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Wednesday, June 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
#319 L: Leading Through Complexity: Opportunities, Pitfalls, and Best Practices for Managing Successful Partnerships

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-20-603-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166IEIAHR; RN 1.00

Business to business, public-private, and foundation partnerships add complexity. In this session, you will learn about the pitfalls that plague these relationships and acquire project management tools to achieve alignment, deliver project success, and maximize value.

Learning Objectives

List common pitfalls and illustrate best practices to foster optimal collaboration and maximize mutual value; Discuss effective behaviors needed for successful project delivery while navigating the inherent complexities in a partnership; Outline ways to challenge your ways of thinking and better assess partnership risks; Outline different partnership perspectives from a diverse panel; Discuss overlapping skill sets critical for project and alliance managers.


Kelly M. George, PhD


Managing Partnerships: Perspective From a Not-for-Profit
Jamie Munro, PhD

Taming Orthrus: Ensure your Alliance is the Asset’s Best Friend and not a Two Headed Monster
Anne Kathleen Radcliff, PhD

Partnership Success: Keep it Professional, but Make it Personal
Matthew A Metz, PhD, PMP

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Anne Radcliff

Senior Director, Global Project Management, AstraZeneca
Seasoned professional experienced in pharmaceutical pipeline strategy and project management, business development, and alliance management. Collaborative and effective leader and integrator of cross-functional, matrixed teams ensuring optimal program execution. Responsible for the... Read More →
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Matthew Metz

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ossium Health
Dr. Metz has orchestrated R&D partnerships across sectors including large & small businesses, government agencies, not-for-profits, and academic institutions. The breadth of programs he has managed include: stem cell therapies (at Ossium Health), antibiotics (at Achaogen), microbial... Read More →
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Kelly George

Kelly George, PhD has gained a diverse R&D skillset by working in both the pharmaceutical and consumer product development sectors. Most recently, Kelly was an Associate Director, Global Project & Alliance Management at Merck, Inc. She has also held roles at L’Oréal, Roche and... Read More →
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Jamie Munro

Executive Director, Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS)
Executive Director of CIRS (Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science), a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to maintain a leadership role in identifying and applying scientific principles for the purpose of advancing regulatory and HTA policies and processes

Wednesday June 17, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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