Calling all Microbiologists - 5 great reasons to be in San Diego

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There is less than 2 weeks until SMi’s 2nd annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast conference commences in San Diego, USA on June 7th and 8th, 2018. With only 5 delegate places left, the conference, which aims to inform and update attendees on the revised regulations and newly emerging methods and practices, is proving highly popular.



5 Key reasons to attend this year’s two-day conference:



Stimulating discussion in a new panel debate:  Hot topics in the cleanroom industry:

  • Disinfection and disinfection qualifications
  • New technologies to be implemented and barriers to implementation
  • An adaptation to the cleanroom practices which are currently in place

Panelists include: Ziva Abraham, CEO, Microrite | Jim Polarine, Senior Technical Service Manager, STERIS Corporation | Mike Russ, Manager, QC Microbiology, Genentech | Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute



Attend the 2 interactive workshops taking place on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018:

  • Workshop A - 08:30 – 12:30: A practical guide to “Risk Based Environmental Monitoring” that addresses real world risk of contamination control

Leaders: Ziva Abraham, CEO, Microrite and Morgan Polen, Contamination Control and Cleanroom Expert, Microrite

  • Workshop B - 13:30-16:30 : Technologies for Microbial Contamination Control

Leader: Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle Memorial Institute



The event has nearly sold out with only 5 places left, preliminary attendees include: Allergen, Bayer Healthcare, Genentech, Bimeda, Teva Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Regeneron, Microrite, Vital Therapies, Microbiologics and many more.



Meet the conference chair Ziva Abraham, who has 25+ years of academic, research, clinical and industrial experience in microbiology and quality assurance, and is the CEO and Founder of Microrite, Inc ., a California based consulting firm. As well as chairing, Ziva will also be doing a presentation on “Underlying issues behind microbiological data deviations and data integrity” and co-hosting Workshop A.



Live the dream and visit San Diego - be part of the laid-back California culture, complete with a Boardwalk, surfing communities, and outstanding Mexican food. Breathe in the fresh ocean air at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then gobble down a fresh fish taco at seafood joint. The naval aircrafts at the USS Midway Museum will have you standing at attention. A free Sunday concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion is the perfect way to unwind after a Saturday night bar-hop in the thumping Gaslamp Quarter - of course all well-deserved after a 2-day conference (Thursday and Friday) at the Crowne Plaza San Diego Hotel.



With over 15 presentations by leading industry experts, academics and scientific pioneers, the event is proving to be highly in demand and interested parties are urged to register their place soon to avoid disappointment. To book your place, view the full agenda and speaker line-up, visit the website at:


Interested in sponsoring, exhibiting or speaking at this event?

Contact Alia Malick, Director, on +44 (0) 20 827 6168 or email


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Pharmaceutical Microbiology West Coast

June 7th – 8th, 2018

Crowne Plaza San Diego, USA




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