Attendee Registration Webinar Program

IFPAC® - Digital

Cortona Webinar - 2020

Interactive Virtual Event

6 October, 2020

15:30 - 19:30 CET

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

Virtual Conference Center Opens at 14:30 CET/8:30 a.m. EDT 

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Register by 05 October for Advanced Registration Discount!

While we look forward to our in-person conference in October 2021, we recognize there is new information in the world of Advanced Manufacturing Science and Regulatory Harmonization that simply cannot wait that long.  Thus the creation of the IFPAC-Cortona Interactive Virtual Event!  Consult the program for the lineup of timely, compelling, LIVE presentations given by esteemed speakers, and a LIVE panel discussion on each topic, including questions coming directly from attendees!  

The entire program will be available to registered attendees for viewing after the event!

No IFPAC-Cortona meeting would be complete without plentiful opportunities for discussion and networking, and this is no exception!  This event does not begin and end with the program...Starting at 14:30 CET/8:30 a.m. EDT, the virtual conference center will be open, and it will also be open after the conclusion of the program.  Stay as long as you'd like, and be sure and take advantage of all its features:

Themed Social Lounges for virtual face-to-face meetings with attendees, speakers, and panelists

Virtual Exhibit Hall 

Conference-wide discussion board

1:1 chat with attendees, speakers and panelists

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IFPAC® - Europa

Cortona Conference - 2021

October 3 - 7, 2021

Centro Convegni Sant’Agostino, Cortona, Italy


An International meeting on Pharma and Biotech Manufacturing Innovation, Advanced Analytics and Process Control, Informatics, Big Data, Knowledge Management and Global Regulatory Initiatives

For the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and related Manufacturing Industries


Advanced Registration Discount Available through September 30, 2020!

Register Now for Cortona 2021

Interact with our Key Speakers from FDA, MHRA, Academia and Leading Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Corporations

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An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with art, history and spirituality. This location has been enjoyed by IFPAC-Cortona attendees since 2010 for its retreat style setting which encourages more in depth discussions between managers, executives and leaders in the industry as well as internationally recognized research institutions.

Involvement by government regulatory agencies provides opportunities for interaction regarding advances in Pharma and Biotech manufacturing and improved Regulatory Harmonization between the U.S. and Europe. The conference was designed for management teams within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and related industries. Numerous opportunities are provided during the conference for guests to successfully review progress in the field, hear case studies & share resources on improving manufacturing control, process optimization, and data management.

Cortona is very accessible by train from Rome, Florence, Milan, and other major cities with international airports.

Previously, the Cortona Conference took place at the same location in Cortona, Italy in September 2010, October 2012, October 2014, October 2016, and October 2018. A meeting was also held in 2008 in Siena, Italy.

Cortona 2021 – 

This biennial conference will cover the latest in Advanced Manufacturing technology and innovation for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  The conference will consist of a series of experts from industry, government and academia presenting the most innovative practices and strategies for implementing Advanced Manufacturing techniques while supporting global regulatory harmonization. 

Themes to be covered include the following:

  1. Tomorrow's World: Big Data & Artificial Intelligence
  2. Manufacturing Innovation – Opportunities & Challenges
    • Manufacturing Innovation
    • Advanced Analytics & Process Controls
    • Personalized Medicines
  3. Global Regulatory and Harmonization Initiatives
    • ICH
    • Global Regulatory CMC Initiatives

Organizing Committee

Ferdinando Aspesi, Bridge Associates International

Ursula Busse, PhD., MBA, Novartis

David Churchward, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Ronan Farrell, Roche Genentech

Melvin Koch, Ph.D., CPAC, APL, University of Washington

Larry Lee, Ph. D., FDA/CDER/OPQ/OTR

Moheb Nasr, Ph.D., Nasr Pharma Regulatory Consulting (NPRC)

Roger Nosal, Ph.D., Pfizer

Robert Zutkis, IFPAC

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