November to March
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000
Patient Compliance Through User-Friendly Packaging and Labeling
By Frank J. Tiano, R.Ph
-Sponsored by David Mayron-
Tiano is the Vice President and General Manager of PCI SERVICES,
a Cardinal Health Company. As such, he is responsible for planning,
organizing, coordinating and directing the activities associated
with the preparation, packaging, labeling and distribution of all
clinical studies being handled by PCI Clinical Services.
Prior to joining PCI in July 1998, Mr. Tiano directed the Clinical
Supply functions at McNeil Consumer Products (1989-1998) handling
OTC products and Rx to OTC switches. At SmithKline Beecham (1979-1989),
he handled all Phase I through Phase IV studies for NDA products.
His pharmaceutical career spans over 35 years. Mr. Tiano received
his BS in Pharmacy and Science from Temple University with post-graduate
training at the University of Wisconsin and Philadelphia College
of Pharmacy and Science. He has also received a Certificate in Business
Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
and the Boston University, School of Management.
Frank has authored and published many articles and presented many
workshops and seminars. He is a member of several pharmaceutical
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Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Your Consulting and Employment Services
By William H. Bostard
is a self-employed consultant who has held challenging positions
with prominent firms in the investment management, financial services
and healthcare industry.
He specializes in helping people into the many forms of self-employment:
Starting an independent or franchised business, buying an already
operating franchised or independent business, or starting or improving
an existing consulting practice. Bill has helped thousands of people
with workshops, seminars, and one-on-one consulting on the various
aspects of self-employment.
He is an expert on small business and startup financing. He has
written guides to consulting, franchising, or buying a business.
During his presentation, Bill will answer such questions as:
||What are the primary pricing methods?
||What's the relationship between cost and price?
||How much should I charge?
||Should prices vary from different clients?
||Should prices be negotiable?
Along with answers to these FAQ's, he will also answer your specific
pricing questions and any other questions on other aspects of running
a consulting business. Bill has a Bachelors Degree in Economics
from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a
Masters Degree in Finance from Temple University. He resides in
Rosemont with his wife.
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Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000
People, Products, Profits, & Panaceas
By Robert C. Smith, Jr.
One of our own
PCCI Vice Presidents, Bob Smith, volunteered for a third time as
our featured speaker.
His presentation on "Pharmaceutical Heritage" will touch
on: Heroes, entrepreneurs, inventors, champions, and unsung heroes
in the industry. He'll talk about the various corporations, corporate
development, and offer vignettes of famous "firsts" and
famous "seconds." And finally, Bob with give you what
he calls "The Future History of the Pharmaceutical Industry."
As you may recall, Bob is now the Director of Editorial Research
for Dorland's Biomedical "Medical & Healthcare Marketplace
Guide." As such, he has a wealth of knowledge about the pharmaceutical
industry. Once again, he has graciously volunteered to share it
Prior to his service with Dorland's, Bob was the Associate Director
of Strategy Development & Corporate Intelligence at SmithKline
Beecham. During his 22 years of service to SB, Bob also held various
positions in R&D and Marketing Research. He started in the industry
in 1964 at Wyeth Laboratories as a Medicinal Chemist.
Bob holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola and, from Temple University,
an M.A. in Medicinal Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Finance. He is currently
a lecturer at the Cornell University Graduate School of Business.
This promises to be a fascinating presentation. Knowing Bob, he's
put a lot of time and effort into the preparation. Let's all turn
out to show our support as well as learn some little known facts
about our chosen industry.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2000
Investment Club Case Study
Speaker: Sheila Buerkle, MBA
Sponsored by Clarke Glennon
Sheila Buerkle, has volunteered to share her knowledge and experiences
in organizing and operating an investment club for fun and profit.
The "Dow Divas" are twelve market-wise women from the
Main Line area who meet monthly with a hobby of trying to outguess
Her club is a member of the National Association of Investors Corporation.
NAIC's website cam be reviewed on:
Sheila's presentation will be based on the book
Starting and Running a Profitable Investment
by Thomas E. O'Hara and Kenneth S. Janke, Sr.
They're the two who taught the famous (or infamous) "Beardstown
"A recent "graduate" of Wyeth Labs, Sheila is a
pharmaceutical specialist in Sales Administration and Analysis.
She holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Temple University
and is currently doing consulting in her field of expertise. Even
if you're not interested in forming or joining an investment club,
you should find her presentation both informative and interesting.
In short, it's about making money and, at the same time, having
fun!Your time on Tuesday night will be "well invested!"
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Tuesday, April 18, 2000
New Learning Key Game
Speaker: Susan Morris
Our own PCCI
member Susan Morris will be returning for a third
time as our featured speaker. As you may recall, Susan heads The
Learning Key's division for training and development. She has more
than twenty years experience in the healthcare market and has worked
with numerous global project teams to enhance the performance of
middle and senior managers. Susan holds a Masters in Education from
This month, she will be introducing us to her brand new game, "GMPWorks."
Like her "PHARM GAME", this is a board game played in
teams to reinforce classroom training in Good Manufacturing Practices.
The first team to "Ship the Product" wins.
If playing it is only half the fun produced when we played the
"PHARM GAME", the evening will be more than worthwhile.
We thank Susan for once again volunteering and look forward to
another Fun-Filled evening.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2000
Speakers: Ron Thomas & Tom Thompson
Sponsored by: Volunteered...that's the Spirit!
We are fortunate
to have two members, Ron Thomas and Tom Thompson, speak on their
efforts to get our PCCI web site up and running. They've been successful
and will be telling us how it can benefit not only our group, but
individual members as well.Ron is a former Director of International
Taxation for SmithKline & French Labs. He has a wide public
and corporate accounting background. In addition to his accounting
activities, Ron has acquired an expertise in computers and has his
own Web site. Ron has a B.S. in Accounting from Drexel University
and is a member of the American, New York, and Pennsylvania Institute
of Certified Public Accounting.
Tom is another former SmithKliner. During his 26 year career, Tom
specialized in electronic media. As such, he edited and produced
the weekly SB TV News, launched the daily telephone news, and finally,
launched the SmithKline Beecham corporate Web site, www.sb.com.
In his "retirement," Tom formed TAT Communication, Inc.
to consult on and produce communication projects using Web technologies
including video, audio, and writing.
We are fortunate to have Ron and Tom as members who will contribute
their time and talents for the betterment of PCCI. While they'll
be telling you about our Web site, they'll also want to hear your
comments and suggestions for making it most useful to our group.
At our February meeting we had twenty-six members and one guests
in attendance, our speaker, L. Stockton Illowy, CLU. Stock gave
a fine presentation on Long-term Care. In a note to me, he said,
Thank you for having me as a guest speaker. I greatly enjoyed the
occassion. Not only was the location very interesting -- a hidden
gem -- but who would have thought that that little spot would serve
such a nice meal. Your associates are a very interesting group.
I learned a number of things from them and hope that I will be able
to work with a few of them. Many thanks for a delightful evening."
While she joined at our last meeting, we want to formally welcome
Sheila Buerkle, formerly of Wyeth Labs. Shelia's area of expertise
is in sales and compensation.
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Pharmaceutical Consulting Consortium International, Inc.
Celebrated its 10th Anniversary
of ten years of networking and socializing, the membership celebrated
this milestone at their regular meeting place, the 23rd Street Cafe
in downtown Philadelphia.
Pictured above are some of the original founding members being
recognized by Dick Dresher, former President of the group.
All original members were formerly with Smith Kline & French
Laboratories. The group has, for the past seven years, welcomed
new members from throughout the pharmaceutical industry. A wide
variety of companies, along with a wide variety of specialties,
are now represented.
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