19-March-2024 Seminars

7:15AM - 7:50AM

Registration and Networking

7:50AM - 8:00AM

Opening Remarks from AMG World and Conference Chair

Speaker

  • Amanda Allen Odyssey TherapeuticsAmanda Allen Executive Director, Facilities and Operations - Odyssey Therapeutics
8:00AM - 8:30AM

The Journey from Boss to Leader: Redefining Leadership in the Modern Lab Space

  • The positive impacts of effective leadership on R&D lab’s success: Lower turnover rate & retention of skilled talent
  • Bridging communication and collaboration gaps across departments for better decision-making
  • Fostering a culture of continuous improvement and prioritizing safety & quality
  • Developing a positive working environment that promotes professional development

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8:30AM - 9:00AM

Presentation Proudly Hosted by Agilent

Speaker

  • Steve Heffner National Sales Director, CrossLab Services - Agilent CrossLab Group
9:00AM - 9:30AM

Training and Upskilling Lab Personnel: Defining Handling Procedures, Managing Safety Risks, and Effective Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Establishing robust safety protocols and risk management strategies within the lab environment
  • Integrating real-world scenarios into training programs to mitigate potential hazards
  • Improving cross-functional collaboration to streamline interconnection between multiple various lab functions
  • Leveraging augmented reality tools to enhance training experiences, providing a dynamic and immersive learning environment for lab personnel
9:30AM - 10:10AM

Technology Demonstrations led by MarathonLS, CAI and Lab Design Tool by Kaon Interactive

This session provides an additional opportunity to meet with our product and solution providers in the exhibition hall to learn more about the products, technology, and services that have been developed to solve some of your unique challenges. The technology demonstrations will last approximately 8 minutes on four cycles with the opportunity to ask questions immediately afterwards over the refreshment break.

10:10AM - 10:50AM

Networking Break and Exhibition

10:50AM - 11:50AM

Are You Happy With Your Role? Developing Mentorship Programs for Professional Growth, Setting Clear Goals and Supporting Lab R&D

10:50AM - 11:50AM

Beyond the Basics: Is Your Team Prepared for a Disaster?

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10:50AM - 11:50AM

Developing a Seamless Transition Strategy from GLP to GMP Labs in Pharma R&D: Enhancing Product Quality and Regulatory Compliance

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10:50AM - 11:50AM

Developing and Implementing an Integrated LIMS for Enhanced Workflow, Quality Control, and Regulatory Compliance

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10:50AM - 11:50AM

Ways to Accelerate Time to Science: Understanding Ingredients (Trust, Communication, Collaboration) Needed to Improve Lab Planning, Design, And Workflow Efficiency

Speaker

  • David Gould Senior Product Manager - Lab Design Tool, powered by Kaon Interactive
11:50AM - 12:20PM

Alternative Lab Models: Shared Labs, Sub-Leasing, Hybrid and Remote Working

  • Evaluating different models to achieve flexibility, creativity, and innovation within lab design
  • Considering equipment sharing, flexible scheduling, and optimized workflows to minimize downtime and enhance productivity
  • Integrating a hybrid model that combines on-site and remote working capabilities to increase flexibility
  • Leveraging technology across all types of spaces to maximize knowledge exchange among team members
12:20PM - 1:20PM

Networking Lunch and Exhibition

1:20PM - 1:50PM

How to Build the Culture of Sustainable Mindsets: Developing an Effective EHS Strategy for Pharma Labs

  • Building an energy-efficient lab facility design incorporating renewable energy sources to reduce operational costs
  • Establish a robust waste management program to reduce pharmaceutical waste and enhance sustainability through recycling and proper disposal
  • Prioritizing green lab practices and selecting energy-efficient equipment: Low-power modes, automatic shutdown, and energy-efficient motors
  • Ensuring Regulatory Compliance, minimizing risks, and promoting a safe and sustainable working environment

Speaker

2:50PM - 3:30PM

Technology Demonstrations led by MachineQ, ALT and Xiltrix

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Networking Break and Exhibition

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Addressing Quality, Safety, and Compliance Challenges through Effective HVAC Installation, Monitoring, and Control Systems

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Navigating the Shifting Technological Landscape: Integrating IT Excellence into Planning & Design, and Constructing Agile Facilities for Seamless Adaptability

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4:00PM - 5:00PM

Optimizing Lab Efficiency through Strategic Consumable Management and User-Centric Operations

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4:00PM - 5:00PM

Standardization and Space Planning of Lab Equipment for Optimal Efficiency, Lower Noise and Reduced Downtime

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4:00PM - 5:00PM

Strategies for Maintaining User Satisfaction and Effective Interaction Between All Departments and Stakeholders

5:00PM - 5:50PM

What Happens Next? Innovating the Ecosystem for the Lab of the Future

Adapting to rising costs, strict regulations, limited space, and budget are among some of the biggest concerns for lab owners.

To successfully navigate the dynamic landscape of scientific R&D and develop strategies to optimize lab operations, sustainability, and strategic decision-making, lab owners and managers must adopt a proactive and adaptive approach and innovative cost-effective equipment whilst leveraging regulatory expertise, optimized space utilization, and strict quality controls to ensure long-term viability and success in the face of evolving challenges.

From comprehensive investment strategies to green lab practices, this panel discussion will help you develop a roadmap to achieve operational efficiency, maximize return on investment, and enhance operations and productivity.

  • Developing a comprehensive investment strategy for future labs: Aligning research goals, technological advancements, infrastructure, and sustainability
  • Evaluating the choice between expansion and relocation: Timelines, space, cost, location, disruption etc.
  • What are the factors that may cause unexpected changes to occur, and in what way does lab infrastructure impact or limit responding to these challenges?
  • Implementing advanced inventory tracking technologies for seamless consumable management in laboratory logistics
  • Developing auditing strategy for organizational excellence: A proactive approach to ensure compliance, quality control and mitigate risk

Speakers

5:50PM - 6:00PM

Closing Remarks by Conference Chair and AMG World

Speaker

  • Amanda Allen Odyssey TherapeuticsAmanda Allen Executive Director, Facilities and Operations - Odyssey Therapeutics
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Drinks Reception – Hosted by Agilent

All attendees are invited to attend our networking drinks reception at the end of the day’s proceedings. This is our way of saying thank you for your contribution and to create an additional opportunity to continue your discussions in an informal setting.