2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

Driving the Future of Pharma

We continue to monitor the unfolding global impact of COVID-19, and as the world evolves, so do we. We are transforming this event to be fully digital.

The 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will focus on steering the future of pharmaceutical science and manufacturing toward a more global, synchronized, and quality-driven industry. This signature event draws pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals at all levels of the industry from young professionals to the most senior executives in drug manufacturing, supply chain, devices and equipment and services, and global regulatory agencies.

2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo - Newly Confirmed Speaker Stephan Hahn, MD

What You Can Expect: 2019 Global Regulatory Town Hall

A stand-out of the ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo is the Global Regulatory Town Hall. The 2020 session will not disappoint with an extended time frame and an unprecedented number of regulators participating representing ANSM, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, WHO, and more agencies not previously represented at the ISPE Annual Meeting!

2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo: Driving the Future of Pharma

The 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo is a 5-day, fully interactive online event that delivers all the thought-provoking learning and global networking opportunities from our signature in-person event to your office, home, or wherever you choose to join! The 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will focus on steering the future of pharmaceutical science and manufacturing toward a more global, synchronized, and quality-driven industry. 

Featured Speakers

Teaser Talk

Hot Topics on the Agenda

  • Annex 1 – review of comments submitted and the path forward
  • Drug shortage prevention (ATMP and cell and gene therapy)
  • Data integrity - numerous sub-topics – 2 full educational sessions
  • Big data analytics
  • Quality system maturity
  • Advancing Pharmaceutical Quality (Quality metrics evolution)
  • COVID-19 Impact
  • Process validation
  • Optimizing bioreactor performance
  • Blow-fill-seal containers for vaccines
  • Recycling options for single-use bio-manufacturing
  • Data analytics in continuous manufacturing
  • Control strategy development
  • Predictive analytics
  • Technology transfer
  • Integrating commissioning and qualification
  • Business continuity
  • Combination products
  • Blockchain
  • Project execution efficiency
  • Innovation case studies
  • Facility of the Year Awards Category winner case studies

Why Attend Virtually

  • Feel like You're In-Person with a Fully Interactive Digital Experience
    Our event portal is easy to navigate and will allow you to view presentations, access PDFs of the presentations, take downloadable notes in each session, participate in polls, chat with other attendees, and participate in LIVE Q&A sessions with speakers.
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  • Build Your Experience
    Add the sessions you want to attend with the click of a button to build your own custom agenda. Interested in two sessions happening at the same? We have you covered because you'll have access to all of the recordings from the event for one year.
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  • Gain Actionable Insights
    Global experts will be at your fingertips sharing their knowledge and lessons learned on advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs) including cell and gene therapies, digitalization, single-use technology, implications of ICH Q12 for biopharma, and much more.
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  • Stay Current and Knowledgeable Throughout the Year
    In addition to expert insights, your tangible takeaways include access to the recording of ALL conference sessions and presentations for one year. Unlike an in-person event, you’ll get to experience the sessions you missed—that means both tracks! The recordings are also valuable as a refresher throughout the year.
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Virtual Event FAQs

24 Hours With ISPE Women in Pharma®

27 - 28 Oct 2020

24 Hours With ISPE Women in Pharma®

Engage with ISPE Woman in Pharma® (WIP) for a full day of sessions that are scheduled to accommodate participants from any time zone around the globe. Experience a wide range of program topics, connect over book club discussions, and participate in Mentor Circles. Join the WIP Steering Committee for “Crucial Conversations,” unique opportunities for small groups of women to discuss ways to deal with difficult situations.

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Conference Highlights

Learning Objectives

  • Raise your level of technical knowledge through peer-reviewed non-commercial education content from recognized experts in the field
  • Expand your professional network throughout the conference in educational sessions, the exhibit hall, and numerous special events
  • Enhance your individual and company’s recognition among industry colleagues through face-to-face interaction

Who Should Attend?

Professionals at all levels of the pharmaceutical industry including:

Young Professionals Senior Executives Communities of Practice Special Interest Groups Equipment and Services Suppliers Regulatory Professionals

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Program Committee

Jennifer Lauria Clark, CPIP
Executive Director, Strategic Development
Niranjan S. Kulkarni, PhD
Director, Operations Improvement
Michael L. Rutherford
Executive Director, Computer Systems Quality & Data Integrity
Syneos Health
Immediate Past Chair
Timothy J.N. Watson, PhD
Executive Director & Team Leader, CMC Advisory Office
Pfizer Inc
Regulatory Affairs
Robert E. Perks, MSc, CEng
Program Manager
Zenith Technologies
Education Program Chair
Lisa J. Graham, Ph.D., P.E.
Vice President of Analytics Engineering
Seeq Corporation
Education Program Co-Chair
Dante Amatangelo
Project Manager
Ellab Inc.
Young Professionals Representative
Joanne R. Barrick, RPh
Advisor, Global Validation
Eli Lilly and Company
Board Ambassador

Track Directors

Brian Pochini, CPIP
Principal Engineer Facilities and Utilities
Facilities and Equipment Director
Paul M. Obringer, BSCh, BSChE
GxP Impact Consulting LLC
Facilities and Equipment Co-Director
Christian Woelbeling
Executive Industry Advisor
Körber Pharma Software
Information Systems Director
Robert Dillman
Informatics Specialist-Data Integrity
Eli Lilly and Company
Information Systems Co-Director
Steven R. Miller, CPIP
Director of Engineering and Facilities
Emergent BioSolutions
Innovation Forum Director
Eamon P. Judge
EMEA Global Projects Planning Leader
Eli Lilly SA Irish Branch
Innovation Forum Co-Director
Sarah Mancini, PhD
GMS - Director Global API Technology
Process Development & Manufacturing Director
Charlotte Enghave Fruergaard, PhD
Managing Consultant, Compliance Consulting
Process Development & Manufacturing Co-Director
Sarah Pope Miksinski, PhD
Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
Quality Systems and Regulatory Directory
Betsy P. Fritschel
Director, Regulatory Compliance
Johnson & Johnson
Quality Systems and Regulatory Co-Directory
Oliver Stauffer
PTI Inspection Systems
Supply Chain, Operations, & Packaging Excellence Directory
Aaron Weinstein
Senior Director, Validation Services
IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC
Supply Chain, Operations, & Packaging Excellence Co-Directory