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Next year’s ISPE Canada Affiliate Education and Product Symposium will be held on May 06 – 07, 2024 in Toronto, ON. Ensuring product quality and supply chain safety and improving manufacturing efficiency are key initiatives for ISPE while always putting the patient first. Our industry makes products that are life-changing and life-sustaining, and impact hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical industries are undergoing dramatic changes that will affect the design and operation of facilities. A rapidly changing market environment has also affected CMO and CDMO operations, where customer demands increasingly require the manufacture of drugs in smaller volumes. We believe that a multidisciplinary approach is essential for designing an end-to-end program that addresses all operations from the selection of raw materials through to the distribution of final products.

The theme of the Annual Education & Product Symposium 2024 is Age of Transformation: Innovative Solutions to Proactive Changes in the Canadian Pharma and Biopharma Industry.

Call for Speakers

We are seeking speakers that have expertise in the following categories (the bullets under the categories listed below serve as an example of potential topics):
1. Pharma 4.0
• Digitalization and Big Data challenge and Management
• Automation and continuous process verification
• “Plug & Produce” vertical and horizontal equipment integration
• Highly automated processes using the Internet of Things (IoT)
• Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Cloud-based validated data systems
2. Validation & Quality
• Canadian Pharma and Biopharma Regulatory Challenges
• Lab Equipment and Method Qualification
• Deploying Quality Culture Case Studies
• Successful Implementation of a 3-Stage Process Validation Program Case Studies
• Continued Process Verification (CPV)
3. Facilities & Operations
• Adopting emerging technologies to improve drug quality Facility Design & Expansion: Case Studies
• Migrating aging facilities with innovative solutions and technology
• Pharma Facility of the future
• Holistic approach to Biopharma Process Transfer
• Consideration of Risk Assessment in Pharma and Biotech Manufacturing Operation: Case Studies
• QBD for Product and Process Control Strategies: Case Studies
4. New Modalities
• Building Cell & Gene Therapy Facility
• Cell & Gene Therapy Facility Operation and Management
• New Trends and Challenges in Canada’s Pharmaceutical markets
• Effective Phase-Appropriate Quality and cGMP Program for DS and DP development: Case Studies
5. Sustainability
• Single Use vs Re-usable Case Studies
• Net zero Energy Use
• Strategies for Waste Reduction
• Use of Novel Environmental Cognizant Technologies
6. Drug Shortage & Supply Chain
• Drug Shortage Assessment & Prevention
• Business Continuity Planning for Preventing Drug Shortages
• Supply Chain Resilience and Risk Management
• Technological Solutions to Predict and Prevent Drug Shortages
• Regulatory Challenges in Drug Supply Chain Management
• Blockchain and Serialisation Risk Assessment in Supply Chain

Save the date and venue information: May 06 – 07, 2024 Toronto, ON

Speakers’ time slots are 40 minutes, including time allocated for audience questions. Presentations will be formatted on ISPE Canada Template, which will be provided as necessary, and should not be advertorial.
Preference will be given to discussions that:
• Are relevant to our audience in the six (6) categories mentioned above
• Include “Lessons Learned” from completed projects
• Discuss “New or Emerging Trends”
• Include “Innovation”
• Takeaway Tools

Submission Process:

Information to be submitted:
• A brief synopsis of the presentation and how it relates to the above six (6) categories
• The target audience that will benefit from the presentation
• Speaker biography and photo
• Any restrictions in your timing on the two (2) days of the Symposium
Fill out the Speaker form: Form Link here.
Deadline for speaker abstract submission:

Sept 15, 2023

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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