Welcome to the CMC Strategy Forum North America

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the in-person CMC Strategy North America. The CMC Strategy Forum provides a platform for biotechnology/biological product discussion. Known for its intensive focus on relevant CMC issues throughout the lifecycle of a product, the Forum fosters and encourages collaborative technical and regulatory interactions amongst attendees and strives to share the most relevant information with regulatory agencies to assist them in merging good scientific and regulatory practices. Outcomes of the Forum are published in an appropriate peer-reviewed journal.


The full scientific program will be available soon.

In-Person Attendees

Forum registration includes full access to all workshops and panel discussions, breakfast, networking lunch, and breaks for two days; a networking reception on Monday evening, and access to the digital schedule which features the final program, abstracts, and presenter's slides. In-person registration will close June 23, 2023.

Registration Fees

    COVID Protocols
    CASSS is committed to protecting its attendees, participants, and staff members to the highest degree possible when attending our conferences. To ensure we provide a safe environment, CASSS strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, and all other routine vaccinations to protect you from infectious diseases, serious illness, and hospitalization. CASSS will follow guidances established by the facility hosting the conference and/or local and state health authorities in which the conference is located.

    For more information, visit CASSS’ COVID Protocol

    Virtual Information

    The CMC Strategy Forum North America Symposium will be an in-person event. Recorded presentations with approved permissions will be available on-demand for purchase in the weeks following the conclusion of the program.

    More information will be available soon.

    Hotel Information

    Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
    9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878 USA
    Telephone: 800-228-9290 or 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 has additional features including a business and fitness center with enhanced cleaning measures.

    Make Reservations

    A room block is reserved for symposium delegates at the special group rate of $188 USD for a single or double room (plus 15% occupancy tax.) You must identify yourself as an attendee of the “CASSS CMC Strategy Forum”  to secure the group rate. The deadline to reserve your accommodations is Thursday, June 22, 2023. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and at the best available room rate. To make reservations, please use the reservation link below or contact the hotel by calling 800-228-9290 or 301-590-0044. 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. 

    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. Staying at the host hotel helps 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