IFPAC® - Europa

Cortona Conference - 2020

October 4 - 8, 2020

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IFPAC® - Europa

Cortona Conference - 2018

Manufacturing Innovation and the Global Regulatory Harmonization

October 7 - 11, 2018
Centro Convegni Sant’Agostino, Cortona, Italy International meeting on Manufacturing Controls & Innovation, Data & Information Management, ICH, Bioanalytic & Bioassay Manufacturing, Material Controls, and Regulatory Challenges & Opportunities

For the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and related Manufacturing Industries



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

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An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with art, history and spirituality. This location was chosen for its retreat style setting to encourage 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 technology 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 pharmaceutical management to successfully review progress in the field, hear case studies & share resources on improving manufacturing control and process optimization.

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, and October 2016. A meeting was also held in 2008 in Siena, Italy.

Cortona 2018 – An International meeting on Advances in Pharmaceutical Innovation and Manufacturing Control

This conference provides key industry, regulatory and academic thought leaders the opportunity to share experiences and relevant examples, discuss important scientific and regulatory challenges, and propose meaningful strategies to progress innovative manufacturing.  

The technical topics at the conference will include Quality by Design, Continuous Manufacturing, Life Cycle Management, Manufacturing Innovation, Data/Knowledge Management, Risk Assessment, and Process Control, Modeling & Chemometrics within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and related Manufacturing Industries.


Organizing Committee

Ferdinando Aspesi, Ph.D., Bridge Associates International

Dolores Hernan, EMA

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


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

Roger Nosal, Ph.D., Pfizer

Ronan Farrell, Roche Genentech

Robert S. Zutkis, IFPAC

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