Application and Challenges
November 13 – 14, 2013 | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel | Bethesda, MD
Exhibition: November 13 – 14 | Courses: November 12
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The 2013 PDA/FDA Advanced Technologies for Virus Detection in the Evaluation of Biologicals Program Planning Committee invite you to submit a scientific abstract for a one-day poster presentation at the PDA/FDA Advanced Technologies for Virus Detection in the Evaluation of Biologicals Conference, which will be held on November 13-14, 2013 in Bethesda, Maryland. Case studies are particularly desired. Commercial abstracts featuring promotion of products and services will not be considered.
Submission Deadline: July 26, 2013
This conference will present and discuss considerations for use of novel virus detection technologies for the characterization of biological materials used in the production of vaccines and recombinant, therapeutic products. There has been no known case of a human infection due to the presence of any adventitious virus in a biological product. However, adventitious agents have been detected in biological materials used in product manufacture. Most recently, porcine circovirus and vesivirus were found in cells used in the manufacture of a rotavirus vaccine and a therapeutic product, respectively. These findings emphasize the need for broad-spectrum and sensitive assays to detect adventitious viruses and other microbial agents in biological products. Advanced virus detection methods such as massively parallel or deep sequencing, broad range PCR with mass spectrometry, and virus microarrays have demonstrated success in identifying novel viruses in some research, biological, and clinical samples. However, there are a number of factors to consider for using these methods to characterize biological materials used in manufacture. Approaches to address some of the critical issues related to sample processing and bioinformatics will be presented. An expert panel including representatives from industry and regulatory agencies will discuss these novel detection assays, their strengths and limitations and how they can be used to enhance the characterization provided by conventional assays.
At the completion of this conference, you will be able to:
This conference will be of value to mid and senior level professionals from the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical biological industry, regulatory agencies, source material suppliers and biologics safety testing providers in the following areas:
Leon D. Lewis
Director, Programs and Meetings
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 149
Wanda Neal, CMP
Senior Vice President, Programs and Registration Services
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 111
Manager, Registration and Customer Accounts
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 115
Vice President, Sales
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 160
|Before September 3, 2013||September 3-October 3, 2013||After October 3, 2013|
|Government/Health Authority Member||$ 700||$ 700||$ 700|
|Government/Health Authority Nonmember*||$ 800||$ 800||$ 800|
|Academic Member||$ 700||$ 700||$ 700|
|Academic Nonmember*||$ 800||$ 800||$ 800|
|Student Member||$ 280||$ 280||$ 280|
|Student Nonmember*||$ 310||$ 310||$ 310|
All prices in US dollars.
* For this member type, online registration is not available must be faxed in.
Please note: In order to receive the prevailing registration rate, your registration(s) must be received by PDA by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before the date noted.
Please read PDA's confirmation, substitution, refund and photo release policies for this conference and course.
Register 4 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the conference and receive the 5th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirement we may assist you with. Please contact Patresa Day at email@example.com for help.
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: +1 (301) 822-9200
Rate: Single/Double: $209.00, plus applicable state and local taxes.
Cut Off Date: Monday, October 21, 2013 (Rooms must be secured by this date in order to receive the PDA rate). Rates are guaranteed until the PDA block of rooms are sold out on a first come basis.
To make reservations at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, please call the Hotel at +1 (301) 822-9200 and reference the PDA/FDA Advanced Technologies for Virus Detection in the Evaluation of Biologicals Conference to receive the PDA group rate. Check in time is 4:00 p.m., and check out time is 12:00 noon.
Please be aware that obtaining and canceling hotel reservations is the responsibility of the meeting registrant. Individuals will be responsible for payment of their own cancellation fees. The cancellation policy is 6 p.m. on the date of arrival otherwise specified on your reservation information.
Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 20 miles from the hotel and all major carriers service this airport. Two other airports in the vicinity are both serviced by all major carriers: Dulles International, 24 miles away, and Baltimore-Washington International, 34 miles away.
Taxi fares from DCA are approximately $55 one way, not including tip, and will take about 30 minutes. One way taxi fares from Dulles is approximately $55 and from BWI about $75.
Bethesda North Marriott is located on Marinelli Road off of Rockville Pike in Rockville.
The Bethesda North Marriott is located on the RED line at the White Flint Station.
$15 Self Parking