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LTEN Networking Mixers

Meet Local Life Sciences Training Leaders and Professionals


RSVP for these 2018 Networking Events:

Cost to Attend: Free for your and your colleagues

Join us at one of these life sciences training professionals networking evenings. These mixers are free to attend, all you have to do is RSVP. Light appetizers, beer and wine will be served. 

Bring your colleagues! It's free for them to attend, too. 

South San Francisco, CA

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Genentech Commercial Training Center
Building 82, 15th Floor
651 Gateway Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Cost: Free for you and your colleagues


Event Hosts:

  • David Nguyen, Director, Commercial Learning & Development at Gilead Sciences and LTEN Board Member
  • Carol Wells, Senior Director, Commercial Training & Development at Genentech and LTEN Board Member

Training Leader Panel Discussion:
Training's Role in Transformation/New Ways of Working


  • Matt Hawes, Director of Leadership Development, Gilead Sciences
  • Britt Kopping, Director, Brands, Genentech
  • Pathik Patel, Director, Marketing Excellence, Genentech
  • Michelle Runge, Director Management & Leadership Development, Genentech

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Yardley, PA

Thursday, September 27, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Red Nucleus 
19 W. College Avenue, Ste. 300
Yardley, PA 19067
Directions to Red Nucleus

Cost: Free for you and your colleagues

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, all guests will enjoy appetizers, local wines and craft beers by the Vault Brewery and Brewpub. Brewery tours are also available. 


Guest Speaker: Kevin Kruse, NY Times Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker

Tonight's L&D Talk: Conversational Learning: AI & Chatbots for Training & Development

Participants will learn:

  • How to describe the new paradigm of Conversational AI for learning
  • What new skills are needed beyond instructional design
  • Real-world examples of AI being used for training and education

Event Hosts: 

  • Ian Kelly, President of Red Nucleus and LTEN Board Member
  • Alison Quinn, Oncology Field Medical Portfolio Trainer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and LTEN Advisory Council

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Parsippany, NJ

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Embassy Suites Parsippany
909 Parsippany Boulevard
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Cost: Free for you and your colleagues


Event Hosts:

  • Evelyn Nichols, Executive Director & Co-founder at Informa Training Partners and LTEN Board Member
  • Mark Osborne, Leadership Development - SMDP Lead at Novartis and LTEN Board Member

Guest Speaker: Andy Jefferson, JD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The 6Ds Company and co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning and Getting Your Money’s Worth from Training and Development

Tonight's L&D Talk: Are You Guilty of Training Malpractice?

Want to learn more about how to avoid this and other forms of training malpractice? Anytime that we fulfill a request for training without taking the time to be sure it is the proper therapy. When we do that, we run the risk of applying the wrong intervention (training) to a performance problem.  That’s bad for the trainees, bad for the business, and ultimately, bad for the training department; it spoils the reputation of an otherwise useful therapy.

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Basking Ridge, NJ

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Daiichi Sankyo
211 Mount Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Cost: Free for you and your colleagues


Event Host: 

  • Jennifer Tursic, Senior Director, Sales Training & Development at Daiichi Sankyo and LTEN Advisory Council Member 

Tonight's L&D Talk:
Expanding Your Network

An interactive session designed to assess your current network and encourage an open discussion about best practices to add to & actively manage the relationships in your network.


  • Carole Gins, Vice President at IC Axon and LTEN Advisory Council Member
  • Jennifer Tursic, Senior Director, Sales Training & Development at Daiichi Sankyo and LTEN Advisory Council Member 

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Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Roche Diagnostics
9115 Hague Road
Building E, Room E2209
Indianapolis, IN 46250 

Cost: Free for you and your colleagues


Roche Diagnostics Facility Tour:

  • Experience the new, state of the art Learning & Development Center at Roche Diagnostics, including the show-stopping 360 (view) demonstration lab
  • See the customer & colleague lab training facility with classrooms equipped with the latest technology, allowing training to move seamlessly the analyzer to the classroom

Event Hosts: 

  • Richard Sampson, Head, Commercial Education, Roche Diagnostics and LTEN Board Treasurer
  • Jennifer Muszik, Director of Commercial Excellence, Roche Diagnostics and LTEN Advisory Council Member

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Boston, MA

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Loews Boston
154 Berkeley Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Event Hosts:

  • John P. Sjovall, Jr., Senior Director, Commercial Capabilities & Training at Collegium Pharmaceutical and LTEN Board Member
  • David Fortanbary, President, Head of US Performance Training at UCB Pharmaceuticals and LTEN Board President
  • Evelyn Nichols, Executive Director & Co-founder at Informa Training Partners and LTEN Board Member
  • Megan Sullivan, Learning and Development Lead, US Commercial Operations at Shire and LTEN Board Member

Cost: Free for you and your colleagues


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Please Note:
The goal of this event is to provide life sciences learning and development professionals with an opportunity to brainstorm, share strategies and build a professional network needed to excel in learning and leadership. No solicitation
will be allowed at this event. 

 Who Should Attend

This complimentary event is open to all life sciences learning and development professionals. You are welcome to bring guests but please note that separate RSVP is required. 



2018 Networking Mixers (click on the date and venue to register and for complete event details)

Cost: Free for your and your colleagues

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