Real World Secrets for Leading People & Projects

Real World Secrets for Leading People & Projects

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 5:30-8:30 pm

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John Montana, Genoptix
Eric Morfin, BioPharmaPM
Tim Krupa, TSK Clinical Development

Professional project managers are adept at guiding and influencing multi-departmental teams to deliver milestones. Join us for this panel discussion to glean some words of wisdom from these highly effective project leaders. The panelists will address issues that affect every team:

• How to avoid falling behind on milestones

• How to refocus distracted or inefficient teams

• How to handle multi-cultural and international project teams

• Creating engaged teams

• Maintaining team productivity

• Influencing the team to want to meet the goal

• Dealing with unrealistic goals

This event will be moderated by Cita Walsh, Principal of Cita Communications.

This event is created in partnership with BioPharmaPM

About the Panelists:

John Montana is a Project Management executive with 22 years of Life Science industry experience. He is currently the Director of Project Management at Genoptix Medical Labs, and has managed and led projects from discovery through post-approval in several organizations, both large and small.

Eric Morfin has over 23 years experience in Project Management at organizations such as Chiron, Novartis, Quintiles and Amylin. He is currently VP Project Management with SAIC Frederick managing a team of Clinical Project Managers for the NCI (National Cancer Institute) in DC. He is also Founder of BioPharmaPM and Partner with Critical Skills Inc., two organizations devoted to the application of best practices in Project Management in the Life Science industry.

Tim Krupa is a highly accomplished, results-oriented leader with expertise in Clinical Project Management, Clinical Operations, Data Management, and Regulatory Affairs with progressive experiences spearheading pharmaceutical research and development projects at organizations such as Eli Lilly and Quintiles. He is currently President and Owner of TSK Clinical Development.

Our Moderator:

Cita Walsh is Principal of Cita Communications, a strategic marketing consultancy working with biomedical companies. Cita has played an integral role in the product launch of over 20 medical products.

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A light dinner & soft drinks will be provided.

$15 online, $10 student (http://bit.ly/LeadingProjects)

$20 onsite, $15 student

http://www.pgc200.org/2010/02/LeadingPeopleProjects/

12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, California 92130

Directions from Airport/Downtown:
5 North
5 will eventually merge with 805
3rd exit past the merge is Del Mar Heights Road – exit here and go right at the light
Take your next right at High Bluff Drive
Go about 1 mile almost to the end of High Bluff and take a right at Del Mar Bluffs Lane (light before the big intersection)
Veer to the left and enter parking garage.
Park in any visitor or unmarked spot.

Directions from North County
5 South
Exit at Del Mar Heights Road – left at light
Go to 2nd light, which is High Bluff Drive, and take a right.
Go about 1 mile almost to the end of High Bluff and take a right at Del Mar Bluffs Lane (light before the big intersection)
Veer to the left and enter parking garage.
Park in any visitor or unmarked spot.

Directions from East
Take 56 West
Take El Camino Real/Freeway 5 Exit
Take right at that light, which is El Camino Real – Don’t follow signs to 5
Go about 1 mile then take left on High Bluff Drive
Take next left on Del Mar Bluff Lane
Veer to the left and enter parking garage.
Park in any visitor or unmarked spot.