2021 IVT Awards Recipients Recognized

Congratulations to the 2021 IVT Awards Recipients

The team at IVT Network, together with our Esteemed Advisory Board, are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 IVT Awards. These annual awards recognize the outstanding authors, speakers, podcast guests and presenters, who keep our audience informed and forward thinking.

Nominees for author of the year (both JVT and GXP) are selected by their peers, based on articles published and topics covered, which have been integral to learning and knowledge share across industry throughout the year. The podcast of the year is presented to the individual or panel receiving the greatest number of downloads and listens. Finally,  our speakers of the year are selected by vote from attendees of the sessions as the most impactful and engaging in their presentations for the associated event.

Each of the 2021 award recipients represents the best and the brightest of the industry and serves as a daily reminder of the dedication and fortitude it takes to consistently impact positive outcomes for patients. The Awards ceremony will take place on October 26, 2021 during the Validation Week event. 

and the winners are…

2021 KENNETH G. CHAPMAN AWARD

Kenneth G. Chapman was a significant contributor to many of the common policies and practices of modern pharmaceutical manufacturing including validation. He was instrumental in developing what has evolved into the quality systems approach to auditing and inspections, and also played a role in what later became QbD and design space concepts. Since his passing in 2006, IVT has presented an annual award in his name to honor his many significant contributions.  This is the most prestigious award delivered annually by IVT and serve to highlight an exemplary professional who not only gives back to the industry, but also to the next generation of validation professionals. This year this esteemed honor goes to Valarie King-Bailey.

2021 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – JOURNAL OF VALIDATION TECHNOLOGY

The Journal of Validation Technology is a peer reviewed journal exclusively dedicated to providing practical approaches to conducting effective validations. With 6 issues published digitally each year, it is a comprehensive guide to industry publishing information on a variety of subjects including computer and IT, facilities, equipment, statistics, processes, methods, cleaning, utilities, and calibration. Each issue also includes protocol templates, SOPs, or master plans on disk that can be readily customized to meet specific needs. For their article Lifecycle for Legacy Powder for Oral Suspension. Stage 3 Validation Monitoring, the 2021 Author of the Year for JVT goes to Sanjay Sharma, Amol Galande, Ajay Babu Pazhayattil, Jordan Collins

2021 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR – JOURNAL OF GXP COMPLIANCE

The Journal of GXP Compliance, is a peer reviewed journal on the subject of compliance for the FDA regulated industries of biotech, pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturing. With 6 issues published digitally each year the publication provides useful information on regulated activities including good laboratory practice (GLP), good clinical practice (GCP), and good manufacturing practice (GMP). The Journal embraces a comprehensive approach to compliance. For their article series on Laboratory Safety, the 2021 Author of the Year for GXP goes to Richard C. Wedlich, with Kurt L. Moyer, Z. Miller, Ulyana Matyugicheva

2021 VOICES IN VALIDATION PODCAST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Officially 2 years old and with more than 20,000 downloads and listens, the IVT Network’s podcast, Voices in Validation, is the industry’s fastest growing validation focused podcast. The podcast has continued to grow in listeners and popularity each month averaging 2,500 downloads. The 2021 Voices in Validation – Podcast of the Year Award, for their work on Digitization in Validation - goes to Dr. Ajaz Hussein, Dr. Alton Johnson & Steve Thompson

An unprecedented year, the Quality & Validation team produced and deployed three virtual events in the midst of COVID lock-downs and social distancing efforts. These well-established conferences saw their first-ever remote only distribution and were huge successes due to our loyal audiences and of course some really great speakers.

2021 IVT SPEAKER OF THE YEAR – VALIDATION WEEK

The Validation Week conference has some longevity, now in its 28th year. Validation Week serves as a platform for Validation and compliance professionals to engage on topics and strategies for achieving regulatory compliance, ensuring quality across lifecycle, and leveraging advanced tools and technologies. Last year’s event provided 30 in-depth session in a virtual format, and our speaker of the year provided expertise in sessions focused on Integration of QBD lifecycle into process validation, qualification and quality systems. The 2021 speaker of the year title for Val Week goes to Dr. Paul L. Pluta

2021 IVT SPEAKER OF THE YEAR – COMPUTER SYSTEMS VALIDATION & SOFTWARE ASSURANCE

The Computer Systems Validation and Software Assurance week event is an annual opportunity for attendees, solutions providers and regulators to come together and discuss  the technologies, best practices and evolving regulatory landscapes for IT, Software Engineers and Validation professional across life science. This year our speaker of the year helped us focus in on the digital  transformation efforts, so important to our audience. The 2021 speaker of the year title for CSV goes to Ron Schardong

2021 IVT SPEAKER OF THE YEAR – COMPOUNDING PHARMACY COMPLIANCE

The annual Compounding Pharmacy Compliance event assembles a diverse mix of experts from compounding facilities, regulatory agencies, analytical labs, and both community and private pharmacy in an effort to better understand critical updates on the evolving regulatory landscape, break down new guidelines, share best practices for improved quality operations and strategize on how to advance the industry within and beyond the pharmacy. The recipient of the 2021 honor delivered captivating presentations on Preparing for Regulatory Inspections and the Mindset of Quality Operations. The 2021 Speaker of the Year for Compounding goes to  Dr. Ross Caputo

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