23rd – 25th October, 2018

The GCSG 2018 European Knowledge Forum

Join us in Barcelona for the 5th Annual GCSG European Knowledge Forum

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Day 1: Tuesday, October 23
9:00 am - 3:59 pm
Boot Camp

Boot Camp: Introduction to Import/ Export

The attendees will be able to:


  1. Identify four (4) roles necessary for completing an international shipment and the responsibilities of each of the roles

  2. Identify at least three (3) documents needed to be maintained for recordkeeping and explain why they must be kept

  3. Name the global association that has responsibility for writing customs valuations guidance

Day 2: Wednesday, October 24
7:30 am - 8:29 pm
Conference Logistics

Breakfast- Registration Open- Exhibitor Displays Open

9:55 am - 10:14 am
Break

Room Transfer

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Leading a Virtual Team – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. List no fewer than two (2) reasons why virtual teams lose motivation & engagement
2. Describe ways to increase and enhance communication to keep virtual teams productive
3. Compare and contrast virtual team leadership vs co-located team leadership

Speakers
10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Voice of the Customer – The Clinical Trial Pharmacist – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Compare the differences between how we currently value the clinical supplies Pharmacist versus how we should value them, along with the patient
2. Explain the importance of providing clear and concise instructions for taking clinical supplies during the trial
3. Summarize the negative clinical trial Pharmacist experiences with clinical supplies and identify no fewer than two (2) ways to address them

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Challenges of Managing the Cell Gene and Personalised Medicines Supply Chain – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Define the differences between Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) products and small molecule products
2. Identify the challenges of shipping CGT compared to standard shipments
3. List no fewer than three (3) ways to overcome those shipping challenges

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

BREXIT _ Update and Potential Impact on Clinical Supplies – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. List the two (2) biggest fears the industry has regarding the impact of Brexit on the clinical supply chain in Europe
2. Theorize about what countries will pick up the slack of the UK clinical supply chain after Brexit is implemented
3. Give examples of how the clinical supplies industry has already been impacted by Brexit

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Benefits and Challenges of Successfully Implementing the Direct to Patient Model – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe two (2) benefits each for the clinical site, sponsor and patient of a direct to patient trial
2. Identify at least two (2) risks for sponsors and develop an effective mitigation strategy for these risks
3. Identify two (2) late stage customization strategies that can support delivery of medication closer to the patient thus minimizing waste

11:15 am - 11:29 am
Break

Room Transfer

11:30 am - 12:29 pm
Presentation

Plenary Panel on Innovation (P1)

The attendee will be able to:


  1. Compare and contrast the "Traditional" way of doing things with the clinical supply chain versus the innovative ways companies are doing things.

  2. Outline what all new supply chain innovation has in common regarding how the innovation occurred.

  3. Explain the challenges that all innovative projects have and how they might be avoided.

12:30 pm - 1:44 pm
Break

Lunch- Exhibit Displays Open

1:45 pm - 2:44 pm
Workshop

Leading a Virtual Team – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. List no fewer than two (2) reasons why virtual teams lose motivation & engagement
2. Describe ways to increase and enhance communication to keep virtual teams productive
3. Compare and contrast virtual team leadership vs co-located team leadership

Speakers
1:45 pm - 2:44 pm
Workshop

Implementing an efficient Supply Chain from a Small Company Perspective – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Summarize the differences between how a small company clinical supply manager needs to think versus a large company clinical supply manager
2. List no fewer than two (2) challenges that a small company clinical supply chain manager has ever day
3. List no fewer than two (2) advantages that a small company clinical supply chain manager has

1:45 pm - 2:44 pm
Workshop

Strategies to Manage the Complexity of Setting Up Clinical Trials in Emerging Markets – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe three (3) situations where knowledge of regulatory requirements can positively influence clinical supply chain outcomes
2. Summarize how differences in emerging market regualtory requirements can effect shipping and distribution channels
3. Present the best way you can be aware of, and access, changing merging market regulations for clinical supplies used in global clinical trials

1:45 pm - 2:44 pm
Workshop

Evolution of Temperature Surveillance for Clinical Supplies – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe no fewer than two (2) ways clinical supplies shipments can go out of spec (OOS) and two (2) ways to decrease the risk of this happening
2. Summarize all of the systems used in the clinical supply chain to ensure temperatre controls are in place from warehouse/depot to clinical/patient site
3. Identify the differences between maintaining Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) shipments and refrigerated (2-8ºC) or frozen (-20ºC) shipments

Speakers
1:45 pm - 2:44 pm
Workshop

Understanding the Complexities of Clinical Supplies at Airports – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe no fewer than two (2) ways airports and airlines maintain control of clinical supplies
2. Summarize the end to end supply chain controls at airports that ensure clinical supplies are secure and temperature controlled
3. Identify no fewer than three (3) ways clinical supply chain planners can contribute to the supply chain and temperature controls of clinical trial materials when they arrive at the airport

2:45 pm - 2:59 pm
Break

Room Transfer- Tea/Coffee Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Presentation

Patient Testimonial – Parkinsons (P2)

This excellent presentation provides a patient's viewpoint of their condition/illness and how they are managing it with medical intervention.  We will have an insight into how the patient manages day to day life and how we as Clinical Supply providers can work towards ensuring that our patients' needs are managed and integrated into how we manage clinical supplies.

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Conference Logistics

Departure to event

6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Networking

Evening Entertainment

The evening will be filled with food and drink and, most importantly, plenty of time for networking with your clinical supply colleagues, all in a relaxed beach-front setting.

We will be boarding buses promptly at 6pm to take us to the venue, so ensure you are ready and in the lobby by this time.

Dress Code:

·     Relaxed

·     Comfortable

·     Casual

We will be on our feet whilst competing in a team-based activity, so please have comfortable footwear with you.

Despite a forecast of sunny and 20 degrees, we expect it will get chilly in the evening, so you may want a light sweater or jacket.

10:45 pm - 11:59 pm
Conference Logistics

Departures back to the hotel available

Day 3: Thursday, October 25
7:30 am - 8:29 am
Networking

Breakfast- Registration Open- Exhibitor Displays Open

9:00 am - 9:59 am
Workshop

Management and Considerations for Rare Diseases vs. Common Diseases – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe the differences between clinical supply chain planning for common diseases versus rare diseases
2. List no fewer than two (2) challenges that impact the clinical supply chains for rare diseases
3. Summarize how rare disease clinical trials impact the clinical supply chain and provide one solution for handling rare disease clinical supply chains

9:00 am - 9:59 am
Workshop

Voice of the Customer – The Clinical Trial Pharmacist – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Compare the differences between how we currently value the clinical supplies Pharmacist versus how we should value them, along with the patient
2. Explain the importance of providing clear and concise instructions for taking clinical supplies during the trial
3. Summarize the negative clinical trial Pharmacist experiences with clinical supplies and identify no fewer than two (2) ways to address them

9:00 am - 9:59 am
Workshop

Benefits and Challenges of Successfully Implementing the Direct to Patient Model – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe two (2) benefits each for the clinical site, sponsor and patient of a direct to patient trial
2. Identify at least two (2) risks for sponsors and develop an effective mitigation strategy for these risks
3. Identify two (2) late stage customization strategies that can support delivery of medication closer to the patient thus minimizing waste

9:00 am - 9:59 am
Workshop

Understanding the Complexities of Clinical Supplies at Airports – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe no fewer than two (2) ways airports and airlines maintain control of clinical supplies
2. Summarize the end to end supply chain controls at airports that ensure clinical supplies are secure and temperature controlled
3. Identify no fewer than three (3) ways clinical supply chain planners can contribute to the supply chain and temperature controls of clinical trial materials when they arrive at the airport

9:00 am - 9:59 am
Workshop

BREXIT _ Update and Potential Impact on Clinical Supplies – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. List the two (2) biggest fears the industry has regarding the impact of Brexit on the clinical supply chain in Europe
2. Theorize about what countries will pick up the slack of the UK clinical supply chain after Brexit is implemented
3. Give examples of how the clinical supplies industry has already been impacted by Brexit

10:00 am - 10:14 am
Break

Room Transfer- Tea/Coffee break

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Challenges of Managing the Cell Gene and Personalised Medicines Supply Chain – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Define the differences between Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) products and small molecule products
2. Identify the challenges of shipping CGT compared to standard shipments
3. List no fewer than three (3) ways to overcome those shipping challenges

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

BREXIT _ Update and Potential Impact on Clinical Supplies – 3

The attendee will be able to:

1. List the two (2) biggest fears the industry has regarding the impact of Brexit on the clinical supply chain in Europe
2. Theorize about what countries will pick up the slack of the UK clinical supply chain after Brexit is implemented
3. Give examples of how the clinical supplies industry has already been impacted by Brexit

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Implementing an efficient Supply Chain from a Small Company Perspective – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Summarize the differences between how a small company clinical supply manager needs to think versus a large company clinical supply manager
2. List no fewer than two (2) challenges that a small company clinical supply chain manager has ever day
3. List no fewer than two (2) advantages that a small company clinical supply chain manager has

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

The Benefits of Building Patient Centricity into Clinical Trials – 1

The attendee will be able to:

1. Explain what patient centricity is and its value in clinical studies
2. List the areas of the clinical supply chain that need to be better oriented toward patient centricity
3. Compare and contrast how Patient Centricity was built into clinical supplies packaging and labeling five (5) years ago versus where it needs to be in (5) years

10:15 am - 11:14 am
Workshop

Strategies to Manage the Complexity of Setting Up Clinical Trials in Emerging Markets – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe three (3) situations where knowledge of regulatory requirements can positively influence clinical supply chain outcomes
2. Summarize how differences in emerging market regualtory requirements can effect shipping and distribution channels
3. Present the best way you can be aware of, and access, changing merging market regulations for clinical supplies used in global clinical trials

11:15 am - 11:29 am
Break

Room Transfer

11:30 am - 12:29 pm
Workshop

The Benefits of Building Patient Centricity into Clinical Trials – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Explain what patient centricity is and its value in clinical studies
2. List the areas of the clinical supply chain that need to be better oriented toward patient centricity
3. Compare and contrast how Patient Centricity was built into clinical supplies packaging and labeling five (5) years ago versus where it needs to be in (5) years

11:30 am - 12:29 pm
Workshop

Benefits and Challenges of Successfully Implementing the Direct to Patient Model – 3

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe two (2) benefits each for the clinical site, sponsor and patient of a direct to patient trial
2. Identify at least two (2) risks for sponsors and develop an effective mitigation strategy for these risks
3. Identify two (2) late stage customization strategies that can support delivery of medication closer to the patient thus minimizing waste

11:30 am - 12:29 pm
Workshop

Evolution of Temperature Surveillance for Clinical Supplies – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe no fewer than two (2) ways clinical supplies shipments can go out of spec (OOS) and two (2) ways to decrease the risk of this happening
2. Summarize all of the systems used in the clinical supply chain to ensure temperatre controls are in place from warehouse/depot to clinical/patient site
3. Identify the differences between maintaining Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) shipments and refrigerated (2-8ºC) or frozen (-20ºC) shipments

Speakers
11:30 am - 12:29 pm
Workshop

Management and Considerations for Rare Diseases vs. Common Diseases – 2

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe the differences between clinical supply chain planning for common diseases versus rare diseases
2. List no fewer than two (2) challenges that impact the clinical supply chains for rare diseases
3. Summarize how rare disease clinical trials impact the clinical supply chain and provide one solution for handling rare disease clinical supply chains

11:30 am - 12:29 pm
Workshop

Strategies to Manage the Complexity of Setting Up Clinical Trials in Emerging Markets – 3

The attendee will be able to:

1. Describe three (3) situations where knowledge of regulatory requirements can positively influence clinical supply chain outcomes
2. Summarize how differences in emerging market regualtory requirements can effect shipping and distribution channels
3. Present the best way you can be aware of, and access, changing merging market regulations for clinical supplies used in global clinical trials

12:30 pm - 1:44 pm
Break

Lunch- Exhibitor Displays Open

1:45 pm - 2:44 pm
Presentation

BREXIT- Latest Thoughts on the Impact to Clinical Supplies (P3)

The attendees will be able to:


  1. Summarize the latest impact of Brexit on the clinical supply chain in Europe

  2. Identify no fewer than three (3) ways Brexit will impact packaging and distribution in the EU

  3. Describe no fewer than two (2) ways the clinical supplies industry can work around the impact of Brexit

Location
Verdi

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