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Xtalks Announces Its July-August 2013 Life Sciences Webinar Calendar

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--All events are complimentary and are delivered by leading industry experts. Click on the webinars of your choice to learn more and register:

July 2  

Managing Cultural Variability in PRO Measurement in Global Clinical Research
Part 1: Cross-cultural Qualitative Research for Simultaneous Scale Development



Benoit Arnould, PhD, Senior Director, Mapi

Nicola Germain, MA, Senior Research Associate, Mapi


July 9 & 11

SDTM in Real Time – A Case Study: Initial Datasets by First Patient In; Final Datasets Within 24 Hours of Study Lock



Keith Howells, SVP Development, OmniComm Systems, Inc.

Prashanthi Vunnava, Senior SAS Programmer, Alkermes, Plc.


July 10

Vaccine and Biotherapeutic Formulation Development and Manufacture Using Spray-Drying


Jeff Breit, Ph.D., Director of Inhalation Technology, Bend Research Inc.

Devon DuBose, Senior Research Engineer, Bend Research Inc.


July 10

Data Analytics and Modeling for Better Decisions in Government Healthcare



Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Professor of Medicine, Industrial Engineering and Clinical and Translational Science


July 11

A Multiplexed Approach for Immunogenicity Assessment Using the New SQiDlite™ System: Case Study Analysis



Jaymie R. Sawyer, Ph.D., Vice-President, Research and Development, SQI Diagnostics

Robert Massé, Ph.D., Vice-President, Large Molecule Bioanalysis, Algorithme Pharma


July 16

Strategies for Rare Disease Studies and Orphan Drug Development in the US



Angi Robinson, Executive Director, Scientific Account Leader, Premier Research

Charlene Sanders, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs & Pediatric Strategic Consulting, Premier Research


July 18

Pediatric Safety Monitoring: Role of IRBs and DSMBs


Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President Global Consulting at WIRB, Copernicus Group IRB

Professor Philip Walson, MD, Board Certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Pharmacology and Medical Toxicology; Visiting Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine at Georg-August-University Medical School, Goettingen, Germany



Kathy Bohannon, Principal Strategist, Pediatrics, INC Research


July 19

Risk-based Thinking: The Success of Risk-based Monitoring Begins with Risk-based Thinking


Rick Sax, M.D., Senior Vice President, Integrated Clinical Services, Quintiles

Badhri Srinivasan, Vice President, Global Functional Resourcing, Quintiles

Dan White, Vice President, Global Operations, Quintiles


July 23

DOs and DON’Ts of Study Start-Up: Best Practices to Improve Efficiency and Meet/Exceed Timelines



Michelle Archibald, Senior Director, Site & Patient Strategies, Quintiles

Nicole Turner, Associate Director, Global Feasibility, Quintiles

Julie Parmelee, Director, Patient Recruitment, Quintiles


July 23

PAT/QbD – Keeping an Eye on Your Quality



Pamela Bruen, Life Sciences Industry Manager, USA, Siemens

John Klaas, Corporate Account Manager, Siemens

Dr. Kjell Francois, Sr. SIPAT Consultant, Business Area Manager, Siemens IS IT


July 25

Nonclinical and Clinical Safety Assessment of Biosimilars: Status and Perspective


Joerg Bluemel, Director Toxicology within Biologics Safety Assessment / Translational Sciences, MedImmune, Gaithersburg MD


July 26

Addressing Scientific and Regulatory Challenges for Abuse Liability Studies



Mary Jeanne Kallman, Ph.D., Director of Nonclinical Global Neuroscience, Covance


July 30

Medical Device and Drug Research: Similarities and Differences



Kimberly D. Hunsicker, MSN, CRNP, MBA, Vice President, Global Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Premier Research

Victoria Cavendish, BSc(Hons), MPhil, PhD, PGDipPH, MICR, CSci, Senior Director, Devices, Premier Research


August 14

Each Hour Counts: Improving Management of CRE’s and Other Antibiotic-Resistant BSI’s with Rapid Molecular Diagnostics



Karen C. Carroll, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Nathan Ledeboer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical Director of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Dynacare Laboratories and Froedtert Hospital

Debra A. Goff, PharmD, FFCP, Clinical Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy,Infectious Diseases Specialist, The Ohio State Medical Center


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