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Tuesday, June 20 • 12:45pm - 1:30pm

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Larry A. Blankstein, PhD


Mixing Science, Policy, and Politics Without Getting Sick
Sudip Parikh, PhD

Continuous Improvement
Angela van der Salm, DrSc, PhD

Smart(er) Choices
Nancy Pire Smerkanich, DrSc, MS

Grumpy Butt
Kimberly Belsky, MS

Why it is Worth it to Look Beyond Your own Back Yard
Holger G. Adelmann

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Holger Adelmann

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA EMEA
Dr. Holger G. Adelmann, MD PhD. Board certified Clinical Pharmacologist. Clinical training in internal medicine. Several leading positions in pharma since 1989 with Bayer & Tropon (Germany), AstraZeneca (UK and Sweden), and Merck Serono (Germany). He is member of the American Ass... Read More →
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Kimberly Belsky

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Intelligence, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Kimberly (Kim) Belsky is a Sr. Director of Regulatory Intelligence at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Kim was an Executive Director at OneSource Regulatory (OSR) and an Executive Director of AdPromo, Labeling, and Policy in Regulatory Affairs at Valeant Pharmaceutica... Read More →
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Larry Blankstein

Consultant, Clinical Development, Blankstein Consulting Group
Dr. Larry Blankstein is an independent Senior Consultant to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry. He has over 22 years' experience in drug development strategy, clinical operations and mergers and acquisitions. He received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from Wesleyan Univer... Read More →
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Sudip Parikh

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA Americas, DIA
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Angela van der Salm

Director Pharmacovigilance, DADA Consultancy
PhD education level with accompanying communication skills, 10 years of experience in PV and 6 years of experience functioning as a QPPV, underwent and conducted 20 audits; fluid intelligence, quick thinking, helicopter view and focus for ensuring actions are set out and conducte... Read More →
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Nancy Smerkanich

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy; Educational Liaison & Instructor, ICRS, University of Southern California
Dr. Smerkanich recently completed her doctorate in Regulatory Science on the Implementation of Benefit-Risk Frameworks in Industry. She leads the clinical regulatory courses while continuing to provide regulatory guidance to her academic and industry peers. In her new role at USC... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:45pm - 1:30pm
N426a McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616