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10th Annual
Project & Portfolio Management for Pharma and Biotech – EAST
February 22. - February 23. 2017, Atlantic City, The Claridge Hotel


to earn CPE



Case Studies, Presentations and Discussions

2 focused streams

Project management excellence and Portfolio optimization

Diamond Sponsor

Campana & Schott

Gold Sponsor

Rego Consulting

Gold Sponsor

CA Technologies


Monitoring projects – Tracking and reporting progress on time

R&D time tracking and predictive resource management models

Optimizing the governance model to facilitate project team success

The role of PM in external collaborations & alliance management


Increasing R&D Productivity through

Effective Portfolio Management

  • Global vs. local PPM scenario differences by BMS

  • Assessing the health of your early stage pipeline by Roche

  • Forecasting operational risk in the R&D portfolio by Janssen, J&J

  • How to make PMs more visible and recognized by Ipsen Pharmaceuticals

  • The PM's toolkit to risk-savvy excellence by Alexion Pharmaceuticals

  • Doing now what patients need next by Genzyme

  • Building a right-sized, value-added PMO in a mid-sized pharma/biotech by UCB

  • Translating innovation into customer value by AbbVie

  • PPM evolution: Pharma vs. CRO vs. Biotech

  • One-of-a-kind  keynote session

    “Tracking the Evolution of PPM”

  • 2 focused streams

    Project management excellence and Portfolio optimization

  • Featured panel of PMO Heads

  • Lunch'n'Learn discussions

    With your favorite speakers and more industry experts

  • Knowledge exchange session from another PPM-heavy industry

Meet the speakers

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Sylke Poehling

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio at Roche

Sylke Poehling, PhD, is Senior Vice President, Strategy & Portfolio at Roche Pharma Research and Early Development. She leads portfolio and project management with oversight for more than 40 projects

Learn more about Sylke >

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Chris Dandrea

Head of Project Management, Oncology Development at Sanofi Genzyme

Chris Dandrea is a 23 year veteran in the Life Sciences industry with a focus on Drug Development and Commercialization. His current role is Head of Project Management for Sanofi’s Oncology Develop

Learn more about Chris >

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Grant Morgan

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Planning, R&D Finance, Systems & Analytics at BTG Pharmaceuticals

Grant has more than 20 years in the life sciences and has held roles of increasing responsibility across Biotech, mid- and large pharma and more recently Med. Tech companies. Grant is currently the he

Learn more about Grant >

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Mike Myers

Senior Director, LRL- Due Diligence at Eli Lilly

Dr. Mike Myers has spent 28 years in the industry contributing to the discovery and development of new drugs. He has led drug discovery teams in the pursuit of innovative treatments for cancer, CNS,

Learn more about Mike >

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Who should attend


- Chairmen

- Chief Executive Officers

- CXOs

- Presidents

- Senior Vice Presidents

- Vice Presidents

- Managing Directors

- Directors


- Pharmaceutical and biotechnology
- Medical device & technology
- Instrumentation and diagnostics
- Project, Program & Portfolio Management
- Resource Management
- Alliance Management
- Licensing & Business Development
- Finance, Research
- Clinical Development

Personal invitation for the event by Leigh Shultz

What do the attendees say

  • This was a great opportunity to meet other people in the industry from small biotechs to large pharma companies to learn how others are meeting the challenges of project and portfolio management.

    Karen Zylberman

    Senior Director, Global Program Management, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, USA

  • I was surprised how relevant all topics were. Discussions and people were very enjoyable. A place where I can take ideas to improve my organization.

    Michael Choi

    Associate Director, Corporate Planning & Portfolio Management, Illumina, USA

  • The education, background and expertise of the speakers was phenomenal.

    Marcia Yurks

    Senior Project Manager, AstraZeneca, USA

  • First event for me, enjoyed it and learned so much as I am new to the field of project management.

    Michael Hedrick

    Project Manager, SBP Discovery, USA

  • An excellent event to share experiences, points of view and solutions to daily challenges.

    Andres Miguelez

    Pharmacuetical Projects LatAm, Grunenthal Latin America Inc., Germany

Facts from 2016


of last year's attendees would recommend

the event to their colleagues


of last year's attendees appreciated the many networking opportunities

Sponsors and Partners

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

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Premium Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Endorsing Partner

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Join us in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, the inspiration for the American version of Monopoly board game, is a resort city in New Jersey, US, known mostly for its casinos. Its famous boardwalk offers numerous amusements and eateries, several fine courses attract golf enthusiasts and local beaches are popular with families in summer months.

The Claridge Hotel

The Boardwalk & Park Place

123 South Indiana Avenue

Atlantic City

Visit the hotel's website.