Wednesday, June 27 • 8:00am - 9:00am
#321: PowerUp: Career Transforming Moments

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic

Career paths can include moments of angst and “ah-ha!”. These instants can be difficult but can also sharpen our skills and accelerate our career path. In this session you’ll experience powerful and real-life stories from leaders who took a career negative and transformed it into a career positive.

Learning Objectives

Describe how to redirect a career setback as a chance to enhance your career and create a ‘new you’; Recognize that leadership is a progression created through varied experiences; Identify with the speaker’s experience and relate it to your own experience (today or in the future).


Kimberly Belsky, MS


Don't Trade Authenticity for Approval
Kimberly Belsky, MS

Surviving and Thriving When You are Shown the Door
Margaret Richards

Re-Routing: Navigating Wrong Turns in Your Career Path
Scott Van Buren McGoohan, JD

Handling Your First (and Hopefully Last) Downsizing
Adora Ndu

To be determined
Aman Thukral

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Kimberly Belsky

Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Policy and Intelligence, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Kimberly (Kim) Belsky is a Sr. Director of Regulatory Intelligence at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Kim was an Executive Director at OneSource Regulatory (OSR) and an Executive Director of AdPromo, Labeling, and Policy in Regulatory Affairs at Valeant Pharmaceuticals... Read More →
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Scott McGoohan

Director, US Regulatory Policy and Intelligence, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Scott McGoohan is Director of US Regulatory Policy and Intelligence at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Before joining Vertex, Scott served as Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, where he led an array of regulatory policy activities related... Read More →
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Adora Ndu

Executive Director, Global Regulatory Policy, Research and Engagement, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Adora Ndu, is the Executive Director for regulatory policy, regulatory research, outcomes research, patient engagement, and health authority engagement across the US, European markets, and other regions globally at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to joining BioMarin, she served... Read More →
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Margaret Richards

Executive Director, Scientific Affairs, Real World Solutions, PRA Health Sciences
Dr. Meg Richards has over 25 years' experience as an epidemiologist in the public health, biopharmaceutical, and contract research sectors. Prior to joining PRA as Executive Director of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Richards worked for 8 years at Mapi (ICON plc) and PPD-Evidera. Dr. Richards... Read More →
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Aman Thukral

Associate Director, DSS, AbbVie, Inc.
Aman Thukral is an Assistant Director, Strategy & Innovation in Development Operations at AbbVie. He has over ten years of experience in clinical development, technology planning & business-technology alignment. In his current role, he is responsible for eClinical strategy, piloting... Read More →

Wednesday June 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Room 157AB Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA