MassBio Education Foundation offers SNEAK PEEK of Courses for 2012!

December 9, 2011

Beginning early 2012 MassBioEd will be featuring brand new courses in drug discovery, clinical trials and technical writing on top of the popular sessions we host on a regular basis.

The courses, added in response to the need for more in-depth training for life sciences professionals, are offered to MassBio members and non-members.

Our one-day Drug Development course will give the participant an overview of the development and regulatory process for bringing a new drug, either a small or large molecule, to market. Participants learn about drug discovery/product development as well as preclinical research, regulated clinical trials and post-approval commercial considerations gives an overview of the intricate process involved in bringing a drug to market. This course will be taught by Dr. Simon Tulloch for Biotech Primer, Inc.

Our six-week Managing Clinical Trials course will take place on Thursday evenings from January 12 through February 16, 2012. Instructors from Halloran Consulting Group will cover effective management and oversight of outsourced clinical programs is at the top of everyone's mind in this diverse global environment.

Regulatory scrutiny of the relationship has never been keener, and improving skills and knowledge in the role and responsibilities of both project and people management of outsourced clinical projects is critical for success.

This modular workshop series will provide practical knowledge in several of the key areas in managing outsourced clinical projects and will cover project planning, overview of regulatory implications

The Investigations and CAPA, course will be taught by  Matt Peplowski of Abbott. This course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively investigate and fix errors for good, and write a clear, concise report that is audit-ready.

Be sure to keep an eye on our courses at www.massbioed.org/courses for updated information on all of our courses!

A number of the courses offered can also be customized to meet your company’s specific training needs. 

If your company has 50 or fewer employees, you may also qualify for Workforce Training Fund Express Grants, and receive up to 50% reimbursement for professional development courses taken.

The Foundation is also looking at new ways in which to deliver some of these courses, including an e-learning platform which would enable members to “attend” certain courses from a distance, rather than having to travel to Cambridge.  Stay tuned!

For more information on courses, contact Julie Deschenes at Julie.deschenes@massbio.org or 617-674-5100.

 

UPCOMING COURSES:

BioBasics for the Non-Scientist
Instructor:  BioTech Primer, Inc.
A comprehensive 2 Day Course offered at MassBio offices from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Classes are Thursday & Friday.
Dates:

  • February 8th & February 9th
  • September 20th September 21st
  • December 13th & 14th

Leadership Training for Scientists
Instructor: William Ronco
Dates: Wednesday April 4th & Wednesday May 2nd

Improving Presentations Skills
Instructor:  William Ronco
Dates: Wednesday May 16th & Wednesday June 13th

Project Management  6 week course, evenings
Course Director: Lydia Harris
Dates:

  • Spring: Wednesday evenings 5:30-9pm beginning April 4th through May 9th
  • Fall: Wednesday evenings 5:30-9pm beginning  November 7th through December 19th (no class on Nov21st)

cGMP – Good Manufacturing Practices Comprehensive One-Day Training
Instructor:  Matt Peplowski
This course fulfills the annual FDA requirement for training.
Fall Date:  TBD

NEW COURSES:

Drug Development for the Non-Scientist – One Day
Instructor:  BioTech Primer, Inc
Overview of the process involved in bringing a drug to market – the clinical perspective.
Date: Friday May 4, 2011 9-4:30pm

Managing Clinical Trials 6 week, evening course
Instructor: Halloran Consulting Group

Effective management and oversight of outsourced clinical programs is at the top of everyone's mind in this diverse global environment. Regulatory scrutiny of the relationship has never been keener, and improving skills and knowledge in the role and responsibilities of both project and people management of outsourced clinical projects is critical for success. This modular workshop series will provide practical knowledge in several of the key areas in managing outsourced clinical projects.

Dates: Thursday January 12th through Thursday February 16th 5:30-8:30pm

Investigations and CAPA
Instructor:  Matt Peplowski
Date: Full Day April 10th 9am-5:00pm

Are you in the Retraining Rut with your error investigations?
Would you like to fix the problem once and for all, so it doesn't happen again?

The biopharmaceutical industry is inherently error-prone. Some industry experts say error investigations cost some $10,000 each to resolve on average. Depending on the severity, they can cost millions in lost batches, rework, investigations, and most importantly, patient safety.

Thorough, well-written investigations dig deep to identify the true root cause of the issue so it can be prevented once and for all. It requires communication, coordination, documentation, and deductive skills, and the use of effective root cause analysis techniques. Then the investigation report has to be written clearly to withstand regulatory scrutiny. Research shows that proper investigations save companies time and significant cost, improve quality systems, and reduce patient safety risk.

 

For more information on courses, contact Julie Deschenes at Julie.deschenes@massbio.org or 617-674-5100.

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