Life Science Compliance Update

October 02, 2015

CBI Sixth Annual West Coast Compliance Congress


CBI's Sixth Annual West Coast Compliance Congress will take place November 5-6, 2015 at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California.

This year’s West Coast Compliance Congress is in a new format that allows attendees to customize their experience and learning opportunities, depending on their field and interests. This year’s Compliance Congress boasts over forty speakers representing small, mid-size, and large bio/pharma and device manufacturers.

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the day begins with an opening address followed by a compliance officer panel and an enforcement panel. Doug Brown of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will also give an address from his agency, likely covering Open Payments. Following the lunch break, there are several breakout sessions with different track options, including: compliance program structure and effectiveness; promotional compliance; and HCP contracting and communications. The day ends with a wine and cheese networking reception.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, the morning gets off to a start with a physician keynote by Dr. Maya A. Babu, who will discuss Open Payments reporting from a healthcare provider perspective. The day will then again split off into breakout sessions, including topics such as: auditing, monitoring, and investigations; global anti-bribery and international compliance; and global transparency reporting and tracking HCP payments.

If you’re interested in attending this year’s West Coast Compliance Congress, you can register here

October 01, 2015

The Sixteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress


The Sixteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress will take place October 21 – 23, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C.

The conference is scheduled to take place over three days; however, the last day is a closed session for an industry-only compliance best practices think tank.

On Wednesday, October 21, there are four different pre-conference tracks in the morning before the conference officially begins at 1:00 pm. The pre-conference tracks cover a wide variety of topic areas, including: basic principles of regulatory concepts; innovations in risk assessment, auditing and monitoring; taking data to the next level in domestic and global transparency; and global compliance issues. Once the conference officially gets under way, the first keynote will be an update provided by Mary E. Riordan, Esq. of the Office of Inspector General of the Health and Human Services. Following Ms. Riordan’s update from the HHS OIG, the next keynote will be an update on the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, given by Thomas W. Abrams. The first day ends with an expert panel discussing an FCPA Anticorruption case, with input from the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and compliance officers.

On Thursday, October 22, the morning starts out with updates from the DOJ and CMS. The middle of the day includes several different break-out sessions, covering multiple topics, such as: the recommended pre- and post-deal due diligence for companies acquired by other companies; how to evaluate compliance program effectiveness; how to coordinate risk management across the control functions; and innovation in training and communications. The day ends with a panel on millennials and the future of ethics and compliance programs and a keynote speech by Robert Barrington, PhD, on Transparency International’s New Pharma Industry Initiative.

As previously mentioned, the final day, Friday, October 23, is a closed session where attendance is limited to company compliance professionals and in-house counsel to facilitate a more focused exchange of views regarding issue priority and effective compliance practices.

If you’re interested in attending the Sixteenth Annual Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, you can register here


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