CHI’s 3rd Annual Bridging Pharma and IT – Leveraging Information Technology to Improve Productivity

September 30 – October 2, 2007  |  Hyatt Haborside  |  Boston, MA

Bridging Pharma and IT Conference is the only multi-track meeting to feature case studies of IT/Science paired discussions that provide insights into cross-domain partnering with an organization’s end users and IT.

Keynote Presentations:

Doubling IT Innovation Spending: Laying the Foundation for IT-Enabled Business Process, Supply Chain, and Service Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Chris Asakiewicz, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor of Information Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management; former Vice President, Global Business Technology, Pfizer Global Pharmaceutical Division

Bridging Diagnostics Technologies with Pharma and Biotech
Tim Jaeger, Ph.D., M.B.A. Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Diagnostics Division, F Hoffmann La Roche AG

Creating the IT Infrastructure to Enable Adaptive Clinical Development
Jerald S. Schindler, Dr.P.H., Vice President, Late Stage Clinical Development Statistics, Merck & Co.

Lessons Learned: Challenges Faced in Sharing Information Across the Organization (Panel)
Marc Wine, MHA, Health Systems Analyst; Adjunct Professor Health Services Management and Leadership Department, The George Washington University   

Donald T. Mon, Ph.D., Vice President, Practice Leadership, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Mitchell Weisberg, Senior Principal, Hewlett Packard

6 Joint Case Studies From End Users & IT Executives

1.) Making the Most of Limited Resources: Creation of a Merckwide Biologics Database – Merck & Co., Inc.

2.) Developing a Knowledge Discovery Platform for Collaborative Research in Gastric Cancer – Singapore General Hospital & Nanyang Polytechnic

3.) Advancing Upload and Storage of Assay Data – Johnson & Johnson

4.) An Integrated Desktop Computing Environment for Chemists – Pfizer, Inc.

5.) IT Support for the Clinical Use of Genetics and Genomics – Could the Infrastructure in Place Today Be Strengthened through Collaborations with Pharma IT Departments? – Harvard Partners Center for Genetics & Genomics

6.) Are We Playing Dice With Informatics Projects? – Centocor R&D, Inc.

and More!!

Additional Presentations Include:

Developing of Enabling Informatics Technology in Support of the Development of Drug Candidates
Julie Hughes, Global Biologics Business IT Lead, Pfizer Global Research & Development

Building a Seamless Service – Implementing an SOA-Based Global Compound Sourcing Tool for Chemists
Mike Rippin, Ph.D., Director, Operations, Tessella, Inc.
Customer Co-Presenter TBD

One Company ~ 2 Worlds: Bridging Discovery and Development Information
Peter F. Thadeio, Research Porfolio Analyst, Pfizer Global R&D Groton Labs 

Using Biological Sequence Search to Validate Research Decisions
Kamalakar Gulukota, Ph.D., Senior Director, Content Development, GenomeQuest

Practical Applications of Modeling and Simulation in Clinical Studies
Dongzhou J. Liu, Ph.D., M.S., M.B.A., Principal Investigator, FRI New York

Application of Translational Informatics in Tailored Therapeutics
Susie Stephens, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Eli Lilly & Company