Welcome to the ISPE-CaSA 2020 Life Sciences Technology Conference Call for Abstracts 

We are excited to host our 27th annual ISPE-CaSA Life Sciences Technology Conference on March 10, 2020 at the Durham Convention Center.  The planning process is underway and we are seeking speakers to help solidify our education track.  We want to hear about your latest forward thinking concepts that relate to our local industry and beyond.   


This year's conference theme is "Vision 2020".  The theme highlights the new therapies, technologies, and processes which will change our industry in the next decade in our region and beyond.


The deadline for abstracts to be considered has beeen extended to Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  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 tracks (ie., subgroups below) in each 45-minute period.  
  • 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:   Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

Submitters will be notified of selection:  Friday, December 20, 2019

The conference planning committee will base its selections on general interest in the topic and relevance to  "Vision 2020".

If you have any questions, please reach out to Andy Ferrell at aferrell@pci-llc.com.

Below are the Submission Groups and Sub Groups for all submissions
 Automation Cloud-Based SCADA Systems, Control System Virtualization, Lean Automation Architecture, Minimizing Validation Impact, Pre-Validated Code Module Libraries, Process Automation Controllers, Thin Client HMI/SCADA Systems, Other
 Biotech Futureof Biologics, Single Use Technology, Advancing Aseptic Design, ProcessDevelopment, Small Scale, Technology Transfer, Other
 Compliance Trends
Data Integrity, Sterilization, Design Review, Cleaning Validation
 Devices and Equipment
Medical Devices, Medical Equipment, Laboratory Devices, Other
New Design Technologies, Efficient Work Practices, Other, Benchmarking - How to Conduct FDA
 FDA Quality Metrics, 483 Observations, Other, 483 Observations, Quality Metrics
 Information Management Systems Cloud Historians, Data Analytics, Enterprise & Automation System Integration, IIoT(Industrial Internet of Things), Network & Control System Security, Other
 Investigational Products
 Maintenance and Reliability Maintenance , Reliability, Shutdown Optimization, Other
Manufacturing Operations NewProject , Existing Project , Facility of the Future - New technologies,Employee of the Future, FOYA Winner, Sterile, Lean/Six Sigma, Other,Project Management, Single Use Filling Systems, OptimizingBiomanufacturing Operations, Innovations in Filling
 Quality Quality Culture, Quality Metrics, Other
 Safety (Facility) Safety, Lessons Learned
 Serialization Compliance, Driving Business Value, Trends & Development, Other
 Standards New Standards, New/Existing Baselines
 Supply Chain
Vendor Audits, Cold Supply Chain, International, Other
 Women in Pharma
Engineering, Quality, Entrepreneurs, Other