3rd Annual Pharmaceutical Performance Measurement: Metrics Beyond Cycle Times

Venue: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 28, 2004 End Date/Time: Jan 30, 2004
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Cycle times in clinical development must decrease. That's a given. But how do we get beyond cycle times to understand what's really required to improve performance? Industry trends have indicated that CROs and pharmaceutical companies readily measure factors such as cycle times that have definite beginnings and ends, but tend to shy away from less clear-cut factors such as efficiency and quality. Pharmaceutical companies are now more eager than ever to measure efficiency and quality but generally can't figure out how to do it. At the 3rd Annual Pharmaceutical Performance Measurement conference we benchmark solutions for measuring efficiency and quality by examining metrics beyond cycle times. We've lined up a tremendous set of discussions to explore questions such as:

How good is our planning?
How do we make protocols better?
How can we better track patient enrollment?
Over the past two years, the Institute for International Research has provided a framework for creating your metrics program. In its third year, our metrics conference is designed to provide pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals with the latest insights into further developing and implementing your metrics programs. This conference addresses the current needs and emerging strategic issues in pharmaceutical performance measurement with a specific focus on metrics beyond cycle times--ultimately to help you better measure and improve clinical performance. We pay specific attention to outsourcing metrics, protocol quality metrics, data management metrics and company-wide R&D metrics.

As an executive, you learn: How do I get my entire organization aligned around key improvements? What measures are really important to maximizing performance?

As a middle manager, you examine: How do I measure the performance of my organization? How do I make sure my organization is aligned with the goals of senior management?

As a metrics/quality improvement manager, you address: How do I get the entire organization to support measurement and improvement? How do I get senior management to actively support a metric system?

Shape of the Agenda

Start the program by choosing to extend your performance measurement education and participate in two pre-conference workshops, Using Metrics to Manage Cost, Quality and Efficiency in Pharmaceutical R&D and Using Performance Measurement in Adopting EDC. Ensure that you know how to implement a performance metric system that measures both operation cost and performance quality and efficiency and how to plan and implement an effective, on-going, business-oriented metrics program.

Day One of the main conference is jam packed with case studies. You hear four case study presentations given by Wyeth Research, Pfizer, Medtronic, Inc. and Serono International. In addition we provide a session that is a unique perspective of metrics given by Fluor Corporation. Day One concludes with a solution-oriented talk presented by TAP Pharmaceuticals.

On the Day Two of the conference we open the day by recapping the metrics that have been discussed during the first day and decide which metrics are the most beneficial to implement when returning to the office. Then hear two more case studies. The first talk is from PRA International adding the CRO perspective to our conference. Then Merck Research shares their insights to the first project that applies Six Sigma tools to drug discovery and creates metrics to manage productivity within drug discovery. We conclude the conference with survey results from CenterWatch and PharmaMediation and then a distinctive talk on constraints management metrics from More Capacity Management Consulting & Training.

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We look forward to greeting you on January 28th in Philadelphia, PA.