academia to industry coffee club February meeting

General Events
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Venue: bella vista social club & cafe  |  City: La Jolla, USA

The AWIS-SD Academia 2 Industry Coffee Club is an informal gathering for women in academia who are interested in transitioning to an industry career. The group meets the first or second Wednesday of the month at 5 pm at the Bella Vista Cafe.

For our February meet-up, A2I has invited Stephanie Verbrugghe to speak with the group.

In 2017, Stephanie Verbrugghe, a Belgian Industrial Pharmacist, moved to the US and realized her dream, founding her own company: Farbridge Pharma Consulting. Farbridge Pharma specializes in GxP Quality Assurance with a demonstrated track record of success in the areas of Manufacturing, Distribution, Pharmacovigilance, and Clinical Trials. The main concept behind the creation of Farbridge Pharma was to leverage specific skills and exceptional knowledge learned through years of GxP experience in Europe to ease the U.S. companies' access to the EU clinical trials and market (and vice versa).  Stephanie is passionate about Life Sciences and Quality Management. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and two additional Master’s degrees, in Industrial Pharmacy and in Total Quality Management. She studied at five universities and worked in Belgium, Australia and the United States. Through her professional experience, she was granted the certifications of Qualified Person (QP) and Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) by the Belgian Health Authorities and Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional (CPGP) by ASQ. She speaks French, Dutch, English and is currently learning Spanish. She is a Board Member of the Belgian Professional Association of Pharmacists working in the Life Science Industry (UPIP-VAPI).

Please join us Wednesday February 13th, 2019 @5 pm and come with questions for!

A2I is co-hosted by Aarti Narang, Takako Noguchi, Dieanira Erudaitius & Qiong Song.

Please RSVP to register for the meeting using the following link:

Our meetings are free for AWIS members and first time non-members.

Non-members fee: $10

You can find the instructions to join AWIS here:!

Note: Affordable parking is available on site, and it is free after 5 pm.

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Hope to see you soon!


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Bella Vista Social Club & Caffe, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla




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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:00 AM
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