There are numerous challenges that are not always easy for
pharmaceutical microbiologists to resolve on their own. Quality
management. Microbial control. Environmental monitoring.
How can microbiologists address these challenges?
Collaboration is the answer. For example, a successful investigation
can never be performed by one department. It requires
cross-functional support and collaboration to ensure that true
root causes are found and that corrective actions are put in place
to prevent recurrence of unwanted events.
To highlight the importance of collaboration in microbiology, the
theme of this year’s 12th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical
Microbiology is “Solving Microbiological Challenges and
Sustaining Success through a Culture of Collaboration.”
Concurrent sessions will focus on current hot topics and challenges
in microbiology such as mold contamination and contamination
control, combination products, nonsterile products,
environmental monitoring, quality management, innovations,
biotechnology, and data integrity. Plenary sessions will cover U.S.
FDA and USP updates, human drug compounding regulations,
emerging leaders in microbiology, a patient perspective and the
challenges of antibiotic resistance. Throughout these sessions will
be opportunities for attendees to discuss and collaborate on solutions
to these topics of concern.
Successful collaboration also includes cooperation between regulators
and industry; therefore, the tradition of closing the meeting
with an “Ask the Regulators” session will continue as this session
offers attendees the opportunity to ask regulators questions
Recent graduates, benchtop microbiologists, supervisors, managers,
directors, executives, vendors and regulators will all collaborate
at this year’s conference. Mark your calendars and come
collaborate and network with us in October.
Learn more about the 12th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology and related PDA Education courses.