Letter from the Conference Chair

September 18, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to the 44th International Good Manufacturing Practices Conference.

The conference will take place from March 9-12, 2020 in Athens, Georgia on the campus of the University of Georgia. This conference was established in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create an annual ongoing dialogue between regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry on important issues in drug compliance and quality. The conference is widely recognized as the top international GMP meeting in the world and offers attendees the unique opportunity to meet with U.S. FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, and other global regulators and industry experts.

The conference agenda is filled with high-level FDA and global regulatory agency and industry leaders. This year, the conference will focus on Challenges in Manufacturing and Quality Systems. The conference will include sessions on Risk Management, Quality Metrics, Data Integrity, Supplier Qualification, Continuous Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity along with many updates on inspection trends and updates on new guidance documents. The post-conference tutorial will cover the Cost of Compliance.

I encourage you to come to Athens and discover why this meeting is consistently rated outstanding by attendees.

Michael G. Bartlett, Ph.D.
Program Chair, 2020 International GMP Conference

About the Conference

The International GMP Conference has been co-sponsored by the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) since 1976. It is a not-for-profit conference that was founded on the principle that FDA and the pharmaceutical industry needed a neutral forum in which to discuss and debate critical drug and biologic manufacturing issues. It has evolved over the past four decades into a forum where very complex and sophisticated policies and procedures are presented and discussed.

The speakers are distinguished leaders in FDA, foreign governments and industry who will present the latest information on issues related to pharmaceutical quality and manufacturing. Attendees will leave the conference with valuable information and ideas that will facilitate the production of safe, high quality drugs for consumers. The conference is the oldest and best GMP conference and is consistently rated outstanding by its attendees.