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September 20th, 2016

Money Flows Back Into Biotech & PharmaMoney Flows back into life sciences for those looking for funding.

Money flows into life sciences appears to be on the rise.

This past February’s Biotech crash had a ripple effect for many companies. For example, following the crash, clinical trial starts dipped. This is according to CRO Activity Report 2Q 2016 report issued by BioPharm Insight. As an Executive Search firm with an eye out for opportunities where our candidates can make a big difference in pushing science (and investor returns) forward, this downturn has been disconcerting. Read the rest of this entry »

January 22nd, 2016

Personality Profiling: STEM Professionals in the New Economy

STEM Professionals need a range of skills to succeed in the new economy. Learn what key characteristics employers are looking for in technical hires.

ASQ Inland Empire Sections 706 and 711 will be profiling the STEM professional for the new economy that will be presented by our very own Rosemarie Christopher.

In this day and age, companies are being more selective as far as educational background, social media reputation, personality profiling and Read the rest of this entry »

October 2nd, 2015
ASQ Certified HACCP

Certified HACCP Auditor (CHA) and
Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)
Exam Review Workshops

Thursday, November 5, 2015
7:30am-5:00pm

NOAA USDC Seafood Inspection Program
501 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

REGISTER NOW!  https://asqchacqia2015.eventbrite.com

Are you ready to take the CHA or CQIA Exam? Come and join us for a full day CHA/CQIA  Exam Review Workshop for only $99! You will have the option to take the test the following day as long as you Read the rest of this entry »

August 17th, 2015

FSMA Compliance Workshop 2015

 

FSMA Compliance Workshop

Download the PDF flyer

FSMA will impact your food business. Find out how and what to do about it. This is a free half day workshop on Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance.

Breakfast and refreshments are sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Food, Drug & Cosmetic Division, the Quality Leaders Network (QLN) Food Group, RxRS Apprenticeship Program and Food Safety Net Services.

Overview

FSMA is designed to insure food quality from the farm to fork. FSMA requires all Read the rest of this entry »

July 30th, 2015

Apprentices Available

Apprentices available to build a fresh new pool of talent in Quality, Regulatory, Clinical and Medical roles for Food, Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices. Our grants cover part of the cost of training and employing apprentices while they work toward an industry certification, typically one or two years.  We currently have two Read the rest of this entry »

April 8th, 2015

Risk Based Auditing Fundamentals

You are Invited to an Evening Meeting

 

Risk Based Auditing Fundamentals

    

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:00 – 7:00 pm

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March 4th, 2015

ASQ Northeast Conference 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

410 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Read the rest of this entry »

March 2nd, 2015

FIBR Meet Your Inspectors Forum

FIBR Meet Your Inspectors Forum was held on Wednesday May 30, 2015. Discuss around Semonella Stanely Outbreak featuring FDA and USDA

Embassy Suites (8425 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241) Read the rest of this entry »

January 8th, 2015

2015 Southern California Food Industry Conference

Button Up for the Winds of Change 

Labels, Regulations, and Consumer Expectations

 

Wednesday March 4, 2015 9am – 3pm Read the rest of this entry »

November 17th, 2014

Continuous Improvement- Where, Why, How & What Matters?

11/19/14 @ 6::00 PM Read the rest of this entry »

November 17th, 2014

Fundamentals of Data Quality

Fundamentals of Data Quality held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM featuring Michael Scofield, Assistant Professor of Health Information Mgmt

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October 17th, 2014

Outsourcing 101

  

You are Invited to the Joint Fall Conference 

 

Sponsored by

San Diego Regulatory Affairs Network (SDRAN)

and 

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA) 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014  Read the rest of this entry »

October 17th, 2014

Regulatory Inspections and How to Manage Them

You are Invited to an Evening Meeting

Regulatory Inspections
and How to Manage Them   

 

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group (OCRA) 

 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 

5:30 – 9:00 pm 

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October 17th, 2014

Precision  Medicine: A Medical Miracle or Ethical Nightmare?

The Precision Medicine presentation will explore the concept of precision medicine and how it impacts the conduct of oncology clinical trials, regulatory guidance, subject recruitment, and the protection of human subjects participating in research. Learn to recognize the therapeutic misconception and how it impacts patient, caregiver and investigator/physician in the decision-making process. We will debate the concept of “hope” and “autonomy” and how it impacts patient/caregiver decisions regarding clinical trials when research subject is facing a life-threatening disease.Date(s): Nov 6 2014, 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Location: CareFusion Corporation Read the rest of this entry »

October 17th, 2014

The Reproducibility Crisis in Biomedical Research

New quality practices developed by the ASQ FD&C Division could change the trend in the Reproducibility Crisis in Biomedical Research!

“The productivity of modern drug development has been steadily Read the rest of this entry »

October 17th, 2014

NDA Submission Planning & Management from the Medical Writer’s Perspective

The session “NDA Submission Planning & Management from the Medical Writer’s Perspective” will orient the audience to New Drug Application (NDA) structure, the typical challenges faced by the medical writers during the authoring and review process, and strategies for messaging and preparing for internal and agency review.

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October 14th, 2014

Supplier Quality Management: A Risk Based Approach

This month’s Section 706 event will take place on Wed, October 22, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

October 13th, 2014

8D (Eight Disciplines) Problem Solving

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

at 6:30 PM Read the rest of this entry »

October 13th, 2014

The Global 8D Problem Solving Process8D Problem Solving, like a rubix cube has a lot of elements in play

8D Problem Solving Process Topics Covered Wednesday, November 20, 2014:
* Understand the purpose and objectives of each phase of the 8D Problem Solving Process
* Learn how to apply and utilize key problem solving tools in each phase of the 8D Problem Solving Process
* Apply some of the problem solving tools and key learning points on a simple case study
* Use of assessing questions at the end of each phase of the 8D Problem Solving Process to ensure proper execution of each phase Read the rest of this entry »

October 13th, 2014

Lean Six Sigma Principles Applied to Health Care

Presented by Michelle Kimbro, MBA, MBB
THIS Wednesday,  10/15/14 @ 6::00 PM.      
 Biosense Webster

15715 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, Ca

 

6 – 6:30 pm – Registration, Networking and Dinner

6:30 – pm – Welcome, Announcements and Introductions

6:45 pm – Speaker

8:15 pm – Q & A

8:30 pm – Evaluation and Raffle Drawings

8:45 pm – Adjournment

If you want a dinner selection, you must choose an option.

 

Register Here or copy and cut this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/m4qggx

Members $10, Non-members $15, Students $10

(.3 R.U.s Awarded)

 

To encourage interaction, seating is limited to the first 40 registrants, so sign up soon!

For questions, contact:

Event Coordinator – Jean (Flores) Tedrow at 909-322-2011

Abstract:

The manufacturing industry has successfully used lean management principles for decades and those same lean principles can be applied to the delivery of health care.

Even though health care is different in many ways from manufacturing, there are many similarities. Providing health care for a patient or building a car, workers must rely on multiple, complex processes to accomplish their tasks and provide value to the patient or customer. Waste -of money, time, supplies, or good will – decreases value.

The case study in this presentation of lean thinking in health care demonstrates that lean principles can have a positive impact on productivity, cost, quality, and timely delivery of services.

About 

Michelle Kimbro, MBA, MBB

Lean Six Sigma Consultant | Principal

Michelle Kimbro is the founder of Polaris Healthcare Consulting, which specializes in process re-engineering and improvement utilizing techniques designed to enable healthcare organizations to achieve top performance. She also provides expertise on connecting innovative Health IT solutions with processes to enhance services and improve the delivery of patient care.

Michelle is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and consultant with experience leading performance improvement initiatives for large health care delivery systems and over 18 years of clinical experience in acute and outpatient settings. She is a MBA graduate from the University of Redlands, School of Business.

She currently holds the position of Secretary for the Society of Healthcare Improvement Professionals (SHIP) and in her spare time actively volunteers for Santa Claus, Inc.

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October 2nd, 2014

Fortified Rice Particles – Dinner Discuss with SCIFTS Oct 15, 2014field growing fortified rice

DATE: October 15, 2014
Location: Angelo & Vinci’s Ristorante
550 North Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Directions
Time: 4:30 p.m. – Executive Meeting
5:30 p.m. – Social Hour
6:30 p.m. – Dinner Hour
Speaker: Dr. Olive Li
Topic: Fortified Rice Particles

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October 2nd, 2014

Oh no, you got a 483 letter…..now what?

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – October 14, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

September 15th, 2014

Using Microsoft Excel for Charts, Graphs, and Formulas

Our Next Monthly ASQ 711 Seminar will be held on

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

at 6:30 PM Read the rest of this entry »

September 3rd, 2014

Leadership Strength II: Building a Symphony of Operational Excellence

 When
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pacific Time  Read the rest of this entry »

August 25th, 2014

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – September 9, 2014

WHEN
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 5:15 PM – 9:00 PM Pacific Time Read the rest of this entry »

August 18th, 2014

Is it a Recall? Now what do we do?

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Noon – 5:30 pm   Read the rest of this entry »

July 30th, 2014

Process Validation: Proactive and Robust Validation Programs

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – August 12, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

July 23rd, 2014

ISO 9001:2015 – From Committee Draft to Draft International Standard

When
Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

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July 14th, 2014

Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence Prep / Refresher Course

When
Monday, July 28, 2014 6:00 PM  –  Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00 PM
Pacific Time Read the rest of this entry »

June 10th, 2014

International Regulatory Science Symposium

June 19th, 2014

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May 9th, 2014

SABPA Bio-Pharma Conference 2014

Date:                     June 21, 2014, 8:00am – 4:50pm Read the rest of this entry »

May 7th, 2014

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:15 PM – 9:00 PM Pacific Time Read the rest of this entry »

March 27th, 2014

Keeping Curiosity Cool (or Warm): Thermal Control of the Newest Mars Rover

 

When:              Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

March 11th, 2014

Natural Products Expo West 2014
Food Expo West 2014

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March 10th, 2014

Leading Teams (From the Front or From Within) Part 3 of 3

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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March 10th, 2014

Leadership Strength – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

March 10th, 2014

Knowing the best practices in applied statistics

uesday, March 11, 2014     5:30pm to 8:30pm

The Southern California Discussion Group of the ASQ Biomedical Division in association with ASQ SFV section 706 presents: Read the rest of this entry »

March 10th, 2014

ASQ March 2014 Roundtable – Risk Based Environmental Monitoring (EM)ASQ Biomedical Division


This message is sent by the Southern California Discussion Group of the Biomedical Division of ASQ of the American Society for Quality as a benefit of your membership.

____________________________________________________________________

The Southern California Discussion Group of the ASQ Biomedical Division Presents:

Risk Based Environmental Monitoring (EM)  

How to use risk to ensure your EM Program is value added & efficient

           An Industry Roundtable Discussion   

                      

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
5:30pm to 8:30pm Read the rest of this entry »

March 5th, 2014

Discover the Secrets of Preparing Written Procedures that Work

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – March 11, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

March 5th, 2014

Success in Data Acquisition

 

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – March 11, 2014 Read the rest of this entry »

February 19th, 2014

Beer is Best

collage of photos from eventSCiftS and the Research Chef’s Association packed the Golden Road Brewing Company in Los Angeles to hear the world’s most knowledgeable beer researcher, Dr. Charlie Bamforth, a Distinguished Professor at UC Davis and the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences talk about how beer is fun.

Here are a few interesting beer facts: Read the rest of this entry »

February 14th, 2014

CAPA and Root Cause Analysis

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Read the rest of this entry »

January 15th, 2014

Natural Color 101

SCIFTS 2014-01-15Stephen Lauro, President of colorMaker, Inc. in Anaheim, presented at the Southern California IFT Section (SCiftS) meeting at CSU Los Angeles about Natural Colors.  It was a very informative evening about the use of natural colors in foods and new FDA regulations pertaining to the use of natural colors and new colorants recently approved by the FDA. There were over 200 industry professionals and students in attendance.

November 19th, 2013

MDR Network Meeting

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group

Invites You To

MDR Network Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
4:00 – 5:30 pm Read the rest of this entry »

October 16th, 2013

Risk Management

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Location:

Irvine Marriott

18000 Von Karman

Irvine, CA  92612

949-553-0100   Read the rest of this entry »

October 10th, 2013

Clinical Trials 101

Joint Meeting with San Diego Regulatory Affairs Network

(SDRAN)

and 

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013   Read the rest of this entry »

September 23rd, 2013

ASQ San Diego Quality Conference

Increase Your Value as a Quality Professional

November 15-16, 2013

10210 Genetic Center Drive, San Diego, CA Read the rest of this entry »

September 16th, 2013

CRITICAL PROJECT EXECUTION: The Keys to Success

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Biosense Webster 15715 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA Read the rest of this entry »

September 5th, 2013

ASQ FD&C Division 24th Annual West Coast Conference: Update on Dietary Supplements and FSMA

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013 Read the rest of this entry »

August 30th, 2013

Global Supplier Management

Evening Event

Global Supplier Management:

Share and Learn Best Practices From Industries with a Long-Standing History of Robust Supplier Quality Programs

Orange County Regulatory Affairs Discussion Group
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Read the rest of this entry »

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