2012 Baltimore

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

CE Course: Applying text mining techniques for scientific literature and patent search and analysis:A Hands-On Workshop. Instructor: Dr. David Milward, Chief Technical Officer, Linguamatics

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Keynote: The US Pharmaceutical Market: Trends, Issues and Outlook (Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IMS Health, Inc.) 

Practical steps to reinvent the Corporate Information Center and demonstrate value. (Blanca Chou and Eric Stubbs, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals)

Managing data and providing competitive insights from clinical trials databases using BizInt Smart Charts (Diane Webb, BizInt Solutions; and Jennifer Friend-Huizer, Janssen/J&J)

Mobile Devices & the Information Professional – where do I fit in? (Andrew Clark, UCB)

Librarians as internal consultants (Josh Duberman, Partner, Pivotalinfo LLC)

KOLs – who are they, where are they, and how do you find them? (Marc Engelsgjerd, M.D., Wolters Kluwer InThought)
Big projects need big solutions – Utilizing OvidSP and QUOSA for AdComm Prep (Natalie Rainford, Astellas Pharma Global Development)

Social Event – National Aquarium, Baltimore (Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health (Ovid) & Adis)

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Rise of China: Implications for Pharma and Pharma Librarians
(Josh Berlin, Elsevier Business Intelligence)

Biosimilars and biopharmaceuticals (Ronald A. Rader, Biotechnology Information Institute)

Vendor Panel – Discovery Services (EBSCO, Ex Libris, and Serials Solutions.  Moderator: Karin Ross, AstraZeneca)

Breakout sessions

1. Challenges of globalizing contracts II. Moderator: Robyn Smith, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
2. Managing of copyright – reactive/responsive use. Moderator: John Chu, Gilead
3. Should I know what cloud computing is?
4. What was your library’s role in the BRIC expansion?
5. Pharmacovigilance – managing the right product literature database