Yes, this is proof that some news improves with time. I have developed an AI algorithm which determines the best time to post stories and events. It’s not always important to be timely. Just as the best wines are aged to perfection, so too, does FOCM apply the same principle.
In June of 2015 at the annual Drug Information Association (DIA) conference, Megan O’Keefe received her FOCM membership card. At the time Megan was working for Synteract. I believe (this is where the aging of posts’ algorithm has a bug – my memory can be fuzzy) we were introduced by Erin Tabet and Kim Martinez at that conference. I am pretty sure that is Kim behind me.
I am determined to catch up with my backlog of posts and pictures. It was March 15, 2016 at World of Beer in Cary, NC where a FOCM Networking Event was held. It was the night before Arena International’s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast meeting.
Quite a good turnout and FOCM membership cards were given out to deserving members. Attendees included: Chad Pollio, Lisa Campbell, Bernie Linner, Jeff Hudak, Vince Hoefling, Constance Hopkins, Deb Carfagno, Mark Paul and a colleague, Denee Oakley, Peter Payne, Paula Heyer, Jennifer with Acurian, Dana Edwards and a colleague, Kim Martinez, Erin Tabet and a colleague, Rosina Pavia, Michelle Jacobson, Sue Joor, Paul Eisenmann, Brian Langin, Jon Gardow, Diane Romick, Alison Greenwood, Laura Peters, Mike Markowitz, Garrett Smith, Chris Ramm, Pippa Wilson, Paul Oldfield, Breyona Fenner and two that I only have down as ‘knows Ken Billard’ and ‘Brit TRX guy’.