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Wednesday, June 21 • 10:30am - 11:45am
#323: Effective Collaborations: Navigating the Grey Space

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Advanced
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; PDU 1.25 PMI 2166-000200; RN 1.25

Research and development (R&D) partnership models are a common arrangement that can be found in small and large companies alike. While legal agreements provide the guardrails for those engagements, the success of a partnership can hinge on how well the alliance managers and relevant team members manage the grey spaces not explicitly covered in the pre-arranged contract. In this forum, we will talk through some areas that often fall into this grey space such as data ownership, firewalls, and governance committees.

Learning Objectives

Identify areas that may not be commonly covered in collaboration agreements and learn how to effectively negotiate those spaces while maximizing the health of the collaboration.


Andrew Townshend


Outside the Contract: Best Practices for Alliance Relationship Maintenance
Andrew Townshend

Navigating Governance in a Partnership: Are the Players Really Equal? How to Navigate the Potential Imbalance
Stephane Marzabal, PhD

Making the Most of Your Collaboration: What to do When the Contract is Silent
Matthew J Meitzner, MS

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Andrew Townshend

Senior Vice President, Alliance Development, INC Research
Vice President of Business Development at INC Research. Mr. Townshend has responsibility for developing strategic accounts within the Pharma and biotech industries focused on novel and innovative engagement and alliance models. Prior to this, Mr. Townshend was Vice President Outsourcing... Read More →

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Stephane Marzabal

Co Founder, SYNOV Solutions LLC
Stephane Marzabal has 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He started in Clinical Operations & in 2006, moved to Program Leadership managing assets in partnerships, across all phases of development. He successfully led teams to the launch of 2 drugs. In parallel, he... Read More →
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Matthew Meitzner

Associate Director, Project Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Matt Meitzner is an experienced project manager in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Wednesday June 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am CDT
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