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Virtual Teams in Clinical Development

Project/Portfolio Management and Strategic Planning

Day & Time:
June 17, 1:30PM - 3:00PM (Pacific Standard Time)

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Virtual Teams in Clinical Development

Leigh Shultz, PhD, PMP
Executive Director, Global Project Management
Merck & Co., Inc., United States

Project meetings and communication, internal or with all stakeholders, happen routinely throughout a study. Often they fail to engage project team members in a way that helps them retain key information. This symposium will focus on specific tips for conducting effective meetings and communication in the virtual environment to ensure that project team members walk away prepared to successfully execute the study.

Learning Objective(s):
Identify gaps and address challenges in working with virtual teams; Assess existing meeting and communication practices for effectiveness; Describe practical tools and solutions for effective communication and meetings.

Presentation(s) & Speaker(s):
Tips and Tricks for Conducting an Effective Kickoff Meeting
Karla Childers, MS
Director, Strategic Projects
Johnson & Johnson, United States

Moving Investigator Meetings into the 21st Century: The Impact
Leslie (Mi Ok) Chong, MA
Senior Clinical Program Leader
Genentech, A Member of the Roche Group, United States

Effective Communication Pathways for Global Virtual Teams
Donna Sattler
Technical Project Manager
MaxisIT Inc, United States