Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Community

The Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Community of the SLA provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among individuals interested in the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and dissemination of information in all aspects of the pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnical, cosmetic, medical device, and other health care fields. PHTD is involved in all aspects of information science, as related to education, research, business and marketing in the health care field.


Community Discussions

  • Hi Anitha, are you talking about training programs/texts to learn more about RWE/RWD, or resources that provide RWE-based care recommendations? ------------------------------ Amy Shortlidge-Cox IRT Expert Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (203) ...

  • Hello All: Hope this finds you all doing well. Are there recommendations for online resources on Value Evidence topics -  Real World Evidence (RWE); Real World Data (RWD) in the pharma industry?    Kind Regards, Anitha ...

  • Brava/Bravo to the PHT leadership. Thank you for listening and being prudent. Clearly we aren't out of the woods yet and it is appreciated the tough but caring decisions. There are many other options available as we all become accustom to virtual ...


SLA News

  • President's Message - July 2020

    Hello New Jersey Community, 

    To begin, I am hoping that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and abiding by mandates and recommendations that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. While it’s incredibly unfortunate that we haven’t seen each other face to face, I know that if we all do our part we’ll be able to with each other and those we love soon enough.

    With that said, the high levels of uncertainties have significantly impacted how we move forward with planning the rest of 2020’s events. Our community’s leadership has made the difficult decision to cancel the New Jersey SLA 85th Anniversary Celebration. However, the programming committee has already convened to identify ways to celebrate and honor our community's milestone virtually. Other traditional in-person events will likely take place virtually, too. Please reach out to me if you would like to be involved.

    In addition to our community’s event, SLA HQ has also announced that the annual conference, which was first postponed to October, will now be entirely virtual. I encourage you to read SLA’s official statement on the Coronavirus.  

    The more we as a community and as New Jerseyans keep doing our part, the closer we are to being able to celebrate being together again. If there are any resources you need, I encourage you to review the New Jersey COVID-19 site. You can also find someone to talk to by dialing 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. 

    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home when you can, 

    Angela Pagliaro

  • Virtual SLA 2020 and 2021 Annual Conferences

    SLA made the following announcement on July 22 (below is an excerpt from an Open Forum message by SLA staff):

    With the COVID-19 pandemic showing signs of renewed strength, SLA has decided not to offer any in-person programming for the 2020 Annual Conference and will instead present the entire conference agenda virtually to ensure the health and safety of our community while also providing accessible, interactive opportunities for learning, networking, and engagement.

    Given the uncertainty surrounding the spread and duration of COVID-19 and the associated impact on the travel and meeting industries, SLA will also present its 2021 Annual Conference in a 100% virtual format. The 2022 conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, from July 29–August 2 and will also feature a virtual component for those who cannot attend in person.

    Please don't hesitate to contact learning@sla.org with your questions. 

  • SLA-MN Book Discussion of A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

    Let's meet virtually to discuss A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota on Monday, August 10, at 7:00 pm. If you can't obtain a print copy to read, the ebook is made available to all Minnesotans this summer via Ebooks Minnesota and One Book | One Minnesota.

    To access the ebook, simply visit https://library.biblioboard.com/module/one-book-one-minnesota/ and click the book cover image to start reading on your phone, computer, or other device. (Creating an account is NOT required on the biblioboard platform, unless you want to save favorites or add notes.)

    This event will be free though requires registration via the link below. There will be time for an icebreaker and networking, in addition to the book discussion. Hope to see you then!

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