40th Annual Meeting – 2021


As we have previously announced, due to concerns around COVID-19, IFTPS will not hold the in-person Technical Conference and Annual General Meeting that was scheduled for March of 2021 in San Antonio. However, planning continues to move forward to hold internet-driven technical sessions and our AGM this coming March. 

Four, 3-hour on-line technical sessions are scheduled for the first week of March:

Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:00 am EST

            Aseptic Processing Topics

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 11:00 am EST

            In-container Sterilization Topics

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:00 am EST

            Microbiology Topics

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00 am EST

            2021 Annual General Meeting and Regulatory Update    

The format for of each of the technical sessions will see an expert panel address topics and answer questions that have been raised by members during December Technical Committee meetings, in past committee meeting minutes and in recent conference evaluations.

The sessions will be hosted by a moderator joined by a 3 member expert panel. Each session will be organized in two parts.

Part 1 will address the top three top topics collected from the committees through short PPT presentations by individual panelists with each topic followed by a general roundtable discussion.

In Part 2, the moderator will pose specific questions collected from members to the panel for discussion.

More details, panelists and topics to be addressed will be posted in the coming days.

Please put the session dates on your calendars and remember that all sessions will begin at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time (this will be 8:00 am on the US West Coast and 5 pm in most of Europe) and be scheduled to last for 3 hours.

ALSO NOTE: The registration fee of $250 will allow you to access any or all of events during the 4-day series. Please go to the website for more details about registration and making your payment. [payment center]


The Board of Directors has called for the Institute’s Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:00 EST in an online format in conjunction with the March 2021 IFTPS Online Technical Sessions. The annual meeting is being called for the transaction of business of the Institute and the election of Directors.

VENDOR’S “ROOM”: What’s New from Suppliers and Consultants

This is an opportunity for vendors to keep connected with our members and for members to see what new products and services are being offered. We will create a temporary page on the website which will be open during the dates of the online technical sessions. Participants’ company name and logo will be displayed there and linked to 10 to 15 minute recorded presentations or other company information provided by each vendor.

The cost for vendors to participate will be $500 and access to the webpage will be free for all members.  Please contact me (ian.britt@iftps.org) for more details.