Life Sciences
Meeting Planners Forum

Event Overview

At this Virtual forum, you will hear from industry experts on how to prepare and execute your meetings during the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, the Meeting Planning industry needs to come together, listen to each other's successful strategies and learn how they were implemented. Meeting Planners in Life Sciences Forum will discuss current issues within the industry and how it will determine the way the future meetings should continue to evolve its role in shaping the future of medical events.

This interactive virtual opportunity is a time to discuss recovery techniques that have been executed and share your stories as well.  Our attendees can attain real solutions to everyday problems and give you the opportunity to connect with the suppliers and industry colleagues all from a highly interactive virtual platform.

While there are other events that focus on Pharmaceutical Event Planners that have similar sessions year after year there aren’t any that are focusing specifically on implementation strategies to help recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Let's band together and move forward!

Advisory Board

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Michael Mahoney

Genentech

Director Strategic Event Services

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Jeffrey Cesari

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Associate Director

Why Watch?

  1. COVID-19 – Learn Meeting Planner Approaches and How the Industry is Rebounding
  2. Developing Crisis Management Strategies
  3. Opportunity to Connect with Others and Share Success Stories
  4. Creating Lasting Connections with Meeting Planning Influencers and Colleagues
  5. Understand How to Properly Prepare for Your Next Pharma and Healthcare Conference

Viewer Profile

You will benefit from attending this event if you are a Senior Meetings Professional at a Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Medical Device company, a Contract Research Organization, a Meeting Management company, a Medical Education company or Medical Association, with responsibility in the following areas:

  • Meeting Planning, Operation, Services
  • Congresses and Conventions
  • Exhibits and Events
  • Account Management
  • Conference/Event Coordination
  • Global Conference Management
  • Category Lead/Travel Management
  • Medical Communications
  • Travel Services
  • Speaker Training/Relations
  • Marketing
  • Professional Meetings
  • Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing
  • Medical Education/CME Providers
  • Purchasing / Strategic Sourcing
  • Business Travel
  • Program Management
  • Medical Communications
  • Professional or Medical Education

LIVE Stream | Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Innovative Ways to Execute Small Meetings Successfully

  • Participants have freedom in smaller groups that lend to the ability to ask questions and a collaboration of ideas and viewpoints
  • Learn how to execute small meetings successfully

Linda Hamilton - Senior Meeting Planner
Shionogi Inc. 

Amy D’Eletto Quigley - Senior Director Strategic Meeting Planning
Sodexo

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Executing Change Through Uncertainty

  • Develop techniques for managing during a crisis
  • Learn the effects of COVID-19 on the industry

Sonya Easley CMP, CMM, HMCC - Corporate Event Management & Field Coordination
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America

Stan Radomski - Senior Meeting Planner
Ashfield Meetings and Events

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Strategic Meeting Management to Conquer Your Upcoming Events

  • Set up a fail-safe strategy to improve your meetings 
  • Determine how to increase productivity and meeting quality 

Monica Dickenson - Sr. Director, SMM, Center of Excellence
CWT Meetings & Events

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Working with Procurement and Third Parties

  • How to create and manage a mutually beneficial relationship

Jeffrey Cesari - Associate Director
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Diane DeVoe - Senior Manager Meetings and Convention Planning
Myovant Sciences

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Break

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Adapting for Change & Positioning the Next Normal in the Meeting Planning Industry

  • Find out how to reach HCP’s & KOL’s Post COVID-19

Taya Paige, CMM, CIS, HMCC - Meetings and Events
ITA Group 

Maria Rambino CMP, HMCC - Staff Event Manager, AMR Regional Marketing
Illumina, Inc.

Michael Mahoney - Director Strategic Event Services
Genentech

Jeffrey Cesari - Associate Director
Bristol-Myers Squibb

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Executing Booth Build Elements into Your Virtual and Live Meetings

  • How to get your ROI
  • Preparing and working with your team to successfully manage booth set up and execution

Lisa Pagano - Global Event Lead -Talent Acquisition
Bristol-Myers Squibb

LIVE Stream | Day 2

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Learning Objectives to Improve your Meetings

  • Implement strategies to carry out e-Learning
  • How to successfully execute live-polling 
  • New technologies in the meetings space

Heidi Cocca, Associate Director
Merck 

Jennifer Capurso, CMP - Director, Marketing Events and Medical Education
Conformis

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Cost Effective Solutions to Improve Events

  • Identify overall budget savings
  • Increase your productivity

Amy D'Eletto QuigleySenior Director Strategic Meeting Planning
Sodexo

Jane Maine CMP - Sr. Commercial Event Manger
Illumina Inc.

Mozelle Goodwin - Strategic Global Account Professional
Goodwin Consulting

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Engaging Participants in Internal Meetings

  • Learn facilitation techniques to enhance contribution
  • Identify practices to encourage active engagement  

Jamie Bruce CMP, HMCC - Meetings and Operations
Right Hand Events

Christen Landry - CMP Strategic Meetings and Congress Manager
CM Group

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Communication Strategies in Meeting Management

You will walk through the steps to effectively communicate:

  • Persuasion - “The key to getting what you need”
  • Stress and Communication
  • Writing and speaking elements

Shelly O’Donovan - Pharmaceutical Communications Expert
Authentic Influence Group

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Break

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

A Roadmap to Virtual Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

  • Managing solutions and techniques to execute your live virtual training programs with virtual SIV’s, virtual engagement strategies and avatar solutions
  • Learn how to implement your on-demand training with virtual site training, virtual patient education and virtual concierge services

Adrienne S. Williams - President
Scarritt Group, Inc.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Negotiating Contracts to Create Value with Hotels

  • Learn techniques to negotiate where you can  
  • How to work with non-compete clauses 

Kerrin Naeff - Strategic Meetings & Congress Manager, Team Lead
CM Group

Lisa Pagano - Global Event Lead -Talent Acquisition
Bristol-Myers Squibb

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Heidi Cocca

Merck

Associate Director

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Lisa Pagano

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Global Event Lead

Lisa Keilty

Laine Mann

Pfizer

Director Global Congresses

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Brenda Miller

CWT Meetings and Events

Senior Director, Life Sciences Global SMM Program Management

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Mozelle Goodwin

Goodwin Consulting

Pharmaceutical Meeting Manager

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Taya Paige

ITA Group, Inc

Life Sciences Meeting Planners

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Monica C. Dickenson

CWT Meetings and Events

Sr. Director, SMM Center of Excellence

Lisa Keilty

Lisa Keilty

Maritz Travel

Senior Director Compliance and Operations

Linda N. Hamilton

Linda N. Hamilton

Shionogi Inc.

Certified Cvent Management Professional, Senior Meeting Planner

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Kerrin Naeff

CM Group

Strategic Meetings & Congress, Team Lead

Shelly O’Donovan

Shelly O’Donovan

Authentic Influence Group

Pharmaceutical Communications Expert

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Jessica Stifel

Independent
Pharmaceutical Meetings Management Professional

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Gordon O’Hare

GMM Partners

Executive Director

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Amy D'Eletto Quigley

Sodexo

Senior Director Strategic Meeting Planning

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Laura Hameed

IDEXX

Corporate Meeting Planner III

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Jennifer Capurso

Conformis

Director, Marketing Events and Medical Education

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Jane Maine

Illumina Inc.

Sr. Commercial Event Manager

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Stan Radomski

Ashfield Meetings and Events

Senior Meeting Planner

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Maria Rambino

Illumina Inc.

Staff Event Manager, AMR Regional Marketing

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Diane DeVoe

Myovant Sciences

Senior Manager Meeting and Convention Planning

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Sonya Easley

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.

Senior Manager & Meeting Planning Commercial

Lisa Keilty

Christen Landry

The CM Group

Strategic Meetings and Congress Manager

Jamie Bruce

Jamie Bruce

Right Hand Events

CMP, HMCC, Meetings and Operations

Jamie Bruce

Adrienne Williams

Scarritt Group

President & CEO

Lisa Keilty

Shannon Lindgren (Invited)

Allergan

Senior Manager Meeting Planning

Lisa Keilty

Jennifer Wroniewicz (Invited)

Healthcare Business Women’s Association

Meeting and Conventions Executive

Lisa Keilty

Tricia Metz (Invited)

Bayer

Senior Manager SMM Global Travel & Meetings

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