Celebrating Training Excellence

Congratulations to this year’s finalists!

The LTEN Excellence Awards is an annual competition that celebrates the people, companies and industry partners demonstrating ahead-of-the-curve thinking in training and development initiatives, learning technology, content development, and delivery, and leadership within the life sciences.

Meet the Finalists

Practitioners All-Star Teams:

  • Patient Journey Workshop Team, Astellas Pharma U.S
  • CVRM (CV, Renal, Metabolic) Training Team, AstraZeneca
  • Business & Leadership Development Team, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Center for Excellence, Genentech
  • Commercial Learning & Development, Gilead Sciences
  • Commercial Training Team, Sage Therapeutics
  • Trintellix Commercial Learning & Development Team, Takeda Pharmaceutical

Practitioners Emerging Leaders:

  • Aryal Afifi, Genentech
  • James Ashby, Philips Healthcare
  • Chloe Bangs, Teva Commercial Training & Development
  • Karen Eno, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Kathryn Tawakol, Gilead Sciences
  • Patrick Tresner, Genentech

Providers Industry Partnership:

  • BI Worldwide
  • CMR Institute
  • IC Axon, a Division of GP Strategies
  • Proficient Learning
  • Remap Consulting
  • Scrimmage 

Practitioners Innovation:

  • Gerald Golden, LEO Pharma
  • Matt Hayden, Allergan Training
  • Leslie Mason, Sage Therapeutics
  • Mike Paradiso, Novartis
  • Christine Sadowski, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Shawn Thomas, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Kristi Vredenburg, United Therapeutics   

Providers Innovation:

  • ACTO Technologies
  • AdMed
  • IC Axon, a Division of GP Strategies
  • Scrimmage
  • Syneos Health
  • The Inception Company

Providers Learning Content:

  • AdMed
  • Axiom
  • Custom Learning Designs (CLD)
  • Red Nucleus
  • Strategic Thinking Institute

Practitioners Training for Change:

  • Amgen Global Learning & Performance Team
  • Tara Leahy, Daiichi Sankyo
  • Andrew Nemiccolo, Gilead Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline SMx Team
  • Merz Neurosciences Learning & Development
  • Melissa Lowe, Philips

Important Dates

  • Call for Entries Open – February 7, 2019
  • Call for Entries Closes – March 8, 2019
  • Judging Panel Begin to Review Entries – March 8, 2019
  • Awards Finalist Announced – April 30, 2019
  • Confirm Participation in Poster Presentations – May 10, 2019
  • Winners Announced On-Stage at LTEN Annual Conference during Awards Ceremony – June 5, 2019

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Award Categories

PRACTITIONER (Trainer/Educator/Organization)PROVIDER (Industry Partner/Suppliers)

Meet the 2018 Winners & Finalists ~ Congratulations!

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