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Virtual Utilization in the Pharma/Biotech Industry: Remote Solutions for Training, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), and Auditing

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Virtual Utilization in the Pharma/Biotech Industry: Remote Solutions for Training, Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), and Auditing

IN-PERSON EVENT! Join us!         

Virtualization has become a critical communication tool during the pandemic.  As a result of public safety requirements, the biopharmaceutical industry has had to adjust by adopting virtual technologies and applications to continue making life saving medicines. This hybrid event will include 3 mini presentations that have been utilized during the pandemic, followed by a panel discussion where we'll discuss virtualization in the post-pandemic era. 

  • Topic 1- Training: Integrated cloud-based virtual laboratories have allowed learners to perform authentic workplace tasks online, using highly accurate digital copies of real laboratory and industrial scale biomanufacturing equipment.  During this presentation we will model Advanced tools for e-learning that can be utilized for training purposes whether it’s for new hires, annual training, cross-training, or other. 
  • Topic 2- FATs: During this presentation we will address the pros and cons of virtual FATs, virtual tools to optimize success, and lessons learned.
  • Topic 3- Auditing: During this presentation we will discuss the advantages and opportunities of performing remote audits for third-party vendors and discuss the tools and policies to ensure a successful remote audit. Discuss a risk-based approach to determine the usage of remote access to manage CMO activities during manufacturing operations.

Gillette Stadium
Cross Insurance Pavilion
1 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

Event Schedule:
Registration & Networking Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 
Panel Discussion: 6:00 - 7:00
Q+A: 7:00 - 7:30
Bonus Event courtesy of Gillette Stadium: 7:30 on (see below for more info)


MODERATOR: Sunny Tam, PhD, Director of Professional Science Master's Program in Biotechnology, Framingham State University


Yakov Cherner, President, Advanced Tools for e-Learning (ATeL)

Rusty Morrison, Director of Operations – Northeast, CAI

Paul Partovi, Associate Director of Quality Assurance, Sanofi

For full speaker biographies, please view the event flyer here.

Registration Capacity:

Please note that this event is limited to only 50 attendees and will be first come, first served! If you want to register, please do so as soon as possible. The ISPE Boston office cannot hold spaces.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird (Ends 6/9/2021)
Member: $50
Non-Member: $95
ISPE Emerging Leaders Member: $20
ISPE Student Members: FREE

After 6/9/2021
Member: $60
Non-Member: $115
ISPE Emerging Leaders Member: $30
ISPE Student Members: FREE

Meeting Manager:
Shannon DeMello, CAI

Thank you to our program sponsors!
DPS Group
ICQ Consultants
Masy BioServices

Onsite Mask & Social Distance Policy:
The ISPE Boston Area Chapter is following both state and event venue COVID guidelines. Attendees will be required to wear a face mask while inside the event venue, unless you are seated at your table. As of May 11th, food and beverages will have to be delivered by Gillette staff to each attendee (no buffet, bar, or passed food permitted). We will update this section if that changes. Outside, attendees may remove masks so long as they can remain 6’ away from each other. Gillette Stadium security staff will be monitoring for compliance.

Bonus Event Courtesy of Gillette Stadium:
Following the program, attendees are welcome to stay for the New England Revolution soccer game against the New York Red Bulls, taking place on the Gillette Stadium field for FREE!

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Event Date: June 23, 2021 5:00 pm — June 23, 2021 7:30 pm
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Waltham, MA 02452
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