2021 Americas Sample Management Hybrid Symposium

Sample management is the bedrock of every phase of chemical and biological discovery. The past year has tested both academic and industrial programs and even in the best of times, there’s room for improvement in our processes. This year’s program will focus on best practices, lessons learned and new trends in sample management with an emphasis on the impact and potential of emerging technologies and applications of automation. We will also address the business of sample management as it pertains to mergers and acquisitions, the pros and cons of outsourcing and growing challenges in our supply chain. The SLAS 2021 Americas Sample Management Symposium welcomes all compound and sample management professionals – both in the lab and in leadership – to obtain fresh perspectives and share innovative solutions to challenges in these domains.

Alison Keelen

Scientist

Bristol Myers Squibb

Amanda Lembke

Research Operations Senior Manager

Amgen, Inc.

Moana Simpson

Manager, Compounds Australia

Griffith University

Ms Moana Simpson is the Manager of Compounds Australia, and has over 20 years’ experience in providing support for drug discovery research within Australia and the UK, both in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry. Ms Simpson was instrumental in the initial development and subsequent growth of Compounds Australia from its inception to now a fully operational and busy compound management facility. Ms Simpson holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours and a Graduate Diploma in Project Management; her expertise is primarily in the areas of chemistry and biochemistry.

Sue Crimmin

Vice President Sample Management Technology

GlaxoSmithKline

Michael Jobling, Ph.D.

Vice President, Sample Management

Evotec

Patrick Faloon, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist

Biogen

Travis Mathewson, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Scientist

Pfizer Inc

Lane Milde, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Pfizer

Melissa Bennion

Scientist I

Biogen

Steve McCoy, Ph.D.

Head of Sales

LabVoice

Susana A. Morais, Ph.D.

Assoc. Prin Scientist

Merck & Co., Inc.

Christian Ferrante, Ph.D.

Scientific Associate Director

Bristol Myers Squibb

Brenda Li-Johnson, Ph.D.

Screening Profiling and Mechanistic Biology - Sample Management UP Group Leader

GlaxoSmithKline

Marianne K. Henderson, M.S., C.P.C.

Senior Advisor

Center for Global Health/National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS

Marybeth Burton

Executive Director, Discovery Sample Management

MSD

Marybeth Burton leads MSD’s global Discovery Sample Management group based in the US at the Rahway, New Jersey site. She is responsible for small molecule compound management, chemical inventory management and compliance, and chemistry operations. Her group monitors compound collection quality and participates in efforts to continuously improve both stewardship and composition of MSD's small molecule compound collection. Marybeth also has responsibility for management of discovery biological samples within MSD and has collaborated with colleagues in clinical research to develop an overall bio-repository strategy. Marybeth has been involved with process optimization efforts and development of new workflows to support changing sample management needs resulting from globalization of drug discovery efforts. Her team is also currently responsible for managing external chemistry partner relationships and establishing global compound logistics workflows.

Prior to her tenure at MSD, Marybeth led the compound management group at Schering-Plough. Marybeth holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. in Information Science.

David Hayes, Ph.D.

Director, North American Operations

Specs

Jeff Chin

Senior Scientist

Pfizer

Heather Colvan, Ph.D.

Director of Operations

Simplicis

Heather Colvan is the cofounder and Director of Operations for Simplicis. Simplicis provides expert sample management solutions focused on data and hardware integration for automated pharmaceutical laboratories.

For the past 12 years Heather has been focused on delivering problem specific solutions to Simplicis's clients with a dedication to data management.  Prior to Simplicis Heather worked in healthcare revenue cycle management implementing and integrating claims inventory management solutions.

Heather is an advocate for women in computer science and gladly volunteers her time to facilitate a Girls Who Code club at her son's school.

Rob Perkinson

Executive Director of Global Biorepository Services

TMRW Life Sciences

Rob Handfield, Ph.D.

Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management

North Carolina State University

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Keynote Presentation
Discipline of Supply Chain Logistics
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This presentation will outline national supply chain issues regarding the pandemic and the recent changes in legislation on critical supply issues.
What is Sample Management?
Evolving the Compound Management Strategy — Developing a Distributed Operating Model Enabling Cross-Site Sample Management Capabilities
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
A History of Sample Management at Amgen: How It Started, How It's Going, and All the People in Between
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Lessons Learnt for Building a Sustainable Sample Management Resource in an Academic Environment
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Point/Counterpoint Discussion on Outsourcing
Point/Counterpoint Discussion on Outsourcing
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This point-counterpoint discussion will review the pros and cons of outsourcing and attempt to answer the questions: What is the value to keeping it in house? Is there a middle ground?
Emerging Technologies
Adapting to the Latest Acoustic Technologies for Compound Management
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Emerging Technologies that Enhance the Highly Automated Sample Management Laboratory
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Scientific Virtual Assistants: A New Generation of Sample Management Workflows
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Compound Confirmation During HTS using AE-OPI-MS
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Data Driven Sample Management
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Cryopreservation & Cryostorage Practices at Fertility Centers
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Champions and Challenges of the Pandemic
Navigating Logistical Challenges During COVID-19 to Maintain Prioritized Program Productivity
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Maintaining Compound Management Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Keeping the Ship Sailing with a Skeleton Crew
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Resilience in the Time of Pandemic: How we Overcame it and Became Stronger Sample Management
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Coronavirus and Biobanking: Collective Global Experiences
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This panel discussion will review the lessons and pitfalls learned in mergers and acquisitions: What are strategies we can lean on? Is there a way to do it better? Our panelists will share their insight and experiences.