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February 2017

Global Food Safety Conference 2017 - Houston, TX

DATE: February 27 - March 2
LOCATION: In person Houston, United States
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: Under the theme of “Leadership for Growth,” the 16th edition of GFSI’s flagship conference will convene delegates from 60 countries and a speaker line-up including eight CEOs of today’s industry heavyweights. It will highlight how GFSI serves as a driver to the food safety ecosystem and how companies can leverage GFSI for growth, no matter...      more...

March 2017

Management of Microbiological Hazards in Foods - Wageningen, The Netherlands

DATE: March 6 - 10
LOCATION: In person Wageningen, Netherlands
SECTOR:
TYPE:

Summary: This is suitable for anyone working or studying in/for a role in academia, industry or government associated to food safety management who wishes to update their knowledge and interact with key experts willing to share their experience. Participants may be graduates in (Food) Microbiology, Food Technology, Food Science, Food Chemistry,...      more...

Virus and TSE Safety Made Simple - Heidelberg, Germany

DATE: March 7 - 8
LOCATION: In person Heidelberg, Germany
SECTOR:
TYPE:

Summary: Virus safety is one of the major concerns in the development and production of biopharmaceuticals and biologics. Huge efforts are undertaken to prevent viral contamination. A series of guidelines was dedicated to that topic exclusively. For many people who are involved in the development and production of biopharmaceuticals and biologics the...      more...

Analytical Materials used in Microbiology Laboratories to Control the Quality

DATE: March 7
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: We will discuss a practical QC approach for in-house prepared and/or commercially purchased media, test kits and reagents specifically applicable to microbiology laboratories.    more...

Hazard Analysis following ISO 14971 - Webinar

DATE: March 7
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Other
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: In this webinar, our expert will explain in detail the process of conducting a hazard analysis.    more...

Establishing an Effective Cleaning Validation Program - San Diego, CA

DATE: March 9 - 10
LOCATION: In person San Diego, CA, United States
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Training, Seminar

Summary: This 2 day course will cover practical guidance on cleaning validation regulatory compliance, in conjunction with, risk-based, reasonable and informed decision making and activity planning.    more...

Antibiotics and the Microbiome - Free Webinar

DATE: March 9
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: Oxford Global's free webinar on 'Antibiotics and the Microbiome' hosted by Jean de Gunzburg, CSO, Da Volterra Register here: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5628748946889900035...      more...

Microbiological criteria for foodstuffs - Campden, UK

DATE: March 10
LOCATION: In person Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Seminar

Summary: Microbiological criteria are a key part of a product specification. They are used to help define the acceptability of a batch of foodstuffs, and can be applied at key points in the ‘life’ of a foodstuff – from raw ingredient to final product. microbiological criteria can be legal entities or can be self–imposed by food business operators...      more...

How to Choose Between Genotypic and Phenotypic Methods for Microbial ID - Webinar

DATE: March 10
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: Microbial identification is one of the microbiological tests required in pharmaceutical microbiology quality control. It is a regulatory requirement to identify microorganisms as part of root cause investigation on cases of sterility test failure or determining out of specifications microbial limit tests. In general, there are two methods that can...      more...

Environmental Monitoring Investigations - Webinar

DATE: March 14
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: Attendees will get an overview of environmental monitoring of clean rooms and tools to complete an investigation.    more...

Validation, Verification and Transfer of Analytical Methods - Zurich, Switzerland

DATE: March 20 - 21
LOCATION: In person Zurich, Switzerland
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Training, Seminar

Summary: It will focus on strategies and provide tools to implement most critical requirements. It will also provide templates and examples to develop inspection ready documentation.    more...

19th Annual Superbugs & Superdrugs - London, UK

Superbugs and Superdrugs London 2017DATE: March 20 - 21
LOCATION: In person London, United Kingdom
SECTOR: Clinical, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference

Summary: Following on from a successful Superbugs USA summit, SMi Group is delighted to present the 19th annual Superbugs & Superdrugs European conference which returns to Central London on 20th and 21st March 2017. London’s flagship show in the global Superbugs portfolio of events has been expanding horizons on the growing threat of anti-microbial...      more...

Food Microbiology Methods in Validation - Webinar

DATE: March 21
LOCATION: Online [internet] online - web (timezone: Pacific/Easter)
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: The Webinar will discuss the practical distinction between and method validation and method verification.    more...

Weighing the Cost and Benefit of Molecular Diagnostics for Stool - Webinar

DATE: March 21
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will address how MALDI-TOF MS is being utilized in the clinical lab as well as laboratory and clinical outcomes associated with the implementation of this paradigm shifting technology.    more...

Compliance Boot Camp for Medical Devices - Washington, DC

DATE: March 23 - 24
LOCATION: In person Washington, DC, United States
SECTOR: Clinical, Other, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Training, Seminar

Summary: This "Compliance Boot Camp" will get you started in setting up just such a Quality System.    more...

Seminar on Safe Production of Dried Foods - Campden, UK

DATE: March 24
LOCATION: In person Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Seminar

Summary: Although traditionally thought of as stable from a microbiological point of view, dried foods can still be contaminated, and survival of organisms is possible, even in tough conditions. As such, their safety needs to be controlled as carefully as any ‘wet’ food or drink product. This means applying the full range of good manufacturing practice...      more...

Quality Control Compliance Manager - Berlin, Germany

DATE: March 29 - 31
LOCATION: In person Berlin, Germany
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Seminar

Summary: This Education Course will give a comprehensive overview of the main GMP requirements for quality control laboratories, from a European as well as from the U.S. (FDA) perspective. It is the aim of the course to address the challenges that QC Compliance Managers face today regarding the relevant regulatory requirements and how to successfully...      more...

IAFP's European Symposium on Food Safety 2017 - Brussels, Belgium

DATE: March 29 - 31
LOCATION: In person Brussels, Belgium
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: The 2017 International Association for Food Protection European Symposium on Food Safety will be held in Brussels, Belgium. IAFP’S EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM has been shaping the future of food safety by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas with colleagues from across Europe and around the world working in industry, government and academia....      more...

April 2017

Aseptic Food Processing - Campden, UK

DATE: April 4
LOCATION: In person Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Seminar

Summary: Consumers’ awareness of and demand for high quality food products means that aseptic processing is a ‘hot topic’ again. The combination of continuous heat treatment and aseptic packaging can provide high quality food in a cost–effective way: shelf life is extended, hygiene and food safety are enhanced, and storage is convenient. This...      more...

Preparation for GMP Inspections by Regulatory Agencies - Webinar

DATE: April 5
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical, Other, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This inspection checks if the manufacturer complies with GMP principles and practices from ICH and the local region.    more...

Water Systems Conferences for Bio-pharma, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Industries - Singapore

DATE: April 6 - 7
LOCATION: In person Singapore, Singapore
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Seminar

Summary: This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there.    more...

Water System Validation in Pharmaceuticals Industry 2017 - Hyderabad, India

DATE: April 10 - 11
LOCATION: In person Hyderabad, India
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Training, Seminar

Summary: This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there.    more...

Acceptance Sampling by Variable Inspections

DATE: April 11
LOCATION: Online [internet] online - web (timezone: Pacific/Easter)
SECTOR: Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: The presentation explains how a simple statistical calculator easily provides the needed sampling statistics.    more...

Rapid Respiratory Pathogen Detection Impacts Patient Outcomes in the ICU - Webinar

DATE: April 12
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will review the advantages of a first in, first out testing algorithm for respiratory pathogens and the impact of rapid results on patient care in an ICU setting.    more...

Statistical Analysis of Measurement Uncertainty : Metrology

DATE: April 18
LOCATION: Online [internet] online - web (timezone: Pacific/Easter)
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: Spreadsheets are used to demonstrate how to perform the methods described during the webinar.    more...

Antimicrobial Resistance Mechanisms: a Primer for Bench Technologists - Webinar

DATE: April 18
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This session will examine the basics of antimicrobial resistance among contemporary pathogens. The goal is to provide background information to increase the bench technologist’s confidence in reporting AST results.    more...

Understanding the USP 1058 Analytical Instrument Qualification

DATE: April 19
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: The USP has developed a new standard for analytical instrument qualification (AIQ).    more...

Analytical Method Validation in FDA process

DATE: April 25
LOCATION: Online [internet] online - web (timezone: Pacific/Easter)
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: The FDA process validation guidance applies to test methods, like all other processes in the pharmaceutical industry.    more...

Emerging and Resurging Infectious Diseases: 2017 - Webinar

DATE: April 25
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will provide an overview of recent outbreaks of infectious diseases attributed to emerging and resurging infectious diseases.    more...

BioData World Congress West 2017 - San Francisco, CA

DATE: April 26 - 27
LOCATION: In person San Francisco, United States
SECTOR: Clinical, Other, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference

Summary: Harnessing the power of big data in precision medicine. The BioData World Congress West is the world's leading event for leaders working in Big Data, genomics and precision medicine. The international series is held in partnership with the Broad Institute, UCSF, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, EMBL-EBI, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health,...      more...

FDA Regulations for instrument Qualification and Validation Processes - Webinar

DATE: April 28
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical, Food, Other, Pharmaceutical, Water
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This webinar will help attendees understand the instrument qualification and system validation processes.    more...

May 2017

Detection of Contaminated Material from Outside the Lab - Webinar

DATE: May 2
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: "This program will covers how to successfully investigate a microbiological contamination in a hospital and showcases two case studies and their outcome."    more...

World Drug Safety Americas 2017 - Philadelphia, USA

DATE: May 3 - 4
LOCATION: In person Philadelphia, United States
SECTOR: Clinical, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference

Summary: The 9th World Drug Safety Congress Americas will bring together key thought leaders and experts to explore these worldwide challenges. This is your opportunity to engage and sit alongside the pioneers who are driving forward innovation in pharmacovigilance. Explore benefit-risk management strategies and patient-centric approaches; discuss how you...      more...

Immunoserological Case Studies in Infectious Disease - Webinar

DATE: May 16
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will highlight the challenges of serological diagnosis of infectious disease using cases studies.    more...

America’s Antibody Congress 2017 - San Diego, CA

World Antibody Congress USADATE: May 23 - 24
LOCATION: In person San Diego, United States
SECTOR: Clinical, Other, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: America’s Antibody Congress had its successful inaugural year in 2015, bringing together over 300 researchers from academia and pharma in San Diego. Following the wildly popular European Antibody Congress, the American edition brought that same level of attention and focus to mAbs, ADC’s and bispecific research on this side of the...      more...

World Biosimilar Congress USA 2017 - San Diego, CA

World Biosimilar Congress USADATE: May 23 - 24
LOCATION: In person San Diego, United States
SECTOR: Other, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: Across two days in May, World Biosimilar Congress USA 2017 will gather together top biopharma to tackle common barriers in accessing the US biosimilars market such as high development costs, time-consuming R&D, and lengthy clinical trials. We're still working on our 2017 agenda, so we've included a look at what World Biosimilar Congress USA...      more...

Cell Culture World Congress USA 2017 - San Diego, CA

World Cell Culture Congress USADATE: May 23 - 24
LOCATION: In person San Diego, United States
SECTOR: Clinical, Other, Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: Cell Culture World Congress USA is focusing on using analysis of metabolic dynamics as a systems biology approach to CHO cell enhancement, bridging the gap between upstream and downstream manufacturing, and how we can enhance (and replace!) CHO cells in a bioreactor environment to maximize productivity. The event is co-located with Americas...      more...

June 2017

Pharmaceutical Microbiology USA - San Diego, CA

DATE: June 8 - 9
LOCATION: In person San Diego, CA, United States
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary:   Sponsored by Charles River and Rapid Microbiosytems Drawing on from the huge success of SMi’s Pharmaceutical Microbiology UK events, SMi is delighted to announce the launch of Pharmaceutical Microbiology USA. The seventh in its series, this event will take place in San Diego, on the 8th and 9th June 2017. Aimed at Microbiologists,...      more...

BSAC European Summit on Vaccines and Diagnostics - London, UK

DATE: June 8 - 9
LOCATION: In person London, United Kingdom
SECTOR:
TYPE: Conference, Workshop

Summary: Organised by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) - through plenary, parallel and workshop presentations, explore the essential and potential role of vaccines and diagnostics in reducing antimicrobial resistance through infection prevention, targeted treatments and improved patient outcomes. The meeting will be of interest...      more...

Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress - Berlin, Germany

DATE: June 12 - 13
LOCATION: In person Berlin, Germany
SECTOR: Clinical, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary
TYPE: Conference

Summary: Oxford Global is proud to present the Microbiome Discovery and Development Congress taking place on 12 – 13 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany. This exciting conference showcases world-class speakers discussing novel strategies in microbiome research, challenges of commercialising the microbiome and latest therapeutic trends. It will bring together...      more...

IVT’s 5th Annual Microbiology Week - Critical Topics in Sterile and Non-Sterile Environments - Philadelphia, PA

DATE: June 13 - 15
LOCATION: In person Philadelphia, United States
SECTOR: Pharmaceutical
TYPE: Exhibition

Summary: IVT’s 5th Annual Microbiology Week offers attendees a two and a half days of interactive, customizable and hands-on training sessions covering critical topics in the sterile and non-environments, ranging from the application of new and alternative rapid microbial identification technology, to the steps needed to ensure successful outcomes in...      more...

International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics - Budapest, Hungary

DATE: June 20 - 22
LOCATION: In person Budapest, Hungary
SECTOR: Food
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: By attending the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics - IPC2017, you will have a chance to expand your ideas on recent advances made in the science of probiotics, highlighting their current and future roles in maintaining health and preventing diseases. For more info visit www.probiotic-conference.net/...      more...

July 2017

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention - Indianapolis

DATE: July 21 - 25
LOCATION: In person Indianapolis, United States
SECTOR: Veterinary
TYPE: Conference, Exhibition

Summary: The AVMA Convention will include: hot topics, hands-on labs, interactive learning sessions, and panels and lectures taught by the best and brightest in veterinary medicine. You won't find a more complete lineup of veterinary CE anywhere, with tracks covering: • Companion Animal Medicine • Food Animal/Equine • Interactive...      more...

October 2017

2017 Influenza Update - Webinar

DATE: October 17
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. What will happen in the 2017 - 2018 influenza season?    more...

What a Headache? Diagnostic Testing for Meningitis/ Encephalitis - Webinar

DATE: October 24
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will discuss the epidemiology of infectious ME and the pros and cons of testing methods with a focus on the newer amplified molecular tests that are now available    more...

November 2017

What’s in Your Incubator?: Contamination in the Micro Lab

DATE: November 7
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will discuss the concept and impact of contamination in culture-based testing, and will discuss strategies to detect, discern and mitigate contamination in clinical microbiology lab.    more...

Guess the Resistance Mechanism - Webinar

DATE: November 14
LOCATION: Online [internet] online - web (timezone: America/New York)
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: In this program attendees will learn how to recognize antimicrobial resistance patterns and how this knowledge relates to treatment.    more...

Rapid Influenza Testing: Where Does the Clinical Laboratory Fit In?

DATE: November 28
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: This program will examine the currently available rapid tests for influenza diagnostics.    more...

December 2017

Clinical Case Mysteries in Virology - Why I Stay Awake at Night

DATE: December 12
LOCATION: Online [internet] On line [internet]
SECTOR: Clinical
TYPE: Webinar

Summary: Clinical cases involving viral diseases will be presented as unknowns. Pertinent laboratory and infectious disease issues related to each case will be discussed.    more...


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