Welcome to the ISPE-CaSA 2021 Life Sciences Technology Conference Call for Abstracts 

We are excited to host our 28th annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference on March 9 and 10, 2021 as a virtual education conference.  The planning process is underway and we are seeking speakers to deliver meaningful content on your latest forward thinking concepts that relate to our local industry and beyond.   


This year's conference theme is "Race to Recovery". In 2020, members of our pharmaceutical society stepped up to face something that has taken many lives, crippled economies, and has left most practicing a new way of life - a worldwide pandemic. ISPE CaSA’s theme for the 2021 Life Sciences Technology Conference spotlights how as an industry, we were able to shift our attention to meet Covid-19 challenges through unprecedented collaborations, unparalleled focus to vaccine research and support, and yet maintain business continuity. Existing patients are served and developing technologies and methods prepare us to prevent the next global virus outbreak from becoming a pandemic.


Whether it involves an innovative use of  biotechnology, or a novel approach to life sciences, consider submitting an abstract for a podium presentation across one or more of these educational tracks. All vendor companies are strongly encouraged to partner with an owner/operator to present a case study or panel discussion during their presentations.  We will have a Young Professional 101 Series track, so please take this into consideration as you are submitting your topics. You can submit more than one abstract per company and it can be the same topic for entry level (101 series) and intermediate/advanced for the education track.

To submit an abstract you must first create a Login/Password

The format features:

  • Each session is 45 minutes long.  
  • There are multiple subgroups in some of the 45-minute periods.  
  • There is a 150 word limit on the Overview, and a 500 word limit on the Content. 
  • Submissions must include the name of the owner/operator with whom you will partner
  • Submissions must include speaker bios.
Please submit abstracts by following the instructions above. 

Deadline for submissions extended:   Thursday, December 31, 2020. (Jan 15 for Women in Pharma and Emerging Leaders submittals)

Submitters will be notified of selection:  Monday, January 11, 2021

The conference planning committee will base its selections on general interest in the topic and relevance to  "Race to Recovery".

If you have any questions, please reach out to Wes Champion, Education Committee Chair at WChampion@pci-llc.com.

Below are the Submission Groups and Sub Groups for all submissions
Cell and Gene TherapyManufacturing arena, Project Management arena
Single Use Technology - Advantages, Disadvantages, ChallengesNo other subgroup
Use of (AI) Artificial Intelligence and Advancements in TechnologyNo other subgroup
(CDMO Drug Development) Technology Transfer Best PracticesNo other subgroup
 Program Management in a Warp Speed Environment
No other subgroup
Women in PharmaUse only for Women in Pharma session submittals
Emerging Leaders (formerly Young Professionals)Use only for Emerging Leaders session submittals