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Tuesday, June 29 • 10:00am - 11:00am
#217 SL: Project Management in Times of Crisis: Perspectives from PMs Supporting COVID-19 Related Projects

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-21-566-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166V1QD7Y; RN 1.00

Bringing together project managers from multiple sectors who have been managing projects at the forefront of the COVID-19 global pandemic, lessons learned and critical skills for operating in this high visibility, high impact space will be shared.

Learning Objectives

Recognize and discuss the unique challenges of managing projects during times of crisis when situations are constantly evolving; Identify the critical PM skills that are most effective during times of crisis; Recognize different approaches and critical skills needed when managing through a crisis.


Erin Mulrooney, MSc


Lessons Learned from Preparing and Submitting an IND Application for a COVID-19 Treatment Candidate
Efi Sergi, MS, PMP

Project Management in Times of Crisis: Managing a Multi-Organization Team to Deliver a COVID-19 Data Sharing Module in 7 Months
Kelsey Jakee

Update from Industry
Mark Boaz, PhD, MS

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Erin Mulrooney

Director, Discovery Project Management, Merck & Co., Inc., United States
Erin Mulrooney is a Director in the Global Project and Alliance Management group at Merck where she manages the Discovery Portfolio. Prior to rejoining Merck at the end of 2020, Erin was the Director of Portfolio Management and Operations at BioCelerate, a subsidiary of TransCelerate... Read More →
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Efi Sergi

Associate Director, Regulatory Project & Submission Management, PRA Health Sciences, United States
Efi Sergi is an Associate Director within PRA’s Regulatory Project and Submission Management group. She has been in the pharmaceutical industry since 2008 and has held various regulatory roles in the US and the UK. Efi has international regulatory submission management and strategic... Read More →

Mark Boaz

Senior Director, Pfizer Vaccines Research and Development, Pfizer Inc, United States
Program Director for Vaccine Research & Development Program Teams. Experienced immunologist and vaccinologist. I direct COVID-19 RNA and RNA influenza programs. In addition I lead a team of 6 Program Managers. I develop forward thinking programs that maximise medical and commercial... Read More →
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Kelsey Jakee

Principal Consultant, PA Consulting Group, United States
Kelsey Jakee is a strategy, business design and program management expert with PA Consulting, specializing in the life sciences industry. She has a demonstrated track record of delivering broad, complex and transformative initiatives to modernize R&D. She has published articles on... Read More →

Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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