FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Joins Keynote Line-Up for the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

09 October, 2019
2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

ISPE announced Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA, as a newly-confirmed keynote speaker for the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, taking place 27–30 October 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD
Principal Deputy Commissioner

Dr. Abernethy, a hematologist/oncologist and palliative medicine physician, is an internationally recognized clinical data expert and clinical researcher. She helps oversee the FDA’s day-to-day functioning and directs special and high-priority initiatives that cut across offices overseeing the agency's regulation of drugs, medical devices, tobacco, and food. As acting Chief Information Officer, she oversees FDA’s data and technical vision, and its execution.

In a “fireside chat” with Frances Zipp, President & CEO, Lachman Consultant Services, Inc., incoming 2019–2020 ISPE Board Chair, Dr. Abernethy will be answering key questions regarding current FDA initiatives.

Dr. Abernethy joins a dynamic keynote line-up that includes some of the most prominent names in the pharmaceutical industry. These senior-level presentations are rounded out by a compelling patient keynote speaker.

Additional Keynote Presenters Include:

Lou W. Kennedy
CEO and Owner
Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

John Crowley
Chairman & CEO, Co-Founder
Amicus Therapeutics

When Drug Research is Personal: A Lifetime Journey to Discover, Create and Manufacture Medicines for Rare Diseases

William Anderson
Chief Executive Officer
Roche Pharmaceutical Global Engineering

Every Patient Matters — Transforming to Deliver Breakthroughs Faster

Pierre-Alain Ruffieux, PhD
Head of Global Pharma Technical Operations
Roche Pharmaceutical Global Engineering

Transforming Big Pharma Manufacturing: Dream or Reality?

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Alberto Santagostino
Senior Vice President, Head of Cell & Gene Technologies
Lonza AG

How to Achieve Industrialization and Bring Curative Therapies to the Masses

Jessica H.
Patient Presenter

Thriving in My New Normal

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