Past Editions
2003 September to January


Tuesday, September 16, 2003
23rd Street Cafe
6:00 to 10:00 pm
Fall Kickoff
Managing People and Products in a Global Environment
Speaker: Donna Lombardo, MS
Sponsor: Volunteered...that's the spirit!
Good company! Good drink!
Good food! Good Program!
Good fun!

THE SPEAKER AND PROGRAM:
Our speaker, Donna Lombardo, offers unique expertise in both the scientific and marketing areas. During her 15 years with SmithKline, Donna held positions in Global Marketing, Strategic Product Development, U.S. Product Management and Sales. Earlier in her career, Donna also worked for Merck as a research scientist in the immunology program. She holds a BS in Biology and Psychology from the College of William and Mary and an MS in Microbiology and Immunology from Rutgers University.

On "retiring" from GlaxoSmithKline, Donna established her own marketing and training business, Lombardo Consulting, providing global marketing expertise and customized training programs for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.

Her program will focus on the unique challenges of building global brands. Drawing from ten years of "case studies" and anecdotes in developing and launching products in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Mid-East, Donna will discuss the challenges, strategies and rewards of working in a global environment.

Those members who were fortunate enough to hear Donna present to us a year and a half ago will agree that her presentation was filled with enthusiasm, knowledge, and professionalism.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Biopharmaceutical Scenarios ...
Five Futures for the Industry


Speaker: Robert Smith

Good company! Good drink!
Good food! Good Program!
Good fun!

THE SPEAKER AND PROGRAM:
One of our own PCCI Vice Presidents, Bob Smith, will be returning for a fourth time as our featured speaker. As you may recall, Bob is now Director of Editorial Research at Dorland Healthcare and Editor-in-chief of "The Medical & Healthcare Marketplace Guide" (a definition of the worldwide biomedical industry). As such, he has a broad perspective on the biopharmaceutical industry. Once again, he has volunteered to share some of his views with us.

Prior to his service with Dorland and its predecessors, Bob was the Associate Director of Strategy Development and Corporate Intelligence at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline). During his 22 years of service with that company, Bob held various positions in Research and Development, Marketing Research, and Corporate Planning and Business Development. He was hired into the pharmaceutical industry by Dr. Herchel Smith at Wyeth in 1964 as a medicinal chemist. Bob holds a B.S. in chemistry from Loyola College, and an M.A. in medicinal chemistry and a MBA in finance, both from Temple University. He is currently an invited lecturer at Cornell University Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

His presentation on Biopharmaceutical Scenarios will suggest five futures for the biopharmaceutical industry, based on its current state and its change factors. In this talk he will include his view of the meaning of the popular phrase, personalized medicine.

LIKE TO ATTEND AS A VISITOR?

Call Dick Dresher for more information at
215-643-7786 or email
rjdresher@aol.com

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003

It's Hard to Predict Anything ...
Especially the Future!



Speaker: Thomas W. Bang (above)
Sponsor: Mike Free

Good company! Good drink!
Good food! Good Program!
Good fun!

THE SPEAKER AND PROGRAM:
Mr. Bang is the President of TVG Marketing Research and Consulting, based in Ft. Washington, a company that specializes in healthcare business development, financial, personnel, and planning activities. Very well-respected in the industry.

As Yogi Berra once said, "The future is hard to predict!" And that certainly applies to the pharmaceutical industry ... despite it being characterized as "data rich," but "information poor."

Industry veteran, Tom Bang, will present some of the reasons we do not better understand where our products, our companies, and our industry are heading. By understanding the data, the issues, and the information processes we have available, we can better forecast the future as well as better shape it.

Tom has impressive credentials. Before going to TVG in April of 2001, he was Assistant Vice President of Business Planning at Wyeth-Ayerst. His experience before that was a series of advancements with Hoffmann-La Roche as VP of Marketing Services, VP and General Manager of Pharmaceuticals in Canada, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, Manager of Career Development, Sales Promotion Manager, Division Sales Manager, and last, but not least, Sales Representative. A real climb up the ladder of success!

Tom has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003

STRATEGIC DRUG DEVELOPMENT
In a Changing Healthcare Environment
Speaker: Michael J. Fox, MD, MBA

THE SPEAKER AND PROGRAM:

PCCI's own Dr. Michael Fox will be traveling from his home in Boston to present this month's program. He is probably the most credentialed speaker in the history of PCCI.

Never before in the history of the pharma-ceutical industry has the health-care environ-ment been so fluid. The stra-tegic issues facing manage-ment are many and involve Sales, Marketing, Finance, Medical, Manufacturing, Regulatory as well as all other facets of the industry. Dr. Fox will attempt to touch on, and discuss, those most affecting the pharmaceutical market today.

Michael is board-certified in Internal and Pulmonary Medicine and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and on the adjunct faculty of Tufts University Medical School/New England Medical Center. He is also the Chairman of the Clinical Research Advisory Council of ECRI (the "Consumer Reports" for the healthcare industry. In addition, Dr. Fox is the President of Healthcare Advisors, Inc., consultants to biopharmaceutical and healthcare-related industries.

His background includes: President and COO of Penwest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sr. VP of Medical and Regulatory Affairs for Alkermens, Inc., Sr. VP of Astra USA, Sr. VP of Medical Affairs and Clinical Development at SmithKline Beecham.

Dr. Fox received his B.A. from Harvard University, Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Dartmouth Medical School, M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Turn up the heat!

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February meeting cancelled due to snow


Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Positioning a New Product
Can a Man's Diary Really Help?
Speaker: Paul M. Schugsta, Jr.

THE SPEAKER:

PCCI member, Paul Schugsta, is a Senior Marketing Research Executive with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has a broad strategic marketing background with US and International experience...including Europe, Japan and China. In addition to his primary marketing research skills, Paul has also co-designed and conducted numerous training programs for product managers and market research staff in key markets. Currently, he is an Independent Senior Consultant and specializes in International Healthcare.

Paul Schugsta

Before his current position, Paul served as Associate Director, Marketing Research for GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to his years at SK&F and GSK, he was Manager, International Marketing Research for Wyeth Ayerst International Limited. Paul also has worked for Merck, Sharp & Dohme US in Marketing Research, Advertising Operations, Direct Mail Advertising, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging.

Paul holds a Master Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts from La Salle University.

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Table of Contents
To find out more information about a particular section, click on the icon to the left of the section
2003 September to January
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003
Managing People and Products ...
Speaker: Donna Lombardo
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Biopharmaceutical Scenarios ...
Speaker: Robert Smith
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
It's Hard to Predict Anything ...
Speaker: Thomas W. Bang
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
Strategic Drug Development
Speaker: Michael J. Fox, MD, MBA
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Positioning a New Product
Speaker: Paul M. Schugsta, Jr.
 

 

 

Want to Attend?
Guests are always welcome at our monthly meetings held September
through May.
For information, e-mail Don Skerrett
Email: don@rxpcci.com or call
Phone: 610.608.1569
Upcoming Meetings
Meetings are monthly at the Wyndham Hotel (888 Chesterbrook Blvd., Chesterbrook, PA)
Please contact Don Skerrett (above)
Good Company! Good Drink! Good Food! Good Program! Good Fun!

THAT’S OUR PROMISE TO YOU!



 

 

 
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