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Press release 2013 summi 2.27

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  • 1. For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact: General Information:Brittany Hutt Caryn LaermerSocial Surge Interactive Senior Manager, Quality caryn.laermer@theavocagroup.com610-212-1230 609-799-0511 Avoca Quality Consortium Announces 2013 Summit Eli Lilly & Co. and Pfizer, Inc. Executives to Co-ChairPRINCETON, NJ (February 27, 2013) – The Avoca Group, an industry-leading consultingand research organization specializing in clinical outsourcing and alliance management,announced today the Avoca Quality Consortium’s 2013 Summit. Scheduled for May 8 &9 in Princeton, New Jersey, this year’s summit builds upon the Consortium’s successfullaunch year and the momentum established during last year’s inaugural meeting.Avoca Quality Consortium founding corporate sponsors Eli Lilly & Company and Pfizer,Inc. will continue in that role during 2013. Additionally, Jeff Kasher, Ph.D., VicePresident, Clinical Trial: Materials, Implementation, and Transformation, and JohnHubbard, Ph.D., FCP, Senior Vice President and Worldwide Head DevelopmentOperations, Pfizer, Inc. will co-chair this year’s Summit.“The focus of this year’s Summit is striking the right balance between meeting timelines,ensuring cost containment and achieving the highest level of quality in outsourcedclinical trials,” explained Patricia Leuchten, President and CEO of Avoca. “We arepleased to have Jeff Kasher and John Hubbard co-chair this year and help expand on thecritically important work the Consortium began last year.“This year’s Summit will be held at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton,New Jersey. “We are pleased to be a supporting sponsor of this year’s Summit,” saidStephen Cutler, Group President, ICON Clinical Research Services. “ICON stronglybelieves in the value of industry standards, practices and metrics that drive betterquality and is committed to supporting implementation. We are looking forward toplaying an active role in the upcoming discussions.” 1
  • 2. Day 1, Tuesday, May 8 is a Consortium members-only strategy session. (Open only tomembers of The Avoca Quality Consortium.) Day 2, Wednesday, May 9 is an industry-wide symposium open to all professionals. Day 2 will include a full day of executiveroundtables with interactive audience and small group discussions on key topicsincluding risk assessment and risk management, creating a culture of quality in achanging regulatory environment, and change management strategies for ensuringsuccess.Global management consultant and author Peter Bregman is this year’s keynotespeaker. Mr. Bregman is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes,National Public Radio (NPR), and CNN. He is a weekly commentator on Fox BusinessNews and author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the RightThings Done, and Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change.About The Avoca Quality Consortium:Formed in January of 2012 with 30 members, The Avoca Quality Consortium bringstogether quality, outsourcing and operational professionals from member pharma,biotech, and clinical research organizations (CROs) to accelerate the development ofbest practices and industry standards for proactive quality management.To inquire about Avoca Quality Consortium membership, and to register for the 2013Summit, please contact at (609) 799-0511, or visitthe The Avoca Quality Consortium. 2

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