Bethesda, Md. – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) announced the formation of the Pacific Northwest Chapter, its newest chapter. The PDA Board of Directors voted to accept the chapter’s charter and its board of volunteer officers at its September meeting in Washington, DC. The chapter will provide a local forum through which technical professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia can support the advancement of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical science and technology.
The Pacific Northwest Chapter will hold a kickoff and welcome reception on November 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Aptevo Therapeutics in Seattle, Wash. This inaugural event will be attended by Richard Johnson, President and CEO of PDA, who will discuss the PDA's organizational structure, mission, and role in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The event will also feature a keynote presentation by local FDA compliance officers, Maria Kelly-Doggett and William Millar, who will be discussing lifecycle management of parenteral drugs. Officers Kelly-Doggett and Millar will also be fielding questions and providing information on local FDA resources.
The following experts will serve as the 1st volunteer officers for the PDA Pacific Northwest Chapter:
- President: Lisa Rutter, Partner Therapeutics
- President-Elect: Brian Hawkins, BioLife Solutions, Inc.
- Secretary: Irene Braginskaya, Nohla Therapeutics
- Treasurer: Anethra Wilson, Partner Therapeutics
- Members At Large: Alireza Abazari, BioLife Solutions; Julia Hart, Aptevo Therapeutics