2018 GAS User Conference
May 15-16, 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Agenda (Tentative)

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2018

Pre-conference Activities - Monday May 14th

We are hosting a tour of the OneNeck data center on Monday evening at 4:00 PM. The tour will last about 90 minutes and will allow customers to view and ask questions about the physical security and redundancy measures provided to support Grand Avenue hosted customers.

The data center is located at 10290 W 70th St, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Customers who wish to carpool to the OneNeck data center should meet at the GAS office on Monday May 14th at 2:45 PM.

The GAS office is located at 180 5th Street East, Suite 256, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

Day 1 - Tuesday May 15th

Breakout Session Locations 2nd Floor Conference Center,
Conference Room B
Jerome Hill Theater
(First Floor)
2nd Floor Conference Center,
Conference Room A
   
8:30-9:00 Check-in / Networking
2nd Floor Conference Center
9:00-10:00 Kick-off / Introduction
Jerome Hill Theater
10:00-11:00 Features in Recent and Upcoming GAS Releases
Jerome Hill Theater
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Breaking the Paper Chains; A New Customer Implementation Story
Hanna Whiteman,
Galvani Bioelectronics
Product Training: Document Control Module
Ron Schmitz, GAS
Implementation Meetings & Informal Discussions
GAS Staff
12:15-1:15 Lunch / Networking
2nd Floor Conference Center
1:15-2:15 Supplier Management Overview
Ron Schmitz, Grand Avenue Software
Jerome Hill Theater
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Grand Avenue Requirement Lifecycle
John Somsky, GAS
Product Training: Supplier Management Module
Ron Schmitz,GAS
Implementation Meetings & Informal Discussions
GAS Staff
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:45 Implementing and Using the Grand Avenue Supplier Management Module
Daniel Shertok,
Osprey Medical
Product Training: Training Module
Ron Schmitz, GAS
Implementation Meetings & Informal Discussions
GAS Staff
4:45-5:00 Closing
Ron Schmitz, Grand Avenue Software
2nd Floor Conference Center
5:30-7:00 Evening Networking Event
(Off site)

Day 2 - Wednesday May 16th

Breakout Session Locations 2nd Floor Conference Center,
Conference Room B
Jerome Hill Theater
(First Floor)
2nd Floor Conference Center,
Conference Room A
   
8:30-9:00 Networking
2nd Floor Conference Center
9:00-9:15 Opening
Jerome Hill Theater
9:15-10:15 Feature Prioritization Exercise
Jerome Hill Theater
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 GAS Gone Global
Kasey Koenig,
Key Surgical
Product Training: CAPA Module
Ron Schmitz, GAS
Implementation Meetings & Informal Discussions
GAS Staff
11:30-12:30 Lunch / Networking
2nd Floor Conference Center
12:30-1:30 Discussion Roundtables
2nd Floor Conference Center
1:30-1:45 Discussion Roundtable Summaries
2nd Floor Conference Center
1:45-2:00 Break
2:00-3:00 Implementing GAS in a Contract Design and Manufacturing Environment
Dave Matson, Resolution Medical
Product Training: Equipment Management Module
Ron Schmitz, GAS
Implementation Meetings & Informal Discussions
GAS Staff
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:15 Using GAS in a Non-Manufacturing Business
UHS Quality Team
ProductTraining: Design Control Module
Ron Schmitz, GAS
Implementation Meetings & Informal Discussions
GAS Staff
4:15-4:30 Closing
2nd Floor Conference Center

Session Details

Kick-off / Introduction
Grand Avenue Software Staff
Introduction of GAS staff and implementation partners, a brief overview of the agenda, Grand Avenue Software Trivia Game
Features in Recent and Upcoming GAS Releases
Grand Avenue Software Staff
A brief overview of new features in recent releases and a preview of features currently planned for the next few releases.
Breaking the Paper Chains; A New Customer Implementation Story
Hanna Whiteman, Galvani Bioelectronics
Hanna will present Galvani’s recent experience implementing an electronic QMS in Grand Avenue from scratch, and lessons learned along the way.
Supplier Management Overview
Ron Schmitz, Grand Avenue Software
Ron will introduce the capabilities of Supplier Management, the most-recently introduced Grand Avenue Software module, and discuss future direction for the module.
Grand Avenue Requirement Lifecycle
Jim Ivey/John Somsky, Grand Avenue Software
John will provide an overview of how a customer requirement becomes an implemented feature. Discussion will focus on how Grand Avenue uses acceptance criteria, test-driven development and IQ checklists to streamline customer validation.
Implementing and Using the Grand Avenue Supplier Management Module
Daniel Shertok, Osprey Medical
Daniel Shertok from Osprey Medical will discuss how he has implemented the new Supplier Management module. Daniel will go over how he has integrated the module into the existing Osprey Quality System, and how Supplier Files will be maintained using the existing and proposed new features of the module.
Feature Prioritization Exercise
GAS Staff
TBD
GAS Gone Global
Kasey Koenig, Key Surgical
TBD
Discussion Roundtable Session
Grand Avenue Software
Grand Avenue personnel will facilitate a series of 15-minute breakout sessions on customer-selected topics, intended to share experiences and best practices on GAS implementation issues.
Implementing GAS in a Contract Design and Manufacturing Environment
Dave Matson, Resolution Medical
TBD
Implementing GAS in a Non-Manufacturing Business
Heidi Drafall, Jenna Lange, Adriana Christianson, and Leanna Kochendorfer, UHS
Join representatives from the quality team at Universal Hospital Services (UHS) for an interactive game-show approach highlighting the benefits and challenges of implementing Grand Avenue in a non-manufacturing business.
Closing
Ron Schmitz, Grand Avenue Software
Conference evaluation and next steps.
Evening Networking Event
Nearby location
Informal conversations with hor d'oeuvres and drinks provided.
Product Training Sessions
Ron Schmitz, Grand Avenue Software
Each training session will explain the steps needed to set up and deploy a Grand Avenue module.  Attendees will receive a template project plan for deployment of the module and an overview of the basic concepts and terminology for the module.  There will be a demonstration of some of the configuration steps, and additional time for questions and answers.
Implementation Discussions
Grand Avenue Software Support and Customers
These optional sessions are intended for customers to meet in small groups to discuss implementation practices with each other and/or directly with Grand Avenue Software support personnel.