November / December 2018

A Growing Global Footprint - ISPE Young Professionals

Tiffany L. Coleman
LeAnna M. Pearson
Caroline Rocks, CEng
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This year, ISPE Young Professionals held over 60 events in 15 countries, drawing more than 2,000 attendees—an amazing testament to the growth of the YP community. This Special Section details the success of these global activities and the IYPC’s exciting work over the past year.

ISPE’s YP membership has grown significantly since the first YP event was hosted at the 2007 Annual Meeting by a YP group in the Boston Area Chapter. In 2010, “Young Professional” became an official ISPE member type and a recognized community. From there, YP group formation accelerated. There are now 10 YP groups across the United States and 10 in Europe representing 14 European countries. In 2015 the International YP Committee (IYPC) was formed to encourage global growth and collaboration among the ISPE YP groups and ISPE at large. ISPE YP communities are also growing in Singapore, China, India, Japan, and the Philippines. More importantly, each region held multiple YP events in past year.


YP representatives now sit on these Communities of Practice (CoPs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

  • Awards Committee
  • Business Development
  • Disposables CoP
  • EU Biotech SIG
  • Facilities of the Future Program Committee
  • GAMP Agile SIG
  • GAMP Data Integrity SIG
  • GAMP Data Integrity Retention Retrieval Recovery Retirement
  • ISPE Annual Meeting
  • ISPE Europe Annual Meeting
  • Knowledge Network Council
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering Committee
  • Training Strategy Team
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Water and Steam Systems BG3 Task Team
  • Women in Pharma®

YP groups around the world

  • Belgium Boston Area
  • Carolina–South Atlantic
  • Chesapeake Bay D/A/CH
  • Delaware Valley
  • France
  • Greater Los Angeles
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Midwest
  • Netherlands
  • New Jersey
  • Nordic
  • Philippines
  • Rocky Mountain
  • San Francisco/Bay Area
  • San Diego
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • UK