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5 Life Science Quality Conferences You’ll Want to Attend in 2020

Oliver Pearce


Attending industry events is a big part of any life sciences professionals’ calendar. Whether it’s to further your own education, attend training sessions or to meet other industry folk, these events are invaluable.

Quality conferences and events focused on life science quality assurance are a dime a dozen and big events are happening on every major continent this year. But with some of these events holding high price tags to attend, we know it’s important to pick the one with the most value. 
With that in mind, we've scoured the internet and drew from our own knowledge and experience to come up with a list of must-attend conferences this year for the quality professional working in pharma, biotech, medical devices and other areas of the life sciences. 

If you're also working in the clinical world, we compiled a list of the top 25 clinical conferences to attend in 2020

1. Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Quality Management Conference 

January 29-30, 2020 | Leuven, Belgium 

You will get in-depth knowledge and insights on the latest topics on the future of Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Quality Management through diverse content from over 20 speakers. Network with stakeholders from pharma/biotech industries, investigational sites and regulatorsseasoned experts and Managers and Directors in the clinical research field. Get insights of how to facilitate innovation and use tools that are available through technology to increase your company’s performance, to establish a cost conscious mindset within your team and ultimately to become more efficient. 

Learn more here: https://www.efpia.eu/news-events/events/external-event/is-there-a-future-in-clinical-and-pharmacovigilance-quality-management/ 


2. 11th Proactive GCP Compliance Conference 

March 16-18, 2020 | Philadelphia, PA 

Now in its eleventh year, ExL’s Proactive GCP Compliance conference continues to act as the annual forum for both senior-level clinical quality and clinical operations executives to gather, learn and discuss strategies to achieve and maintain global GCP compliance. Learn how to effectively build quality risk management approaches into your clinical operations to optimize research, maintain GCP compliance, contain costs and ensure patient safety. This conference is designed for professionals from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies; CROs; and other clinical trial service providers 

Learn more here: https://www.proactivegcp.com/?utm_source=Pharmaoutsourcing&utm_medium=Listing&utm_campaign=786020 

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3. 2020 World Conference on Quality and Improvement 

May 3-6, 2020 | Columbus, OH  

The fourth industrial revolution is well underway, carving a digital path toward optimized, enterprise-wide data analytics, design, cloud computing, AI, machine learning, and IoT applications. The journey, however, is a long one, with only a fraction of organizations fully engaged in a Quality 4.0 initiative. For quality professionals, the opportunity to impact an organization’s digital transformation has never been greater. For organizations, the need to leverage the skills and abilities of quality teams has never been more urgent. 

WCQI 2020 will inform and guide attendees in their mission to assess, increase, and leverage their expertise in the quality arena. The knowledge and insights shared at WCQI will identify how the quality professional can significantly influence transformation initiatives at the individual and enterprise level and offer the appropriate tools and strategies to affect change, increase value, and drive an organization toward its quality goal. 
Learn more here: https://asq.org/conferences/wcqi 


4. RQA 2020 International QA Conference 

October 28-30, 2020 | Manchester, UK 
Europe's largest quality assurance event and will consist of nearly 60 different plenary, parallel, discussion and workshop sessions with over 50 speakers from all over the world. Among other topics, life science streams will cover the main QA areas of GxP: GCP, GLP, GMP, GDP, PV, and medical devices. Key stakeholders in the space will be represented at the event including the MHRA, EMA, ANSM, and more.  

Learn more here: https://www.therqa.com/conferences/2020-rqa-international-qa-conference/

5. ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 

November 1-42020 | Pennsylvania, PA 

The 2020 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will feature a comprehensive education program providing attendees with technical sessions on the latest developments in Process Development & Manufacturing, Quality Systems & Regulatory, Cutting-Edge Industry Innovations, and more. This signature event draws pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals at all levels of the industry from young professionals to the most senior executives in drug manufacturing, supply chain, devices and equipment and services, and global regulatory agencies. The conference offers a large exhibition hall offering the latest technologies and services for the pharmaceutical industry. 

Learn more here: https://ispe.org/conferences/2020-annual-meeting-expo#

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