The Carolina-South Atlantic Chapter (CaSA) of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) will host life science and biotechnology professionals from major pharmaceutical companies, universities, and industries at the 28th Annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 9-10, 2021.
“The conference theme, ’Race to Recovery‘ spotlights how, as an industry, we were able to shift our attention to meet Covid-19 challenges through unprecedented collaborations and unparalleled focus to vaccine research and support, while maintaining business continuity and medication supply to existing patient populations” said Conference Chair, Alma Montemayor, Director of Project Development at Flad Architects.
The program, to be held virtually across two mornings, features two Keynote Panels of industry leaders.
The March 9 Keynote Panel, starting at 8:30 a.m., kicks off the conference and features “Leading Ladies in the Industry.” The panel will be moderated by ISPE-CaSA Past President Wendy Haines, PhD, Associate Director of Scientific Services at PharmEng. Panelists are: Kelli Collin, Vice President, Head of Quality at Shattuck Labs; Monique Sprueill, Senior manager, Strategy, Insights and Innovation, Enterprise Quality Strategy and Services at Johnson & Johnson; Christine Vannais, Chief Operating Officer at FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies; and Sylvie St-Martin, Vice President, Quality Assurance at Medicago.
The March 10 Keynote Panel, starting at 8:30 a.m., is moderated by ISPE-CaSA President Rich Stanfield, North American Vice President for Commissioning Agents, Inc. The panel showcases “The Board’s Point of View” from four members of the ISPE-CaSA Directors at Large. Panelists are: Tolga Musa, Director of Manufacturing, Biogen; Geoffrey Ramsay, Sr. Manager, Validation, Patheon, by ThermoFisher Scientific; Jennifer Popovich, Director, Validation, Mayne Pharma; and Daniel Williams, Regional Project Director, Americas, GlaxoSmithKline.
“We are excited to be presenting this conference in a virtual format and have no doubt our audience will gain valuable insights into our industry through our cutting-edge program topics,” Stanfield said.
The 2021 conference, with support from sponsors and partners, features 11 education sessions. In addition, the conference is supporting five area charities: Toys for Tots, The Women’s Center of Raleigh, Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Ronald McDonald House of North Carolina and the Raleigh Rescue Mission.