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Chapter Bulletin Board - March 2012
Come hear the world's top water experts discuss the 2011 revision of the ISPE Baseline® Guide: Water and Steam Systems at this special half-day event to be held on March 15 at Biogen Idec in Cambridge. The Boston Area Chapter has partnered with ISPE International and the ISPE Critical Utilities Community of Practice (COP) to bring you this world class program. ISPE has literally written the book on pharmaceutical water and steam systems, and now we're bringing together the guide's authors for an interactive look at the last ten years of water system innovation. If you are involved in pharmaceutical water - or ever will be - you can't afford to miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.
The Certified Pharmaceutical Industry ProfessionalTM (CPIP)TM) certification demonstrates competence in pharmaceutical industry practices. The CPIP study group will prepare industry professionals to qualify for certification. Come to an informational meeting to learn more about the CPIP program and the spring study group. The study group will consist of nine study sessions held at the Genzyme campus in Framingham from 6 to 9pm. The $100 registration fee covers all sessions, beginning with the introductory session on March 6 and ending on May 22, and includes free use of ISPE study materials. If after the informational session you choose not to continue the course, the full registration fee will be refunded. Please note: This is a Members-Only event. To join ISPE, visit www.ispe.org/join or call (813) 960-2105.
The Chapter is pleased to announce two exciting programs designed for our Student Members. Both programs are free and provide great opportunities to interact with fellow Chapter Members, network with other Student Chapters and gain valuable insight into the exciting world of biotech.
• Saturday, April 14 - Student Poster Contest, Luncheon and Career Seminar, WPI Campus Center, Worcester This is planned as a Saturday program to allow enough time for the Poster Contest, luncheon and career seminar. Poster Contest graduate and undergraduate winners will each earn a free trip to the ISPE Annual Meeting in San Francisco where they will compete at the International Student Poster Competition. The career seminar will introduce attendees to the broad range of biotech careers, who is hiring currently and what skills are hot right now. For more information, please email the office at email@example.com.
For students who plan to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible by contacting the Chapter office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781.647.4773. We realize there is travel associated with these events and will be happy to discuss logistics and provide budget support if needed.
The Boston Area Chapter is once again a proud sponsor of Bio-Ball -- a one-day basketball tournament and Special Olympics fundraiser which brings together teams from participating biopharma companies and partners them with Special Olympics athletes. Thus far Bio-Ball has raised over $500,000 for basketball programs and activities at Special Olympics Massachusetts.
This year's tournament will be held on April 28th at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge. In addition to the ISPE Boston Area Chapter, participating companies and organizations include Alnylam, Ariad, Aveo, Cubist, Genzyme/Sanofi, Infinity, Ironwood, MassBio, Momenta, Novartis, Biogen, Sunovion and Vertex.
Chapter Members can join in on the excitement as volunteers to help pull the event together and support the teams. While the opportunity to participate in this high-profile event is a "slam dunk" for Chapter Members, the Chapter will also sponsorbe recognized with its prominent sponsorship of the CEO Free Throw competition. The Bio-Ball tournament will take place Saturday, April 28 at the athletic center of the Buckingham, Browne, & Nichols school in Cambridge. CLICK HERE if you would like to help.
Ever wonder how to become the Sponsor of a Chapter educational program or social activity? Or how to land one of the coveted eNewsletter or website advertising spots? To answer these questions, the Chapter has created a new website resource at [insert link], containing all the information you need to know to become a Chapter Sponsor. So don't delay, visit our website and add your name to the growing list of Sponsors who gain valuable exposure while helping the Chapter better serve its Members.
Chapter Members (and their families) who are continuing their formal education in the life sciences or pursuing a degree in a life sciences field are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship awards - up to $2,000 per individual - are funded by proceeds from Chapter activities and are designed to help defray tuition expenses. The Chapter hopes to be able to award up to 10 scholarships each year.
Chapter Manager: Amy Poole, CAMI - Tel: 1.781.647.4773 and E-mail: email@example.com