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  • Basic Principles of Establishing QMS Foundation for Start-Up Cell/Gene Therapy (Group)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will be beneficial to firms in the early stages of development or in clinical phases that need to understand what needs to be considered from a QMS perspective to ensure an FDA PAI passing.

    This presentation will be beneficial to firms in the early stages of development or in clinical phases that need to understand what needs to be considered from a QMS perspective to ensure an FDA PAI passing.

    Michael Hidock, BS

    Michael leads the organization that provides pharmaceutical consulting service solutions to our clients including GMP and Quality Management services, validation services, business transformations, risk analysis, resource management, quality compliance audits. Michael has Nineteen years of Quality Management experience within pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing to support company and client leadership including development, implementation and management of core Quality Management Systems (QMS).

     

    Prior to joining IQVIA, Michael was a Sr. Consultant at Sequence Inc. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Cuyahoga Community College.

  • Basic Principles of Establishing QMS Foundation for Start-Up Cell/Gene Therapy

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/15/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This presentation will be beneficial to firms in the early stages of development or in clinical phases that need to understand what needs to be considered from a QMS perspective to ensure an FDA PAI passing.

    This presentation will be beneficial to firms in the early stages of development or in clinical phases that need to understand what needs to be considered from a QMS perspective to ensure an FDA PAI passing.

    Michael Hidock, BS

    Michael leads the organization that provides pharmaceutical consulting service solutions to our clients including GMP and Quality Management services, validation services, business transformations, risk analysis, resource management, quality compliance audits. Michael has Nineteen years of Quality Management experience within pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing to support company and client leadership including development, implementation and management of core Quality Management Systems (QMS).

     

    Prior to joining IQVIA, Michael was a Sr. Consultant at Sequence Inc. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Cuyahoga Community College.

  • Our Four Tendencies - How We Manage Our Own and Others Expectations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    The Four Tendencies model, designed by Gretchen Rubin, divides us into four groups: Upholders, Obligers, Questioners and Rebels. Understanding this framework will bring to light why you do certain things and why your team members either do, don’t do or constantly question what is asked of them! This session explains the 4 Tendencies Model of how we manage expectations of ourselves and others and how leaders can determine where their people fall and how to manage them.

    The Four Tendencies model, designed by Gretchen Rubin, divides us into four groups: Upholders, Obligers, Questioners and Rebels. Understanding this framework will bring to light why you do certain things and why your team members either do, don’t do or constantly question what is asked of them! This session explains the 4 Tendencies Model of how we manage expectations of ourselves and others and how leaders can determine where their people fall and how to manage them.

    Diane Bickford

    Diane Bickford has a master's degree in social work and has maintained her ASQ certification in Quality Management and Organizational Excellence since 2000. She received her Six Sigma Black Belt in 2010.  She has over 20 years of  quality management and operations experience in a variety of healthcare settings including adult MH/MR, skilled nursing facilities and children's psychiatric care. Diane received her training in Professional Coaching from Duquesne University and is certified through the International Coaches Federation.

    Diane's leadership experience has been in both for and non-profit organizations. At the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, Diane oversees regulatory affairs, human resources/organizational development and all process improvement functions. Diane has developed and implemented quality management and process improvement programs throughout organizations. She has designed and presented numerous training courses to include: advanced level leadership training, communication skills, time management, team building, supervision, quality management and process improvement. Diane also functions as an internal professional coach. Diane is actively involved in several quality initiatives in the OPO community and is currently serving as member of the UNOS Operations & Safety Committee.

  • Our Four Tendencies - How We Manage Our Own and Others Expectations (Group)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This session explains the 4 Tendencies Model of how we manage expectations of ourselves and others and how leaders can determine where their people fall and how to manage them.

    This session explains the 4 Tendencies Model of how we manage expectations of ourselves and others and how leaders can determine where their people fall and how to manage them.

    Diane Bickford

    Diane Bickford has a master's degree in social work and has maintained her ASQ certification in Quality Management and Organizational Excellence since 2000. She received her Six Sigma Black Belt in 2010.  She has over 20 years of  quality management and operations experience in a variety of healthcare settings including adult MH/MR, skilled nursing facilities and children's psychiatric care. Diane received her training in Professional Coaching from Duquesne University and is certified through the International Coaches Federation.

    Diane's leadership experience has been in both for and non-profit organizations. At the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, Diane oversees regulatory affairs, human resources/organizational development and all process improvement functions. Diane has developed and implemented quality management and process improvement programs throughout organizations. She has designed and presented numerous training courses to include: advanced level leadership training, communication skills, time management, team building, supervision, quality management and process improvement. Diane also functions as an internal professional coach. Diane is actively involved in several quality initiatives in the OPO community and is currently serving as member of the UNOS Operations & Safety Committee.

  • Donor Family and Recipient Communications Best Practices

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Providing donor family members and recipients opportunities to communicate provides meaningful support for donor families. This session highlights successful tissue donor family and recipient correspondence programs, including process guidelines, resources, and key takeaways that are important for a writing program's success.

    Providing donor family members and recipients opportunities to communicate provides meaningful support for donor families. This session highlights successful tissue donor family and recipient correspondence programs, including process guidelines, resources, and key takeaways that are important for a writing program's success.

    ​Patricia Darrigan, CTBS

    PMs. Darrigan is the Director of Public Relations and Communications at Legacy Donor Services Foundation. Her role with the Foundation is to develop and lead a communication and relationship building plan that supports tissue donation activities in areas served by the organization. Some examples include donor memorials, bereavement/aftercare, donor awareness events, professional education for nursing and medical examiner staff, and public & media relations. 

     Ms. Darrigan has over 27-years of tissue donation experience. Prior to her career in tissue donation, she worked in the operating room for 13 years with a specialty in Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Open Heart, where human tissue grafts were often used to treat patients. Her love in caring for donor families has always been held in high regard, and she does what it takes to assure that the needs of donor families are met.

  • Donor Family and Recipient Communications Best Practices (Group)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/10/2021 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    Donor Family Services

    Donor Family Services

    ​Patricia Darrigan, CTBS

    PMs. Darrigan is the Director of Public Relations and Communications at Legacy Donor Services Foundation. Her role with the Foundation is to develop and lead a communication and relationship building plan that supports tissue donation activities in areas served by the organization. Some examples include donor memorials, bereavement/aftercare, donor awareness events, professional education for nursing and medical examiner staff, and public & media relations. 

     Ms. Darrigan has over 27-years of tissue donation experience. Prior to her career in tissue donation, she worked in the operating room for 13 years with a specialty in Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Open Heart, where human tissue grafts were often used to treat patients. Her love in caring for donor families has always been held in high regard, and she does what it takes to assure that the needs of donor families are met.

  • Donor Mother Infectious Disease Testing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/03/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review current trends and requirements in birth tissue donor screening and infectious disease testing of donor mother samples.

    In this session, we will review current trends and requirements in birth tissue donor screening and infectious disease testing of donor mother samples.  

    Crag Thomsen

  • Donor Mother Infectious Disease Testing (Group)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/03/2021 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this session, we will review current trends and requirements in birth tissue donor screening and infectious disease testing of donor mother samples.

    In this session, we will review current trends and requirements in birth tissue donor screening and infectious disease testing of donor mother samples.  

    Crag Thomsen

  • Annual Meeting: Friday Only

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 10/15/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

    The Annual Meeting includes presentations relevant to donation and transplantation professionals working in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, leadership roles, donor screening, family services, tissue processing, distribution, operations, living donation, NADO, and more.

    The Annual Meeting includes presentations relevant to donation and transplantation professionals working in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, leadership roles, donor screening, family services, tissue processing, distribution, operations, living donation, NADO, and more. 

  • Annual Meeting: Thursday Only

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live In-Person Event on 10/14/2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

    The Annual Meeting includes presentations relevant to donation and transplantation professionals working in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, leadership roles, donor screening, family services, tissue processing, distribution, operations, living donation, NADO, and more.

    The Annual Meeting includes presentations relevant to donation and transplantation professionals working in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, leadership roles, donor screening, family services, tissue processing, distribution, operations, living donation, NADO, and more.