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Monday, June 28 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#143 SL: A Journey of Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Safety Evaluation in Drug Development

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-21-547-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

This session will discuss the outputs from the DIA-ASA joint scientific working group which include an aggregate safety assessment planning tool, benefit risk assessment planning, and open source interactive graphical tools, and how to implement them.

Learning Objectives

Describe the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration; Evaluate the aggregate safety assessment planning tool; Discuss the status of benefit risk evaluation planning and how pre-marketing safety monitoring interconnects with benefit-risk evaluation; Identify open source interactive safety graphics tools with pragmatic guidance that can be easily applied to routine safety evaluation.


Mengchun Li, MD, MPA


Aggregated Safety Assessment Planning
Barbara Hendrickson, MD

Benefit-Risk Planning Across the Industry and Best Practice Sharing
Brian Edwards, DrMed

Interactive Safety Graphics
James Buchanan, PharmD

Lothar Tremmel, PhD

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Brian Edwards

Principal Consultant, Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, Vice-President ACRES, NDA Group, United Kingdom
After his training in hospital medicine and clinical research for 14 years, Dr. Edwards joined the UK Medicines Control Agency (MHRA) in 1994 where he had various responsibilities as a pharmacovigilance assessor. In 1999 he joined Parexel to become Senior Medical Director before joining... Read More →
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James Buchanan

President, Covilance LLC, United States
After entering drug safety at Genentech, Dr. Buchanan created and led drug safety departments at Gilead, Tularik and Nuvelo. He next served with BioSoteria as the head of the medical and safety consulting group. Dr. Buchanan is currently president of Covilance, LLC, a drug safety... Read More →
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Barbara Hendrickson

Immunology Therapeutic Area Head, Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety, AbbVie, Inc., United States
Dr. Barbara Hendrickson is the Immunology Therapeutic Area Head in Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety. She is a physician with subspecialty training in pediatrics and infectious diseases and has 18 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Dr. Hendrickson has been involved in... Read More →
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Mengchun Li

Director, Phamacovigilance, Global Alliance For TB Drug Development, United States
Dr. Mengchun Li is the Director of Pharmacovigilance at TB Alliance. In this position, Dr. Li chairs the multidisciplinary safety management team for all compounds and is responsible for clinical safety and pharmacovigilance. Prior to this, Dr. Li worked at Janssen Pharmaceutical... Read More →
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Lothar Tremmel

VP, Quantitative Clinical Sciences and Reporting, CSL Behring, United States
Dr. Tremmel worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years, where he built and led highly effective groups of statisticians, programmers, and data managers. He is currently the VP of Quantitative Clinical Sciences and Reporting at CSL Behring. Recent appointments include... Read More →

Monday June 28, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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