51st Organic Process Research and Development

The 51st Leading Process Chemistry Conference!

Date: 12 March - 14 March 2024

Time: 08.15 - 16.30

Location: San Diego, USA

We are delighted to announce that we will be coming to SAN DIEGO for our 51st OPR&D Conference.

Join us in this fantastic location and you will enjoy hearing cutting edge Scientific Content alongside our renowned Networking Receptions.  You will have the chance to connect with other like-minded chemists and benefit from Questions & Answer sessions and scientific discussion after each presentation.

Whether you are looking to learn about the latest scientific updates from industry or to meet and network with other chemists – our OPR&D Conference is the place to be.

Take advantage of our global network and extensive reach.

We invite key industrial experts from around the globe to share their discoveries with you. Each speaker is hand-picked and we work hard to ensure that a wide variety of topics are covered to ensure our programme is comprehensive and relevant. You will be re-invigorated and boosted once back in the lab.

Come and improve your efficiency and learn how to be more innovative in your synthetic route design, development and optimisation.

The chemical and pharma industries are fast moving and ever changing and the efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on tonnage scale has always been of importance. However, in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently and sustainably. OPR&D focusses on all these essential aspects of the chemical industry and has a reputation for quality and excellence.

We provide a safe, comfortable environment where you can meet new partners face-to-face, network with peers, and source innovative solutions in our exhibition area.

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Benefits of Attending


  • Process Research & Development Chemists
  • Chemical Engineers in Industry
  • Heads of Departments & Team Leaders


  • Benefit by hearing from key speakers who will present detailed case studies.
  • Learn how to design for efficiency and optimise your development objectives.
  • Access how industry strategies are evolving to meet today’s challenges.
  • Learn how your peers are developing solutions to common problems.
  • Gather important information on technical developments and equipment.
  • Bring yourself up-to-date on current developments and future trends in pharmaceutical development.
  • Meet and network with the key people working in the pharmaceutical industries.
  • Save time by picking up essential tips from experts in their fields.


It is preferable that all attendees are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 when attending our events, however we understand that personal circumstances may mean that this is not always feasible. If you have any concerns please contact us at [email protected].   Scientific Update Ltd cannot fully eliminate all risks or guarantee your safety – especially risks posed by COVID-19 or its variant strains – but ultimately we do ask all our delegates to read and adhere to our procedures before and during the event. We will closely monitor the official guidance from health authorities, local governments, and the World Health Organisation (https://www.who.int/) and update our guidelines accordingly.

Optional Short Course - Applications of Machine Learning to Process Chemistry

Applications of Machine Learning to Process Chemistry

Tuesday March 13th, 2023 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Tutor: Dr Ben Littler |
Scientific Update Ltd

This presentation will focus on how machine learning is assisting in solving process chemistry challenges. Multiple use-cases will be presented, along with an overview of emerging techniques. The target audience is generalist chemists who want to learn more about this emerging field.

  1. An overview of data-driven modelling and prediction in chemistry
  2. Applications of classical machine learning for reaction design
  3. Reaction optimization using machine learning
  4. Synthesis route prediction
  5. Reaction condition prediction

Short course fee – $499.00

You can select to attend the course during registration or you are also welcome to email Hannah or Phoebe at [email protected]


Sponsorship Opportunities

We have several sponsorship opportunities still available for this conference. These include networking and reception sponsorship.

Your company logo with link to your website would appear here and for premium sponsorship such as networking and reception, adjacent to the conference pages as well.

See out sponsorship section on the advantages that sponsorship can bring to your business.

Here is what our Sponsors said in 2023

“Amazing event – thank you for all your hard work to put it together!”

“The conference as always was organised to perfection, we thoroughly enjoyed our time and were able to get some leads which can hopefully open up some doors.”




Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

Best conference to network with process development chemists, period.

Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

Excellent topics, great speakers, fantastic organization and networking opportunities.

Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

Excellent opportunity to catch up with fellow process chemists.

Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

I enjoyed the conference. I have attended before, and I recommend it to my colleagues or other scientists in our field.

Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

It was good. Never visited a Scientific Update conference, but will get it on my priority list. Very good – like the set-up, flow and topics. Very interested in process development.

Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

Had a fantastic time, learned a lot from speakers, delegates and vendors. Really hope to be able to attend again in the future.

Organic Process Research & Development Conference Delegate 2023

I will definitely recommend this conference to my colleagues


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