Pre announcement LMS Philadelphia 2018

Collaborative Learning that FUELS your Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products

Global supply chains are a sum of moving parts, orchestrated by teams of people and supply chain partners. There are no quick fixes in the cold chain; only structured, collaborative approaches.

ELPRO is delighted to announce dates for the next Leading Minds Seminar co-hosted with Sonoco ThermoSafe for June 6-7, 2018 at Normandy Farms just outside of Philadelphia.

The 2018 program is in development with the Leading Minds Committee including pharmaceutical manufacturers, supply chain partners and government representatives.

About Leading Minds Seminar

Global supply chains are a sum of moving parts, orchestrated by teams of people and supply chain partners. There are no quick fixes in the cold chain; only structured, collaborative approaches.

Leading Minds Seminars bring together serious-minded practitioners to solve very real, very challenging operational hurdles in the pharmaceutical cold chain. Learning from your peers in other pharma companies, ensures you’re on track, implementing the right, most cost-effective best practices.

All pharmaceutical manufacturers are invited, complimentary (no fee) attendance. Teams welcome.

Unique FUELS Format
Leading Minds Seminars are unique in format and intent: we call it FUELS. Experience sharing and problem solving are at the core of our seminars. LMS programs are 65% discussion based. Step in, sit down, benchmark with other practitioners.

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No press, no sponsorships, only further FUELS an open dialogue, no pressure, relaxed environment.

What to Expect

Day One: Small group discussions, community discussion forums and presentations – focusing on current affairs, regulations and practical case studies that seek to solve business critical issues.

Evening Networking: Call it industry peer team-building. Or just a fun evening of friendly competition games and BBQ dinner outside on lovely June evening.

Day Two: Concurrent User Groups. The ELPRO UG fully immerses the participants in using data monitoring and management technology. For 2017, attendees visited sending site and receiving site "stations" to understand different processes and technology available at each step in the supply chain. Small groups discuss and compare individual company approaches; with an outlook to future innovations in data management.

Download the 2017 ELPRO User Group Meeting program here.

LMS 2017 post event report - download

The three previous Leading Minds Seminars were productive. For LMS 2017, we discussed master data management, stability budget, clinical site quality measures and more. Read session highlights, hot topics and see photos from of LMS 2017 in this post event report. Past LMS attendees said:

«I took away ideas on central data base for stability data supporting distribution and immediate knowledge of the temps seen in distribution. All in one place to answer those excursion question immediately.»

«I gained more information in this free session than I have at any of the paid sessions. I was there to listen to others and come away with some new ideas and/or perspectives.»

Seminar hosted by:

ELPRO and Sonoco ThermoSafe have been involved in developing cold chain systems for decades. Applying our extensive experience, we want to facilitate the right discussions, between the right supply chain partners to ensure successful business outcomes now, and for the long term. Tradeshows serve a purpose, but sometimes you need more than ‘information overload’. Rather you need a focused group of people, concentrating on developing a detailed, systematic process approach to find the complete solution that you need.

For over 30 years, ELPRO is widely recognized as the global knowledge leader in innovative, Swiss engineered environmental monitoring solutions and data loggers for pharma, healthcare and life science. ELPRO partners with clients to develop solutions that integrate ELPROs high-quality measurement components into their business processes. Clients include biotechs, diagnostic manufacturers, and the top 20 pharma companies. As the inventor of the LIBERO PDF Logger, ELPRO solutions have the lowest total cost of ownership and assist pharmaceutical and healthcare companies around the world preserve and manage stability budgets and simplify their cold chain by reducing manual work, resulting in quicker release times.

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), is a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other temperature sensitive products. Sonoco ThermoSafe shipping solutions mitigate risk for our customers and ensure product efficacy throughout the extremes of a supply chain. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Sonoco ThermoSafe has a vast product offering featuring industry-leading technology that encompasses refrigerated, frozen or controlled room temperature applications. In addition, Sonoco ThermoSafe's ISC Labs® design and testing services deliver individualized and innovative packaging solutions along with qualification and validation services to meet all regulatory requirements.