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Pharma Execs to Gain Manufacturing Insights at Unique ISPE Event

February 4, 2013

ISPE will bring together top executives from the aerospace, automotive, and other non-pharmaceutical industries to share manufacturing and quality innovations in an Executive Forum in Philadelphia, April 2-3, 2013.

Attendees will receive a rare opportunity to convene with world-class leaders and to gain industry-advancing insight related to lifecycle development and management, best manufacturing practices, supplier development, quality management systems, and leadership.

“ISPE is dedicated to leading the pharmaceutical industry by addressing significant issues that have the greatest potential to enhance manufacturing and production, quality, engineering, and regulatory matters throughout the product lifecycle. Through this all-new event, ISPE will facilitate executive-level discussions that go beyond best practices in the pharmaceutical industry, featuring presentations from other industries facing similar manufacturing, quality and global integration challenges,” said Nancy Berg, ISPE president and CEO. “The discussions planned for this conference will help Members, pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers translate solutions and lessons learned from other industries into their own operations.”

Notable speakers at this conference include:
* Janet Woodcock, director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA
* Craig Kennedy, senior vice president, supply chain management, Merck Manufacturing Div., Merck & Co. Inc.
* Philip Dunford, vice president, general manager, Boeing military aircraft, The Boeing Co.
* Ken Shead, vice president of quality and manufacturing, The Boeing Co.
* Jerry Bussell, author of "Anatomy of a Lean Leader", president, Bussell Lean Associates, retired vice president of operational excellence, Medtronic Surgical Technologies

Pharma industry executives leading this event serving as moderators include:
* Mary Oates, vice president global quality, Pfizer
* Andy Skibo, executive vice president, operations, MedImmune
* Joe Famulare, senior director, global compliance & external collaboration, Genentech
* Andy Signore, president and founder, Institute for Strategic Growth

More information on the 2013 ISPE Executive Forum, including complete education details and registration information is available at www.ISPE.org/2013ExecutiveForum.