2020 Virtual Science Symposium

Oct 20, 2020 - Oct 21, 2020

The annual Science Symposium, which will be held virtually for 2020, attracts more than 300 industry leaders and decision-makers. The robust program offers the industry a chance to learn, network, and engage with colleagues and speakers on game-changing insights facing Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Safety, and the Environment.

Open to both PCPC members and nonmembers, the 2020 Virtual Science Symposium is a great opportunity to learn from the experts and connect with colleagues and friends in the industry.

This year’s virtual format will give attendees:

  • Increased flexibility: 24/7 online access…watch presentations as often as you like during or beyond the dates of the conference.
  • Real-time interactions: Connect with colleagues, presenters, experts, and exhibitors via live chats and online messaging while receiving up-to-date information on topics that will continue to evolve up to the conference.
  • Savings: Our online event will save you the precious time and money that accompanies event travel.
  • Advanced Agenda: You will be provided the agenda prior to the event, giving the flexibility of planning your day around relevant sessions.


Schedule of Events

(check back periodically for a detailed schedule with session topics and speakers.)

Tuesday, October 20

10:00am – 1:00pm EST – Environmental

1:00pm – 4:00pm EST – Microbiology

Wednesday, October 21

10:00am – 1:00pm EST – Safety

1:00pm – 4:00pm EST – Quality


Virtual Exhibit Hall and Sponsorship Opportunities

There will be a Virtual Exhibit Hall where attendees can view each exhibitor’s virtual booth. Virtual booths will be customized by each exhibitor with information about the products and services they offer. There will also be chat & video call functionality to meet with the exhibitors directly.

Exhibit Hall and Sponsorship Prospectus will be posted soon. To request information, email Catherine McDonald, mcdonaldc@personalcarecouncil.org.



Registration is now open with one reduced rate providing access to all workshops, exhibits and networking lounges. One-day registration options are not available.

PCPC Member: $550

Nonmember: $750

PCPC Member Group Discount: Receive a $50 discount for each registrant when registering 5 or more employees from the same company.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR NONMEMBERS! Get year-round access to benefits when you join as a Member! Save on more than just conference rates…join PCPC between August 4, 2020 thru October 19, 2020 and receive up to two complimentary 2020 Virtual Science Symposium registrations (up to $1,100 in savings).


Worry Free Cancellation

We understand that due to COVID-19 you may be hesitant to register, so we have updated our cancellation policy. You may cancel your registration at any time until October 13, one week prior to the start of the conference, for a full refund of your registration fee. All registration changes/cancellations must be sent in writing to meetings@personalcarecouncil.org by October 13, 2020.



For questions regarding registration or refunds, contact Shirley Gibbs, gibbss@personalcarecouncil.org, (202) 454-0345.

For questions regarding a virtual tradeshow booth and/or sponsorship, contact Catherine McDonald, mcdonaldm@personalcarecouncil.org, (202) 454-0310.

For questions regarding the agenda, contact Stephanie Johnson, johnsons@personalcarecouncil.org, (202) 454-0353.