ISPE wrapped up our 2015 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, November 11. With more than 200 exhibitors, 73 education sessions, and a record number of attendees, the four-day event was filled with new things to learn, people to meet, and beneficial knowledge to take home. Among other things, attendees learned about best practices and innovations in:

  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • China/Asia-Pacific Facilities
  • Data Integrity
  • Metrics
  • Risk-Based Approaches
  • Single-Use Technologies

We were happy to welcome keynote speakers Kathryn Wengel, Worldwide Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, and John Cox, Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology for Biogen. They gave thought-provoking presentations on effective ways to utilize various new technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.

Also at Annual Meeting, ISPE unveiled our highly-anticipated Drug Shortage Assessment and Prevention Tool (available exclusively to members and conference attendees), and put on a successful first Global Regulatory Town Hall, where 10 FDA and international regulators spoke and answered questions.

Plus, we had fun at numerous networking and social events. At our Annual 5K Charity Run/Walk, participants raised money for the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). ISPE also announced many distinguished award winners at the Membership and Awards Breakfast, including the 2015 Facility of the Year Overall Award Winner, AstraZeneca China! We ended Annual Meeting with an electric Tuesday Night Party at Philadelphia’s famous Reading Terminal Market, followed by exclusive Facility Tours on the last day of the conference.

“ISPE hosts our Annual Meeting with one goal in mind: to provide pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals with world-class education in order to take our evolving industry to the next level,” said ISPE President and CEO John Bournas. “Thanks to our staff, planning committee, board, members, speakers, exhibitors, and attendees, we accomplished our goal – and we achieved new paradigms for manufacturing excellence.”

Download presentations and handouts, view photos, and recap education sessions from the 2015 Annual Meeting here.

If you have ideas for next year’s Annual Meeting, let us know! You can submit your education proposals through December 15 (deadline extended). The 2016 Annual Meeting takes place from September 18 – 21 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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