IFPAC® - Europa

Cortona Conference - 2020

October 4 - 8, 2020

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

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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 2020 – 

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. Manufacturing Innovation (small and large molecules)
  2. Advanced Analytics and Process Control
  3. Global Regulatory Initiatives
  4. Informatics, Big Data, Knowledge Management


Organizing Committee

Ferdinando Aspesi, Ph.D., 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

Nick Lee, Health Product Regulatory Agency (HPRA)

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

Roger Nosal, Ph.D., Pfizer

Robert Zutkis, IFPAC

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