Drug Development Skills are Difficult to Acquire
The pharmaceutical industry has its fair share of Ph.D.s, and MDs, and yet qualifications do not translate into understanding of the drug development process. In fact, Nobel Laureate scientists find the drug development process bewildering.
As drug development costs increase, the process of drug development is becoming more and more complex. Those involved with the process of developing new therapeutics (drugs, devices, combination products and diagnostics) must understand the process and be able to
navigate it with great skill. These skills are difficult to acquire.
The second Boot Camp at Harvard University was Co-chaired by Dr. Michal Preminger, Executive Director, Harvard University Office of Technology Development. It provided a unique opportunity for participants to obtain a hands-on insight into the drug development process from drug discovery (designation of a lead) to registration. The major aspects of development were considered in detail. Because most people in the industry work in silos, even those with many years of drug development experience benefited.
Cornell University Drug Development Boot Camp Participant Feedback (September 2010)
"A superb bootcamp on drug development; it was great that we were given the lecture materials in a binder."
"Process time line for applications etc. both in America, as well as European market was informative."
"The conference was worth every minute and every "admission dollar" spent."
"The speakers were great."
"Great experience! I learned quite a bit. Thanks for the great opportunity."
"This was a very useful presentation. I very much appreciated that the specialists in their fields made time to share their knowledge with us."
"I very much enjoyed the experience overall and felt that I learned quite a bit in a short period of time."
Some Participant Feedback from the Second Drug Development Boot Camp (at Harvard University with OTD)
"This was a great overview of drug development that will benefit me a long time to come. "
"I liked the short workshops after each session - it helps to understand and remember the material."
"Very well designed and integrated workshop - it takes you from ignorance to knowledge on traversed path of preclinical work to clinical reality."
"Overall very good."
"Great sessions. Very good content and competent and experienced speakers.
Why Drug Development Boot Camp?
Dr. Speid is a global regulatory affairs and drug development expert. After watching many of her client companies make expensive and avoidable mistakes, she decided to help as many as possible avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.
Who Should Attend?
What Will You Learn?
This is not an entry level program. It is intensive and intended for executive level individuals who make drug development decisions on a daily basis. A minimum of 5 years of relevant drug development experience is required in order to be accepted onto the Drug Development Boot Camp because of the depth and intensity of the program.
This is a unique opportunity to be totally immersed in drug development for two days and to mix with a Faculty that has proven themselves by bringing drugs to market, or that has contributed to this success. For this reason, the number of spaces is limited.
Those who do not attend the Drug Development Boot Camp or a similar program are at risk of the following:
I have been in the pharmaceutical industry for many years and have a lot of experience. I don't need to attend the Boot Camp!
If only the many years that people have been in the industry would translate into experience, we would not have the current attrition rate in the pharmaceutical industry. Sadly many years in the industry do not denote experience. Likewise, attendance at many conferences and even courses, will not necessarily improve one's drug development experience level. You need the Drug Development Boot Camp. The unique total immersion, open and interactive atmosphere, promotes hands-on learning, and is like nothing else available.
Three Categories of Scholarships May be Available in a strict competitive process
If you fall into any of the following categories, contact Dr. Lorna Speid to receive applications for the Scholarships. We are also looking for Sponsors for these scholarships.
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