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ExcipientFest Americas, a pharma- ceutical conference and exhibition, takes place April 30-May 2 at the San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, San Juan, PR. The 3-day event, presented by the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Federation, will feature work- shops, educational sessions, poster d i s p l a y s , a n d a n e x p o s i t i o n . Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various federal regulatory agencies and organizations, including the FDA, US Pharmacopeia, and the Chinese Pharmacopeia. As Puerto Rico and the pharma- ceutical companies headquartered there continue to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Maria, this year's con- ference will focus on risk manage- m e n t a n d h o w c o m p a n i e s c a n respond to unforeseen circum- stances. On Tuesday, May 1 at 8:30 am, keynote speaker Jouhayna Saliba of the FDA Task Force will present "Puerto Rico's Recovery Verification after Hurricane Maria." Later that afternoon, Dante Disparte, founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, will give another keynote presentation, titled "Thriving Amid Uncertainty." Attendees can choose from more than 24 educational sessions on risk management and other topics, includ- ing pharmaceutical and excipient innovations, regulatory updates, and ExcipientFest a preview Pharmaceutical conference to focus on risk management, innovations sourcing solutions. On Wednesday, May 2 at 9:00 am, Keith Horspool, v i c e p r e s i d e n t o f B o e h r i n g e r Ingelheim, will discuss novel excipi- ents and manufacturing technologies. At 3:30 pm, the final keynote presen- tation, "The Function and Criticality of Excipients in Biologic Drug Products," will be given by Thiago Carvalho of Bristol-Myers Squibb. The complete presentation schedule can be found at FestSchedule2018. Many leading excipient suppliers will be exhibiting in ExcipientFest 2018's expo hall. For a complete, updated list, visit What? ExcipientFest Americas Who? Pharmaceutical scientists and technicians, QA/QC staff, process engineers, production and purchasing personnel, and stu- dents and professors of chemistry, pharmacology, and related fields. Where? San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, San Juan, PR When? Workshops April 30 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Conference and exhibition May 1-2 9:00 am to 5:00 pm For more information ExcipientFest Americas 571 482 7459 48 March 2018 Tablets & Capsules

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