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Annex Building

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Learning and Training at the Start of the 21 st Century

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As we begin a new decade, for us in the pharma/biopharma industry what are the learning theories that have the most practical importance and what do we see as ways to develop competencies in our personnel? Does leader-led training still have a role? What about the use of the ‘read and understand’ method? And where do some of the sexy technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) fit into the puzzle?

James Vesper, Director of Learning Solutions at ValSource who has worked with firms around the globe and organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), will be discussing ways that firms are moving from a training model to one that better supports initial and on-going learning.

Dr. Vesper has been creating instructional solutions for the pharmaceutical and health-care industries since 1992, using video and computer technologies as more effective and efficient delivery media. He presents papers and workshops at various international technical and professional meetings. He has taught at the PDA Training and Research Institute and works as an advisor/consultant for the World Health Organization’s (“WHO”) Vaccine Quality/Global Learning Opportunities group, designing and facilitating workshops.

Prior to joining ValSource, Dr. Vesper established and was president of the firm, LearningPlus, Inc. He also worked 11 years at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. As an author, Dr. Vesper has written five books, including GMP in Practice, co-published by Parenteral Drug Association (“PDA”) and DHI Books; the 4th Edition was released in 2011. Risk Assessment and Risk Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry was published by PDA and DHI Books in 2006. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 journal articles.

Dr. Vesper earned a BS in Biology from Wheaton (Illinois) College, a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a PhD in Education from Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia.

James can be reached at jvesper@valsource.com.


6:00 PM Registration/Networking/Complementary Buffet Dinner & Beverages

6:45 PM Announcements

7:15 PM Panel Discussion

8:30 PM Closing

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You can contact the event organizer sending an email to rsvp@wccpda.org, please allows few days for the response, emails will not be monitored on the day of the event.

What are my transporation/parking options?

The event venue is located in Downtown San Francisco, 1min. walking from the Embarcadero BART.

In case you will be driving, please plan your commute ahead of time, considering there could be traffic getting into San Francisco and difficulties to find street parking.

We are not affiliated or endorse any parking garage, however here a map of parking spaces that close at 22:00 nearby our event venue. Please check the time and rates ahead of time as they might change and we do not check them (i.g. #3 Golden Gateway on 250 Clay St rate is $1/hr after 6pm until close, 10pm):

Warning: there might be other garages nearby, however they might close earlier than our event ending.

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Who can I contact if I am not able to locate the event venue and/or I cannot access the building?

If you need support on the day of the event for building access or location call 6502968044

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes, ticket is not reimbursable, however you can transfer it by 12APR20 to whoever would like to attend in your behalf

My company would like to become a WCC PDA Sponsor, do you have a sponsorship program?

Yes, our WCC PDA Sponsorship Program offers a unique opportunity for companies that want to strengthen brand image, increase visibility, and gain access to leaders of the San Francisco Bay Life-Science Community

What is the dressing code?

Business casual

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Dinner seating is confirmed and reserved in advance. We regret that no refunds can be offered for non-attendance. If a registrant cannot attend, substitutions are welcome by 12APR20. The chapter reserves the right to cancel a dinner meeting if the minimum number of attendees is not met by Monday prior to the event. The chapter reserves the right to not answer emails or phone calls on the day of the event

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