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This year, several new seminar topics will be offered to contamination control professionals at ESTECH 2007, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) 53rd annual technical meeting and exposition.. The meeting will take place April 29-May 2, 2007 at the Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale (Northwest Suburban Chicago), Illinois. No other venue offers such a diverse array of tutorials, seminars, exhibits, and networking events.
The American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) recommends all "persons who compound sterile preparations should exercise their professional judgment to obtain the education and training necessary to prove their competence in managing sterile compounding facilities and in sterile compounding processes and quality assurance." A new seminar and panel discussion, presented by CleanRooms magazine and members of the 797 committee, will be providing the latest information on areas of contamination control implementation through US Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapter 797, Pharmaceutical Compounding: Sterile Preparations. This is the first set of such standards issued by the USP.
As technologies advance, changes are made to cleanrooms, without considering their impact. Risk management and disaster recovery techniques are important to any cleanroom. This new seminar titled Risk Assessment, Disaster Recovery will focus on the risks, both foreseen and unforeseen, that may impact cleanroom operations, as well as disaster recovery plans upon exposure of these risks.
A number of other contamination topics will be discussed by industry experts. The seminars include topics on Contamination Control for Nanotechnology; Cleanroom Garment Testing; Cleanroom Design and Performance Across Industries; Electrostatics and Microcontamination in Cleanrooms; HEPA, ULPA, and Airborne Molecular Contamination (AMC) Filters; Particle Monitoring; and AMC and Surface Molecular Contamination (SMC) Contamination Control Issues.
For more information, log on to http://www.iest.org/ or contact IEST at (847) 255-1561. Registration and the ESTECH 2007 online advance program are now available at http://www.iest.org/estech/estech.htm .
Founded in 1953, IEST is an international not-for-profit technical society of engineers, scientists, and educators that serves its members and the industries they represent (simulating, testing, controlling, and teaching the environments of earth and space) through education and the development of recommended practices and standards.
IEST is an ANSI-accredited standards-developing organization; Secretariat of ISO/TC 209 Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 209; Administrator of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases; and a founding member of the ANSI-accredited US TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies.
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