Life Science Compliance Update

March 24, 2017

Fourth Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences



The 4th Due Diligence Summit for Life Sciences, taking place on May 18 and 19 of this year in Boston, Massachusetts at the Hyatt Regency Boston. This is a cross-functional life science event focused on the needs of due diligence professionals. This conference will highlight the latest merger and acquisition trends in the market, educate due diligence professionals on the different aspects and challenges faced by cross-functional team members, and provide attendees with the strategies and insight they need to effectively conduct thorough due diligence to ensure a profitable investment in a new product, portfolio, company or strategic alliance.


This event is the perfect platform for due diligence professionals to convene with their functional counterparts to discuss the best ways to work across their organization, as well as with external advisors. The event also provides attendees a multitude of networking opportunities. Join your peers at the industry’s leading event to gain valuable insight from industry leaders, and take advantage of the quality networking opportunities at this two-day action-packed event.


Attendees will learn how to create and deploy an effective gap analysis to identify gaps in the product portfolio and regulatory standards; gain valuable insight from cross-functional due diligence team members, as well as leaders in the medical device and biotech industries; understand how to develop strategic objectives for a deal and accelerate synergies to ensure a high-performance organization; learn how to evaluate and effectively manage strategic alliances through case studies from industry leaders; and evaluate the scope, validity, and enforceability of a target’s patterns.


If you are interested in attending, you can register here.

March 01, 2017

Eleventh International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress


The Eleventh International Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Compliance Congress will be held May 15 - 17, 2017 at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Click here to download the brochure. Click here to register. The 2017 Co-Chairs and Planning Committee have designed the Congress around the themes of anti-corruption/anti-bribery compliance programs, data privacy, new marketplace, transparency, and the next generation of ethics and compliance programs. A full agenda can be found here.

The Congress this year features Keynote Plenary Session speakers from important organizations including the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), the International Organization for Standardization Anti-Bribery Project Committee (ISO 37001), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Transparency International, the United States Department of Justice FCPA Unit and the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations International Corruption Squad. The Mini Summit panels include experts working within the pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as legal counsel and consultants who will discuss the practical implementation of compliance control measures.

February 28, 2017

Qordata Hosting Compliance Insights Webinar March 1


On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, qordata is hosting a webinar, titled, “Making Analytics Work at Merck USA.” The webinar features Wendy Derosa, Associate Director, Data Analytics and Transparency at Merck USA and Bryan Timer, Associate Director, Data Analytics & Transparency at Merck USA.

The journey between understanding the compliance requirements behind CMS Submission, and integrating that with Merck’s internal systems resulted in a successful intersection of technology, legal and sales. Attendees of this webinar will learn how Ms. Derosa and Mr. Timer took a global challenge and turned it into a success story for Merck USA and its counterparts across the world.

Agenda of Webinar

This webinar will take a high-level approach to Compliance. The presenter will share her own experiences in joining this role as the Sunshine Act was being introduced in USA. Attendees will benefit from learning how a global organization such as Merck was able to combine resources from technology, operations, sales and legal to roll out a precise and multi-channel reporting solution.

The webinar will be conducted as an exchange of questions and answers between both Merck representatives and Mohammad Ovais, Founder and CEO of qordata. Responses may be as detailed as possible, and will include input from slides. The total duration per question is framed within 5 minutes, so that the topic may be covered holistically and in-depth.

The agenda will focus on the following topics:

  • Challenges of introducing an internal compliance reporting mechanism in a multi-market organization like Merck
  • Integrating technology with sales, operations and compliances for timely identification and redress of data errors
  • Transition from basic internal reporting to a culture of advanced spend analytics
  • Tools and resources for enhancing compliance program

Expected Takeaways from the Webinar

With speakers like Ms. Derosa and Mr. Timer, attendees can expect to:

  • Acquire insights into how technology integrated with sales, compliance and operations can assist in timely identification of data errors
  • Learn about tools and resources that assist in formulating sophisticated compliance programs
  • Acquire detailed information about how data analytics helped Merck USA with its compliance efforts

If you are a decision maker responsible for designing and executing internal compliance structures within the realm of the global Compliance, Technology, Internal Audit and Marketing C-Suite, you are highly encouraged to attend. Life Sciences Industry participants seeking solutions to program challenges will benefit from the compliance-analytics experience at Merck USA.

If you are interested in attending this webinar, you can register for free here.


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