USP Member Memo — March 19, 2015

In This Issue:

  • Do Your Homework.  There is a Test!
    Convention Committee Reports Will Post March 23rd
  • Business & Pleasure
    Other Activities at the 2015 Convention Meeting
  • And, the New Honorary Members are...
    USP to Recognize the Extraordinary Service of Seven
  • USP Welcomes Dr. Jaap Venema
    Dr. Venema Named as USP's Next CSO

2015 Convention Meeting Updates

Do Your Homework. There is a Test!

Convention Committee Reports Will Post 3/23/15

On Monday, March 23rd, USP will post the official Reports from the Convention Committees, providing 30 days for the 2015 Convention Meeting attendees to review them prior to assembling.  The content of these Reports is relevant to every formal action that will be taken by Delegates during the Convention Meeting, as well as the focus of discussion during the open hearings.  Look for an email on March 23rd with the web-link to these Reports.

Resources to support your review of these Reports have been distributed over the last several months.  These and similar pieces will be included in a packet being mailed to Delegates and Observer Representatives toward the end of March.

 

Business & Pleasure

Other Activities at the 2015 Convention Meeting

Discussing and voting on amendments to the Bylaws and Proposed Resolutions, as well as the election of the Council of Experts and Officers and Trustees are the primary purposes for which Delegates and Observer Representatives participate in the 2015 Convention Meeting.  While at the Convention Meeting, there will be many other exciting activities, including:
  • reports from USP's 2010-2015 Officers
  • a panel discussion on biologics
  • remarks from leaders representing USP's stakeholders
  • a panel discussion on global health activities
  • a number of receptions and networking events
  • and the opportunity to honor those whose service to USP has been extraordinary, including USP's former CEO Roger Williams and other the newly named Honorary Members...
 

And, the New Honorary Members are...

USP to Recognize Extraordinary Service

USP is fortunate to have so many outstanding volunteers working on its behalf.  At the 2015 Convention Meeting, USP will recognize the following seven individuals named as Honorary Members by the Board of Trustees for their distinguished contributions to the organization:
  • Loyd V. Allen Jr., Ph.D., R.Ph.
  • Arline Bilbo
  • René Bravo, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  • Andrew G. Ebert, Ph.D.
  • Lee Timothy Grady, R.Ph., Ph.D.
  • V. Srini Srinivasan, Ph.D.
  • Roger L. Williams, M.D.
 
Congratulations and thank you all for your dedicated and meaningful contributions to USP.
 

In Other News

USP Welcomes Dr. Jaap Venema

Dr. Venema Named as USP's Next CSO

USP is pleased to name Dr. Jaap Venema as the next Chief Science Officer (CSO).  Dr. Venema will begin his work at USP on April 15, 2015.  Most recently, he was Therapeutic Area Lead Biotherapeutics, Global Medical Affairs, Biologics Strategy Development, at Abbvie (formerly Abbott Laboratories).  Dr. Venema has his Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry and a Master's degree in Chemistry.
 
Dr. Srinivasan, USP's current CSO, will be named by the USP Board of Trustees as an Honorary Member in recognition of his distinguished career of more than 30 years at the organization.