Highlights from 2018 Veeva R&D Summit

General Session Highlights

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Veeva R&D Summit is an annual gathering of pharma, biotech, and medical device and diagnostics leaders in clinical, regulatory, quality, and IT.

This year, over 1,400 life sciences leaders and experts gathered at Veeva Global R&D Summit to hear from BMS, Cara Therapeutics, Janssen, and more. With more than 65 breakout sessions featuring customer case studies in clinical operations, clinical data management, regulatory, quality, and IT this was our most exciting event yet.

Key topics this year included:

Clinical Operations
  • Transforming end-to-end clinical trial processes with a unified clinical suite.
  • Enhancing collaboration and data sharing between sponsors, CROs, and investigator sites.
  • Supporting trial efficiency, quality, and completeness.
  • Enabling active TMF operating models within a unified clinical environment.
Clinical Data
  • Speeding study timelines, including study build and database lock.
  • Collecting and managing complete and concurrent data.
  • Streamlining end-to-end processes with EDC- CTMS integration.
  • Enabling sites for success with faster data entry.
  • Automating submission development from planning through publishing.
  • Managing product variations and tracking approval status.
  • Aligning headquarters and affiliates to optimize regulatory processes.
  • Eliminating spreadsheets for health authority interactions.
Quality and Manufacturing
  • Building a high performance quality organization with real-time visibility.
  • Driving inspection-readiness with unified training.
  • Quality management learnings and deployment best practices.
  • Modernizing change management.
Veeva Vault Platform
  • Extending Vault with Vault Objects and SDK.
  • Data management strategy across Vaults.
  • Vault security best practices.
  • Gaining insight with reporting and dashboards.

Meet great people, learn new things

More than 1,400 life science professionals attended Summit this year to connect and learn within this powerful community. This year’s Summit offered a number of great ways to connect with your industry peers, including:

Peer Networking: Attendees could easily set up meetings with peers to exchange ideas, share expertise, and learn from one another.
Community Lounges
Community lounges were open during the event for networking with your colleagues.
Birds of a Feather Lunches
Attendees discussed common areas of interest over breakfast and lunch.

Summit Attendees

Here is a snapshot of companies who attended this year’s conference.

Highlights from 2018 Veeva R&D Summit, North America