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What is the conference about?

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks are an exciting new informatics technology which can bring your laboratory into the 21st century.  Once implemented, the ELN software makes running a complex laboratory much more elegant and streamlined in terms of record keeping, record accessing, cross-referencing and adapting.  The technology thus offers benefits to individual users and to large organisations.  But how easy is it to make the transition from a paper lab to an electronic lab?  Learn how you can make that transition as swiftly and effectively as possible by hearing about the experiences of Pfizer, GSK and Johnson & Johnson at the conference.

The software, designed to provide an alternative to traditional, paper-based laboratory notebooks, can be used within the laboratory to document research, experiments and procedures undertaken in the lab.  With these documents acting as evidence should a problem arise the need for a secure system is paramount.  Implementation of ELN systems can dramatically reduce data storage issues associated with stringent regulatory data retention policies.  However, this also means the validation process for such systems can be lengthy.

SMi's 3rd Annual ELN conference, 'Laboratory Informatics for the 21st Century', provides delegates with essential information relating to previous experiences of the implementation and use of ELN software.  Avoid common pitfalls and stumbling blocks by learning from the mistakes of your peers through detailed case studies.  Data management will also be addressed, along with the legal framework for such systems.

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Why should you attend the event? 

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At this conference you will learn about

  • Optimal strategies for implementing ELN in your laboratory
  • Easy and useful ELN designs
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Legal issues surrounding ELN and LIMS
  • Strategies for successful laboratory data management
  • Regulatory compliance and long-term archiving
  • Using ELNs for information-driven R&D
  • Optimising your LIMS
  • Getting the most out of your ELN post-implementation
  • Case studies from Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson

Key benefits of attending

  • Learn from the experts the best way to implement an ELN system into your laboratory
  • Hear case studies to maximise your successful introduction of this technology
  • Discuss common pitfalls and avoidance strategies with your peers
  • Network with the people you need to know in the Lab Informatics arena

 Who will be speaking at the event?

Our keynote speakers

Antonio Gomez
Senior Scientist, Information Management
Johnson & Johnson

Carla Marchioro
Director & Site Head, Verona Analytical Chemistry
GlaxoSmithKline

Michael Kopach
Principal Research Scientist
Eli Lilly

 

Omer Casher
Manager, Medical Imaging ITGlaxoSmithKline

Our expert speakers

Colin Sandercock, Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Jo Mulgrew, Data Management Specialist, Pfizer

Matthew Dick, Senior Associate, Bristows

Jeremy Frey, Professor of Chemistry, University of Southampton

Charlie Sodano, Founder, eOrganizedWorld

Simon Coles, Chief Executive, Amphora

Jan Hauß, Central Analytics Informatics, Merck

Richard Lysakowski, Executive Director, Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association

Robert Dillman, Senior Quality Assurance Representative, Eli Lilly

Ian Menzies, GP R&D Business Development, AstraZeneca

Francis Bennet, Director, Product Marketing, Symyx Technologies

Joe Peden, General Manager, STARLIMS Europe, STARLIMS Technologies

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 Who should attend this event?

Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, Heads, Directors, Scientists and Project Leaders of

  • ELN
  • LIMS
  • Information Management
  • Analytics
  • Informatics
  • IT
  • Head of Laboratory
  • Quality Assurance
  • Validation
  • Business Development
  • Research and Development 
  • Archiving 
  • Compliance

 Where is the event being held?

 

 

Crowne Plaza St James Hotel

45-51 Buckingham Gate
London
SW1E 6AF
 
 Tel: +44 (0) 207 834 6655
Fax: +44 (0) 207 6307
www.london.crowneplaza.com
 Crowne Plaza St James Hotel

Crowne Plaza St James London is a traditional deluxe hotel right in the heart of the city, perfectly situated for all your business and leisure needs. In the heart of Westminster, it is just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Victoria Station.  

The hotel boasts three excellent restaurants. Bistro 51 with British and European cuisine, the Michelin Starred Indian restaurant Quilon serving south coastal Indian food andBank Westminster with a modern British menu.

A beautiful, award-winning, courtyard garden surrounds the Victorian buildings of the Crowne Plaza London St James - a peaceful oasis in the centre of London.

Crowne Plaza St James

Booking:

Book your accommodation at SMi discounted rates by:

 
SMi discounted rates include Continental Breakfast & VAT
  • £ 205.63 / Standard room / night for single occupancy
  • £ 229.13 Executive  room / night for single occupancy

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & coffee

9:00 Chairman's opening remarks

Simon Coles

Simon Coles, Chief Executive, Amphora Research Systems Ltd

9:10 OPTIMAL STRATEGIES FOR ELN IMPLEMENTATION

Michael Kopach

Michael Kopach, Principal Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company

  • Benefits of a fully  electronic deployment
  • Definition and development of ELN workflow
  • Creating a detailed plan to implement ELN in your organisation
  • The importance of maintaining laboratory productivity during the transition
  • 9:50 BIOLOGY ELN COMPLIANCE

    Jo Mulgrew

    Jo Mulgrew, Data Management Specialist, Pfizer

  • When you have successfully implemented the ELN, how do you check check compliance?
  • How can you make support and training material available and easily accessible?
  • How to use Enterprise 2.0 tools during and after implementation to ensure the roll-out was successful and that information was easily accessible, shared and digested
  • 10:30 Morning coffee

    11:00 SURVEYING THE ELN LANDSCAPE

    Simon Coles

    Simon Coles, Chief Executive, Amphora Research Systems Ltd

  • Business drivers - comparing the different sectors and disciplines
  • Build or buy?
  • An overview of the solution space
  • Patterns of success
  • 11:40 BLOGGING THE LAB: WEB 2.0 AND SEMANTICS FOR EASY AND USEFUL LABORATORY NOTEBOOKS

    Jeremy Frey

    Jeremy Frey, Professor of Chemistry, University of Southampton

  • A laboratory blog book enables recording of what was done and why it was done in a searchable and re-useable manner
  • Semantics adds to the ability to intelligently find and use information in an automated manner
  • Interfaces to science networking sites to share information if that is desired - secure systems allow for full IP protection
  • The use of the right technology in the right place to enable efficient working within the wet labs with environmental conditions recorded automatically
  • Systems apply just as much to computational investigations and auto-blogging programs enable much more collaborative work
  • 12:20 Networking lunch

    13:40 THE LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING ELN

    Colin Sandercock

    Colin Sandercock, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

  • Record integrity and authentication
  • Electronic records for patent and IP issues
  • Key challenges and difficulties
  • Foreseeable progressions
  • 14:20 OUTLINING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR LABORATORY DATA MANAGEMENT

    Matthew Dick

    Matthew Dick, Senior Associate, Bristows

  • What is the discovery/disclosure process?
  • Why should this affect laboratory practice and data management?
  • Disclosure in UK litigation - obligations and time
  • Disclosure in mainland Europe and the impact of the IP enforcement directive
  • Conclusions
  • 15:00 Afternoon tea

    15:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: PITFALLS TO AVOID IN IMPLEMENTING ELN

  • What are the common problems in implementing ELN?
  • How can I avoid making the smae mistakes that others have made?
  • How do I deal with management buy-ins, user uptake, mitigating the fears of my lawyers?
  • Draw from the experience of our panel members and delegates in a wide-ranging discussion
  • Simon Coles

    Simon Coles, Chief Executive, Amphora Research Systems Ltd

    Joanne Worthington

    Joanne Worthington, Director of Customer Relations, Amphora Research Systems Ltd

    Charlie Sodano

    Charlie Sodano, Founder & CEO, eOrganizedWorld

    16:10 EVOLUTION OF THE J&J ELN SOLUTION

    Antonio Gomez

    Antonio Gomez, Senior Scientist, Information Management, Johnson and Johnson

  • Moving to the electronic world
  • Analytical data into the ELN
  • The workflows
  • Additional features
  • Future directions
  • 16:50 Chairman’s closing remarks and close of day one

    8:30 Re-registration & coffee

    9:00 Chairman's opening remarks

    Charlie Sodano

    Charlie Sodano, Founder & CEO, eOrganizedWorld

    9:10 DATA AND RECORD ARCHIVING BEST PRACTICES TO ASSURE CONTINUING REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    Charlie Sodano

    Charlie Sodano, Founder & CEO, eOrganizedWorld

  • Getting your information organized is the first step
  • International and trade standards for archiving
  • Resolving storage media issues
  • How can you find things in your archive after a long period of time?
  • 9:50 LONG TERM ARCHIVING

    Jan Hauß

    Jan Hauß, Central Analytics Informatics, Merck KGaA

  • Research data
  • Data capture
  • Data formats
  • Difference backup archiving
  • ELN/LIMS interface
  • 10:30 ELNS TO FACILITATE INFORMATION-DRIVEN R&D

    Francis Bennett

    Francis Bennett, Director, Product Marketing, Symyx Technologies

  • Optimising workflows around secure IP capture within the laboratory as a primary business goal for ELN
  • Using ELN to give a greater return on investment when re-using captured data to facilitate research
  • Reducing experiment costs, driving innovation and improving results
  • Rapidly sharing information across a large enterprise
  • 11:10 Morning coffee

    11:40 A LIMS SOLUTION TO STREAMLINE MOLECULAR IMAGING RADIOTRACER QUALITY CONTROL

    Omer Casher

    Omer Casher, Manager, Medical Imaging IT, GSK Clinical Imaging Centre

  • Improvement of 11C-labelled radiotracer production QC process
  • Elimination of paper-based batch records
  • Utilisation of common LIMS features ie electronic signatures and barcode generation
  • Integration to Siemens medical imaging data management infrastructure
  • Validation to GMP
  • 12:20 WHERE DO ELN AND LIMS FIT IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE?

    Joe Peden

    Joe Peden, General Manager, STARLIMS Europe, STARLIMS Technologies

  • What is an ELN - R&D, QC, MES, LES
  • Do ELN and LIMS not compete?
  • Do companies need both?
  • 13:00 Networking lunch

    14:20 EVOLUTION OF THE GSK DISCOVERY ELN SOLUTION

    Carla Marchioro

    Carla Marchioro, Director & Site Head, Verona Analytical Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Different integration aspects
  • Analytical data
  • Contracting research organisation data
  • 15:00 DESIGNING AND BUILDING OUR FUTURE FOR R&D INFORMATICS

    Richard Lysakowski

    Richard Lysakowski, Director of R&D and Advisor, Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association

  • We've come so far, yet we've only just begun... how will we get to adaptive, intelligent, semantic, automated knowledge-building systems?
  • How will we design a bright informatics future and pull our organisations into it?
  • How will we leverage and insure our investments made today and tomorrow?
  • Building "back from the future" using today's systems and suppliers
  • Best practices for integration, requirements, standards, IP protection and innovation
  • 15:40 Afternoon tea

    16:10 FREEING UP THE KNOWLEDGE FROM INSIDE YOUR ELN

    Ian Menzies

    Ian Menzies, GP R&D Business Development, AstraZeneca

  • We can now successfully capture laboratory working-data in electronic form
  • But how do we maximise the benefit to the organisation by exploiting the stored information?
  • Examples from AstraZeneca
  • 16:50 MANAGING QUALITY ACROSS DIFFERENT ELN IMPLEMENTATIONS

    Rob Dillman

    Rob Dillman, Senior Quality Assurance Representative, Eli Lilly

  • Non-GMP disc/Devel areas
  • GMP areas
  • System validation
  • Regulatory views
  • Consolidate validation efforts
  • Implementation challenges
  • 17:30 Chairman’s closing remarks and close of day two

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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