Southern California

Welcome to the AAPS Southern California Pharmaceutical Discussion Group Page

The Southern California Pharmaceutical discussion group (SCPDG) is a local discussion group affiliated with AAPS. SCPDG is an organization focused on fostering education in and knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences, its industry, and regulations. The meetings provide a local forum for scientific exchange for members within Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif., counties.

By joining the SCPDG, you will be included in a dynamic and active group of dedicated professionals. Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month in Orange County. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and networking will be from 6 pm–7 pm. Speaker presentations begin at 7 pm, followed by a question-and-answer session. Topics and speakers are chosen from suggestions made by members (i.e., pharmaceutical technology, drug and chemical delivery, analysis, toxicology, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, etc.).

SCPDG PhotoFrom left to right, front: Xiaoda Yuan, Martha Pastuszka, Adam Grobin; back: Ke Wu, Emily Bibak, Linda Soo Hoo, and Bobette Frye.


Upcoming Events

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April 26, 2023
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Past Presentations

Take a look at our past presentations below.

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Nitrosamine Risk Assessment

Mahsa Mohiti-Asli
Kari Abboud
Aryo Nikopour
Casey Hurley

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Quality Paradigm Shifts in the Pharmaceutical Landscape and Proposed Solutions

Jane Weitzel

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GMP Laboratory Compliance and Case Studies of Observations at Contract Laboratories

Sunil DeSouza
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Glycosylation in Biotherapeutics:
Why it Matters and Recent Advances in Analysis

Arnie Aistars

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CCI Overview and USP 1207 Guidance


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CMC Challenges of expedited programs

James Bernstein
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API Development: Strategy and Best Practices in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ashok V. Bhatia

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NBCD Products (nonbiological complex drug) & OCAT™ Ocular Compartmental Absorption & Transit Model : Bioequivalence Reviews

Hovik Gukasyan

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Phase-Appropriate GMP for Gene and Cell Therapy

Trevor Deeks
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