Zeiningen (Switzerland), July 27, 2004:
Douglas Connect announces the virtual conference, Integrating Knowledge in the Life Science Product Life Cycle, which will take place on the Internet between 18th and 29th October, 2004. This international conference features keynotes by acknowledged leaders, including Eric Neumann (CKO, Aventis), Debra Amidon (CEO, Entovation), Douglas Weidner (CKO, KMPro) and Etienne Wenger, as well as over thirty-five speakers from a wide range of innovative companies who will share their strategies, practices, and supporting solutions for implementing the best product development and life cycle management in the pharma, life science and healthcare industries.
As Dr Jeff Spitzner, Founder and Chief Science Officer of Rescentris and Co-Chair of the conference said, “From drug discovery research, through product development and trials, to regulation and the clinic, a tremendous volume and variety of complex information is being generated. The investment in the creation and storage of this information in both the private and public sectors involves tens of billions of dollars, but this information is often not easy to retrieve and reuse, to put it mildly! Improving and integrating processes to manage this knowledge is one of the major challenges facing all managers in a life science company today and why we’ve organised this cross-discipline program”. “Yes,” agreed Co-Chair Dr Barry Hardy, Program Director of Douglas Connect, “We’ve sought to bring together top people in their respective fields and I think this has only been possible due to the unique format of holding such a conference over the Internet. To have companies like Sun, Aventis and Pfizer, knowledge management experts, implementers of the latest electronic R&D and semantic Web technologies, as well as leading legal, regulatory, clinical trial and pharmacovigilance expertise come together at the same conference— which anyone can attend from their own desktop and at a time of their own choosing— means that even the busiest managers can keep track of the latest developments in those fields that interface with their own.“
The seminars will be organised into nine sessions, each chaired by a specialist who will also hold a teleconference for discussion and Q&A between the speakers and the audience. The conference takes place within the Knowledge Management in Pharma & Life Sciences Hub using a platform developed by Colayer for communities of interest to interact.
Full information about the conference and the Hub can be found on http://innovationwell.net.
Contact: Nicki Douglas, innovationwell at douglasconnect.com, Tel: +41 61 851 04 61
Douglas Connect (www.douglasconnect.com)
Douglas Connect organises both independent and sponsored virtual conferences for the Life Sciences, as well as providing consultancy services for setting up communities of expertise and for a range of communication projects. Further current conferences by Douglas Connect include eCheminformatics: Applications of Cheminformatics and Chemical Modelling to Drug Discovery; and eCombiChem: Cutting Edge Technologies in Combinatorial Chemistry and Nanotech, providing virtual availability for and from the Pacific Rim Conference in Nanoscience, a physical conference in Australia. Douglas Connect is based in Zeiningen, Switzerland.
Rescentris provides information management solutions to enhance R&D in the life sciences. Rescentris products, software components, and data models form the foundation of the Collaborative Electronic Research Framework™ (CERF™), which unifies bioinformatics, electronic lab notebook systems, and knowledge management. Rescentris is based in Columbus, OH.
Colayer creates virtual workspaces for the knowledge enterprise, providing a platform that leverages organizational excellence and competitive advantage by enabling a culture of transparent communication, collaboration, and co-creation. Colayer is based in Zurich, Switzerland.