Contract Pharma Hosts 14th Annual Contracting & Outsourcing Conference & Exhibition

Aug 24, 2015, 10:00 ET from Contract Pharma

RAMSEY, N.J., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Contract Pharma Magazine will host the 14th annual Contracting & Outsourcing Conference & Exhibition on Sept. 17-18, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Scott Gottlieb, MD, a leading expert in health policy, and former FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs, who will provide insights into the economic and technological forces driving the transformation of healthcare, along with the FDA Keynote on Inspection Trends, and Global Pharma Outsourcing Industry Trends, and the R&D Outsourcing Panel. Additionally, speakers from FDA, pharma and biopharma, and industry experts, will discuss critical issues in outsourcing.  

Contracting & Outsourcing also features a one-day tabletop exhibition on Sept. 17, with 160 exhibitors from across the pharma and biopharma contract services spectrum. In addition, an end-of-day Networking Reception sponsored by WellSpring allows attendees and exhibitors to mix and mingle outside of the exhibit hall.

Conference Speakers and Topics include:
Conference Keynote: Regulatory Forces Transforming Healthcare - Scott Gottlieb
Pfizer Keynote: Serialization Implementation - Kurt Wiedtz, Pfizer Global Supply
FDA Keynote: CMO Inspection Trends - Douglas Kovacs, FDA NJ District
Best Practices in Supplier Quality Management - Linda Evans, Lachman Consultants
Contract Services Industry Trends - Jim Miller, PharmSource
Quality and Compliance in Tough Economic Times - John Avellanet, Cerulean Associates
Quality Metrics Initiative - Mike Long, ConcordiaValsource/PDA
Biosimilars: Mfg/Outsourcing Strategy - Dawn Ecker, Bioprocess Technology Consultants
Effects of Globalization on Drug Discovery Outsourcing - Ajai Chaudhary, Merck
R&D Outsourcing Executive Panel - Gautam Ranade, Pfizer; Melissa Josephs, Chymesis; Marazban Sarkari, Teva

"Contracting & Outsourcing continues to be among the most popular and admired conferences for pharmaceutical outsourcing services in the industry today," said Kristin Brooks, Associate Editor, Contract Pharma. "The exhibition, conference and networking reception provide an ideal environment to promote friendly and casual discussions among sponsors and contract service providers throughout the event. Additionally, the conference sessions offer attendees valuable insight into the latest industry topics on best practices and regulatory trends, with speakers representing Pfizer, Merck, Teva, FDA, and more."  

The $395 attendee fee covers all conference sessions, the exhibit hall, cocktail reception, and in-show meals and refreshment breaks. Prize giveaways at the end of day 1 are open to all attendees.

Contract Pharma's Contracting & Outsourcing Conference & Tabletop Exhibition is the industry's premier pharma and biopharma outsourcing event, annually drawing more than 400 decision-making attendees and 160 contract service providers for the conference and exhibition. Visit for more information, including a list of exhibitors, speaker bios, and event schedule.

Contract Pharma is the leading magazine covering the market for pharma and biopharma contract services and outsourcing. Contract Pharma, now in its 16th year, has 20,000 subscribers worldwide, while its online presence,, has over 42,000 visitors per month.

Media Contact: Kristin Brooks, Contract Pharma, 201-880-2226,

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