12 June, 2014 by Robyn Barnes, Marketing Communications, MasterControl Inc.
June is the month for weddings and trade shows. Though we're not celebrating any nuptials, you’ll find MasterControl at MD&M East this week and at DIA the week of June 15.
|MasterControl is a regular exhibitor at MD&M East
and at the DIA Annual Meeting. Look for us later
this year at Compamed in Dusseldorf, Germany.
“MasterControl is regular exhibitor at MD&M East,” says Jill Bumgardner, MasterControl’s global events manager. “We’ll be in Booth 2421---it’s a great location and easy to find. As easy as anything is to find in the Javits Center,” she adds wryly.
“MD&M East is a good show for us," she continues."We’ll be demonstrating the MD™ Software Suite, which includes document control, training management, CAPA process, and audit and risk management. We’ve had a number of companies pre-register for demos, so we’re expecting a good crowd.”
On to DIA
At the end of the week, MasterControl's medical device staff exits stage right and the pharma team begins its show the following week at DIA, scheduled for sunny San Diego at the Convention Center. This is the third year consecutive year MasterControl has attended the DIA annual meeting. You’ll find the pharma representatives demonstrating the quality management and clinical software solutions in Booth 2320.
“There’s still time to pre-registerfor a demonstration and receive a gift set,” Bumgardner says.
For regulatory and clinical managers, MasterControl representatives will be showing CTD/eCTD management; submission archiving; TMF management; clinical site management; clinical monitoring; clinical deviations; and CAPA. Quality managers can view MasterControl’s document control, training management, CAPA process, and audit and risk management.
Bumgardner is a trade show veteran. She’s handled hundreds of MasterControl’s events worldwide, so she knows her way around a trade show floor. She keeps breath mints, Tylenol and hand sanitizer in her pockets and advises trade show attendees to do the same. And to never wear brand new shoes.
“Sometimes, when I’ve been jostled by hundreds of people for eight hours in four-inch heels and can’t find anywhere to eat or even sit down, I get cranky,” she laughs. “That’s when I pull out my SOS kit: chocolate!”
Jill Bumgardner is the global events manager for MasterControl, where she is responsible for managing corporate events worldwide. Since joining MasterControl 12 years ago, Bumgardner has held numerous roles in project coordination and customer success, overseeing hundreds of MasterControl events and assembling an extensive track record of customer relationship building.
Prior to joining MasterControl in 2002, Bumgardner worked for 5 years in the dental industry as an orthodontic assistant and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) manager, gaining technical knowledge and hands-on experience with medical/dental equipment and machines.