2013 Annual Meeting


ISPE understands that conferences are not only an opportunity to hear from experts, participate in high-level training and get a pulse on what is happening internationally in the pharmaceutical arena; it is also a chance to mingle with folks you may never have the opportunity to meet.

We are dedicated to bringing together ideas, expertise and industry leaders to provide you with a forum for career growth, education, participation and knowledge. Through our variety of celebratory and social events, you can participate more fully and round out your meeting experience.

Young Professionals/Student Luncheon | New Member/First-Time Attendee Orientation | Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall | 5th Annual ISPE Charity 5K Run/Walk | New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast | Explore DC | Young Professionals Networking Event | Quality Metrics Breakfast | Young Professionals Morning Meet and Greet | Membership Luncheon and International Honors Awards Ceremony | Tuesday Party at the Newseum | Manufacturing Facility Tour

Sunday, 3 November

Young Professionals/Student Luncheon
12.30 – 13.30
Enjoy lunch and fellowship with your young professional peers. You’ll meet other ISPE Members, learn about industry trends and make valuable connections to boost your career potential.

New Member/First-Time Attendee Orientation
16.00 – 17.00
New to ISPE or to the Annual Meeting? This session will help you make the most of your time at the conference. Veteran ISPE Members will share their experiences and tips on how to engineer a successful Annual Meeting experience.

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall
17.00 – 19.00
Network over hors d’oeuvres, catch up with old friends and meet new ones. More than 200 suppliers will be onsite to answer questions and share industry knowledge. Be sure to stop by the Facility of the Year Awards booth to learn about the 2013 Category Winners and their innovative projects.

Sponsored by Foster Wheeler 

Monday, 4 November

5th Annual ISPE Charity 5K Run/Walk
06.00 (buses depart at 05.30)
The run/walk will take place along the National Historic Park C&O Canal towpath. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C&O) was once a primary avenue for the trade of coal, lumber and agricultural products along the Potomac River. It stands as an impressive remnant of America’s canal-building era. Today, it serves as a beautiful place to recreate and enjoy nature, as well pays homage to this important time in America’s history.

Every skill level invited to energize your day by starting it off at this motivating event.

Charity – Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Their focus is to fund research to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals.

Sponsored by Belimed

New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast
07.15 – 08.15
Get a good start to your day with breakfast while you enjoy one of our most popular events:  speed networking. This is your opportunity to quickly build your lifelong professional network. Don’t forget your business cards!

Register through the 2013 Annual Meeting Delegate Registration Form online by checking the “I’m a New Member” or “I’m a First Time Attendee” box.

Explore DC
Open night to explore DC

Young Professionals Networking Event
19.30 – 22.00
Unwind from a busy day with an evening of food and fun hosted by ISPE’s Young Professionals.  This year’s event will take place at Southern Hospitality restaurant located in the trendy Adams Morgan neighborhood. Share a glass of wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres while getting to know your industry peers (Cash bar.)

Southern Hospitality Restaurant
1815 Adams Mill Rd NW
Washington 20009
(At Columbia Rd NW)
(202) 588-0411

Tuesday, 5 November

Quality Metrics Breakfast
07.00 – 08.00
Continue the conversation with industry leaders and invited regulators on Tuesday Morning from 7:00am – 8:00am in Maryland I, Lobby Level.  Limited seating available, please sign-up during the Quality Metrics Session on Monday Afternoon from 14.00 – 17.30 Washington 6, Exhibition Level.

Young Professionals Morning Meet and Greet
07.30 – 08.15
Join the Young Professionals Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for an opportunity to meet like-minded professionals and learn about the educational sessions offered in the NEW education track for young professionals: “Science-Engineering-Compliance: Essentials of GMP Manufacturing.” Brief introductions and overviews of the session topics will prepare you for each day’s education opportunities. Meet some new faces or find a mentor to join you during the educational sessions. All are welcome to attend – Young Professionals and our “Seasoned Veterans” alike! 

Membership Luncheon and International Honors Awards Ceremony
Join ISPE leadership and colleagues for lunch as we review ISPE accomplishments from 2013 and look ahead to 2014 goals. Special recognition awards will be presented to Members, Affiliates, Chapters, Committees, companies, Authors, and Students who have made significant contributions this year.

Sponsored by Mangan BioPharm and Pfizer
Mangan Biopharm   Pfizer Logo

Tuesday Party at the Newseum
07.00 – 10.00
The newest addition to Washington, DC’s plethora of museums, the Newseum is dedicated to the history of news and journalism in the U.S. and around the world. Browse an impressive gallery of extremely moving Pulitzer Prizewinning photography or sit in the hot seat in the NBC Interactive Newsroom, where you can play the role of reporter and walk away with a photograph to prove it!  The Newseum not only has impressive exhibits to see inside, but also boasts a beautiful view from the second level terrace of Constitution Ave, the Capitol Building and the National Gallery of Art.

NewseumIt will be a night full of networking, savory food selections, and entertainment while enjoying the sites of the Newseum.

The Newseum is "among the most prominent" museums in the world, "perched on the last buildable site on the presidential inaugural parade route between the Capitol and the White House. And it is one of the most ambitious, both in design and aspiration." — Katharine Q. Seelye, The New York Times

"Nothing ever clarified for me the power and nature of print like the displays in the cavernous "history of news" gallery at the Newseum." — Rick Salutin, The Globe and Mail (Canada)

"From every frenetic corner, the Newseum fairly shouts, ‘News is necessary to a functioning democracy. News is fun, news is cool, news matters." — Maria Puente, USA Today

Wednesday, 6 November

Young Professionals Morning Meet and Greet
07.00 – 07.45

Manufacturing Facility Tour: 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013
13.00 – 18.00

Space is limited.
To add this option, please contact ISPE Member Services at 813-960-2105 or by email: ask@ispe.org!

AstraZeneca’s [formerly MedImmune’s] Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC) Expansion, Building 633, received the prestigious ISPE overall 2011 Facility of the Year (FOYA) award on November 7, 2011. Sponsored by ISPE, Pharmaceutical Processing magazine, the premier award recognizes state-of-the-art projects utilizing new, innovative technologies to improve the quality of products, reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines, and demonstrate advances in project delivery.  This recognition was achieved through implementing ordinary tools in extraordinary ways, including an innovative approach to startup and operator training, a unique process for offline validation, and a robust project management process.  The FMC Expansion Project was selected as the overall FOYA winner from a group of seven projects in four countries. The project was also honored as a FOYA category winner for project execution.  Building 633 is a licensed, large-scale cell culture production facility, with 337,000 square feet of administrative, production, warehouse, laboratory and utility space.  To accommodate future growth, we have internal expansion capabilities of 100,000 square feet of production space.  It is flexible in design and can accommodate a wide product titer range.  Additionally, we have a best in class Process Control System (PCS) to allow for the flexibility required to enable operators to control all processes in an efficient manner.

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca Logo


Guest registration for these events is available. Visit the registration page online for easy steps to register for networking events and optional tours.

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