Always Reminding Us What It’s All About

April 8, 2012

I was at this show on Friday. Here is a review and setlist from backstreets:

“And it was a good Friday, starting with the house lights staying up right through an opening “Badlands,” the first time anything has preceded “We Take Care of Our Own” in the set. “New York City!” Bruce hollered before kicking back in with the coda, “Are you ready to rumble?!” It’s hard to take a show higher from that kind of blast-off, but a solid show with a number of genuine surprises — and a particularly strong encore — kept the Garden rocking all night.”

I would add that Badlands features a prominent sax solo. Jake Clemons (Clarence’s nephew) has been handling the sax duties, and featuring him in such an important spot right out of the gate elicited an enthusiastic welcome, and kicked the energy level into the stratosphere. Read the rest of this entry »


4th Business Development Strategies for Clinical Trials Service Providers

March 29, 2012

It is with great pleasure I introduce to you the 4th Business Development Strategies for Clinical Trials Service Providers Summit, to take place July 17-19 at Le Meridien Hotel in Philadelphia. Click here to download the conference brochure!

This event is the only conference where business development professionals from CROs and ancillary service providers can develop skills that will help them increase revenue and become more successful on a professional level.  Read the rest of this entry »


Here’s a preview of Our 5th Lean Sigma & Kaizen for Pharma R&D Summit.

January 31, 2012

This year’s agenda has been completely revamped to reflect the lessons learned from the most creative recent process improvement innovations in both laboratory and clinical research.  More importantly, our exceptional faculty includes key executives from leading pharmaceutical corporations that provide you with practical strategies and solutions for the most difficult Lean Sigma process improvement challenges. Read the rest of this entry »


The 2012 Conference Season Begins: Trial Master File Summit

December 31, 2011

I’ll be in DC to run the inaugural Trial Master Files Summit, January 19-20 at the Weston Arlington Gateway. Launch events are always exciting – this one should have about 75 people in the room.  The focus of this conference is to uncover the best way for pharma companies to have clinical trials managers file their documentations so that they are prepared for FDA inspections.  Click here if you want to see a full agenda. Click here to join me! Read the rest of this entry »


The Old Man from the Mountain is Coming Home

August 18, 2011

Last year, I went for a hike at North Lake in the Catskills, where I encountered an old man who told me that only three things matter in life: Health, because once your health is gone, you may not be able to get it back; Time, because life goes by faster than you realize, and it too is irreplaceable; and Destiny, because you never know what to expect in the future. Read the rest of this entry »


Pharmaceutical Company Researchers Add Value by Making it Possible to Deliver Medicine to the Public

May 26, 2011

Megan McArdle at the Atlantic has a post on translational research and the importance of academic institutions partnering up with big pharma. This is a main theme of Pharmaceutical Research Collaborations Summit, July 26-27, in Boston. Read the rest of this entry »


A Clash of Old and New Technologies …but Mostly Old

May 7, 2011

I just saw the Internet Cool Guide on a shelf at the Greenberg Public Library. Internet Cool Guide was a start up company circa the turn of the 21st century. It was my first job in publishing, and my first sales job. Read the rest of this entry »