ISO 9001:2015 – From Committee Draft to Draft International Standard

July 23rd, 2014

ASQ Orange Empire Quarterly Breakfast Meeting

“ISO 9001:2015 – From Committee Draft to Draft International Standard. An update of the world’s most popular QMS standard.”

Presented by:
Manuel Marco with the DNV GL Business Assurance in North America.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time

BJ’s Brewhouse
24032 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills, California 92653 USA

ASQ Section 0701 Member $15.00 for a limited time ($18.00 original price)
Non Section 0701 Member $18.00 for a limited time ($21.00 original price)


Oncology Research Nurses, Los Angeles

July 22nd, 2014

Oncology Research Nurses (Contract/Perm)

Immediate need for experienced Oncology Research Nurses to work at a large clinical trial site in Los Angeles.

1) One Research Nurse is needed to fulfill a 3-4 month contract
2) Second Research Nurse is needed as a full-time direct hire

*OCN a plus
*Must have 1 year Oncology clinical trials experience


Jan Clements

(818) 552-2105

ISO 9001:2015 – From Committee Draft to Draft International Standard

July 16th, 2014
ASQ Orange Empire – Quarterly Breakfast Meeting – July 26, 2014

American Society for Quality, Orange Empire Section,
Quarterly Breakfast Meeting,
July 26, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:00 AM  - 12:00 PM
Pacific Time
BJ’s Brewhouse
24032 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills, California 92653 USA

“ISO 9001:2015 – From Committee Draft to Draft International Standard. An update of the world’s most popular QMS standard.”

As over 1.1 Million organizations around the World have been certified to the ISO 9001 standard, there is a tremendous anticipation to the upcoming changes of the ISO 9001 standard. This presentation will provide an update on the current changes and status of the 2015 revision of ISO 9001.
ASQ Section 0701 Member $15.00 for a limited time  ($18.00 original price)
Non Section 0701 Member $18.00 for a limited time  ($21.00 original price)

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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence Prep / Refresher Course

July 14th, 2014
Certified Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence Prep / Refresher Course

9 sessions; Mondays from July 28, 2014 to September 29, 2104. No class on Labor Day, September 1, 2014.

Will cover: Leadership, Strategy Development & Deployment, Quality Management Tools, Customer Focused Organizations, Supplier Performance, Management, & Training/Development. Plus, strategies/tips for preparing & taking the exam.

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:00 PM  -  Monday, September 29, 2014 9:00 PM
Pacific Time

Alcon Laboratories
15800 Alton Parkway, Irvine, California 92618 USA

Course Registration
Employed Member Fee $350.00 for a limited time  ($400.00 original price)
Nonmember Fee $500.00 for a limited time  ($550.00 original price)
Unemployed Member Fee $200.00

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June 24th, 2014

REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY JUNE 25 FOR $25.  Rate goes up to $30 on June 26.


San Diego Clinical Research Network presents:



Emily Burke, Ph.D., BioTech Primer

June 30, 2014. 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

SheppardMullin Law Firm, 12275 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92130


Emily Burke, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum at BioTech Primer, will provide an overview of the most exciting biotech innovations in the past year, and the science behind them, to San Diego Clinical Research Network and friends. This event is open to the public.



5:30-6:15 p.m. Appetizers, drinks, networking

6:15-7:30 p.m. Speaker: Emily Burke, Ph.D.

7:30-8:00 p.m. Networking


This is a great opportunity to get a big-picture view and understanding of recent innovations in the rapidly changing biotechnology industry, and to network with others in the industry.

International Regulatory Science Symposium

June 10th, 2014

Register now for the International Regulatory Science Symposium – June 19th, 2014 – Register Now!

We hope you will join us on June 19 from 9 am to 3 pm.  The topics for this one-day “International Regulatory Science Symposium” will relate to the theme of global collaboration and innovation, presented by internationally renowned experts from academia, regulatory authority, and industry.

This opportunity is recommended to those interested in global biomedical research and development, regional regulatory policies, and international collaborative activities.

International Regulatory Science Symposium

2014 Summerfest Kickoff

“Collaborate, Innovate, Globalize”

When:  Thursday, June 19, 9 am to 3 pm

Where: Aresty Auditorium at the Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower

USC Health Sciences Campus

1450 Biggy Street Lower Ground Level

Los Angeles, CA 90033

This symposium is offered to USC Faculty at no charge and to industry professionals for a registration fee of $149, which will go toward the USC Regulatory Science Scholarship Fund. 

Breakfast and lunch are included.  Register and more info here.

SABPA Bio-Pharma Conference 2014

May 9th, 2014

Date:                     June 21, 2014, 8:00am – 4:50pm

Location:               Hilton, SanDiego/Del Mar



$30 for early birds (by June 11th), $50 before end of June 18th, $80 for onsite registration,students and postdocs $10 off (The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee, lunch, parking at the hotel, and the program brochure).

Online registration closes after June 18th.

Organizer:             Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA)

Co-organizers:      BayHelix, SDCAA (San Diego Chinese American Association), ACS-SD (American Chemical Society – San Diego), UCSD


Bio-Pharma conference, SABPA’s annual flagship event, is fast approaching. With the recent waves of IPOs, mergers & acquisitions, and new drug approvals, this year we will showcase many San Diego biopharma companies and research institutes that are pushing the boundaries with breakthroughs in therapeutics ranging from small molecules, to proteins, nucleic acids and somewhere in between. You will hear many success stories from notable companies such as Celgene and Aragon. This conference will also bring together many business leaders from around the globe with renewed enthusiasm for investing in the San Diego biotechnology industry to share their insights on industry trends. The program is guaranteed to generate sizzling discussions and stimulate new ideas.




8:00am     Exhibition (all day)

8:00am     Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:45am     Welcome

9:00am     Keynote Speaker:

Thomas Daniel, MD, Executive Vice President and President of Global Research & Early Development, Celgene Corporation

9:40am     Session I

Alan Lewis, PhD, CEO, Medistem


10:40am     Coffee Break

11:00am     Session II Panel Discussion: 2014 San Diego Biotech in Focus

12:00pm     Luncheon

1:30pm       San Diego Bio-Pharma Achievement Award

Award Recipient: Richard Heyman, PhD, President and CEO, Seragon Pharmaceuticals

2:10pm       Session III

Alan Paau, CLP, MBA, PhD, Executive Dir. & Vice Provost for Tech. Transfer & Economic Development, Cornell University

                   David Kabakoff, PhD, Executive Partner, Sofinnova Ventures

3:10 pm     Coffee Break

3:30 pm     SessionIV Panel Discussion: Innovation, translation, and business transactions on a global scale

4:30 pm     SessionV Presentation from a Chinese Delegation

4:50 pm     Closing


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ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – May 13, 2014

May 7th, 2014

ASQ Orange Empire Monthly Dinner Meeting – May 13, 2014

This is our regular monthly dinner meeting program with two clinics running concurrently, dinner, and an outstanding after dinner presentation. You are welcome to come for the clinics and after dinner presentation WITHOUT buying the dinner. In fact, we welcome you. We will have accommodations for you. This way you still earn the RU and take advantage of the presentations.

Presented by Jack Dhuwalia (MS ChE, MBA, CQM/OE)

Presented by Luke Foo (Sr. Director QA/QC, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals)

Presented by Tom C Andresen Gosselin

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific Time

Doubletree Hotel Santa Ana/Orange County Airport
201 East MacArthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, California 92707 USA


Clinic 1 or Clinic 2 ONLY (no dinner speaker or meal)
(0701 Member) Complimentary
(Non-0701 Member) $10.00
Clinic 1 or Clinic 2 and Dinner Speaker (no dinner meal)
(0701 Member) Complimentary
(Non-0701 Member) $10.00
Full Package – Clinic 1 or Clinic 2, Dinner, and Dinner Speaker
(0701 Member) $30.00 for a limited time ($40.00 original price)
(Non-0701 Member) $45.00 for a limited time ($55.00 original price)

Friday, May 9 at 11:15 AM for discounted pricing and Fish and Beef dinner selections.

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ASQ Quality and Safety Conference Features Food, Drug, Cosmetic Experts

April 8th, 2014

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Keeping Curiosity Cool (or Warm): Thermal Control of the Newest Mars Rover

March 27th, 2014

When:              Tuesday, April 8, 2014

6:30 PM – Socialize / Dinner

7:00 PM – Presentation

Where:            NuSil Technology LLC, 1050 Cindy Lane, Carpinteria, CA

Cost:                 $15 (includes a sandwiches, salad and drinks)



(No later than Monday, April 7th at noon)

Speaker:       Michael Brown

Topic:             Keeping Curiosity Cool (or Warm): Thermal Control of the Newest Mars Rover

To generate electrical power, the Curiosity rover currently in operation on Mars uses a radioisotope thermal power generator instead of the solar panels used on prior missions.  This type of power generator establishes both challenges and opportunities for the rover’s thermal design.  A Goleta firm provided critical components that allow the rover to control the temperature of its sensitive science instruments utilizing the waste heat recovered from the power generator during cold Martian nights.


Biography:   Michael Brown is the Director of Engineering and Program Management for Pacific Design Technologies, which designs and builds thermal control equipment for aircraft, ground and space vehicles.  Mr. Brown has been employed in the aerospace field for twenty-eight years and has served in a variety of roles at Fairchild Control Systems Company, Honeywell Aerospace, SkyWest Airlines, and Pacific Design Technologies. He has also consulted for Parker Hannifin, Boeing and other firms.  He was the systems engineer for the MD-11, B-777 and B-717 environmental control systems while employed at Honeywell, and has performed engineering and program management functions on a variety of space and airborne liquid cooling systems during his tenure at Pacific Design Technologies.  He was a captain and line check airman while employed at SkyWest Airlines.  Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and an Airline Transport Pilot rating from the FAA.