Thank You All for Making the 2015 Drug and Med a Success

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the American Conference Institute, we would like to thank the co-chairs, Advisory Board members, speakers, sponsors, and attendees who contributed to making this 20th Anniversary Drug and Med conference a success. It was a pleasure welcoming you to New York City, and we hope you enjoyed Times Square during the holiday season. This year’s event featured the most in-house participation from pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies to date, and we hope you were able to tap into the wealth of knowledge in the room and walk away with some new relationships and some actionable and practical tools for litigating effectively and cost-efficiently.

Undoubtedly, one of the highlights of this year’s event was the presentation of the 1st Annual Champions of the Products Liability Defense Bar award.Congratulations to the truly inspiring Charna L. Gerstenhaber, Vice President and Head of Litigation at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, on being voted by over 600 of her peers as the first award winner.We wish to thank all the nominees and those who voted for participating.

As a parting note, as we enter 2016, we hope that you will draw inspiration from the themes of Advocacy, Coordination, and Innovation which we continued to develop this year, with a particular focus on continued coordination and cooperation between in-house and outside counsel. We at ACI are so honored to be able to provide a forum to help advance these aims, and we are grateful for the good work that pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers continue to do.

We hope to meet you again at next year’s event, on December 5-7, 2016 when we are back at the landmark Marriott Marquis.

Very truly yours,

Nicole M. Turner, Stephanie Butler & the ACI Drug and Med team.






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