Sherpa Summer Seminar

2pm - 6pm

Join Sherpa and the San Diego Clinical Supply Community for discussion, networking, and prizes!

Online registration closes Tuesday, July 17, noon PST. Onsite registration available.

Back by popular demand! Sherpa’s third annual Sherpa Summer Seminar brings the life sciences community together to explore ways to optimize clinical supply management. The 2018 edition will tackle common blind spots that exist between clinical operations, clinical supplies and the clinical site, and dive into the promises and challenges of direct to patient clinical trial designs. Be inspired by Sean Baumstark’s story, a warrior who is living with Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Come for the learnings, stay to connect with the life sciences community over good food (catered by Red Oven Pizza).


2:00 – 2:30pm

2:30 – 2:40pm

Mark Paiz, President, Sherpa Clinical Packaging

2:40 – 3:20pm

Harmonizing ClinOps, ClinSupplies, and the Clinical Site
For a clinical trial to go smoothly, the development and execution of clinical study design, clinical supply management, and patient enrollment must be in sync. Yet too often, this is the exception, not the rule. This panel will focus on common friction points and obstacles between clinical supplies, clinical operations, and clinical sites, and give suggestions on how to overcome them.

Moderator: Greg Kushla, PhD, RPh, Executive Director, Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting
Ron Carozza, C3 Research

3:20 – 4:00 pm

Direct to Patient Overview
The direct to patient (DTP) clinical trial design model is applauded for its focus on patient-centricity. For the sponsor company, this leads to shorter timelines, and less chance of costly patient drop-out. This panel will discuss the considerations that sponsor companies must be aware of when developing clinical supply strategies for DTP clinical trials such as the role of a nursing network, privacy concerns, and global regulations.

Moderator: Melissa Fassbender, US Editor, Outsourcing-Pharma
Sascha Sonnenberg, Vice President Commercial Operations Americas and EMEA, Marken
Kimberly Finn, VP Global Homecare & DTP US Services, Marken
4:00 – 4:30pm

Patient Perspective: The Importance of Clinical Trials
Sean Baumstark, Friedreich's Ataxia Survivor
4:30 – 4:40pm

Closing Remarks
Mark Paiz, President, Sherpa Clinical Packaging
4:40 – 6:00pm

Networking Hour & Tours
5:45 – 6:00pm