February 2, 2017                                                                                                                Issue 4
Meet Our All-Star Lineup Of Speakers

We have lined up a great list of guest speakers and our special Keynote Speaker, Michael Broome, who will provide the latest information and motivation to help your business. 

Check out our All-Star lineup and remember to click on their bios for more information.

Click the following link for room reservations at the Marriott Resort Hilton Head, SC

To register for the 2017 SPA Pharma Conference click the link below.

Keynote Speaker - Michael Broome
"Overcoming Adversity with a Positive Mental Attitude and Competence "

Michael earned an BA from Appalachian State University. Upon graduation, he started several entrepreneurial endeavors (one was selling cookware door-to-door) and began addressing any crowd composed of two or more. Since 1979 he has addressed over 3,000 audiences throughout the world .
Michael quips, "I was a poor student because I suffered from ADD-HD (Attention Deficit Disorder in High Definition ).  Eventually, I learned to turn my daydreams into worthwhile dreams ."

Join us for our annual conference April 26-28, 2017 where Michael Broome will speak on, Overcoming Adversity with a  Positive Mental Attitude and Competence

Speaking  Wednesday, April 26, 5:00 pm

Our 2017 conference agenda is now available.  To access click the link below.
Riya Cao

An award-winning and hands-on executive with 20+ years' experience in technology, pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries, Ms. Cao specializes in DSCSA, serialization, Track-n-Trace, ERP, quality, GMP, GXP, and Part 11 compliance.

Ms. Cao held various senior and leadership roles at QAD, Ferndale Labs, TRW Integrated Supply Chain Solutions, and United Technologies.

Speaking Thursday, April 27 - 8:15 am
The DSCSA Serialization Requirement for Specialty Pharma Manufacturers and Distributors
Doug Bolt
Managing Director
Deloitte Corporate Finance

Doug is a managing director with Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF). Prior to joining DCF, Doug served as a vice president at McColl Partners, LLC. Previously, he worked at a boutique investment bank, where he assisted his clients in executing mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions for middle-market companies.

Doug has assisted his clients in executing transactions across a number of industries, including aerospace, consumer products, general industrial, healthcare, retail, and transportation.

Speaking Thursday, April 27 - 9:45 am
M&A Market and Strategic Opportunities
Doug Long
Vice President, Industry Relations
IMS Health, Inc.

Doug Long's dedication and leadership in healthcare spans four decades. Doug has unparalleled experience and perspective on pharmaceutical distribution and the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace.

As Vice President of Industry Relations for IMS Health, Inc. - the world's largest pharmaceutical information company - Doug has been a leader with the company since 1989 in implementing health databases, developing new products and fostering relationships with distributors, manufacturers, retailers and industry associations.
Speaking Thursday, April 26 - 11:00 am
The U.S. Pharmaceutical Market: What's In? What's Out? What's Ahead?
Amanda Patterson
Founder & CEO - Health Call List

Founder & CEO of Health Call List, a two-way live video participation platform. She's spent the majority of her career consulting for Fortune 100 & Fortune 500 companies in areas such as customer impact, multi-channel strategy, market research, technology transformation, and applying technology in support of behavior change management.

Amanda founded Health Call List to meet the need for HIPAA compliant two-way video engagement to facilitate remote learning and psycho-social support for healthcare communities.

Amanda Patterson  Bio - www.healthcalllist.com
Speaking Friday, April 28 - 9:15 am
The Future of Adherence: Applying Social Media & Digital Frameworks
William A. Garvin
Attorney - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

William Garvin focuses his practice on issues related to the approval, regulation, promotion, sale and reimbursement of drugs, medical devices, biologics, excipients, dietary supplements and foods.

William assists clients in their interactions with various federal agencies including: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Health and Human Services (HHS). 
Speaking Friday, April 28 - 10:30 am
Regulatory Update
Member Dinner Cruise

Join us for a relaxing dinner cruise aboard the  million dollar Spirit Of Harbour Town. The "Spirit" is Hilton Head Island's newest, finest, and only heated and air-conditioned luxury passenger yacht. 

The grand dining cabin on the main deck features twenty square foot panoramic windows offering every table an ever changing view of the Carolina Lowcountry and the sunset. Outdoor dining is available if you choose to dine al fresco on our shaded topside deck where you can take in the evening air. Either way you will have the best table and water view on Hilton Head Island.

This is a great chance to reconnect and network with SPA members and guests during our annual conference.

To register click the following link: 2017 SPA Annual Pharma Conference

Member Golf Outing
 Palmetto Dunes

Named to the Top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine's list of the World's Best Family Resorts, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island has earned this distinction by providing a world-class golf experience alongside vacations that are sure to please the whole family.

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has a storied history of offering unparalleled golf experiences for golfers from across the country and around the world. The resort is renowned for pristine course conditions, challenging layouts and commitment to customer service.

All three golf courses at Palmetto Dunes - each one distinctively different and uniquely appealing - have been rated an outstanding four stars or more by Fodor's Golf Digest Places to Play. Each course provides a singular experience of our sea island wildlife and "Lowcountry" environs.

C heck out the Palmetto Dunes website here .
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