Integrating Knowledge in the Life Science Product Life Cycle - Community launch of best practice forum

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Wed Oct 13 00:02:40 EST 2004

The  Knowledge Management in Pharma & Life Science Community of Practice 
will hold their 'Integrating Knowledge in the Life Science Product Life 
Cycle' Web conference starting October 18th at This 
launch event initiates a series of community-based virtual and face-to-face 
meetings and workshops devoted to best practice in this key industry 
subject running throughout 2005.  (Preliminary program of 2005 dates and US 
and European locations and participation options will be announced to 
launch conference participants)

The program includes latest developments in data management and integration 
using eR&D, LIMS, electronic notebooks, semantic Web technologies, genomics 
and chem- and bio- informatics, combined with best knowledge management 

Please register for membership at to participate. 
Details of the October program and speakers are available on the Web site.

This conference will explore current best knowledge management strategies, 
practices and supporting solutions in the life sciences & pharma industry 
that enable innovation, effectiveness and success in the competitive 
market. We will address issues that include:

·       How can existing knowledge and intellectual property be more 
effectively deployed into new business situations?
·       How should we manage our data and knowledge around the product life 
cycle to maximise its value in the market place?
·       What new knowledge management approaches offer greater productivity 
for the individual worker? For the team? For collaborators and partners? 
For communities of interest and practice?
·       How should we classify our knowledge better semantically so that we 
may retrieve more of what we know, is known or to determine what is not known?
·       What new approaches for managing knowledge are being created by the 
increasingly electronic nature of information capture, management and 
collaboration? What are the legal and regulatory risks and how do we manage 
·       How do the new standards and initiatives allowing the improved 
exchange and combination of data between different systems and domains 
create opportunities for improved access to knowledge?
·       How can improved knowledge management help to reduce the high cost 
of clinical trials and patient recruitment? How do we increase the 
effectiveness of knowledge-supported healthcare delivery?

The October conference comprises keynotes by Eric Neumann (CKO, Aventis), 
Debra Amidon (CEO, Entovation), Douglas Weidner (CEO, KM Mentor) and 
Etienne Wenger and over thirty-five speakers from a wide range of 
innovative organisations who will share their strategies, practices and 
supporting solutions for implementing the best product development and life 
cycle management in the pharma, life science and healthcare industries.

Topics include:
Knowledge-based Business Strategies / Pharmacovigilance / Electronic-based 
R&D Systems / Data Integration & Standards / Knowledge-based Ontologies, 
Language & the Semantic Web / Innovative Life Science Product Development / 
Knowledge Transfer / Grid Computing / Electronic Lab Notebooks / 
Collaborative KM / Outsourcing & Partnering / Regulatory Issues in KM / 
Data Mining, Analysis & Visualisation / Patent & Intellectual Property Issues

Contributing companies and organisations:
Pfizer, Rescentris, Sun Microsystems, Phylogeny, Hakia, Kinematik, Berlex 
Biosciences, CambridgeSoft, KleeGroup, Atrium Research&Consulting, 
Knowledgeworks, Socialtext, Oracle, Biowisdom, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, 
W3C, Cambridge University, GeneticXchange, Ohio Supercomputer Center, IBM, 
Wyeth Research, Tavistock, Life Science Integration Partners, 
Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management, Avendia Law Group, Venture Valuation, 
Partners Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, National Library of Medicine, Berlex 
Biosciences, Equilibria and the Harvard Center for Clinical Genetics

This conference will take the following format:

- all pre-recorded seminars will be made available to registrants at the 
beginning of the conference to give everyone maximum flexibility in 
choosing their own time and listening/viewing order for listening to the talks

- discussion and contact through the conference web site at and teleconferences

- the presentations are divided into nine sessions, each will hold a 
teleconference for discussion and questions & answers between October 20 
and 28th. You can join these live or submit your comments or questions 
beforehand, and subsequently listen to the recordings. The scheduled times 
for these teleconferences are available on the conference site at

best regards
Barry Hardy
Conference Co-Chair
Douglas Connect, Switzerland
Life Science & Pharma Knowledge Blog - The Ferryman:
On Cheminformatics & Modelling - Cheminfostream:
Tel: +41 61 851 0170

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