CPhI: a learning opportunity

October 16, 2011

There is a strong focus at this year's CPhI on education. Once again the Pre-show Conference Series offers insight from a number of eminent speakers on Oct. 24, but newly introduced is the Lunchtime Education Series, which has been expanded from the early morning sessions from previous years.

There is a strong focus at this year’s CPhI on education. Once again the Pre-show Conference Series offers insight from a number of eminent speakers on Oct. 24, but newly introduced is the Lunchtime Education Series, which has been expanded from the early morning sessions from previous years.

The Pre-Show Conference Series offers two tracks of three modules. Track one’s modules include global API sourcing (current and future trends, sourcing challenges and considerations), contract partnership selection (changing structures, strategic alliances, risk mitigation), and supplier and partner management in emerging markets (CMO management, ensuring quality of service)—all with Q&A panel discussions. Track two is more forward facing, with modules on the strategic operational future of the pharma industry (drug innovation and big pharma’s role, positive trends), biosimilar and biobetter challenges and opportunities (key growth markets, post-patent opportunity, regulatory challenges), and market growth in generics (power shift towards generics, role and growth of emerging markets). Once again, Q&A panel discussions conclude each module.

The Lunchtime Education Series runs from 12:00 to 15:30 on each day of the event, with topics spread over six workshops, each with its own dedicated leader. The topics are diverse but follow a similar theme in providing industry examples and case studies to aid in the learning process. As an example, on Oct. 24, Workshop 3 has a technical focus and covers innovation and development in drug delivery, in particular parenteral nanosuspensions. Topics include stabilisation of nanoparticles, pre-clinical characterisation, production scale-up—always of interest, and sterility assurance. But it’s not all hard work: breaking up each day’s pair of workshops is a “networking lunch” giving you chance not only to eat, but to discuss topics with like-minded individuals.

We’ll see you there!

For more information on both series, visit www.cphi.com.