*There is a separate fee for the HMCC Workshop
8:00 am -
12:00 pm

World Congress, in partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), is pleased to offer the accredited Health Care Meeting Compliance Certificate workshop. Every health care meeting professional must balance unprecedented changes and demands on understanding the global impact of health care compliance. They must tackle tough regulations, adjust and readjust priorities while keeping one eye on the short-term and the other long-term survival — a tough job without a continuing flow of knowledge. Why not make an investment in your future and your company’s success by participating in the Health Care Meeting Compliance Program? The Certificate is a program providing a foundation in key health care disciplines in a condensed format. It is designed for those (planners and suppliers) who need a broader understanding of a full range of regulatory topics. This program, taught by professionals and faculty members, specifically trained to develop a competency foundation while building critical thinking skills through case studies, business simulation, discussion and active exercises. The intensive 4-hour educational and training program provides health care meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment.

Participants will:

  • Enhance health care compliance management skills
  • Recognize unique terminologies
  • Process reporting management with samples
  • Understand transfers of values
  • Learn the who, what, where and how of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Open Payments)
  • Obtain sales and marketing tips

The Benefits of Completing This Certificate:

  • Get up to speed in just 4 hours — this Certificate is valid for 2 years!
  • No test and no “pass/fail” — our focus is on educating planning professionals
  • Walk away with Certificate endorsed by both St. Louis University and the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association (IMMPA)
  • Increase credibility with clients and tap into new employment opportunities

Participants receive a Professional University Certificate upon completion

To see a list of HMCC designees and their companies, please visit our link at:
http://www.slu.edu/center-for-workforce-and-organizational-development/certificate-programs/ healthcare-meeting-compliance/hmccimmpa-endorsed-companies

There is an additional fee for this workshop. - Info and link coming soon!

Pat Schaumann
Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC
Senior, Director, HCP Compliance
Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company

8:00 am -
12:00 pm

During the Corporate Meeting Managers Summit, attendees have a unique opportunity to benchmark with their peers. Prior to the conference, attendees will be surveyed on what they would like to discuss. World Congress will work with the moderator to develop the ideal environment and Summit agenda. Come prepared to participate, learn and network with the best in the industry.

*In order to participate in this Summit, you must be directly employed by a life sciences or health care organization or a health care association.

Anna M. Kershaw
Anna M. Kershaw, CPPB, HMCC
Senior Sourcing Specialist and North America Travel, Fleet & Meetings Strategy Lead
UCB, Inc.

Brian McArdle
Brian McArdle
Senior Manager, Global Procurement, Meeting/Conference Sourcing
Allergan plc

12:30 pm

Following some lean years due to the recession and negative perception around its purpose, Incentive Travel has rebounded energetically and is outpacing all other segments of the so-called MICE industry — meetings, conventions and exhibitions. But where does it belong within corporations and how can it be leveraged as part of a successful Travel Management Program?

This educational session highlights how, by connecting the right people in your organization, Incentive Travel can be leveraged as part of an overall Travel Management Program for even greater purchasing power and cost savings.

Learn how corporations are using incentive travel to drive sales, retain staff, reinforce workplace culture and build successful enterprises with highly motivated and engaged teams.

Valli Ferrara Chapjian
Valli Ferrara Chapjian
Manager, Conventions & Meetings Operations, Pharma North America
GlaxoSmithKline

Philip Eidsvold
Philip Eidsvold, CIS CITP
Senior Director Client Services, One10 and President-Elect
SITE

12:30 pm

Investigator meetings bring together HCPs for training on how to participate in clinical trials. Compliance, consistency, and costs are things to keep in mind when planning these meetings. This interactive workshop offers an opportunity to benchmark with other organizations so HCPs don’t perceive your investigator meetings as an outlier in terms of meals, accommodations, or payments. Hear how other organizations are employing engaging, well-thoughtout investigator meeting strategies to train and motivate their meeting attendees.

  • Establish policies and procedures to cover the chain of command
  • Overcome challenges when working with multiple parties
  • Discuss resource allocation and compliance throughout the planning process
  • Hear about tools, technologies, and best practices that encourage attendee interaction and knowledge retention
Kimberly Boynton
Associate Director Clinical Operations
Eli Lilly and Company

Heidi Cocca
Heidi Cocca
Global Meeting Manager
Merck

Mozelle Goodwin
Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, HMCC
Meeting Planner, Global Clinical Meeting Planning, Corporate Operations
Eisai Inc.

Kimberly Guedes
Kimberly Guedes
Senior, Director Clinical Operations
Centrexion Therapeutics

12:30 pm

This interactive talk and Q&A provides the executive perspective on the many facets impacting the life sciences meeting management industry. Better understand the industry nuisances and how you can partner with your clients to develop mutually beneficial engagements.

  • Understand the rapidly evolving compliance challenges your clients face
  • Understand what you need to know to work with life science clients
  • Hear about regulatory oversight, global transparency initiatives, and spend tracking reporting requirements
  • Learn what these rules and regulations mean to venues and meeting service supplier partners

Prior to the conference, attendees will be surveyed on what they would like to discuss. World Congress will work with the moderators to develop the ideal environment and round table meeting agenda. Come prepared to participate, learn, and network with the best in the industry

Danielle Restaino
Danielle Restaino, CMP
Senior Professional Meeting Partner
Genentech

Michael Varlotta
Michael Varlotta
Senior Director Medical Education
Janssen Biotech, Inc

12:30 pm

During Part One of our Global Congresses and Conventions session, join our lively panel to learn more about the essentials of executing a successful congress from strategic planning to operations and beyond. This lively panel is comprised of diverse backgrounds from industry thought leaders including exhibit houses, CVBs, associations, third party logistics agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Part 2 of this session will provide the opportunity to network, interact, and review a case study with your peers. Sign up early for this dynamic and stimulating session and let your voice be heard! Participate in a preevent survey to help us better guide the conversation on what matters to you!

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Cesari
Jeffrey A. Cesari, CMP, HMCC
Worldwide Congress Manager, Global HCP, Congress & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercialization
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Panelists:

Deana Bullock
Deana Bullock
Senior Account Executive
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Carla Daily
Carla Daily
Congress Business Partner, Oncology, Global Congresses, HCP & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercial
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lillian Schaff
Lillian Schaff
Senior and GBP Oncology, Global Congress Department
EMD Serono

Donald J. Schmid
Donald J. Schmid, MBA, CTSM Gold, CME/H
Global Congress Lead
Pfizer

2:30 pm

There is still a lot of mystery into how hotels, planners, and destinations can successfully plan and manage regulated medical meetings. This interactive session will provide specific information to increase your understanding of the issues and concerns regarding planning, managing, and selling regulated health care meetings. Participants will be asked to use a polling technology throughout the session to gauge their understanding of specific topics, after each poll, we will deliberate the correct response and why. Specifically, we will examine: the product lifecycle and related meeting types, various international codes and regulations, definitions of Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and Health Care Organizations (HCOs) and the unique RFPs, site inspections and contract needs for regulated medical meetings.

Attend this session if you are a corporate or agency planner, hotelier, or destination interested in learning more about the successful selling, planning and operation of regulated health care meetings.

Betsy Bondurant
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Bondurant Consulting

2:30 pm

When choosing a meeting location, how much consideration do you give to the industry content and local expertise? In this presentation, hear how local experts, science, and industry content can drive your attendee numbers, increase your membership, and drive potential sponsorship. Learn how access to local experts and their research can fuel your meeting’s content with valuable speakers and meaningful discussions, in addition to potential site visits and engaged local participation.

  • Tips on how to drive meeting attendance and membership engagement
  • Aligning your company’s or association’s growth objectives with your meeting location
  • Building a sound business case for locating your meeting outside of the USA
Virginie De Visscher
Virginie De Visscher
Director, Business Development - Economic Sectors
Business Events Canada / Destination Canada

Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon, CMP
Director
Business Events Canada

2:30 pm

Life Science organizations use advisory boards to gain commercial and medical insights on products in development and on the market. The current regulatory environment is forcing planners to change how they manage advisory board meetings. This interactive workshop covers:

  • Contracting with KOLS
  • Internal stakeholder management
  • Ad board management
  • Choosing appropriate medical writers
  • The dissemination of the learned information
Jenny Shire
Jenny Shire
Director, Travel & Professional Programs
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Christine Walsh
Christine Walsh, CMP, HMCC
Business Partner, Rare Diseases - Meetings Management
Sanofi Genzyme

2:30 pm

During Part Two of our Global Congress and Conventions session, attendees will break into teams to review a case study. During these team discussions, learn from your peers to better understand the congress process from all points of view. After the review, teams will have the opportunity to share with the entire group their perspective, learnings, and observations from the case study, and what best practices they may begin to implement.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Cesari
Jeffrey A. Cesari, CMP, HMCC
Worldwide Congress Manager, Global HCP, Congress & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercialization
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Panelists:

Deana Bullock
Deana Bullock
Senior Account Executive
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Carla Daily
Carla Daily
Congress Business Partner, Oncology, Global Congresses, HCP & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercial
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lillian Schaff
Lillian Schaff
Senior and GBP Oncology, Global Congress Department
EMD Serono

Donald J. Schmid
Donald J. Schmid, MBA, CTSM Gold, CME/H
Global Congress Lead
Pfizer

4:00 pm

It is extremely difficult to plan for the unknown. However, the danger of being unprepared for a potential crisis is an even greater risk for your meeting or event.

  • Discuss why it is important to prepare
  • Learn how how to begin the process and the tools you will need
  • Identify potential threats and how to diffuse dangerous situations
  • Review risk management for both your company and your event
  • Learn what to do if something does happen and how to deal with the aftermath
  • Understand the implications for your insurance coverage
  • Take-away next steps for implementing a plan
Marty MacKay
Marty MacKay, DMCP
President
Association of Destination Management Executives International;
President
Global Alliance, Hosts Global

In Partnership with:

4:00 pm

During this group discussion, have a unique opportunity to candidly discuss current industry hot topics and benchmarks with your peers.

Prior to the conference, attendees will be surveyed on what they would like to discuss. World Congress will work with the moderators to develop the ideal environment and round table meeting agenda. Come prepared to participate, learn, and network with the best in the industry.

Suggested topics include:

  • Medtech
  • AdvaMed Code of Ethics
  • EUCOMED
  • Upcoming changes on hosting restrictions on medical device events in Europe
  • Team management and training
  • Compliance
  • Attracting Surgeons to your Meetings
  • Unique venues for Device meetings
Kelly Sophy
Kelly Sophy, CMP, CMM, HMCC
Manager, Aesculap Academy, Conventions & Meetings
Aesculap, Inc.

Denise Torcivia
Denise Torcivia, CCEP, LPEC
Corporate Vice President - Prof. Services, Corporate Compliance Officer
Aesculap Inc

4:00 pm

Are you an independent meeting planner or small business and trying to meet other independent meeting planners who own their own Medical Meeting Planning Company? Do you need a community to consult with when you are responding to an RFP? Do you have questions about your business and how to grow to the next level? Do you want to hear from industry experts on how they have grown their businesses and competed against larger agencies? During this workshop our diverse panel of experts will discuss:

  • The agency of record process – Is it possible to be accepted as a small business? How small is too small?
  • Insurance: Do you have the correct Insurance? Is your company set up correctly as a C-Corp, S-Corp.
  • How to best use your “boutique” size to your advantage
  • How to use your relationships in this room to go after RFPs together and use each other’s strengths
  • Strategies to work with larger agencies to fill in the gaps when they get larger contracts they cannot fulfill
  • Where to leverage your medical expertise and strategic partnerships to win major contracts

Moderator:

Colleen McQuone
Colleen McQuone
President
McQ1 Meeting & Events, LLC

Panelists:

Michael Schaumann
Michael Schaumann, HMCC
Vice President
Plannernet

Jonathan Sparks
Jonathan Sparks, Esq
Principal Attorney
Sparks Law

Cathy Zaremba
Cathy Zaremba
Principal Consultant
GC & Associates

4:00 pm

While many organizations claim sustainability as one of their goals, the events they hold may not match these aims. This interactive session looks at how meeting professionals can make decisions that will have a positive impact on the environment. Site selection, transportation, food and beverage choices, donations, and vendor buy-in will all be discussed along with pit-falls to avoid. Attendees are asked to bring best practices to share with the group.

Piers Dooley
Piers Dooley
Event Management Department
Boston College

5:30 pm

All Summit delegates are invited to this exclusive reception for hors d’ouvres, cocktails, and networking.