Meeting to be held September 24 to 26 in Kansas City.
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) September 3, 2008 -— The U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention’s 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) will be held in Kansas City, Mo., September 24 to 26. The meeting is an opportunity to interact with the USP experts responsible for establishing internationally recognized standards for prescription and over-the-counter medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements. The focus will be on Quality of Manufactured Medicines, Food Ingredients and Dietary Supplements.
The keynote speaker will be Kenneth D. Mandl, M.P.H., associate professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Intelligent Health Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program in Boston, Mass. Experts from USP, the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, academic institutions, leading manufacturers, the United Nations and the World Bank will present information aimed at improving drug, supplement and food ingredient quality. More than 450 attendees are expected to make the trip to Kansas City this year to attend the cutting-edge sessions, provide feedback and network with colleagues.
In the wake of recent drug and food safety crises like adulterated heparin and pet food, this year’s ASM will focus on topics such as detecting impurities and heavy metals to work towards preventing these tragedies in the future.
General tracks include:
Registration is currently open and can be completed online at: http://www.usp.org/meetings/asMeeting/registrationInfo.html.The registration rate is $1,350 per person through September 12. For members of associations, academia and government, the rate is $650. The registration fee covers the program, meeting materials, breakfast and lunch daily, and all meeting social activities.
USP—Advancing Public Health Since 1820
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a private, non-profit, standards-setting organization that advances public health by ensuring the quality and consistency of medicines, promoting the safe and proper use of medications, and verifying ingredients in dietary supplements. These standards, which are recognized worldwide, are developed by a unique process of public involvement through the contributions of volunteers representing pharmacy, medicine, and other health care professions, as well as science, academia, government, the pharmaceutical industry, and consumer organizations. For more information about USP and its four public health programs, visit www.usp.org/newscenter. FY0909
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