IFPAC® - Cortona

Cortona Conference - 2023

October 8-11, 2023

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


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

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.

This biennial conference covers the latest in Advanced Manufacturing technology and innovation for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. 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. 

In order to keep the conversation going leading up to the in-person meeting, a digital event was created in 2020 and a Webinar Series continued in 2021/2022 . The conference consisted 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.

2021-2022 Webinar Series

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2021-2022 IFPAC Cortona Webinar Series! As we prepared to re-unite in October 2022, this webinar series allowed us to keep discussions going and share new, new information ew information in the world of Advanced Manufacturing Science and Regulatory Harmonization that simply cannot wait that long! View More Details on the Webinar Series.

Organizing Committee 2022

Ferdinando Aspesi, Bridge Associates International

Ursula Busse, PhD., MBA, Boehringer-Ingelheim

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

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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