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2019 PDA Visual Inspection Forum

2019 PDA Visual Inspection Forum

Preparing for the Future of Visual Inspection


At PDA, our mission is to advance pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation so members can better serve patients.

New & Noteworthy

  • Announcements

    Contribute Comments on Health Canada’s Revised Guidance

    Help PDA review and assess the draft revision of GUI-0104, Good Manufacturing Practices for APIs. Volunteer by emailing Ruth Miller at

    PDA Begins Work on Third Standard

    PDA is seeking volunteers to assist in developing its third standard, Standard Practice for Quality Risk Management of Aseptic Processes. Find out how you can get involved!

    Special INTERPHEX Offer for PDA Members

    PDA and INTERPHEX are pleased to announce that the INTERPHEX 2019 Registration Fee will be waived for all PDA members! Register today.

  • Events and Training News

    Call for Abstracts

    PDA is now accepting abstracts for a one-day poster presentation or a 30-minute oral presentation at the 14th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology, taking place Oct. 21-23, in Rockville, MD.

    2019 PDA Data Integrity Workshop

    The focus of warning letters, import alerts, and product quarantines, data integrity continues to be a major topic of interest. Register and be a part of the conversation.

    QA/QC Training Course Series

    Choose from five training courses focused on quality systems, microbial identification, auditing, environmental monitoring, and rapid microbiological test methods.

  • Topic Areas

    EMA’s Regulatory Science to 2025 Survey

    EMA’s consultation on its strategy for advancing engagement with regulatory science over the next five to ten years is open for input through 30 June 2019.

    Consultation on PIC/S draft guidance

    Submit comments for the Draft PIC/S Guidance on Good Practices for Data Management and Integrity in Regulated GMP/GDP Environments through 28 February 2019.

    PDA Technology Transfer Survey

    Share your experience with current technology transfer practices. Open until Feb. 22.

  • Technical Publications

    New Technical Report Published

    Read Technical Report No. 81: Cell-Based Therapy Control Strategy on the PDA Technical Report Portal

    PDA Journal Email Table of Contents

    Sign up for Email Table of Contents and never miss a PDA Journal!

    New PDA Book Available

    Contamination Prevention for Nonsterile Pharmaceutical Manufacturing offers best practices and explains where the most common microbiological risks reside.

  • Global Community

    PDA Ireland Hosts Quality Culture Event

    Check out the latest news, photos, and videos of the exciting recent events in Ireland.

    Join the Conversation Online with PDA Connect sm

    New this week: manufacturing cell therapy products, updating USP Reference Standard Chapter <11>, take a survey for EDQM, and more!

    Volunteer of the Month

    Check out this month’s Volunteer Spotlight featuring Kim Sobien - one of our many amazing volunteers doing great things within the PDA community!


Upcoming Events

PDA offers a broad range of conferences and workshops on trending topics and hands-on training courses that provide practical information and implementable solutions. Find out about all of PDA’s upcoming events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia!

Event Calendar

Big Data’s Impact on Pharma

Companies must plan for generating massive amounts of data

Aaron Goerke, Head of MSAT at Roche Singapore Technical Operations, talks about what big data means for pharma manufacturing and expectations for how massive data pools will affect operations.


Visual Inspection

A Must-Attend Training Course

This training course covers the fundamentals of visual inspection methods and their application to injectable products. It will be a combination of lecture/discussion and hands-on laboratory exercises used to develop and practice practical inspection skills.


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