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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 Association... Read More →
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Kimberly Belsky

Executive Director Reg Policy & Intelligence, AdPromo, RegOps, Regulatory Affair, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, United States
Kimberly (Kim) Belsky is the Executive Director of Regulatory Policy & Intelligence, AdPromo and RegOps at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. With over 30 years of global experience in the medical product industry, including 20+ years in regulatory affairs, Kim's diverse experience including... Read More →
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Larry Blankstein

Head of Clinical Operations, Synlogic
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 PhD degree in Biology from Wesleyan University... Read More →
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Sudip Parikh

Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DIA Americas, DIA
Sudip S. Parikh, PhD, serves as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for DIA Americas. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Health & Consumer Solutions at Battelle, leading its Healthcare Improvement, Public Health Research, and Consumer, Industrial... Read More →
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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 conducted... Read More →
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Nancy Smerkanich

Assistant Professor Regulatory & Quality Sciences, University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, United States
Dr. Smerkanich has her doctorate and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California. She leads the clinical/regulatory courses while continuing to provide regulatory knowledge support to her academic and industry... Read More →

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