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Talking Tox When Others Don’t “Speak the Language” 

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Talking Tox When Others Don’t “Speak the Language”


Live Event: September 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM–1:00 PM Eastern
Hosted by the American College of Toxicology in collaboration with the ACT Early Career Professional Subcommittee

Speakers
Carla Marashio, BA, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
Amy Kim, MSPH, PhD, DABT, Seagen, Inc.

Carla Marashio, BA, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
Carla Marashio is a Program Manager with 20 years of biotech experience with various positions in manufacturing, R&D, and program management (PM) for the last seven years. She has held roles as a PM at Sekisui Diagnostics managing medical device projects from concept to submission then moving over to oncology managing early discovery projects at ImmunoGen, CMC project management at Syner-G, and is currently and managing preclinical and clinical stage programs at Deciphera. Carla loves spending time with her husband and three kids and is often found at Irish step dancing competitions (feis) for her daughter and the hockey rink for all three kids.

Amy Kim, MSPH, PhD, DABT, Seagen Inc.
Dr. Kim is a Translational Sciences Team Leader with a proven track record of successful regulatory submissions across multiple therapeutic areas and modalities in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as occupational and human health risk assessment expertise. She has held senior positions as project toxicologist in large and small biopharmaceutical companies and managed large portfolios as an oncology (small molecules) therapeutic area lead and led joint research/development projects with partner companies. Dr. Kim has built toxicology/safety pharmacology function in biotech and is an experienced manager and mentor.

Abstract
Have you ever been the only toxicologist in the room or felt like all eyes were on you as the subject matter expert? Cross-functional collaboration is an important part of any successful program, and involves working closely with key stakeholders, from chemists to clinicians, who may be less familiar with the conduct and outcomes of nonclinical toxicology studies. Effectively communicating toxicology findings, study design, and program needs to non-toxicologists can help improve the cross-functional capabilities of your team. So how can toxicologists best explain goals, share interpretations, and discuss toxicologically relevant data with colleagues who don’t “speak the language?” In this ACT webinar, we will discuss challenges, strategies, and practical considerations for successful communication in toxicology, as well as case studies from the unique perspectives of toxicologists. We are excited to hear from both Carla Marashio from Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, who will discuss high level strategies to demonstrate how data finding influences communication decisions, and Amy Kim from Seagen Inc., who will provide specific case studies on how to present technical data with a clear and simple message. This integration of speaker point of views will be deeply informative and will help improve scientific communication and support across disciplines. Please join us to learn about what strategies can be used to effectively communicate and promote cross-functional collaboration across an array of diverse sectors in toxicology. Stay tuned for a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

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