Pioneering a New Future!
It is with great pleasure to invite you to WCBP 2022. The theme for WCBP's 25th anniversary celebration is "Pioneering a New Future". The COVID-19 pandemic brought forward unique challenges for the biopharmaceutical industry. The pandemic brought with it disruption that impacted both our professional personal lives. Our 'return to normal' is a daily reminder that the 'new normal' will be something altogether different than what it was before.
WCBP 2022 will be a celebration of our new future as a biopharmaceutical community. The program will kick-off with challenging our past assumptions based on our learnings over the pandemic years. The discussion will continue with a look forward and consider what this new era of biopharmaceutical development will need to be to meet future challenges. Finally, we will ask ourselves, how will we maintain this pace of innovation in an increasingly complex global environment?
The WCBP Scientific Organizing Committee is excited to welcome everyone, returning and new, for a program that has been two years in the making. For many, the importance of the CASSS community for both professional development and personal connection has only been emphasized by the pandemic. CASSS has been working non-stop to meet these needs by providing a hybrid in-person and virtual experience that is inclusive, interactive and fun!
Please join us for WCBP 2022 and raise a glass either in-person or virtually to celebrate 25 years of WCBP!
For CMC Strategy Forum Participants–
All presentations and workshops will be held Monday, January 24, 2022 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Forum registration includes continental breakfast, networking lunch, networking breaks, and networking reception, access to the CMC Strategy Forum Live Streaming, as well as access to the digital schedule which features the final program and abstracts and presenters' slides (when available).
For WCBP Participants–
All presentations, workshops, mini-cases and exhibitions will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. (NOTE: All roundtables will be held in a virtual format). Full WCBP registration includes all sessions from Tuesday, January 25, 2022 through Thursday, January 27, 2022, continental breakfast and networking breaks for three days, the welcome reception on Tuesday evening, the exhibitor reception on Wednesday evening, access to the WCBP Live Streaming, as well as access to the digital schedule which features the final program and abstracts and presenters' slides (when available).
For VIRTUAL CMC Strategy Forum Participants–
All talks and workshops will be held Monday, January 24, 2022, including live speaker presentations and panel discussions, as well as access to the final program, abstracts and presenters’ slides (when available).
For VIRTUAL WCBP Participants–
All talks and roundtables will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2022 through Thursday, January 27, 2022, including live speaker presentations and panel discussions, as well as access to the final program, abstracts and presenters’ slides (when available).
Updated September 30, 2021
CASSS ANNOUNCES VACCINATION POLICY FOR IN-PERSON EVENTS
CASSS’ first priority in all meetings and events decisions is the safety and welfare of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, and team. 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.
This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authorities. The COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA for emergency use authorization and the vaccines that the FDA has fully approved have been determined to be critical in reducing the community prevalence of COVID-19.
Beginning with CASSS’ Board of Director’s meeting November 11-13, 2021, and extending to all in-person meetings and events afterward, all registrants for CASSS meetings or events will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination onsite before entering the meeting venue.
CASSS will also require registrants to submit an Acknowledgment of Personal Responsibility Form upon registering for a meeting or event and to comply with any state or local mask mandates in place for indoor events until further notice.
CASSS is working on a technology solution that will enable meeting registrants to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination during the online registration process. The availability of that option will be communicated as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact the CASSS office at 510-428-0740.
Features for Our Virtual Meetings
We will keep you updated on aspects of the virtual experience. In the past, attendees have commented on how easy it is to engage during the live general sessions using the attendee chat and questions. You will also enjoy other features including:
- Take notes, which are then emailed to you at the end of the event.
- Create your own schedule and see sessions important to you.
- View an attendee list to connect with others via email.
- Learn more from speakers through crowd-sourced questions and upvoting.
- Add a photo to your profile. Connect more easily.
- Content including speaker abstracts and slides.
- On Demand content available after the symposia or fora for viewing up to one year.
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Website: The Mayflower Hotel
We're coming back to Washington, DC! In keeping with the tradition of previous WCBP meetings, WCBP 2022 will meet at the landmark hotel – The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Centrally located in the heart of Washington, DC, the Mayflower Hotel brings together all the prestige, splendor and history that characterize our nation’s capital. Contemporary guest services include a multi-lingual concierge staff, 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping and a fully equipped health club.
A room block is reserved for Symposium delegates at the special group rate of $319 USD for a single or double room (plus 14.8% occupancy tax.) The room reservation deadline is Wednesday, December 29, 2021. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and at the best available rate. To make room reservations, please contact the Mayflower Hotel by telephone: +800-468-3571 or +202-347-3000; to make room reservations online, click here. Please identify yourself as an attendee of “CASSS – CMC Strategy Forum / WCBP 2022” to secure the above rates. The room block will most likely be filled BEFORE the deadline; we recommend that attendees book their hotel accommodations well BEFORE the December 29, 2021 deadline. The Mayflower Hotel does require a credit card to guarantee your reservation. Reservations made for the hotel need to be cancelled 48 hours before your arrival for a full refund.
NOTE: Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm.
U.S. Federal Government Rates
A limited number of U.S. Federal Government rate rooms are available. Please contact the Symposium Manager, Karen Bertani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Past Event Videos
WCBP 2021 Keynote: Peter Hotez M.D., PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
WCBP 2021 Keynote: Barney S. Graham M.D., PhD, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH
WCBP 2020 Keynote: Amy P. Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.
CASSS Moments: The Power of Regulatory Questions
CASSS Moments: Regulators and Industry Working Together to Improve Patient Outcomes