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Season's Greetings from ISPE

John Bournas
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As we approach the end of this year, we want to thank each of you—members, volunteers, leaders, and staff. We appreciate your great work, commitment, and dedication, which have been integral to ISPE’s progress and growth.

In 2018, we supported Women in Pharma® and Young Professionals with the first travel grants from the ISPE Foundation. We saw huge success in partnerships with our Affiliates and had a major Pharmaceutical Manufacturing conference in India and a European Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing conference in France. We also inaugurated an ISPE European Aseptic Conference in Vienna where we celebrated the German-speaking D/A/C/H Affiliate’s 25th anniversary.

We continue to see growth in major areas of the organization:


  • 2018 Facility of the Year Awards Banquet Category Winner -img1
    2018 Facility of the Year Awards Banquet Category Winner
  • Keynote Speakers at Expo Hall During 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img2
    Keynote Speakers at Expo Hall During 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Attendees at the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img3
    Attendees at the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo
  • 2018 Classrrom Training Course
    2018 Classroom Training Course -img4
  • Expo at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img5
    Expo at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Instructor for 2018 Classroom Training Course -img6
    Instructor for 2018 Classroom Training Course
  • 2018 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference in India -img7
    2018 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference in India
  • Exhibitor at the 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Conference -img8
    Exhibitor at the 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Conference
  • Tim Howard Speaking at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img9
    Tim Howard Speaking at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Session at the 2018 ISPE Continuous Manufacturing Conference -img10
    Session at the 2018 ISPE Continuous Manufacturing Conference
  • Networking Opportunities at ISPE Conference Exhibit Halls -img11
    Networking Opportunities at ISPE Conference Exhibit Halls
  • 2018 Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner -img12
    2018 Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner 
  • 10th Annual 5K at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img13
    10th Annual 5K at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo
  • Networking Opportunities at ISPE Conferences -img14
    Networking Opportunities at ISPE Conferences
  • Women in Pharma Dinners at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img15
    Women in Pharma Dinners at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo
  • ISPE UK Annual Conference and Awards Dinner -img16
    ISPE UK Annual Conference and Awards Dinner
  • Panel Session at the 2018 ISPE Europe Aseptic Conference -img17
    Panel Session at the 2018 ISPE Europe Aseptic Conference
  • Regulatory Panel at the 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Conference -img18
    Regulatory Panel at the 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Conference
  • 2018-ISPE-Annual Meeting & Expo Student Poster Competition Participant -img19
    2018-ISPE-Annual Meeting & Expo Student Poster Competition Participant
  • Dinner at the 2018 Europe Aseptic Conference -img20
    Dinner at the 2018 Europe Aseptic Conference
  • 2018 ISPE Thailand 15th Anniversary Annual Meeting -img21
    2018 ISPE Thailand 15th Anniversary Annual Meeting
  • Virtual-Reality-Exhibitor-Experience-at-ISPE-Conference -img22
    Virtual-Reality-Exhibitor-Experience-at-ISPE-Conference
  • Participants During 2018 Classroom Training Course -img23
    Participants During 2018 Classroom Training Course
  • 2018 Pharmacuetical Engineering Magazine Issues -img24
    2018 Pharmacuetical Engineering Magazine Issues
  • Speaker at the 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Confernece -img25
    Speaker at the 2018 ISPE Quality Manufacturing Confernece
  • Guidance Documents Published in 2018 -img26
    Guidance Documents Published in 2018
  • John Bournas at ISPE Midwest Chapter's Annual Tech Ed Day -img27
    John Bournas at ISPE Midwest Chapter's Annual Tech Ed Day
  • Speaker at the 2018 ISPE Europe Annual Conference -img29
    Speaker at the 2018 ISPE Europe Annual Conference
  • Cross Cultural ISPE Young Professional Report -img30
    Cross Cultural ISPE Young Professional Report
  • Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Winner at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo -img31
    Undergraduate Student Poster Competition Winner at 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

We surpassed previous years’ efforts to deliver world-class education to our members and the industry through our conferences, training, and publications, including our most successful Annual Meeting & Expo held in the pharmaceutical hub of Philadelphia.

We are looking forward to what 2019 will bring for ISPE as we expand our digital offerings, explore cutting-edge topics in conferences such as Facilities of the Future and Aseptic Processing; lead the industry with key manufacturing knowledge sharing in areas such as Pharma 4.0; and continue to build on the first year of success of the ISPE Foundation.

The ISPE leadership and staff continue to strive to raise the bar as the best professional association in the bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing space. But we cannot do it alone. This is your Society and we encourage all members to be more engaged as a volunteer, a contributor to Pharmaceutical Engineering® magazine, an author or reviewer of Guidance Documents, a participant in the Facility of the Year Awards, or as a donor to the ISPE Foundation.

Thank you again for all your contributions to the success of our organization.

Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year.