10th Annual Science & Standards Symposium—Partnering Globally for 21st Century Medicines

Science & Standards Symposias
September 18, 2013 - September 19, 2013



Co-sponsored by USP, the Chinese Pharmacopoeial Commission (ChP), and the Drug Information Association (DIA)

Join USP, ChP, DIA, and international leaders in academia, government, and industry for science-driven discussion that explores the opportunities and challenges presented by 21st century medicines—chemical medicines, excipients, biologics, herbal medicines and traditional Chinese medicines—and their impact on global public health.

  • 21st Century Medicines: The integral and expanding role of 21st century medicines in healthcare systems and healthcare delivery; mechanisms to promote their continuing availability to assure patient/consumer access; opportunities and challenges; role of pharmacopoeias
  • Chemical Medicines and Excipients: USP and ChP drug nomenclature approaches; U.S. and China regulatory initiatives to better manage the global supply chain of excipients; manufacturer challenges in ensuring quality of pharmaceutical grade excipients; the value of up-to-date National Formulary monograph specifications
  • Biological Medicines: The increasing impact of biologic medicines in China and the U.S.; an evolving understanding of reference biosimilars and interchangeable biosimilars; China, U.S., and global approaches to ensure patient access
  • Herbal Medicines and Traditional Chinese Medicines: The complex relationships between herbal medicines, traditional Chinese medicines, and U.S. dietary supplements in national and global commerce

The second day will be presented in four concurrent tracks: Chemical Medicines, Excipients, Biological Medicines, and Herbal Medicines/Traditional Chinese Medicines.

Who Should Participate: 
  • Manufacturers, exporters, and importers of chemical medicines and excipients, biological medicines, and herbal medicines and traditional Chinese medicines
  • Personnel working in pharmaceutical areas such as regulatory and compendial affairs, quality control and quality assurance, and research and development
  • Policy makers, academicians, and others interested in compendial matters

Exhibitor Information



Registration Information

Regular Price Information: 

(on-site registration fees)

  • Industry–$900—Symposium Only
  • Industry–$1,200—Symposium and PE Course
  • Association, Academia, Government (AAG)–$650—Symposium Only
  • Association, Academia, Government (AAG)–$850—Symposium and PE Course
  • Industry & AAG–$495—PE Course Only
  • Student–$150—Symposium Only
  • Student–$495—Symposium and PE Course

Advance online registration closed at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 6. Registrations are still welcome on-site.

Group Discount Information: 

Symposium Only (three or more registering at the same time)

  • Group discounts are available for three or more attendees from the same organization: Industry–$700 and AAG–$450
Other Registration Information: 

USP Hotel Group Rate:
$189.00 + (single/double occupancy)
Group rate valid three (3) days pre/post meeting
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m., Check-out time: 12:00 noon

700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
Phone: +1-410-385-3000

Local Area Information

About Our Host City—Baltimore, MD

USP is pleased to hold its 2013 Science & Standards Symposium in the historically rich and inviting city of Baltimore, MD. “Charm City,” as it is affectionately known, has something for everyone: diverse neighborhoods, delicious seafood and cuisine, lauded sports teams, and the famous Inner Harbor that showcases the city’s character and culture. With the Symposium being held on the waterfront, you’ll have convenient access to many “must see” attractions: The National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles), Fells Point, the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House. Learn more and plan your stay with these helpful links:

Weather & Dress

  • Average High Temperature: 77°
  • Average Low Temperature: 57°
  • Average Monthly Precipitation: 4”
It can be quite hot and humid in early fall and cool later in the season.
  • Day: If you are touring, wear comfortable shoes for walking. An umbrella is good for cloudy days. Sunscreen is a must when the sun is out, especially at baseball games.
  • Evening: Consider your agenda; theaters tend to be dressier and some upscale restaurants may require jackets. Nights are generally cool, so bring a sweater or jacket.