The Annual Forums on Transparency and Aggregate Spend are coming up. The 7th Annual West Coast Forum on Transparency & Aggregate Spend will be held May 18-19, 2016 at the Westin in San Diego, CA. The 10th Annual Forum on Transparency & Aggregate Spend will be held August 15-17, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.
West Coast Forum on Transparency & Aggregate Spend
This annual forum is the only West Coast Forum that is dedicated to the strategies and tactics to accelerate the effectiveness of organization transparency initiatives. This year's forum will feature presentations on: managing the process of changing your vendor, understanding how to capture spend in foreign countries after your firm expands or acquires, proving ROI on your transparency reporting initiative by optimizing systems and processes.
This year's schedule includes several general sessions on a variety of topics. The first session in the main conference focuses on how to improve your process for data remediation, and is presented by Elizabeth Schwartz, the Director of U.S. External Reporting and Transparency, Global Operations, at Johnson & Johnson Health Care Compliance and Privacy.
Day Two starts out with concurrent working groups, each on different topics, including: identifying high-risk areas and impactful competitor activity using transparency data, overcoming the pitfalls involved in working with third-parties, and identifying opportunities to improve communications with physicians and teaching hospitals. The conference ends with a keynote speech on how to ensure transparency of fair market value and a live polling benchmarking survey.
Attendees can save $300* on registration fees if they register by May 17, 2016, and use promo code AGGWPL.
East Coast Forum on Transparency & Aggregate Spend
This annual forum features solution-oriented sessions, working groups, and topic intensives on topics such as: how to use data analytics to assess compliance risk; how to enhance systems for data remediation and validation; how an Open Payments audit would look, including FCPA issues and off-label indications; and some of the differences between EFPIA and U.S. transparency regulations.
The forum starts on Monday, August 15, 2016, with two pre-conference workshops: one on transparency reporting for medical device, supplies, dental manufacturers and distributors; and the other focusing on the impact of the EFPIA Disclosure Code and Open Payments reporting on U.S. and European meetings and event management.
The forum continues the next day with a CMS keynote address on Open Payments and a panel discussion on understanding trends in recent enforcement targets. Day two closes out with a panel discussion on how to structure and initiate a global transparency compliance program and a keynote speech presenting a progress report of the implementation of EFPIA disclosure code and June 2016 publication results.
Day three rounds out the forum, where the morning session offers ten concurrent sessions (working groups and topic intensives) for attendees, who select five to attend. The topics covered include: transparency disclosure guidelines around the world; how to implement metrics and monitor to ensure compliance; how to ensure the accuracy and completeness of data; and how to make 2017 a more user-friendly experience when reporting 2016 Open Payments data.
Attendees can save $400* on registration fees if they register by May 17, 2016, and use promo code AGGPOL.
*Discount expires 5/17/2016; applies to standard rates only and may not be combined with other offers or applied to an existing registration.