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Occupational Toxicology and Placing Worker Safety at the Forefront to be discussed at HPAPi Conference

SMi Group Reports: Key topics such as Occupational Toxicology and Placing Worker Safety at the Forefront to be discussed at SMi’s 5th Annual HPAPi Virtual Conference, on 10-11 May 2021.

SMi Group are delighted to announce that the 5th Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference will be taking place virtually on the 10 and 11 May 2021. The two-day programme offers peer-to-peer networking opportunities with industry experts including heads and directors of EHS, Occupational Hygiene, Quality Assurance and more who will present on the several key topics being addressed, two that are particularly pertinent are Occupational Toxicology and Placing Worker Safety at the Forefront.

Interested parties can attend the conference by registering at £499 for pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms  and £999 for vendors and commercial firms at

Sponsored by Catalent Pharma Solutions and FPS Food and Pharma Systems, this two-day agenda will have particular focus on Occupational Toxicology and Placing Worker Safety at the Forefront. Key presentations addressing these topics include the following:

Keynote Address: HPAPI – the dose makes the poison, covering:
• What is HPAPI
• What are Health Based Exposure Limits (HBELs)
• Regulatory application of HBELs in HPAPI manufacturing
Presented by: Ester Lovsin-Barle, Head of Product Stewardship and Health, Takeda 

Containment Verification Testing for Pharmaceutical Equipment Performance, covering:  
• Overview of ISPE Guide - Assessing the Particulate Containment Performance of Pharmaceutical Equipment (APCPPE) 
• Applying the APCPPE Guide to various pharmaceutical equipment and containment systems
• Several Case Studies
Presented by: George Petroka, Principal, Director BioPharma/EHS Services, IES Engineers 

Sponsor Led: Process equipment design for HPAPI containment system integration, covering:
• Are all standard Process Equipment suitable to safe handle HPAPI?
• Process Equipment critical analysis for high containment system integration
• Case studies
• Conclusions and new challenges
Presented by: Stefano Butti, Sales Director, FPS Food And Pharma Systems 

A strategy in high potent compounds EHS and quality aspects, covering:  
• Permitted Daily Exposure (PDE) calculations
• Evaluation of PDE compared to older standards for GMP cleaning limits
• Guidance currently available for setting toxicological evaluations
• Considerations within OEL setting for manufacturing plants from a legal background
Presented by: Reinhold Maeck, Associate Director, Tech Transfers, Boehringer Ingelheim

Hazard identification and assessment in a HPAPI environment, covering:  
• Identifying potential routes of exposure to highly potent APIs
• OH exposure risk assessment and improvement projects
• PIE – Manufacturing Effluent Management
• Translating hazard assessments into appropriate engineering controls
• Strategies for effective containment improvement
Presented by: Olindo Lazzaro, Director Global EHS, AbbVie

This is an essential conference for those wanting to hear the latest insights and updates from industry leading experts in the field.

The full agenda, speaker line-up and brochure can be viewed online at

Sponsored by: Catalent Pharma Solutions & FPS Food and Pharma Systems
To join the conference as a sponsor and exhibitor, please get in touch with Alia Malick, Director on +44 (0)20 7827 6168 or email 

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 or

SMi’s 5th Annual Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Conference 
10–11 May 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only


About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

Occupational Toxicology and Placing Worker Safety at the Forefront to be discussed at HPAPi Conference

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Last Updated: 13-Apr-2021