2012 PHT Division Spring Meeting

Baltimore, Maryland
Sunday, March 18, 2012
2012 PHT Division Spring Meeting
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
United States

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Attendee Registration Fees

Member Nonmember Student/ Unemployed Non-Exhibiting Vendor
Sunday CE Course $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
1-Day:  Monday $170.00 $200.00 $55.00 $320.00
1-Day: Tuesday $170.00 $200.00 $55.00 $320.00
2-Day: Monday + Tuesday $295.00 $370.00 $100.00 $570.00
Sunday evening reception ONLY $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $75.00
Monday Social Event $50.00 $65.00 $50.00 $65.00

Agenda (subject to change)



9:00am-1:00pm    CE Course: Applying Text Mining Techniques for Scientific Literature and Patent Search and Analysis (Agenda)

2:00-4:00pm        PHT Board Meeting (open to all;  snacks provided)

6:00-9:30pm      Exhibitor Opening Reception (dinner is provided)


8:00-9:00am        Breakfast

9:00-9:15am        Welcome (PHT Chair)

9:15-10:30am      Keynote – The US Pharmaceutical Market: Trends, Issues and Outlook (Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IMS Health, Inc.)

10:30-11:00am    Break

11:00-11:45am    Practical Steps to Reinvent the Corporate Information Center and Demonstrate Value (Blanca Chou and Eric Stubbs, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals)

11:45-12:30pm    Managing Data and Providing Competitive Insights from Clinical Trials Databases Using BizInt Smart Charts (Diane Webb (BizInt) and Jennifer Friend-Huizer (J&J))

12:30-2:00pm      Lunch

2:00–2:45pm       Mobile Devices & the Information Professional – where do I fit in?’ (Andrew Clark, UCB)

2:45-3:30pm        Librarians as Internal Consultants (Josh Duberman, PivotalInfo LLC)

3:30–4:00pm       Break

4:00-4:45pm        KOLs – Who are They, Where are They, and How do you Find Them? (Ben Weintraub, Wolters Kluwer InThought)

4:45-5:15pm        Big Projects Need Big Solutions – Utilizing OvidSP and QUOSA for AdComm Prep (Natalie Rainford, Astellas Pharma Global Development)

6:30-10:00pm      Social Event - A Night at the National Aquarium in Baltimore sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health (Ovid Technologies) and Adis



8:00-9:00am        Breakfast

9:00-9:15am        Remarks by PHT Chair

9:15-10:30am      The Rise of China: Implications for Pharma and Pharma Librarians (Josh Berlin,  Elsevier Business Intelligence)

10:30-11:00am    Break

 11:00-11:45pm    Biosimilars and Biopharmaceuticals (Ronald Rader, Biotechnology Information Institute)

 11:45-12:45pm    Vendor Panel – Discovery Services (EBSCO, Ex Libris, Serials Solutions)

12:45-2:00pm      Lunch

 2:00-3:00pm        Breakout Sessions

      1. Challenges of globalizing contracts (continued from 2011 Spring Meeting)
      2. Managing of copyright – reactive/responsive use
      3. Should I know what cloud computing is?
      4. What was your library’s role in the BRIC expansion? 

3:15-3:35pm        Breakout Sessions - Summaries

3:35-3:50pm  Closing Remarks


The 2012 PHT Spring Conference will be held at the Hilton Baltimore, ideally located in the exciting Baltimore Inner Harbor district downtown, a prime business, historic and cultural district in Baltimore, Maryland. It's directly connected to the Baltimore Convention Center, adjacent to Camden Yards, and across from M&T Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens. 

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