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Discover Your "WHY"

Discover Your “WHY” Topic: Discover Your “WHY” Presented by: Frumi Barr, PhD December 11 – December Social Dinner Meeting Our Section’s December program is designed for the entire family. Having a purpose is critical to happiness, passion, and achieving dreams. Do you understand your “Why?” Let Dr. Frumi Barr introduce you to your “WHY.” Bring […]

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The 5 Success Habits of High Performance Teams

The 5 Success Habits of High Performance Teams December 7, 2012 – Educational Seminar Topic: The 5 Success Habits of High Performance Teams Full Day Seminar Presenter: Chris Alexander There is no difference between a high-performance business team and a team of Olympic athletes. In business as with world-class sports teams, teamwork is a competitive advantage. The […]

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Voice of the Customer

Voice of the Customer   ASQ Orange Empire invites you to our Monthly Dinner Meeting – November 13, 2012 This is our regular monthly dinner meeting program with two clinics running concurrently, dinner, and an outstanding after dinner presentation. You are welcome to come for the clinics and after dinner presentation WITHOUT buying the dinner. […]

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Change-Is It Always Good?

Change-Is It Always Good? ASQ Section 711 presents… Change-is it always good? A non-political seminar by Jeff Croddy Change. Why does everything have to change? Everything ran so well, then bang!, some new idea comes down from the boss. Sound familiar? Change is the ever-present vehicle that is both heralded and blamed for successes and […]

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The Supplier Did What?!

The Supplier Did What?!   All too often we realize (a bit too late) that for some reason suppliers have an impact on our products and services. As it turns out, ensuring the consistent supply of “good” parts and services is key to any business. But what should we do? And how far do we […]

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Quality in Performance Management

Quality in Performance Management Today’s economic climate and competitive marketplace demand peak performance from everyone involved, and each individual, from the mail room to the CEO,  has the ability to affect change and drive business results. Join Gary Urban, Executive Director of Operations at Rx Research Services Clinical Research Organization (RxRS CRO) and explore his […]

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The Difference Between Success and Failure in the Medical Device

The Difference Between Success and Failure in the Medical Device Business Selecting Alternative Regulatory Pathways to Market   Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group You are Invited to an Evening Meeting The Difference Between Success and Failure in the Medical Device Business: Selecting Alternative Regulatory Pathways to Market   Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 Time:          6:00 pm – 8:00 pm   […]

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Quality Basics: Cost of Quality

Quality Basics: Cost of Quality ASQ Section 711 Inland Empire presents… Cost of Quality (COQ) by Duane Allen October 17, 2012 at 6:30pm Home Town Buffet: 390 McKinley Avenue, Corona Hills Plaza, Corona Hills, CA 92879 Cost: $12.50 per person Reservation not required. Guests are always welcome.   Cost of Quality (COQ) is a basic tool for […]

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Medical Device Reporting Inspections and Exemptions

Medical Device Reporting Event: Inspections and Exemptions Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA) Wednesday, November 7, 2012   3:00 – 7:00 pm  Location:    Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92612  949-553-0100  

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SOCRA 21st Annual Conference September 21-23, 2012

SOCRA 21st Annual Conference September 21-23, 2012   Please join Rosemarie Christopher at the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) 21st Annual Conference at the RIO All Suite Hotel in Las Vegas on September 21-23, 2012! Clinical research professionals including investigators, research coordinators, research associates, project managers, consultants, educators, and administrators. Such participants may be […]

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5S - reduce waste and improve your efficiency

5S – reduce waste and improve your efficiency The 5S philosophy focuses on effective workplace organization and standardize work procedures. A robust 5S program will reduce waste and improve your efficiency while improving quality and employee safety. 5S is based on Japanese words that begin with the letter “S.” The term 5S references the five […]

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FDA, Regulatory and Compliance Update: 2012

FDA, Regulatory and Compliance Update: 2012   Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Hologic Gen-Probe, Inc. 10210 Genetic Center Drive San Diego, CA 92121 Register Online This event is brought to you by the Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA) and San Diego Regulatory Affairs Network (SDRAN).

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Use Data to Drive Continuous Improvement

Use Data to Drive Continuous Improvement Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Gilead Sciences 650 Cliffside Dr San Dimas, CA 91773 Register now! For the manufacturers to deliver a high quality product with low cost they must have an effective Continuous Improvement program. Continuous Improvement objective is to reduce the process variation. […]

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Quality Drives Business Results

Quality Drives Business Results 5th Annual Southern California Quality Conference Personal development and networking oportunities with 200+ Quality Professionals Topics for this years conference and workshop include: Career Development Risk Management Supplier Management Learn Six Sigma Quality Tools November 3, 2012 8:00am-5:00pm Kellogg West Conference Center 3801 W. Temple Ave. Building 76 Pomona, California 91768 […]

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SCiftS September Meeting

SCiftS September Meeting Date:  09/19/2012 Time: 4:30 pm – Executive Meeting 5:30 pm – Social Hour 6:30 pm – Dinner Hour Location:  Holiday Inn Buena Park Hotel – 7000 Beach Blvd, Buena Park CA  90620 Cost: $40 – SciftS Members w/ Reservations $25 – Emeritus Members w/ Reservations $20 – Student Member w/ Reservations $50 […]

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Dietary Supplement Challenges

Dietary Supplement Challenges: cGMPs, Analytical, FSMA,NDI, and More   The Food, Drug & Cosmetic Division of the American Society for Quality in cooperation with the United States Food and Drug Administration, Los Angeles District and the California Department of Public Health presents the 22nd Annual ASQ FDC West Coast Conference! September 30, 2011 Paradise Pier Hotel […]

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Quality Professionals Can Help Drive Improvement in Delivery

Quality Professionals Can Help Drive Improvement in Delivery With many quality organizations focusing on improving PPM, there has been a lapse in efforts supporting the recovery of critical past due items. With Lean Manufacturing touted as the preeminent method for reducing lead times, and/or improving long term On Time Delivery (OTD), short term recovery efforts […]

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Southeast ASQ FDC/FDA Conference: Compliance 2012

Southeast ASQ FDC/FDA Conference: Compliance 2012   Friday, September 28, 2012 7:45am-4:00pm Sheraton Imperial Hotel Research Triangle Park, NC Keynote Speaker: Dara Corringan, FDA Associate Commissioner

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Adding Value to Your Product - Building a Market Access Plan

Adding Value to Your Product – Building a Market Access Plan   Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:30am-9:30am BIOCOM Boardroom 4510 Executive Drive, Plaza 7 San Diego, California 92121 Speakers: Tony Grover, Director of Marketing and Reimbursement, PhotoThera, Inc. Michael Pollock, Reynolds Pollock & Associate Achieving optimal reimbursement and market access is a critical success factor […]

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Your Products and the Environment

Your Products and the Environment: Responsibilities & Stewardship   Sept. 12, 2012 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Beckman Coulter, Inc. 250 S. Kraemer Blvd. Training Center, Building #A (entrance is off of Kraemer Blvd.) Brea, CA 92822 Session Speakers: Eri Hirumi, Group Manager of Corporate Regulatory Affairs, Beckman Coulter Neal Langerman, PhD, Founder, Advanced Chemical […]

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How To Get It Right The First Time

How To Get It Right The First Time   ASQ FDC SCDG Presents… How To Get It Right The First Time Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Baxter BioScience 1 Baxter Way #100, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Speaker & Host:  Mary Thorsness, Quality Manager – CAPA Division, Baxter BioScience Mary graduated with a bachelor’s […]

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FDA: In God we trust

FDA: In God we trust, for everyone else, we require documentation   Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Time: 4:30 pm-8:30 pm Location: 2525 Dupont Drive, Irvine, CA 92612 Registration: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101994467498-376/OCRA+8-22-12+Meeting+Flyer.pdf (pre-registration required, no walk ins allowed) Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA) presents… Dangerous Documentation: Don’t Be Haunted By Your Words In 2011 over […]

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Build Your Personal Brand

Build Your Personal Brand Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130 Registration: http://pgc200.org/events/62 Build Your Personal Brand and Network using LinkedIn A presentation by Ron Nash Founder, Dream Job University Ron Nash is author of the first comprehensive online LinkedIn training, Leveraging LinkedIn. His […]

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ASQ San Fernando Valley Section 50th Anniversary Celebration

ASQ S706 50th Anniversary Celebration August 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Rancho San Antonio, Chatsworth ~registration closed ~ Your ASQ Section turned the Big Five-Oh this year! That?s right, fifty, half a century. Come celebrate this auspicious occasion with your fellow members and friends. Walk down Memory Lane with the Board as […]

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Drug Safety, Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management Forum

Drug Safety, Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management Forum   Learn to comply with new regulations without compromising the commercial viability of products . Managing product risks and complying with FDAAA safety regulations. October 22-24, 2012 The Union League Philadelphia, PA www.americanconference.com/drugsafety

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YES YOU CAN!

YES YOU CAN! Find the Right Fit Job On May 22, 2012, hear from Bret Pfost, Senior Safety Manager, Disneyland Resort and Rosemarie Christopher, President & CEO of MEIRxRS who have mastered  attracting, recruiting and retaining top scientific and technical talent. Tap into their expertise and learn how to not only have the right skills […]

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YOU BE THE JUDGE

YOU BE THE JUDGE One truck load of contaminated spinach can ruin your day… as well as your organization’s reputation, workforce morale and bottom line. On May 22, 2012, jump in the jury box and witness Frank Rothrock and Eva Weiler of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Alonza E. Cruse of the U.S. Food and Drug […]

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STOP THE CA BRAIN DRAIN!

STOP THE CA BRAIN DRAIN! On May 22, 2012, learn from six of Southern California’s top employee-centric employers who have mastered key practices to attract and retain top scientific and technical talent. Executives steering the Computer Sciences Corporation, MEIRxRS, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Amylin Corporation, Niner Bikes, Abbott Medical Optics and Rx Research Services […]

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Producing Results through an Engaged Workforce

Producing Results through an Engaged Workforce According to Gallup Polls, today’s organizations consist of 29% actively engaged workforce, where employees have a higher level of performance and productivity that result in greater customer satisfaction and profitability for the organization. The remaining 71% of the workforce are disengaged and dissatisfied, costing organizations an annual loss of […]

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Yes You Can!

Yes You Can! YES YOU CAN GET A JOB! Students and unemployed quality and regulatory professionals, come and network with industry professionals at the <American Society for Quality World Conference for Quality Improvement (ASQ WCQI) Career Fair on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center Exhibit Hall.  Find out how you can find the Right Fit […]

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Veterans We Want You!

Veterans We Want You! We want to personally invite unemployed Veterans to attend the American Society for Quality World Conference for Quality Improvement (ASQ WCQI) Career Fair on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center Exhibit Hall.  Come and network with industry professionals and learn how to find the Right Fit Job! 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm […]

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WCQI Career Fair

American Society for Quality  (ASQ) World Conference for Quality Improvement (WCQI) Career Fair Save the Date! Tuesday, May 22 , 2012 The American Society for Quality  (ASQ) World Conference for Quality Improvement (WCQI) Career Fair Anaheim Convention Center Exhibit Hall Employer Program (invitation only): Producing Results through an Engaged Workforce-industry panelists will share productivity tools […]

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SCIFTS Suppliers' Night Expo

SCIFTS Suppliers’ Night Expo Come by our table (#909) at the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists’ Section (SCIFTS) Suppliers’ Night Expo on Wednesday, March 7th from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center Marriott Platinum Ballroom. Register for a free admission at www.scifts.net Meet food industry professionals and network with over 500 […]

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CSUN Career Skills Workshop

CSUN Career Skills Workshop CSUN – Flintridge Room (Near the USU) 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8279 Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM ~~Registration closed!! ~~ Are you ready? Can you earn top dollar? Can you showcase your skills? Can you communicate your worth? The workshop is an interactive session in which […]

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SABPA Education and Career Development

SABPA Education and Career Development Come by and visit our exhibit booth at SABPA’s 8th Annual Education and Career Development Event on Saturday, February 25th from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Institute of the Americas UCSD, La Jolla, CA 92037. Register now! Program: 11:30 am – Registration & Networking 12:00 pm – Light lunch 12:30 pm […]

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