SAE Media Group’s 11th Annual Conference
Pharmaceutical Microbiology UK
January 16 - 17, 2023 |
SAE is proud to present the 11th Annual Pharmaceutical Microbiology UK Conference in January 2023.

Microbiology is an essential tool for the detection of microorganisms present in biopharmaceutical and drug product manufacture. The field of pharmaceutical microbiology has seen a rapid growth in recent years, this has been in part due to the introduction of alternative, rapid microbiological methods, and the application of automated approaches to microbiology. Together these have provided faster, clearer, and superior data, significantly improving the operational efficiency of laboratories. Alongside these new technologies ever changing regulations such as the impending release of Annex 1 and a globalised aseptic world have meant that the industry is having to re-think many of  the most basic principles.

This conference will explore the most pressing topics in this thriving field, from the movement toward process automation and reduction in operator-product interaction, to the latest technologies in rapid microbiological testing methods and data integrity. The agenda will highlight insightful case studies across these themes, uncovering key developments and the future of pharmaceutical microbiology.


This two-day agenda offers you peer-to-peer networking with industry experts and representatives from leading pharmaceutical companies and is the perfect opportunity to maximise the impact of your microbiology labs.

  • Optimise your contamination control strategy with a look-back on the initial impact of Annex 1
  • Learn how to utilise the latest microbiological methods to modernise your contamination control strategy
  • Maximise the data output from your environmental and microbial monitoring with proven strategies and technologies
  • Increase the diversity of your testing methodologies through industry case studies including recombinant factor C and Raman Spectroscopy assays


  • Heads of Aseptic Processing
  • Heads of Microbiology
  • Global Quality Directors
  • Heads of GMP Compliance
  • Quality & Compliance Heads
  • Microbiology Senior Specialists
  • Directors of Quality Control Biology
  • Quality Control Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Lean Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Heads of Site Compliance
  • Heads of Sterile Technology
  • Global Microbiology Analytical Experts
  • Cleanroom Managers
  • Regulatory Affairs Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Quality Systems Managers

Previous attendees include:

3dimension Cleanrooms Limited; ADMA Biologics; Amgen; Astra Zeneca; AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG; CATAPULT; Charles River EMD; CTL-MAT, LLC; Ecolab Life Sciences; Eli Lilly Italia S P A; Eli Lilly Italia SpA; EUROPAI Uk Ltd; F Ziel GmbH and PHSS; Franz Ziel GmbH; Fresenius Kabi AB; GSK; GSK Vaccines; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; MeiraGTx; Microgenetics; Microgenetics Ltd; Novatek Europe; Novo Nordisk; Oxford BioMedica; Paul Ehrlich Institut; PharmaCircle LLC; Roche Diagnostics Gmbh; Sanofi; STERIS Corporation; Teva; TEVA Runcorn;


Venue To Be Confirmed

London, United Kingdom

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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