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Tutorial 1 - Medical Communications: Compliance in 2014

Mar 10 2014 8:30AM - Mar 10 2014 12:00PM | Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress One Grand Cypress Boulevard Orlando, FLĀ 32836

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The compliance obligations within the pharmaceutical industry continue to increase each year. Now more than ever it is critical that Medical Communication departments have policies and procedures that address such things as medical inquiry and response documentation, staff training, and monitoring / audit programs.  Whether you have been in Medical Communications for a few months or a few decades this tutorial will provide an overview of what policies, procedures and programs Medical Communications departments should consider implementing to help ensure compliance and mitigate risk.  This will be an interactive tutorial with opportunity for discussion and questions from the audience.

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this tutorial, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss compliance hot topics in Medical Communications such as medical inquiry documentation, response development and documentation, Sunshine Act reprint reporting requirements, staff training, and sales force facilitated inquiries
  • Describe what policies and procedures the Office of Inspector General (OIG ) is requiring Medical Communications departments to have in place based on recent Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIA)
  • Identify the factors to consider when developing, implementing, and maintaining QA, compliance, and training programs
  • Describe how to mitigate risk in Medical Communications

Contact Information 

Registration Questions
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Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 8:00PM ET

Agenda Details
Carrie Dunn, Content Lead
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Fax +1.215.442.6199

Event Logistics
Ellen Diegel, Event Planner
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