Finishing touches on 2004 CleanRooms East/PDA SciTech Summit conference programs

NASHUA, N.H./BETHESDA, Md.—Final preparations are set for the 2004 CleanRooms East/PDA SciTech Summit (March 8-12) conferences sessions, one of the life sciences' most comprehensive contamination and process control education events to date.

This year's CleanRooms East conference—which will run alongside the PDA's spring conference—is the culmination of more than six months of planning and preparation in coordination between CleanRooms magazine and various members of the PDA conference committees. The result is three days of contamination control-specific sessions geared to help attendees design, build, expand, maintain and manage cleanroom facilities and labs.

“Being co-located with the PDA has allowed CleanRooms to concentrate on the content that we do best-sound contamination control basics and smart, efficient cleanroom design/engineering,” says Michael Levans, chief editor of CleanRooms. “We'll help attendees design, build and maintain the clean facilities, and the PDA will help attendees fine-tune and regulate the processes that go on inside the clean facilities. We expect quite a bit of cross-over between CleanRooms East and PDA, since what's being offered are two distinct, yet perfectly complementary conference programs.”

The CleanRooms East conference will launch on Monday, March 8, with its “industry-standard” line-up of seven full- and half-day tutorials on cleanrooms basics, including: T1/Planning and Constructing a Contamination Controlled Environment, led by CleanRooms Editorial Advisory Board Member Thomas Hansz; T2/Cleanrooms 101: A Contamination Control Review, by the world's leading educator in cleanroom management, Anne Marie Dixon; and T3/Standards Part I: The Essential ISO-14644 Review, by Dick Matthews, chairman of ISO Technical Committee 209.

“These tutorial presenters are the global authorities on their respective subjects,” says Levans. “This day of tutorials, geared for end users across all cleanrooms end-user markets, is the single, most intense day of basic cleanroom education offered anywhere in the world.”

Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 10 will feature topic-specific sessions spun off of the more general tutorial sessions. For example, attendees who capture the basics of getting started on a cleanroom project during T1 will learn more about the modular approach in S-2 Modular Cleanroom Construction for cGMP Facilities, presented by Tim Loughran, managing partner of AdvanceTEC.

“If there's a recurring theme, it has to be 'cost- and regulation-conscience engineering and management,'” says Levans.

Three new sessions designed to address this pressing cost-cutting trend for life science owners are: S-7 Cleanroom Design/Construction: Where Does the Money Go?, presented by Bill Deckert of Integrated Project Services; S-12 Unitizing Manpower to Maintain and Improve Cleanroom Operations, by Larry DeShane and Bob Cates of Aramark ServiceMaster; and S-14 Moving Towards Energy Efficient Cleanrooms & Standards, by William Tschudi and Dale Sartor of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

For more information on 2004 CleanRooms East/PDA SciTech Summit, go to To reserve a booth package at CleanRooms East 2004, call Dick Arzivian, Exhibit Sales Manager: Tel. (603) 891-9315, Fax: (603) 891-9200 or e-mail: [email protected].


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