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Wednesday, April 11 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session K - GLP Track

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K-1  Inspections in China

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K-2 Bias Control: Protecting Us from Ourselves

Abstract: Not too long ago, Francis Bacon issued his philosophical work entitled, Novum Organum Scientiarum (‘new instrument of science’). It continued our understanding of the scientific method by focusing on empirical investigation. He noted that as humans we are programmed to pay more attention to evidence that agrees with our preconceptions and to reject evidence that doesn’t. If we want to learn more about the universe, we needed to take this inherent tendency toward natural bias into consideration in the design of scientific experimentation and focus on empirical investigation. It’s been 400 years since Novum Organum and we still struggle with preventing non-random error from influencing research planning, conduct, analysis and reporting. This presentation will explore potential sources of error and bias in experimental research, will review some of the real dangers of research bias, and present common methods for controlling for bias within GLP studies.

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Deborah Parker

QA Manager, ICON Bioanalytical Laboratories
Deborah Parker is a QA Manager at ICON PLC. She has over three decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with training as a bioanalytical scientist. Having performed analysis using RIAs, Enzyme Inhibition testing, ELISAs, HPLC and LC-MS/MS, her background provided a perfect... Read More →

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Cat Bens

Colorado State University
Catherine Bens is the Quality Assurance Manager within the Research Integrity and Compliance Review Office at Colorado State University and provides quality assurance oversight for a wide variety of regulated research, including non-clinical and clinical studies and manufacturing... Read More →
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JoAnn Boyd

Quality Manager, Southwest Research Institute
Jo Ann Boyd, BS/MBA, is quality assurance manager for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Division (C&CED). Ms. Boyd has Lead Auditor training for ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025,17020, and NQA-1 requirements with extensive experience establishing quality... Read More →

Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Platinum 5&6