Welcome to the CMC Strategy Forum North America

We are pleased to welcome you back to the in-person CMC Strategy North America. The CMC Strategy Forum provides a venue for biotechnology/biological product discussion. With a strong focus on relevant CMC issues throughout the lifecycle of a product, the Forum fosters collaborative technical and regulatory interactions and strives to share information with the regulatory agencies to assist them in merging good scientific and regulatory practices. Outcomes of the Forum meetings are published in an appropriate peer-reviewed journal.


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In-Person Attendees

Presentations and workshops will be held at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD, July 18-19, 2022. Forum registration includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, networking breaks for two days, and a networking reception on Monday evening. In-person registration closed July 8, 2022.

    Virtual Attendees

    Registration includes all presentations and workshops to be held Monday, July 18, 2022 and Tuesday, July 19, 2022, including live speaker presentations and panel discussions, as well as access to the digital schedule, abstracts and presenters’ slides. Virtual registration closed July 13, 2022.

      COVID Protocols


      In order to enable in-person events to take place with lower risk to participants, effective October 1, 2021, CASSS is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admittance to CASSS in-person meetings and events. See requirements below.  All attendees must also comply with any state or local mask mandates in place for indoor events. 

      For more information, visit CASSS’ COVID Protocol

      Virtual Information

      CMC Strategy Forum North America will include live streaming presentations on July 18-19, 2022.

      For more information, visit Virtual Information

      Hotel Information

      Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
      9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
      Gaithersburg, MD 20878 USA
      Telephone: 301-590-0044
      Website: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

      The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is conveniently situated in the suburbs of Washington, DC. It is located 35 miles from Washington, Dulles (IAD) airport, 30 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) airport and 50 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) airport. Take a short walk to Rio Lakefront for shopping, dining and entertainment or dine in at the on-site restaurant. The hotel additional features business and fitness centers with enhanced cleaning measures.


      A room block is reserved for Forum delegates at the special group rate of $179 USD for a single or double room (plus 15% occupancy tax.) The deadline to reserve your accommodations is Thursday, June 30, 2022.  The Gaithersburg Marriott requires a deposit of one night's rate plus tax via credit card to guarantee your reservation. In the event of a cancellation, the hotel requires 72 hours’ notice to receive a full refund. To make room reservations, call 800.228.9290 or CLICK HERE. Please identify yourself as an attendee of “CMC Strategy Forum” to secure the special rate. After Thursday, June 30, 2022, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. The room block will most likely be filled before the deadline; we recommend that attendees book their hotel accommodations well before the deadline to secure this rate.

      Make Reservations

      NOTE: By staying at the host hotel, you help CASSS meet its contractual obligations and keep future registration fees reasonable. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

      Program Partners

      Past Event Videos

      • Knowledge Sharing: Committee Member Taro Fujimori Shares His CASSS CMC Strategy Forum Experience

      • CASSS Moments: Scientific Discussions Addressing Real-Time Issues

      • CASSS Moments: Regulatory Differences: Managing Products Globally

      • CASSS Moments: CASSS Forums Leading Scientific Discussion Over the Years

      • CASSS Moments: Discovering Hot Topics for Regulators