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  • Writer's pictureJordane Landry

6 Life Sciences Conferences a Validation and Compliance Expert Should Consider in 2024

As we approach the final stretch of the year, it's crucial to strategize your 2024 industry event calendar. Attending conferences, whether they are virtual, in-person, or hybrid, offers valuable opportunities to stay updated on industry trends, expand your professional network, and gain insights into the latest regulations and best practices in the life science sector.


However, important questions linger: Which life science conference should you attend in 2024? Should you stick with the same event as last year or explore new options? Where can you connect with high-quality leads? These decisions aren't always straightforward and require careful consideration within your organization to make informed choices. To simplify your planning process, we've selected 6 life science conferences that you should consider when selecting events for the life science industry next year.


IMPORTANT: This list includes events where details have yet to be confirmed. We will try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible as information becomes available.


ISPE Canada Education & Product Symposium

When? May 6-7, 2024

Where? Toronto, Canada

Type? In-person


The ISPE Canada Education & Product Symposium return this year in Toronto, and this year edition will have as a theme: Age of Transformation: Innovative Solutions to Proactive Changes in the Canadian Pharma and Biopharma Industry. This event focuses on product quality, supply chain safety, and manufacturing efficiency, all while prioritizing patient well-being. It will explore the evolving biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries, which are reshaping facility design and operations.


Notably, the event addresses the changing landscape for Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs), driven by increasing demands for smaller drug volumes. Throughout the event, they will highlight the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, offering strategies for end-to-end programs covering raw material selection to product distribution.



17th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2024

When? May 27-31, 2024

Where? Toronto, Canada

Type? In-Person


The 17th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST) 2024 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of Software Testing, Verification and Validation. ICST 2024 will include keynote addresses by eminent scientists as well as special, regular, and poster sessions.



Medical Device Software Development Summit 2024

When? May, 2024

Where? TBD

Type? In-Person


In an era where defining and classifying medical devices is increasingly complex, this event brings together leaders in quality, regulation, and software development to address these challenges. The Medical Device Software Development Summit will focus on staying at the forefront of medical device innovation and regulatory compliance.


The mission of the event is to equip attendees with the essential tools to thrive in this highly regulated and competitive market. Attending the event should help you gain insights into designing and implementing software that not only complies with the latest global regulations but also keeps pace with innovation.



Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress Canada

When? June 4-6, 2024

Where? Toronto, Canada

Type? Hybrid


The Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress Canada will take place at the Omni King Edward Hotel this year and will address proven risk management strategies to conquer the Canadian compliance legal and ethics challenges.


This event is an opportunity to unite with industry peers across the healthcare landscape and stay on the pulse of the latest code considerations and regulatory updates impacting pharmaceutical and medical technology compliance in Canada.



5th Annual GxP Cloud Compliance Summit

When? September, 2024

Where? Massachussetts, United States

Type? In-Person


The GxP Cloud Compliance Summit will give you the chance to learn from regulatory, security, and quality experts who will present real-life case studies of both successful and challenging cloud migrations.


This conference serves as a resource for life science companies, providing practical guidance on how to navigate the regulatory requirements for GxP-regulated applications and the secure hosting of health data in the cloud. The goal of this event is to help attendees achieve compliance while minimizing the associated risks during the migration process.



2024 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference

When? September, 2024

Where? Washington DC, United States

Type? In-Person


This conference focuses on the crucial role of effective quality systems in maintaining control throughout a product's lifecycle while managing manufacturing and quality risks. It highlights the importance of robust quality systems, facilities, processes, raw materials, supplier relationships, and quality risk management for cGMP compliance. Practical case studies will be presented to demonstrate how sustainable compliance underpins quality and supply consistency. The event will also highlights international collaboration efforts to enhance quality and benefit consumers.


The event will provide a platform for open discussions between FDA representatives and industry experts, offering practical insights into building effective quality assurance programs in alignment with cGMP. Finnaly, the conference will also covers the importance of supplier communications, facility upgrades, innovations in cGMP training, and continual improvement through well-managed operations and quality standards.



Connect with us at these 2024 life science conferences.


In summary, 2024 is shaping up to be an exciting year for life science conferences, offering various formats to cater to different needs and preferences. Regardless of the event, there is a lot of value to be found through industry collaboration and staying up-to-date with the latest best practices and regulations in the life science sector.


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