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Managing Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities Today and for the Future

Professional Development

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June 17, 3:30PM - 5:00PM (Pacific Standard Time)

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Managing Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities Today and for the Future

Michael Drues, PhD
Founder and President
Vascular Sciences, United States

Life science companies have created disincentives to making innovative changes to products and processes. Innovation in a regulated environment is challenging. Successful innovation in any organization depends on inspired and planful change agents. This workshop will analyze the role of the organizational change agent, and participants will complete a change agent assessment based on the personality traits of a successful change agent.

**Due to workshop format, seating will be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The San Diego Convention Center has stringent regulations on maximum room capacities, and they are strictly enforced. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the workshop, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive at workshops early in order to ensure seating. Please note, as a workshop with interactivity, this offering will not be recorded.

Learning Objective(s):
List barriers to innovation; Define strategies to overcome barriers in regulatory and reimbursement projects; Discuss how to produce an innovative product and turn it into a competitive advantage; Identify personality characteristics of successful change agents, key to successful innovation implementation; Review a four-step plan to ensure organizational change success.

Presentation(s) & Speaker(s):
Susan Morris, MEd
Merit Systems, United States