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28th November 2023

Held at UCB, Slough, UK

In the life science community, we are managing complex programs in an increasingly challenging environment. This was the topic for discussion at PIPMG’s recent conference. One common theme throughout the event was the increasing importance of the patient’s voice. Particularly acknowledging the patient not just by their pathology, but as a person. Relating to this topic especially were two of our speakers:

Dan Swerdlow  – How innovation and complex therapeutics are changing the development paradigm

Panteli Theocharous – Complex Patient Pathways in Rare Diseases – the recruitment conundrum

Another key theme during the day was the regulatory complexities in bringing innovative products to healthcare, such as rare disease therapies, and companion diagnostics. This was addressed by:

Alison GilliesCompanion Diagnostics – Regulatory

Nitin JainDelivering Companion Diagnostics Successfully

Jamie AustinUnlocking Super Power – regulatory schemes for complex therapies

 

The two workshop sessions on the day looked at what various modern developments in our world mean for companies and project managers. Workshop 1: AI, Platform technologies, Parallel Drug/Device developments, Workshop 2: Agile PM and Frameworks for Decision-Making.

Making some more interesting presentations about the ways we needed to think about organising our work to meet the challenges this day identified:

Clive Lambden – Waterfall / Agile project management methodologies

Ian MurrayJourney towards a unified PM model in UCB

 

We are looking forward to Part 2 of this topic, in May 2024 – book now!

 

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