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  • Announcements

    See What’s New This Year

    The 2023 PDA Annual Meeting includes a free night on Tuesday to explore New Orleans, the Member Lounge located in the Exhibit Hall, and much more.

    Get Your VI Questions Answered

    The PDA Visual Inspection Forum will provide you with opportunities to talk to the experts, including the Ask the Experts panel discussion.

    Join the PDA Team!

    Our Training and Research Institute is looking for a full-time Senior Faculty Advisor with a strong background in pharmaceutical microbiology.

  • Events and Training News

    Multiple Calls for Abstracts Open

    Submit your abstract for our 2023 events, including the Micro Conference and the Quality and Regulations Conference!

    Agenda Now Available

    This year's PDA Robotics and Automation Conference will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 03-04 May!

    Get the Training You Need

    See upcoming training opportunities, online and in person at our Training and Research Institute!

  • Topic Areas

    Find Your Next Volunteer Opportunity

    There are many opportunities to develop or sharpen your skills and expertise while also helping build a stronger association.

    New Annex 1 Implementation Interest Group

    This Interest Group is focused on supporting the industry as it works through the implementation challenges presented by the new revision.

    Recent PDA Commenting Activities

    As a member organization of the US Pharmacopeial Convention, PDA recently commented on the proposed Rules & Procedures of the USP Council of Experts for the 2020-2025 cycle.

  • Technical Publications

    Latest Technical Document

    Technical Report No. 90 Contamination Control Strategy Development in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    ANSI/PDA Standard 02-2021

    Cryopreservation of Cells for Use in Cell Therapies, Gene Therapies, and Regenerative Medicine Manufacturing

    PDA Journal Email Table of Contents

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  • Global Community

    Register Now for INTERPHEX

    PDA members can attend INTERPHEX 2023 at no cost! Email us at [email protected] to get the complimentary registration link.

    Volunteer Spotlight

    Each month we will introduce an up-and-coming PDA member who is making a difference. This month - meet John Fetherston!

    Chapters Around the World

    PDA's 24 Chapters bring local programming and resources straight to you. Find out what your local Chapter is up to!


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

2023 PDA Annual Meeting

The premier meeting on bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing science and technology is making its way to The Big Easy this spring!


Next Gen ATMP Production

Glenn Wright discusses next generation production of advanced therapies with Ido Nevo, Lonza, at the 2022 PDA ATMP Conference.


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