Friday April 7, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Westin Waltham, 70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA 



Ed Crowe 
Porzio Life Sciences, LLC 

The Porzio New England Healthcare

Compliance Roundtable

We are pleased to begin the 3rd year of the Porzio New England Healthcare Compliance Roundtables. We anticipate another great series of discussions on important topics for those who have compliance responsibilities in the ever-changing medical device industry. 

If you are a past participant, welcome back. If you are new to the Roundtable, we look forward to your contribution to the spring 2017 event. 

At the fall 2016 Roundtable, many of the attendees wrote on the program evaluation that at our next Roundtable they would like us to discuss measuring things meaningful to compliance. Specifically respondents used these words: Metrics, Monitoring. Auditing, Business Analytics. Consequently, Compliance Measurements will be the focus of the April 2017 Roundtable.

Porzio will organize the discussion but the Roundtable participants will guide where we go with the conversation. Porzio will provide benchmarking information when appropriate. We will save some time at the end of the agenda for “hot topics” the attendees would like to review. 

Every respondent (100%) who has completed a Roundtable evaluation has said they would recommend this program to colleagues. We intend to keep that perfect record in April.


7:45  am


Buffet Breakfast

8:30 am



8:40 am


1st Discussion: Compliance Measurements

  • The Roundtable attendee’s views/uses of the measurement options: auditing v. monitoring v. business analytics/metrics.
  • Why we love numbers or what numbers can do for us.
  • Determining what you want to know and how you might get at it… and what you will do with what you learn (The Plan).
  • Accessing the easy data for the most risky areas first; where to look.
  • Finding allies.
  • Testing your approach before implementing it.
  • Avoiding/Overcoming the pitfalls associated with measuring compliance activities/performance; how the numbers can fail us.
  • Getting comfortable with the treasure trove of data/metrics: The annual business planning process.

10:15 am

10:30 am



2nd Discussion –  Attendees' Hot Topics

  • Open forum

11:20 am



11:30 am