USP Member Memo — February 27, 2015

In This Issue:

(links to articles below)

  • Operation: Convention Registration
    Travel and Accommodations Deadline
  • For Your Review
    2010 Convention Minutes Summary
  • WHO Fifth International Meeting of World Pharmacopeias to meet in Conjunction with the USP Convention
    Delegates Invited to Attend the Open Stakeholder Meeting
  • With Thanks to Dr. Hamburg
    CEO Letter to Dr. Hamburg for her Leadership at the FDA

2015 Convention Updates

Operation: Convention Registration

Travel & Accommodations Support Deadline Approaching

In order to receive the support outlined in USP's Delegate and Observer Travel and Accommodations Policy for the 2015 Convention, Member Organization Delegates and Observer Organization Representatives must register by 5pm EDT on Friday, March 13, 2015.  Registration is available online only.

A message from Convention President Timothy Franson on the 2015 Convention:

 

For Your Review

2010 Convention Minutes Summary

Among the first orders of business at USP's 2015 Convention will be the acceptance of the 2010 Convention Minutes.  With so many other documents to read next month, now is a great time to review this document.

 

In Other News

WHO Fifth International Meeting of World Pharmacopeias to meet in Conjunction with the USP Convention

USP Convention Delegates and Observers are Invited to Attend the Stakeholder Meeting

USP Convention Members and Observers are invited to attend a Stakeholder Meeting, organized in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s Fifth International Meeting of the World Pharmacopoeias on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. A preliminary agenda is now available.
 
This meeting will enable the Convention Delegates, Official Observers, and other global stakeholders to interact with representatives of the world’s pharmacopoeias to learn about progress on the WHO Good Pharmacopoeial Practices (GPhP), which are currently out for comment with a deadline of March 10, 2015.  Another agenda topic will focus on how regulators, pharmacopeias, and stakeholders can work optimally together.
 
This precedes the beginning of the USP Convention, which starts later that same day, April 22, 2015, in the Grand Ballroom at the J.W. Marriott Hotel.
 
There is no registration fee to attend; however, space is limited.  Please register early at the link below. Note that attendance is optional; USP is unable to pay for additional hotel nights and/or any fees regarding any changes for air/train tickets already purchased.
 
REGISTER FOR THE OPEN STAKEHOLDER MEETING, ORGANIZED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WHO FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF WORLD PHARMACOPOEIAS USING THIS LINK.
 

With Thanks to Dr. Hamburg

CEO Letter to Dr. Hamburg for her Leadership at the FDA

Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of USP sent a heartfelt letter of thanks to Dr. Hamburg for serving for six years as the Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The letter is now posted to USP's blog, Quality Matters.

 

Upcoming USP Workshops:  

 
(March 16, 2015 - March 17, 2015)
 
(March 31, 2015 - April 1, 2015)
 

6th Workshop on the Characterization of Heparin Products
(São Paulo, Brazil - August 6, 2015 - August 7, 2015)

Glycosylation Analysis for Biopharmaceuticals Workshop
(August 25, 2015 - August 26, 2015)

 
Click here for more information about USP workshops.
 

View previous 2014 Member Memos.