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  • 1. Avoca Quality Summit – Consortium Members Meeting – Agenda – May 8, 2013 Page 1 of 3#AQCSummit2013!!AVOCA QUALITY SUMMITConsortium Members MeetingAgendaMAY 8th 2013!!!10:30 AM - 11:00 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast!11:00 AM - 11:20 AMWelcome and Overview of the Day!! Patricia Leuchten, CEO, The Avoca Group!11:20 AM - 12:00 PMSession 1: Proactive Quality Management and Quality OversightThrough a presentation followed by a moderated conversation, attendees will discuss effortsto drive proactive quality management and quality oversight as well as their experiences andperspectives on best practices, tools, and processes.! Presenter and Moderator: Steven Whittaker, Director, Avoca QualityConsortium, The Avoca Group11:20 – 12:00 – Presentation will cover:! Key interim findings from the Avoca Consortium Member assessment! Insights gleaned from phone interviews of Consortium Member executives! Types and categories of Consortium Member processes, documents, and otherefforts to establish proactive quality management and quality oversight
  • 2. Avoca Quality Summit – Consortium Members Meeting – Agenda – May 8, 2013 Page 2 of 3#AQCSummit201312:00 PM - 12:45 PMSession 2: Insights and Implications – Prequalification and Routine Systems AuditsSince its formation, Avoca has collected data on behalf of the Quality Consortiumconcerning different aspects of quality in outsourced clinical trials. In this session, thefindings of the Avoca research related to prequalification and routine systems audits will beshared and the implications will be discussed.Presenters:! Denise Calaprice-Whitty, Ph.D., Executive Director, Survey Research andRelationship Management Programs, The Avoca Group! Sidney DeGraw, Senior Consultant, The Avoca Group!12:45 PM - 1:45 PMSession 3: Working Lunch – Case Studies and ExamplesDuring this working lunch, select Member companies will present case studies describingefforts to drive quality management in practice, including implementation of the ConsortiumQuality Agreement Template as well as successes and hurdles encountered.Participants:! Merry Chu, M.Sc., Director, Medical Quality, Regional and Third PartyManagement, Eli Lilly Canada, Inc.! Grace Crawford, Senior Director, Quality Assurance, ICON Clinical Research! Deborah Bisio Dwyer, Associate Director, Outsourcing, Cerexa, Inc. (a whollyowned subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc.)! Mitchell Katz, Ph.D., Executive Director, Medical Research Operations, PurduePharma L.P.1:45 PM - 5:00 PMSession 4: The Art and Science of Partnering™ and Masterclass Workshop –How to Create Effective PartnershipsThrough this interactive workshop, those responsible for quality oversight as well as thosemanaging partnerships, from both sponsor companies and CROs, will have an opportunityto learn more about the skills and approaches needed for effective oversight andmanagement of relationships. The presentation session will be led by Howard Jacobson,Ph.D., a strategy and business consultant and learning and development specialist who hasprovided Avoca workshops based on the company’s Art and Science of Partnering™framework for the past ten years. This workshop is designed to provide operational staffwith a practical, hands-on learning opportunity, while providing managers and leaders whohave greater experience with new insights on best practices for relationship development.!Moderators:! Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.! Steven Whittaker
  • 3. Avoca Quality Summit – Consortium Members Meeting – Agenda – May 8, 2013 Page 3 of 3#AQCSummit2013Session 4: The Art and Science of Partnering™ and Master Class Workshop –How to Create Effective Partnerships (continued)1:45 - 2:00 – Frame the challenge/opportunity (Presentation)2:00 - 2:30 – Effective concepts/techniques (Presentation)2:30 - 4:50 – Experiential Exercise! 2:30 - 3:10 – Assign roles/table, Review prep materials, Establish negotiationstrategy & approach! 3:10 - 3:30 – Break! 3:30 - 4:30 – Reconvene: Negotiate and document! 4:30 - 4:50 – Debrief4:50 - 5:00 – Master Class Summary!5:00 PM - 5:30 PMRecap and Close! Patricia Leuchten, CEO, The Avoca Group! Steven Whittaker, Director, Avoca Quality Consortium6:30 PMDinnerAll participants are invited to join us for a dinner hosted by Acurian at:Tre Piani120 Rockingham RowPrinceton, NJ 08540