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WELCOME LETTER Christine Gaudet Welcome to the Don't miss out on meeting new friends. P reparing for the LTEN Annual Conference is always an exciting time, as we work to grow and engage our members. Life sciences is facing many changes, which means LTEN must continue to bring our community together at events like this, to ensure you keep your skills at the cutting edge. I'd like to give you an idea of what's new, what you can expect and what we hope to achieve at this year's 45th LTEN Annual Conference. I also urge you to download this year's conference app (more details on Page 32). It's the perfect tool to help you plan and share your conference experience. New Track The Winners Are... Be sure to be there when the 2nd Annual LTEN Excellence Awards are presented on the main stage, starting after the Sewa Beats keynote at 10:15 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 15. Special thanks to Guidemark Health for sponsoring this year's awards program! We'll be hosting more than 60 workshop sessions in 11 tracks, which were designed by life sciences training professionals to help you enhance your learning, drive results and excel. One brand new conference track was designed to address the unique needs of GxP training professionals, the quality, research & development, medical affairs, regulatory and manufacturing trainers. You can read more about that in an article on page 22, and we urge you to be an ambassador for this expanded area. Share the information within your organization and urge your colleagues in this area to join us at the conference. Making Connections Don't miss out on meeting new friends at one of the many loosely structured networking opportunities. We have scheduled dine arounds on Monday and Wednesday nights, topic tables at lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, coffee with the LTEN Board of Directors, five meals, two receptions and five networking breaks. e two receptions may be the best way to connect with your peers in a fun environment. We plan to kick things off with a welcome reception/45th birthday party for LTEN in the Learning Village Exhibit Hall on Monday, June 13. e networking reception will be held Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Also, don't forget to sign up for the Meet Your Match program on Tuesday and Wednesday, to find solutions to your training challenges in 20-minute meetings. Be Inspired We're planning three truly inspirational keynotes. You won't want to miss Mel Robbins talking about the power of productivity, Sewa Beats presenting on the topic of leadership communications or Walter Bond discussing ways to help achieve peak performance. is issue contains articles from all three of those speakers, so you'll get a better idea of what they'll share with you. You'll also have the chance to join your peers and help give back to the local community by participating in our team-building charity event at the networking reception. Attendees are invited to work with the Pajama Project to help assemble pajama packages for children in need. You may also donate pajamas and books to include in the packages, if desired. Finally, we'll host the second-annual LTEN Excellence Awards ceremony at this year's conference. We have 50 submissions for this year's awards, sponsored by Guidemark Health. You'll want to be there to see the winners announced and learn from their successes. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the 45th LTEN Annual Conference. We have a lot to talk about! ■ Christine Gaudet is director of events for LTEN. Email Christine at FOCUS | CONFERENCE PREVIEW 2016 | 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Focus Supplement 1 - Summer 2016

Focus Supplement 1 - Summer 2016
Welcome to the 45th LTEN Annual Conference
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Conference Agenda-At-A-Glance
Food, Fun & Friends: Making Connections in the Learning Village
Mel Robbins: Admit It: You're Not Fine
Sewa Beats: Communication in Leadership: Listening, Mindfulness and Music
Walter Bond: Peak Performing Training: Committed to Excellence
New GxP Track: Reaching More Life Sciences Trainers
Conference Sponsors: Supporting Conference Attendees
Learning Village Exhibit Hall Schedule
Learning Village Exhibit Hall Floorplan
LTEN Talks: Targeted Topics from Industry Experts
Get the App: Your Digital Conference Tool
Giving Back: The Pajama Program
LTEN Members: Why the Conference is a Must-Attend Event
5 Questions with Mary Myers
Focus Contacts

Focus Supplement 1 - Summer 2016