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SMi's COLD CHAIN CONFERENCE IS LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY

SMi are proud to run the UK's premier Cold Chain Distribution conference - it returns for a fourth year in 2009.  This year's conference will keep you up-to-date with the latest regulations, challenges and solutions that you need to know about for effective and cost-efficient cold chain distribution.

Taking place in London, UK, this conference will focus on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Managing costs in the face of rising energy prices  
  • Enhancing packaging  
  • Temperature logging  
  • Environmental sustainability  
  • Risk assessments for efficiency 
  • Ambient temperature storage and transport

Attend this event to hear from the leading experts in the cold chain distribution arena - and to hear about how some of the world's biggest companies manage their distribution, including Wyeth, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough and Genentech.

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  • HEAR about the new IATA chapter 17 regulations from a member of the IATA Time and Temperature Task Force
  • LEARN about quality assurance and critical quality systems
  • UNDERSTAND how to implement risk management in your cold chain
  • ENJOY excellent networking opportunities

     


Feedback from Cold Chain Distribution 2008

“Good conference covering wide range of topics within a specialised area”
Saddam Huq, Cold Chain Technologies Specialist, Wyeth, Delegate
 

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Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers, Head Scientists working in:

  • Operations
  • Material Management
  • Quality
  • Quality Assurance
  • Logistics
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Application Support
  • Clinical Supplies
 
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Clinical Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Outsourcing
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Thermal Monitoring
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Packaging
  • Shipping/Distribution
  • Labelling
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Import-Export Trade Compliance
  • Drug Supply Management
  • Project Management

This conference will also benefit consultants, CROs, technology vendors and companies providing services to the above audience

 


Who is attending this year?

This year we have senior representatives from a broad range of companies already registered to attend the conference, including:

  • Wyeth
  • Pfizer
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Genzyme
  • Schering-Plough
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Gedeon Richter
  • KOWA Research Europe
  • EAEPC
  • Syner-Med
  • Coopervision
  • Alliance Healthcare
  • Falvey Cargo Underwriting

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Geoffrey Glauser

Geoffrey Glauser, Director Global Packaging Technology, Pfizer (formerly Wyeth)

9:10 IATA NEW REGULATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS BY AIR

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

  • Background to the new regulations – who was involved?
  • Lessons learned, challenges posed, actions
  • Review 5 months on from implementation
  • Sustaining improvements through a certified training programme
  • Continuing the dialogue with the healthcare industry
  • 9:50 LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND SOLUTIONS ADDRESSING THE GROWING CHALLENGE OF COLD CHAIN SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

    Melissa Wickham

    Melissa Wickham , Business Development Manager, Fisher Clinical Services

  • Increasing clinical trials of large molecules
  • Sensitive nature of biologics and effect of short amounts of “out of environment” time
  • Challenges of packaging, storage, and transportation of temperature-controlled products to investigator sites outside of traditional Western markets
  • Examples of four new technologies: phase change materials, global positioning systems, RFID, and USB drives
  • Delivering the best return on investment
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 REPLICABLE AND SCALABLE END TO END COLD CHAIN MODELS PRODUCING RISK MITIGATION, REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND COST OPTIMIZATION

    Federico Lupp

    Federico Lupp, Director of Sales Europe and Latin America, LifeConEx

  • How to find a balance between holistic and microscopic views on your temperature sensitive supply chain
  • Multi-dimensional integrated cold chain solutions
  • Data centric methodology testing theory vs. reality
  • Practical and sustainable cold chain maintenance in global scope
  • 11:40 IMPLEMENTING AUTOMATED TEMPERATURE MONITORING TO IMPROVE CLINICAL DISTRIBUTION PROCESSES

    Vincent Porzio

    Vincent Porzio, Manager of Engineering and Technical Services, Merck

  • Effectively using the scientific data available for a product
  • Evaluation of a temperature monitor to distribute Clinical Supplies
  • Mapping the distribution plan for a product and preparing Clinical Sites & Depots to utilize updated technology
  • Implementing shipping containers and temperature monitoring devices
  • Proving out the technology in real-time
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 A QP'S INVOLVEMENT IN COLD CHAIN DISTRIBUTION

    Norman Clarke

    Norman Clarke, QP, formerly Pfizer

  • Outline of the law and obligations relating to the role of the Qualified Person (QP)
  • Provisions, arrangements and agreements that a QP will want to be satisfied with
  • Six months before a cold chain operation commences
  • Two months before
  • During the operation: issues and situations which may arise
  • QP reliance on the help and knowledge of all involved in the operation
  • Looking forwards: the development of strategies for cold chain and temperate chain distribution - to help the QP perform their role
  • 14:30 DEVELOPING A NEXT GENERATION COLD CHAIN SOLUTION

    Richard Harrop

    Richard Harrop, Commercial Manager, SCA Cool Logistics

  • An introduction to the ZeoCool temperature control package
  • Looking back at the steps taken in bringing this new technology from concept to fully qualified solution
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 TEMPERATURE MONITOR PLACEMENT IN ACTIVE AND PASSIVE INSULATED PACKOUTS

    Geoffrey Glauser

    Geoffrey Glauser, Director Global Packaging Technology, Pfizer (formerly Wyeth)

  • Packout design qualification parameters
  • Positioning of temperature monitors
  • Accuracy of recorded data
  • Data handling for quality purpose
  • 16:20 COLD CHAIN IN INVESTIGATIONAL MEDICINAL PRODUCTS (IMP)

    Georges  Portailler

    Georges Portailler, Clinical Packaging Operations, Industrialisation Master Plan, Sanofi Aventis

  • Case study from low, if not zero, knowledge to current standards
  • Close co-operation with local solution providers
  • Explaining IMP logistics and related pitfalls on the cold chain
  • Room for rationalisation and industrialisation
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

    9:10 COLD CHAIN DESIGN FOR WORLDWIDE CLINICAL STUDIES

    Ray Goff

    Ray Goff, Director, Vaccine Research, Pfizer Research (formerly Wyeth)

  • Study distribution, package design and implementation 
  • Reducing fuel costs through distribution improvements 
  • Managing the risk of large scale studies 
  • The real cost of shipping excursions
  • 9:50 DEVELOPING A BUSINESS CASE FOR PASSIVE VS ACTIVE TEMPERATURE CONTROL

    Richard Peck

    Richard Peck, Head of Technical Services, Softbox Systems Ltd

  • Consideration of product volumes
  • Comparing the risks of each system
  • Cost evaluation
  • Impact on the environment
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 COLD CHAIN CHALLENGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION PROCESS

    Sarfraz Ghani

    Sarfraz Ghani, Project Analyst Professional Services EMEA, Sensitech

  • Possibilities to manage thermal risks during shipment
  • Value of shipping-lane qualification for the packaging validation
  • The challenge of shipping across the equator
  • 11:40 VALIDATION OF ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT

    Saddam Huq

    Saddam Huq, Cold Chain Technology Lead, Pfizer (formerly Wyeth)

  • Qualification of Transport Vehicles (Trailers, Vans)
  • Operational challenges and issues
  • Temperature data retrieval and communication
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: IMPLEMENTING RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE LOGISTICS COLD CHAIN

  • Experiences of the audience
  • Best practices to consider
  • The role of regulators in risk management
  • Ray Goff

    Ray Goff, Director, Vaccine Research, Pfizer Research (formerly Wyeth)

    Eric Newman

    Eric Newman, Vice President, Loss Prevention, ProTecht Risk Solutions, Falvey Cargo Underwriting

    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright, Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

    Angela Kerrigan

    Angela Kerrigan, Logistics Manager, Shipping & Trade Compliance, Pfizer Biotech (formerly Wyeth)

    14:30 RISK-BASED APPROACHES TO COLD CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION

    Eric Newman

    Eric Newman, Vice President, Loss Prevention, ProTecht Risk Solutions, Falvey Cargo Underwriting

  • Regulatory, logistics, financial and operational considerations
  • Implementing an optimal logistics solution
  • On-going evaluation and adjustment
  • Development of comprehensive operating procedures (SOP's
  • Selection of transportation vendors and the implementation of control elements
  • 15:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    15:20 Afternoon Tea and Close of Conference

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