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Managing complex programmes in an increasingly challenging environment - Part 1

28nov9:00 am4:30 pmManaging complex programmes in an increasingly challenging environment - Part 1Is innovation our friend or foe

Event Details

This is to announce PIPMG’s next in-person event, in November 2023.

The topic will be spread in two parts over this meeting and another in May 2024.

The Objectives of this first event are:

  • Understand how changes in innovation are driving changes in product development
  • Gain insights into complexities of patient pathways and considerations relating to the development of complex therapeutics
  • Take learnings from a case study in overcoming recruitment challenges
  • Learn about the regulatory opportunities available for ATMPs
  • Learn about the technologies and tools that can be applied to manage complex projects
  • Understand the complexities around incorporating development of a companion diagnostic in parallel with product development
  • Discuss opportunities and network with colleagues at interactive project management workshop

This event is now bookable, at the early bird price until 3rd November 2023.

Note that charity organisations may take advantage of the early bird price at any time (contact us to apply).

Note also that you may book the second event in May 2024 at a further 20% reduction of the stated price, if you book for the November event. You will need to contact us to arrange.

Finally to note: some of the speakers in the Agenda below are not yet fully confirmed, but we will update in coming weeks.

Speakers for this event

  • Jacqueline Abbas

    Jacqueline Abbas

  • Keith Rodgers

    Keith Rodgers




  • Panteli Theocharous

    Panteli Theocharous

    VP Cell & Gene Therapy

    PPD (Thermo Fisher)

    VP Cell & Gene Therapy

  • Pauline Stewart-Long

    Pauline Stewart-Long


    Stewart-Long Solutions


  • PIPMG Committee

    PIPMG Committee

  • TBA



    • november 28, 2023
    • 09:30 am Introduction to PIPMG and UCB09:30 am- 09:50 am
      Agenda, Housekeeping
      Speakers: Pauline Stewart-Long, PIPMG Committee
    • 09:50 am How innovation and complex therapeutics are changing the development paradigm09:50 am- 10:25 am

      -How is the industry changing?

      -What is making development of a therapeutic more complex or is it?

      Speakers: Dan Swerdlow
    • 10:25 am Complex Patient Pathways in Rare Disease - the recruitment conundrum10:25 am- 11:00 am

      Clinical challenges and opportunities

      -Complex logistics in ATMPs

      -How to find ‘rare’ patients

      -Recruitment & retention strategies

      Speakers: Panteli Theocharous
    • 11:00 am Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges11:00 am- 11:30 am

      Regulatory pathways (RMAT, BTD, PRIME etc)

      Speakers: TBA
    • 11:30 am Coffee Break11:30 am- 11:45 am
    • 11:45 am Challenges in developing a companion diagnostic in parallel to therapeutic -what does this mean for the program? Case study11:45 am- 12:15 pm

      - Introduction to Sponsor

      -Overcoming clinical, quality, regulatory challenges

      -Added value: increasing probability of success for successful payor negotiations

    • 12:15 pm Intro to Workshop 112:15 pm- 12:35 pm

      Short intro to each topic 3 x 5 mins plus buffer

      Speakers: TBA
    • 12:35 pm Workshop 1- What is the Future? AI, parallel developments and other opportunities12:35 pm- 13:10 pm

      Artificial Intelligence, parallel developments (diagnostics or related assets) and other platform opportunities

      Speakers: PIPMG Committee
    • 13:10 pm Networking lunch13:10 pm- 13:55 pm
      Board Room
    • 13:55 pm Workshop 1 Output from group discussions13:55 pm- 14:20 pm

      Discussion 5mins per group plus 10 mins

      Speakers: PIPMG Committee
    • 14:20 pm Overcoming challenges with methodology: a case study in rare disease14:20 pm- 14:50 pm

      Case study Waterfall / Agile project management methodologies


      Speakers: TBA
    • 14:50 pm Intro to Workshop 214:50 pm- 15:05 pm
      2 x 6 mins plus buffer
      Speakers: TBA
    • 15:05 pm WORKSHOP 2: Agile decisions. Applying project management techniques and tools to manage more complex projects15:05 pm- 15:40 pm

      Decision Frameworks, Agile adaptions

      Speakers: PIPMG Committee
    • 15:40 pm Coffee break15:40 pm- 15:55 pm
    • 15:55 pm WORKSHOP 2: Output from group discussions15:55 pm- 16:20 pm

      Discussion  5 mins per group plus 10 mins

      Speakers: PIPMG Committee
    • 16:20 pm Overhaul of Program Management to meet the new challenges16:20 pm- 16:45 pm
      Progress to date
      Speakers: TBA
    • 16:45 pm Successfully Navigating the challenges of Advanced Therapies16:45 pm- 16:50 pm

      Summary Key takeaways

      Speakers: Jacqueline Abbas, Keith Rodgers, Pauline Stewart-Long
    • 16:55 pm Wrap up and details upcoming events16:55 pm- 17:00 pm
      Speakers: Jacqueline Abbas, Keith Rodgers, Pauline Stewart-Long
    • 17:00 pm TBC - Meeting networking reception17:00 pm- 18:00 pm


(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



208 Bath Road, Slough, SL1 3XE

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Total Price £350.00

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