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To attend this training course, you must provide proof of vaccination. Accommodation may be offered on a case-by-case basis for any in-person attendee who is unable to be vaccinated due to disability or medical condition, or in connection with a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Attendees that are unable to meet the vaccine requirement or fail to supply an accommodation request will not be granted admittance to the training course. Attendees that are unable to meet the vaccine requirement or fail to supply an accommodation request will not be granted admittance to the training course.
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The global growth of biologic platforms in the manufacturing of human therapeutic products has placed an increased emphasis on understanding the impact of current Good Manufacturing Practice on facility design and operation. New product and technology platforms are pushing the boundaries of our comfort zone in understanding the impact of the GMPs on facility attributes and risk mitigation.
This training course will help you identify the current global landscape of GMPs and focus on the basis of GMP implementation, risk and impact assessment, product-process-facility attributes, and some general considerations in global GMP guidelines. During this training course, you will use case study examples and interactive exercises to interpret and apply the GMPs on biomanufacturing facility design and operation.
Training courses run from 8:30 to 16:00 each day. An agenda will be provided on the first day of the training course.
Jeff Odum is the Managing Partner, Strategic Manufacturing Concept Group, and a Global Technology Partner at NNE in the US Office located in Durham, North Carolina. He has over twenty-five years of management experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of facilities in the process, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.
A recognized expert in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, Mr. Odum has authored over seventy articles and four Industry reference books on subjects related to GMP compliance, process improvement, and the design and construction of biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. He is a welcomed speaker at numerous international industry forums and conferences, presenting on topics relating to next generation facility design, bioprocess manufacturing, project management and GMP compliance. Mr. Odum, a Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP), served as the North American Education Advisor to the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), is a member of the ISPE Biotechnology Community of Practice Steering Committee, and a contributing author to numerous industry baseline and reference guides focused on biotechnology manufacturing, process development, project management and commissioning and qualification. He is a member of the PDA and ISPE technical training faculties and is a Teaching Fellow in North Carolina State University’s BTEC graduate program in biomanufacturing and a Guest Instructor for the North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork Program. He has led training efforts in fifteen countries, including training for global regulators from the US FDA, Health Canada, and the Chinese SFDA.
This training course is intended for professionals who are involved in drug manufacturing.
Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Project Management
Engineers, Facility Managers, Managers, Project Managers
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4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
The following hotels are located near the training course location:
Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Residence Inn Marriott Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Please visit the hotel’s website for more information.
The Washington/Bethesda area is serviced by the following airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $12/day. Please do not leave your car in the parking garage past 6:00 p.m. as both the building and parking garage access doors are locked.
Metro – Ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location.
Amtrak – Ride Amtrak and depart at Union Station. From Union Station, ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location.
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