Kilmer Conference

The Kilmer Conference is a memorial conference to celebrate the contributions of Fred Kilmer – a pioneer in infection prevention. Fred was a pivotal leader in the pharmaceutical industry and director of Johnson & Johnson’s scientific laboratory from 1889-1934.

Johnson & Johnson has hosted a total of ten Kilmer Conferences between 1976-2019 for invited professionals in microbiological quality, assurance of sterility and infection control from industry, academia, regulatory authorities and healthcare delivery organizations. Previous conferences focused on advancements in terminal sterilization and aseptic processing, new validation methods, new technologies, and world health issues. In 2019, the Kilmer Conference celebrated its 10th event in Dublin, Ireland.