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The 4th Annual Capacity and Productivity Improvement Conference for the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries:
Using Simulation Technology to Improve Decision Making Capability

Location: Philadelpha, PA
Date: September 16-17, 2010

Conference $495 (September 16th)
(Special promotional rate of $395 before July 26th) Join decision-makers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Learn ways to make faster, more accurate decisions with a higher degree of confidence concerning complex strategic and mission critical issues.

This one-day conference will include presentations by industry experts and will be followed by a day of training. On the second day, you can also attend one-on-one meetings with consultants to answer your specific questions and participate in multiple opportunities to network with professionals in your industry.


Thursday, September 16

Dinner Social

8:00   -  9:00
9:00   -  12:00
12:00 - 1:30
1:30   -  5:00
6:00   -  7:00

Friday, September 17


Consulting Sessions
(Appointment required)

8:00   -  12:00
12:00  - 1:00
1:00   -  3:00

8:00   -  3:00

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Bunker at
or (801)223-4601.

Conference Presentations:

Keynote Presentation
Visualize Tomorrow’s History, Today... A Look at the Future of Planning and Managing Clinical Trials

Sam Batterman, Microsoft

Evaluation of Lean Operational Alternatives in Packaging Operations
Luis Armendariz, Sr. Principal Engineer Consultant, Baxter Healthcare Corp.

How to Successfully Apply Simulation within Pharma Manufacturing
Joseph Cancelarich, Director of Engineering, Pfizer Inc.

Modeling of Process Drift and Yield Interdependent Processes
Matthew Gabriel, Manager Process Technology, Sanofi Pasteur

Efficiencies in a Medical Office Building: A Simulation Study of a Multispecialty Consolidation at the Carilion Clinic
Jim Montgomery, Sr. Operations Analyst, Carilion Clinic

Impact of Immediate Bedding of Treat and Release Patients in an Urban ER Setting
Scott Strong, Director of Operations, Piedmont Hospital

Ensuring an Efficient Move into a New 9 Story Inpatient Tower
Bob Koci, Cost and Process Improvement, Northwest Community Hospital

Effectively Planning for Adding Additional Surgical Capacity
Shawn Dufford, Medical Director, Perioperative Services Exempla Healthcare, Saint Joseph Hospital

For further details on speaker presentations please click here.


Training Courses

Simulation and Lean Methodologies ($495)
This six hour course explains basic Lean concepts and demonstrates using Process Simulator to enhance your Lean Process Improvement initiatives.

Portfolio Simulator Overview Class ($495)
In this six hour course, you will learn to create portfolio scenarios, create and interpret reports and charts, and understand Portfolio Simulation features. Includes hands-on Portfolio Simulator exercises and analysis.

Click here for detailed training descriptions

Free ProModel Consulting Sessions:

One-on-one access to ProModel’s expert pharmaceutical and healthcare simulation consultants. Whether its current projects, discussing future projects, brainstorming on projects you’re only thinking about, or just to get more details on anything you heard at the conference, schedule your one hour long time block now as slots will go fast.


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