Conference Day Two

8:00 am Morning Registration & Coffee

8:50 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Ginena Harkins Director of Safety, Health, Environment & Operational Logistics, AstraZeneca

8:55 am
Focusing on Communication Between All Lab Operation Roles To Promote Each Individual in their Duties

9:00 am Seeding Labs: Optimize Resources While Advancing Global Science and Your CSR


  • You’ve identified surplus equipment – now what?
  • Centralized, US-based option used by 200+ life science organizations for equipment donations to highly-vetted institutions in developing countries
  • Quantitative and qualitative impact for your company and equipment recipients

9:15 am Overcoming the Obstacles to an Efficient Lab

  • Paul Hofstadler Vice President/ General Manager, Digital Services Enablement, Agilent CrossLab Group


  • What’s hindering your lab performance?
  • How can I overcome these obstacles?
  • How can technology help?

9:45 am Plenary Panel Discussion: Combining Varying Perspectives To Shed Light on Communication Gaps and Criticalities

  • Nathalie Bitar Director of Research & Early Development Operations, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Stephen Powell Director – Integrated Lab Capital Asset Management, BMS
  • Dan O’Connell Associate Director Facilities Operations, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals


• Addressing where the collaboration requirements lie from a procurement, EHS, facilities, and lab manager perspective

• Discussing from each perspective where the lines need to be blurred for cross-departmental functioning to support lab operations roles

• Exploring what additional skills need to be acquired from each perspective to make cross-collaboration possible

10:30 am -80C Lab Freezers: You Really Need To Know This!


• The Sales Pitch: “Trust but verify”

• Energy use: it’s more than just Plug Load

• Preventative Maintenance protects the investment

• Innovation and the drive toward greater energy efficiency

11:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Coffee Break

Asset Management, Maintenance & Risk Mitigation

Asset Management, Maintenance & Risk Mitigation

In this track, adopt all the data-driven knowledge and software expertise necessary to adopt complete control over your assets, from installation to decommissioning.

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Reinforcing Organization During Asset Management To Stay in Control of Asset Quantity & Utilization

11.45 Case Study: Taking You Through Our Journey, Before, During, & After Expanding, To Lay a Foundation For Success With Your Resources

Taylor Phillips, Associate Director, Lab Operations, Interius BioTherapeutics

12.15 Lab Asset Management For The Masses: “Best-In- Class” Solutions from Start-Up to Large-Enterprise

Kevin Keras, Managed Services Portfolio Leader,PerkinElmer

12.45 Roundtable Discussion: Identifying Digital Transformation Journeys For Asset Tracking To Empower Your Strategies

Moderator: Christine Lavery, Global Head, Scientific Services,GSK

Facilities Engineering, Design, & Management
R&D Operations & EHS

1:45 pm Lunch & Networking

2:00 pm
Implementing Critical Safety & Sustainability Measures To Establish a Secure Research Environment

2:45 pm Plenary Case Study: Effectively Selecting & Working With Vendors To Boost Your Lab Sustainability

  • Ginena Harkins Director of Safety, Health, Environment & Operational Logistics, AstraZeneca


• Engaging My Green Lab certification with scientists to develop a holistic understanding

• Learning about how to encourage science-led teams to implement sustainability initiative

• Understanding what can be done internally and externally to improve environmental outcomes

3:15 pm Implementing Sustainable Strategies Within Your Facility Design To Optimize the End Outcome

  • Levi Rogers Sustainability Program Manager, New England Biolabs


• Identifying how to drive change within your labs to spark sustainable changes

• Implementing sustainable practices across your personnel to optimize your EHS strategy

• Exploring carbon footprint considerations to reach wider goals of your organization

3:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

  • Ginena Harkins Director of Safety, Health, Environment & Operational Logistics, AstraZeneca

4:00 pm End of LAFM Summit 2023