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Nicky Dodsworth, VP Global Quality Assurance, Premier Research to Speak at KCís Event


New York, NY, March 15, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Nicky Dodsworth, VP Global Quality Assurance, Premier Research will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Supplier Quality Management: Best Practices and Practical Insights Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for March 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

For further details, please visit:
http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/supplier-quality-management-best-practices-and-practical-insights-in-2015-live-webcast/

About Nicky Dodsworth

Nicky is Vice President, Global Quality Assurance for Premier Research, a leading contract research organization serving the needs of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide. She has over 20 years of experience in global clinical trials mainly in the development, maintenance and oversight of quality management systems. As an active member of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP), she was appointed Chair of the Education Working Party in 2011. Nicky runs an accredited European Medical Writers Association (EMWA) workshop on Quality Awareness in Clinical Study Report Development. She is Co-Chair of the GCP Forum for the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) and a member of the editorial board of the CRfocus journal. Nicky is also a member of the Research Quality Assurance, West & Wales Organising Group which promotes information exchange at a regional level.

About Premier Research

Premier Research is a leading contract research organization serving the needs of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide. The company has a wealth of experience in the execution of global, regional, and local clinical development programs with a special focus on addressing unmet needs in such areas as analgesia, CNS, rare diseases, medical device and diagnostics, and pediatric research. Premier Research operates in 50 countries and employs more than 1,000 professionals, including a strong international network of clinical monitors and project managers, regulatory, data management, statistical, scientific, and medical experts. With its mission to improve productivity in clinical development, the company aligns itself with the mission of its customers to bring new medical treatments to patients promptly, accurately, and cost-effectively.

KC Event Synopsis

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is becoming an important business practice as more companies are out-sourcing manufacturing, distribution, shipping, and sales across the globe. Aside from the implications of failure to comply with a myriad of regulations, failure of SQM can lead to litigation, added costs, and harmed reputation among other problems such as product adulteration and mis-branding. However, there is a trade-off between managing supplier quality and costs. As such, SQ managers need to be aware of the risks and benefits of the relationship with suppliers as a whole.

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss Supplier Quality Management and provide Best Practices and Practical Insights.

Key topics include:

Supplier Quality Management – Overview
Supplier Selection, Evaluation, and Monitoring
Supplier Quality Agreements and Contracts
Cost of Poor Supplier Quality (COPQ)
Quality Management Systems
Cost Recovery and Supplier Audit
Closed Loop Corrective Actions
Suppliers Quality Metrics
Supply Chain Pressures

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org.
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
1.800.578.4370
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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