2013 Annual Meeting

Conference Wrap-up

The 2013 ISPE Annual Meeting was a complete success! Over 1,600 attendees from around the world gathered in Washington, DC for this significant event.

In-depth educational sessions, training courses and networking events provided attendees the opportunity to exchange ideas with industry experts and colleagues. Here's a recap of ISPE's biggest meeting of the year.

Education Information

Plenary Session

This year's Plenary Session welcomed our new 2014 Incoming Chair, Damian Greene.

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Nancy Berg, President and CEO ISPE

Nancy opened the plenary session by reviewing ISPE's advancements over the past year and discussing the Society's strategic direction for the future.

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Janet Woodcock, Ph.D., FDA Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, USA

Dr. Woodcock discussed FDA's work with ISPE on a number of initiatives, including drug shortages and quality metrics. During her talk, Dr. Woodcock announced the redirection of CDER and the creation of the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality.

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Julie Kim, General Manager of Biotherapuetics, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, USA

Ms. Kim explained the importance of the Baxter Covington Facility for the industry and patients.

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Damian Greene, Global Network Strategy Lead, Zoetis, Belgium, Incoming Chair

Damian Greene talked about ISPE as a long-established leader in building knowledge, expertise and dialogue around industry topics that matter. He also discussed his vision for the next year of ISPE's development and growth.

FOYA Winners

FOYA Overall Winner

Novartis was named the ISPE 2013 Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner for their US Flu Cell Culture Facility, which introduced a ground-breaking new method for producing flu vaccines. During their acceptance speech, representatives from Novartis and the US Department of Health and Human Services discussed the public-private partnership that enabled the project, and how partnerships like these can be employed to spur innovation and protect public health.


Global Regulatory Summit

The Global Regulatory Summit brought together over 30 distinguished regulators from FDA, ANMAT, MHRA and PIC/S, who spoke on the challenges of global regulations. This impressive line-up addressed questions from a highly attentive audience who expressed their current practices and problems facing their respective companies.

Regulator Summit Panel

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Executive Series

The Executive Series offered delegates high-level insights and discussion related to pharma's top industry-wide priorities. Panels and talks on quality metrics and ISPE research initiatives were standing-room-only, as attendees eagerly awaited the latest updates on these important topics.

901: Executive Series - ISPE Research Initiatives

904: Executive Series - Quality Metrics Outcomes: Conversations with FDA

Education Sessions

Attendees chose from over 50 education sessions covering every aspect of the Product Lifecycle – the most sessions ever offered. At times, many found it difficult to decide which session to choose.

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International Honor Award Winners

On Tuesday, during the Membership Luncheon, ISPE President and CEO Nancy Berg, incoming International Board of Directors Chair Damian Greene, and outgoing Chair Charlotte Enghave Fruergaard presented the Society's International Honor Awards. These awards recognize the individual Members, companies, committees and Affiliates and Chapters who make significant contributions that help ISPE achieve its mission.

5K Charity Run

Runners gathered at 5:30am in 32° weather along the National Historic Park C&O Canal towpath for a great cause. This event raised over $3,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

5K Start

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For many Members, networking with industry leaders, regulators and peers is one of the key benefits of attending the ISPE Annual Meeting.

Welcome Reception


New Member/First-Time Attendee Breakfast


Tuesday Night Party


Young Professional Events

Young Professionals Networking
Young Professionals Luncheon

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Young Professionals Sessions

Student Poster Competition

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Young Professionals Reception - Southern Hospitality Restaurant


International Leadership Forum

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibit Hall Winners

AAF International Full Page Fact Book Ad - AM 2014
LEWA, Inc. Half Page Fact Book Ad - AM 2014
Marchesini Group USA Buyers Guide Premium Listing
Feldmeier Equipment, Inc. Buyers Guide Premium Listing
O'Neal Buyers Guide 2-month Web Ad
Please Tech Buyers Guide 2-month Web Ad
SNC Lavalin Enhanced Listing - AM 2014
PM Group Table Top - AM 2014
Parker|Domnick Hunter Google Nexus Tablet

Exhibit Hall Give Away

Jefferson Davis spoke to exhibitors at a sold-out luncheon and was so well-received he will be joining us next year to continue the conversation with more great tips!

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  • View the Exhibitor Directory
  • View the 2013 Annual Meeting Event Guide

Thank you to our Sponsors


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Congratulations to our 2013 Annual Meeting VIP Travel Package contest winner, Neil Enlow!

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