Radiation Processing for the Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Industries Training Workshop

(In-person only event)

Date: May 8, 2023 - May 9, 2023

Event Location:  Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committees E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Products and E61 on Radiation Processing



About the Event

The Radiation Processing for the Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Industries Training Workshop will be held May 8, 2023 - May 9, 2023. The workshop is organized by ASTM Committees E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and BioPharmaceutical Products and E61 on Radiation Processing, and will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado, United States in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the workshop will be English.

This workshop is powered by the successful ASTM E61 International Workshop on Radiation Processing but is focused on and tailored for the individuals supporting the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. It includes lectures, practical hands-on exercises, case study analysis and roundtable discussions, with emphasis on the application of ASTM and ISO radiation standards in meeting compliance with regulatory expectations.

Attendance will be limited to the first 50 participants who register.


Objective and Scope

The objective of this workshop is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the radiation process and critical requirements needed for the sterilization of components and finished products using radiation technologies. Topic areas will include the understanding of measurement principles, factors that influence measurement performance, dosimetry system calibration requirements, uncertainty in absorbed dose measurements, radiation technologies, process validation and process control. Active participation will enhance the participants understanding and application of ASTM and ISO standards. This course provides essential information for all radiation processing applications, including components, packaging, polymers, single use systems, medical devices and pharmaceutical products.

The workshop will highlight the following major topics areas during all the plenary and hands-on sessions:

  • Radiation Technologies, primarily focusing on X-ray and Gamma
  • Equipment/Technology/Conveyance
  • Dose Distribution Simulation Capabilities


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than DATE. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email symposia@astm.org and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email by DATE of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP. Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers.

The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program




Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the workshop.



Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.

This is an in-person only event.

Attendance will be limited to the first 50 participants who register.




April 7, 2023

After April 7, 2023
ASTM Member $424.00 $474.00
Non-member $499.00 $549.00
Presenter Waived Waived

Not an ASTM Member?  An individual membership costs only $75.00 a year. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committees E55 or E61 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this event for free, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event.



All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this workshop before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Presenters – Presenters do not need to register for this workshop. ASTM will register all presenters on their behalf.

Cancellations – A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9522.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


Planning Committee Contact Information

Maria Leyva
Email: Maria_Leyva@Jabil.com

Denise Cleghorn
Email: Denise.Cleghorn@bsci.com

Samuel Dorey
Email: Samuel.DOREY@SARTORIUS.com

Krystan Polaski
Email: Kyrstan_Polaski@steris.com

John Williams
Email: john.a.williams@medtronic.com


Continuing Education Units

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. Denver, CO, 80202.

Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official May Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

To book accommodations under the ASTM Rate, please click here: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Reservations.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 7th, 2023. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click the link below.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Government Reservations The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.
IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non- commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

The May Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel offers free wireless to Bonvoy Members.


Standards Development Meetings

Committees E55 and E61 invite you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committees and their future meetings, please visit their homepages by clicking on the links below:

 Committee E55 on Manufacture of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Products

 Committee E61 on Radiation Processing