Meet your instructor
James Vesper designs and develops instructional courses and workshops for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He is founder and president of the firm LearningPlus, and has had more than 30 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 11 years at Eli Lilly. His first assignment was as corporate industrial hygienist, followed by three years in corporate quality assurance. He was responsible for issues concerning the manufacturing and testing of parenteral products made at Eli Lilly facilities and third parties worldwide. His last assignment was project leader of GMP education and instruction, establishing the department and its mission. Since 1991, Mr. Vesper has been creating innovative instructional training products for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries using video and computer technologies as more effective and efficient delivery media. Working as a consultant with a wide variety of clients, his firm creates integrated curricula for personnel and customized training courses targeted to specific needs. He presents papers and workshops at various international technical and professional meetings, including those of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, GMP TEA, PDA, Pharmaceutical Sciences Group and PharmTech. In 2001, he was awarded the PDA's Agalloco Award for Excellence in Training. He is also an advisor to the World Health Organization's Global Learning Opportunities/Vaccine Quality Group and has mentored, designed and developed learning programs that are in use worldwide.