• Food & Pharmaceuticals Division

    The Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (also known as FPID) is organized within the Industry and Sciences Department of ISA. The Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division is the Division for sharing and understanding the latest technology for sensor, instrument, equipment, automation, computer-system, and software application for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains.

    The FPID represents a knowledge base of design, engineering, system, software, process automation, validation, quality, research, and scientific professionals. Share and enhance personal expertise for CPG product manufacturing and packaging, pharmaceutical R & D, clinical trials, and manufacturing of tablet formulations, parenterals and biotech products. Become involved in helping ISA provide global leadership at the FDA in the USA and other international regulatory bodies. In this capacity, you provide valuable knowledge and input on controversial issues regarding instrumentation, analysis automation, equipment and system validation, and testing for regulatory compliance.

     

    Now Planning our FPID Symposium 2018 for Montreal

    ISA@Montreal 2018

     

     

    A new multi-dimensional automation track experience!

     

    Sponsored jointly by the ISA Food and Pharmaceuticals, Automatic Controls and Robotics, Construction and Design, and Process Measurement and Control Divisions

     

    The Symposium will bring together an array of automation industry professionals from various disciplines to present on best practices, emerging technologies, developments, and applications. Don't miss your opportunity to share new and innovative ideas for the future of automation. 


    Presentation Topics Include:

    Construction and Design -ISA and Other-Related Industry Standards -Design Optimization-Trending Technologies in Automation -Constructability Within Design -Replacement of Legacy Systems -Pre-Commissioning/ Commissioning -Project Management -Project Economics

    Food and Pharmaceutical -Data Integrity -Serialization/Track and Trace -OEE, PAT, GAMP -Paperless Automation -Continuous Manufacturing -Manufacturing Regulations -Single-Use/Plug and Play -Validation of Automation Systems in Pharmaceutical Industries 

     Instrumentation, Communications, and Test Measurement -Sensors -Transducers -Wireless, Electromagnetic, RFID -Remote Sensing -Environmental Monitoring -Laser and Electro-Optics -Control Systems Maintenance -Metrology -Telemetry -DSC, SCADA Systems -Platform Testing -Test Facilities 

    Industrial Control and Modern Heuristics in Automation -Process Modeling, Artificial Neural Networks, Multivariable Statistical Control -Model-Predictive Control, Adaptive Control, Fuzzy Logic Control -Advance Techniques for Control and Monitoring -Computer and Machine Vision Technology for Factory Automation -Supervisory and Intelligent Control -Computer Implementation of Control Systems -Intelligent Systems and Control, Modern Heuristics, and Data Mining in Automation and Industrial Applications -Hardware Optimization Based on Computational Intelligence Techniques 

    Manufacturing Systems Automation -Intelligent Control -Formal Modeling and Analysis -Discrete and Continuous Industrial Automation Systems -Manufacturing Execution Systems and Enterprise Integration -Standardization Best Practices and Recent Developments 

    Robotics and Intelligent Systems -Navigation, Control and Manipulation for Intelligent Robots and Systems -Cognitive, Cooperative and Collaborative Robotics -Perception, Environment Description and Map Building -Human-Robot Interaction in Industry -Intelligent Embedded Systems -Multi-Agent Systems and Distributed Robotics Architectures -Sustainable Robotics and Applications -Robot Learning, Programming and Manipulation Techniques -Network/Industrial Robotics-Best Practices -Advanced Sensors and Vision Systems -Advanced Applications of Autonomous Robots 

    Hot Topics and Critical Industrial Operations -Industrial Cybersecurity -Process Safety/SIL/Risk Analysis -Sustainable Processing -Alarm Management -Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) -Usage of Cloud for Automation -Process Measurement, Control, & Optimization -Environmental Practices


     
    Interested in presenting? 
     Share your expertise at the 2018 event. Download the Call for Papers here.
      
     Abstracts due date has been extended.   Click here to submit an abstract!

    Top 5 Reasons to Attend 

    1. View state-of-the are products and technology services and solutions

    2. Gain a competitive edge by participating in ISA training courses

    3. Learn from prominent experts on the key automation technologies and their impact on the pharma and food industries

    4. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders

    5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections

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    TENTATIVE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    Tuesday, 16 October

    8:00AM - 8:45AM: Registration

    8:45AM - 9:00AM: Welcome/Overview of the Day

    9:00AM - 10:30AM: Session One

    10:30AM - 10:50AM:  Networking Break and Exhibits 

    10:50AM - 12:30PM:  Session Two

    12:30PM - 1:30PM:  Lunch, Networking, and Exhibits

    1:30PM - 1:45PM:  Official Address

    1:45PM - 2:30PM:  Keynote Presentation

    2:30PM - 3:30PM: Session Three

    3:30PM - 3:45PM: Networking Break and Exhibits

    3:45PM - 5:30PM:  Session Four

    5:30PM:  Reception, Networking, and Exhibits

    Wednesday, 17 October

    8:00AM - 8:45AM: Registration

    8:45AM - 9:00AM: Day Two Welcome

    9:00AM - 10:30AM: Session One

    10:30AM - 10:50AM:  Networking Break and Exhibits 

    10:50AM - 12:30PM:  Session Two

    12:30PM - 1:30PM:  Lunch, Networking, and Exhibits

    1:30PM - 1:45PM:  Official Address

    1:45PM - 2:30PM:  Keynote Presentation

    2:30PM - 3:30PM: Session Three

    3:30PM - 3:45PM: Networking Break and Exhibits

    3:45PM - 5:30PM:  Session Four

    **Subject to change.

     

    VENUE

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    The Hyatt Regency Montreal 1255 Jeanne-Mance Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H5B 1ES  

    Phone: +1 514-982-1234 

    ISA Discounted Rate: $255 CAD

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    Hyatt Regency Montreal is centrally located in downtown Montreal, in the heart of the vibrant entertainment district. Our Montreal hotel is conveniently connected to Complexe Desjardins featuring over 100 boutiques and restaurants linking us directly to Palais des Congres, just a 5-minute walk away. One of the most appreciated locations providing easy access by foot to the best Montreal has to offer: culinary destinations, entertainment including prestigious Place des Arts across the street, shopping on Sainte-Catherine street, unique local shops, museums, Old Montreal, Chinatown and easy access to two Montreal subway lines and famous underground city.


    Click on FPID Symposium Web Site (below) for more Information:

    Official FPID Symposium Website

     




     

    FPID 2016 Winter Newsletter

    Click here to download the Newsletter

     

     

     

    Membership Benefits

     

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    Join the 16,000 ISA Members who have already realized the value of technical division membership.

    FPID membership aligns your personal interests with your professional goals and allows you and your employer the opportunity to take full advantage of the technology, programs, developments, and special events we offer year-round. In addition, you now have the opportunity to share your experience, learn from your peers and receive exclusive benefits and privileges, including:

    • Networking - A division representing a knowledge base of design, engineering, system, software, process automation, validation, quality, research, and scientific professionals who have the opportunity to network with other FPID industry leaders at other FPID sponsored events.
    • Leadership - The opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills by helping to plan and conduct various FPID events.
    • Events - Supporting ISA conferences and symposia by submitting industry papers, reviewing papers, and participating in session development.
    • Knowledge - The opportunity to share and enhance personal expertise for CPG product manufacturing and packaging, pharmaceutical R & D, clinical trials, and manufacturing of tablet formulations, parenterals, and biotech products.
    • Valuable Information Resource - In addition to the above, FPID membership supplies:
      • Two or three comprehensive industry newsletters per year
      • Access to the FPID website that provides industry technical papers, web seminars, and a list serve industry peers.
       

    These benefits are designed to enhance your personal interests and professional goals.

    Join the 16,000 ISA Members who have already realized the value of Technical Division membership.

    Related Links

    2016 FPID Symposium Web Site
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