Pre-Conference Deep Dive Day

Tuesday | November 10, 2020

In addition to the 2 conference days the LAFM summit welcomes the return of the highly popular pre-conference workshop day. View the full event guide


In these intimate working groups delve deeper into each key topic, hear exclusive case studies, share your ideas and work as a team to overcome problems and deepen your practical knowledge.

Deep Dive A
Lab Design to Optimize Workflow, Increase Efficiency & Implement Social Distancing

9.00 - 11.00

Using case studies and scenario-based exercises learn to envision the endproduct; how scientists will move around the space, how maintenance will be carried out and how to optimize your space to suit.

Using these same principles,we will discuss how to adapt these designs and considerations to assist with social distancing, minimizing unnecessary touch points and cross contamination. By the end of this workshop you will be able to design your space for optimum workflow, have clear plans in place to adapt your lab to social distancing guidelines and carried out your own ‘5S’ lab planning.

Deep Dive Leader:

Mark Narcy Crinetics

Mark Narcy
Senior Facilities & Operations Manager

Deep Dive B
Continuous Improvement in Asset Management & Data Utilization

11.30 - 13.30

The set up of an asset management program will reap many instant rewards; a better view of what equipment is where, an ability to remove surplus assets and a less chaotic maintenance schedule. However, how you continue to improve your program, keep your data up to date and find new ways to utilize your data long term, will be the true measure of the return on your initial investment. Discuss how to prioritize your predictive maintenance schedules, adapt your lifecycle management programs to suit the needs of your company and keep your inventory up
to date without wasting valuable resources.

Led By:

Stephen Powell BMS

Stephen Powell
Laboratory Capital Equipment Lead
Bristol-Myers Squibb

John Sia Regeneron

John Sia
Senior Facilities Asset Management Specialist

Deep Dive C
Why Cloud? Key Considerations in the Move towards ‘Paperless Labs’

14.00 - 16.00

Discover how a cloud-based LIMS can increase efficiency in your lab and support global company growth, giving real time access to data worldwide and revolutionize regulatory filings.

In the session we will delve into real-world examples and assess the importance of building a business case for stakeholder buy-in and effectively communicating a ROI.
Discuss an analysis of the scientist’s lab workflow to ensure the system implementation is user friendly, realizes true productivity improvements, and streamlines regulatory compliance. We will also discuss how existing system can be better utilized for maximum efficiency and compliance.

Feeling hesitant? We will also dispel archaic cloud-based myths; discovering how global security will protect your IP and make data more secure and accessible to you than ever before.

Led By:

Sussan Belzer Low res

Susan Belzer
Strategic Laboratory Director