Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

2018 Sherpa Summer Seminar

Sherpa Clinical Packaging

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

2018 Sherpa Summer Seminar

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
RSVP Jul 17, 2018 Free  

Share 2018 Sherpa Summer Seminar

Event Details

Join Sherpa and the San Diego Clinical Supply Community for discussion, networking, and prizes!

Online registration closes Tuesday, July 17, noon PST. Onsite registration available.

Back by popular demand! Sherpa’s third annual Sherpa Summer Seminar brings the life sciences community together to explore ways to optimize clinical supply management. The 2018 edition will tackle common blind spots that exist between clinical operations, clinical supplies and the clinical site, and dive into the promises and challenges of direct to patient clinical trial designs. Be inspired by Sean Baumstark’s story, a warrior who is living with Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Come for the learnings, stay to connect with the life sciences community over good food (catered by Red Oven Pizza).


2:00 – 2:30pm


2:30 – 2:40pm


  • Mark Paiz, President, Sherpa Clinical Packaging


2:40 – 3:20pm

Harmonizing ClinOps, ClinSupplies, and the Clinical Site

For a clinical trial to go smoothly, the development and execution of clinical study design, clinical supply management, and patient enrollment must be in sync. Yet too often, this is the exception, not the rule. This panel will focus on common friction points and obstacles between clinical supplies, clinical operations, and clinical sites, and give suggestions on how to overcome them.

  • Moderator: Greg Kushla, PhD, RPh, Executive Director, Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting
  • Ron Carozza, PharmD, Founding Partner and Director, Clinical Operations, C3 Research
  • Jon Postlethwaite, Director, Supply Chain, Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • Meghan Miller, Sr. CRA, Orthotrophix

3:20 – 4:00 pm

Direct to Patient Overview

The direct to patient (DTP) clinical trial design model is applauded for its focus on patient-centricity. For the sponsor company, this leads to shorter timelines, and less chance of costly patient drop-out. This panel will discuss the considerations that sponsor companies must be aware of when developing clinical supply strategies for DTP clinical trials such as the role of a nursing network, privacy concerns, and global regulations.

  • Moderator: Melissa Fassbender, US Editor, Outsourcing-Pharma
  • Sascha Sonnenberg, Vice President Commercial Operations Americas and EMEA, Marken
  • Kimberly Finn, VP Global Homecare & DTP US Services, Marken

4:00 – 4:30pm

Patient Perspective: The Importance of Clinical Trials

  • Sean Baumstark, Friedreich's Ataxia Survivor

4:30 – 4:40pm

Closing Remarks

  •        Mark Paiz, President, Sherpa Clinical Packaging

4:40 – 6:00pm

Networking Hour & Tours

5:45 – 6:00pm


Have questions about 2018 Sherpa Summer Seminar? Contact Sherpa Clinical Packaging

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

6166 Nancy Ridge Drive

San Diego, CA 92121

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

  Add to my calendar


Sherpa Clinical Packaging

Sherpa is a San Diego based leading provider of Clinical Trial Material management services, including packaging, labeling, distribution and returns, for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and dietary supplement companies of all sizes.

At Sherpa, we understand the responsiveness and attention to detail required for clinical studies. We can create customized patient kit designs for all dosage forms, label and package clinical materials and store finished product at specified controlled temperatures. Sherpa will ensure that clinical trial materials are reliably delivered to clinical sites worldwide through strong relationships with depots and specialty carriers.

The Sherpa difference is our exceptional customer service and responsiveness to your needs. Your Sherpa project team will customize their approach to meet the unique needs of your clinical trial. We support clients in pre-clinical activities all the way through to phase 3 trials

  Contact the Organizer

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.