Topics: meeting professionals, Meeting Management

Bridging the Generation Gap in Communication – Balancing Face-to-Face Networking with Online Communication

Posted by Sabrina Delio on Feb 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Text, tweet, post, snap - the millennial generation professional is a master of social media presence, internet research, and online connectivity. But networking and connection is just as important face-to-face as it is in pixels. Ideally, as we move toward to a more tech-centric society, we want to utilize both the digital and physical components of business to reap the benefits of both worlds.

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