Course Overview

This course addresses project management issues and skills needed to wisely choose and effectively develop new therapies in today’s global climate. Key concepts include managing drug development teams through major decisions points during the stage-based drug development process, including organizational options team building, resource and budget planning, and R&D portfolio management.

New location for Fall 2017! Join us in the Boston, MA area for this interactive two-day program.

Benefits of Attendance

  • Understand the activities and interdependencies of drug development
  • Learn project management concepts and challenges
  • Build more effective project teams
  • Interact with industry professionals

Download the Final Agenda for PERI’s upcoming Project Management program.


  • Discuss the drug development process and decision points/stage-gates
  • Define how to build more effective project teams
  • Plan and manage development programs
  • Apply the principles of financial planning
  • Interact more effectively with the FDA
  • The Pharmaceutical Development Process and Environment
  • The Art and Science of Project Management
  • Organizational Challenges and Opportunities
  • Financial Overview for Project Managers
  • Project Planning
  • Risk Management for Project Managers
  • Team Communications
  • Managing Alliance Project Teams
  • Project Team or Program Managers
  • Project Coordinators and Team Leaders
  • Clinical Research Directors
  • Pharmacists
  • Regulatory Affairs and R&D Professionals

Continuing Education Credit
Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute, Inc. (PERI) is pleased to make continuing education credit available to you for attendance at this program. To receive credit, you must attend the entire program and submit the Continuing Education Application form directly to a PERI on-site coordinator. Additional $35 fee applies for students who are applying for continuing education credit.

ACPE Statement:
Pharmaceutical Education & Research Institute, Inc. (PERI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider f continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number is 0708-0000-17-004-L04-P. 1.375 continuing education units (CEUs) are available for this program. Initial Release Date: 09/28/17. This is a knowledge based CPE Activity.

ACCME Statement:
PERI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PERI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director: James M. Huebner, MS, MSPP

2d472faJames M. Huebner is a Director of Project Management at Celldex Therapeutics in Needham, MA and has over 20 years of collective experience in drug development project management, competitive intelligence, clinical operations and discovery/basic research. He is a frequent invited lecturer on Drug Development and Project Management at national professional meetings and has served as a faculty member for PERI pharmaceutical industry training courses since 2005. Jim holds Masters Degrees in Biological Sciences from Western Michigan University and in Ethics & Public Policy from Suffolk University in Boston.

Event Details

Date: September 28-29, 2017
Location: Waltham, MA

This course has concluded. Please check the website soon for Spring 2018 course information.

Course Location

Forefront Center for
Meetings & Conferences

404 Wyman Street
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 290-2700

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Interested in bringing this course to your group of 10 or more? Request a proposal and a PERI team member will be in touch about hosting this course as a Corporate Education program.

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Our Students

  • 1 “It was a very engaging course and provided useful information I can use in my professional career.”

  • 2 “Great discussion with instructor and students throughout the course really helps to improve my Project Management skills.”