On behalf of the East coast chapter of the International Society for Lyophilization and Freeze-Drying (ISL-FD Inc.), I would like to cordially invite you to attend our 2019 chapter meeting in the Greater Washington, D.C. Area on September 17th 2019.  This will be a day-long event filled with presentations given by some of the leading academic and industry researchers in lyophilization science.  In addition to the technical presentations, there will be a poster session, vendor exhibits, and plenty of time allotted during breaks and lunch for networking opportunities, see attached agenda.

The meeting will be held at AstraZeneca 1 MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD.   Doors will open at 7:30 am for registration and breakfast, with introductions and sessions beginning promptly at 8:45 am. The attendance fee is $99 (excluding Pay Pal processing fee), which will include breakfast, lunch, and morning & afternoon breaks with refreshments. We are a non- profit organization, and so there is no better value anywhere!

Discounted rooms are available at the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, located at 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD  20878-7343. Rooms are discounted and the number of rooms is limited, so make your reservations by calling 1-800-321 2211 and reference the ISLFD Room Block September2019 or online via the link below. Due date to get discounted rate is August 16, 2019.

Book your group rate for ISLFD Room Block

I would appreciate it if you could register (and encourage your colleagues to do the same) as early as possible. 

There will also be a poster session with limited spots for both, academic and industry members. So, please submit your poster abstracts (restricted to 1 side) to arnab.ganguly@imalife.com before 8/31.

Mark your calendars, and please plan on joining us for a day filled with presentations on exciting new research in lyophilization and many great networking opportunities.

Best regards,

2019 ISLFD East Coast Organizing Committee

Akhilesh Bhambhani (Merck), Bakul Bhatnagar (Pfizer), Kelly Forney-Stevens (Amgen), Rui Fang (Merck), Arnab Ganguly (IMA Life), Shailaja Gupta (Takeda), Sajal Patel (AstraZeneca), Kevin Tebrinke (SPL)

Click Here for the 2019 East Coast Conference Brochure

Click here for the East Coast Meeting Agenda

Click Here for the 2019 East Coast Registration Page

If you have any questions please feel free to write to: islfd.inc@gmail.com