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PDA Missouri Valley Chapter

Jim Polarine

President: Jim Polarine Jr., MA

STERIS Corporation

Overview

Welcome to the Missouri Valley Chapter of PDA. The Missouri Valley Chapter was given PDA Board Approval on June 14, 2010. The geographic territory of the chapter includes Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska with events held primarily in Kansas City and St. Louis.

We are a part of a respected international community of technological professionals leading the way in the advancement of pharmaceutical technology. We welcome participation from anyone involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic or government institutions with a desire to learn more or share information about issues facing these industries.

 

Upcoming Chapter Events

PDA Signature Events

 
 

Officers

President

Jim Polarine Jr., MA
STERIS Corporation

President-Elect

Bryan Lowery
Consultant

Treasurer

Heidi Faris
Bayer

Secretary

Joella Grossoehme
Elanco

Membership

OPEN

Event Coordinator – St. Louis

Bryan Lowery / Erin Patton

Sponsorship

Heidi Faris

Event Coordinator – Kansas City

OPEN

Newsletter

Patrick Kane

Chapter Membership

Deborah Haring

Social Media Coordinator

Jim Polarine

Social Outreach Committee

Erin Patton

Board Members at Large
Ben Frey, ProPharma Group, Inc.
Tara Greene, BioEthica (Consultant)
Deborah Haring,  Thermo Fisher, Inc.
Patrick Kane, Veltek
Gary Klaassen, (Immediate Past President),Thermo Fisher
Erin Patton, Millipore Sigma
Robert Pendland,  Excite Pharma Services
Whitney Sandberg, Patheon
Greg Spanel, ,George Butler Associates
 

About Us

Welcome to the Missouri Valley Chapter of PDA. 

The Missouri Valley Chapter was given PDA Board Approval on June 14, 2010.

The geographic territory of the chapter is:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska

with events held primarily in Kansas City and St. Louis.

We are a part of a respected international community of technological professionals leading the way in the advancement of pharmaceutical technology. We welcome participation from anyone involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic or government institutions with a desire to learn more or share information about issues facing these industries. 

PDA membership will enable you to:

  • Increase your Scientific Knowledge
  • Keep pace with current regulations
  • Network with your peers

The national PDA also offers training courses, a journal, a newsletter and many other documents of interest. 

Our meetings are open to members and non-members.

 

Get Involved

We have an ongoing need for energetic individuals looking to give of their time and receive the benefits of an engaged PDA membership.

The Chapter produces a series of events and newsletters every year and plans to host other special events such as selected training, Special Events, and local PDA-TRI or USP training courses.

We need additional volunteers these activities.

If you are interested in joining the Leadership Team of the Missouri Valley Chapter participating or leading a Committee or simply helping for a single activity, please contact the chapter president.

 
 

Newsletters

 

Missouri Valley Chapter Past Events

  • 2018 Spring Dinner Meeting
  • 2017 Fall Dinner Meeting and tour of Curium
 

Presentations

Recorded Presentation

Webinar: Cleaning Validation – Sterile Environments Regulatory Trends
Event Date: June 24, 2020

 

Event Slides Library

 
 

Sponsorship

The Missouri Valley Chapter of the PDA currently has over 200 members, across Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

We are grateful to our dedicated members and sponsors for their interest, participation and support.

We would like to offer you a variety of ways to be involved with our Chapter.

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities and information is available by contacting the chapter president.

Please consider participating in as many ways, as possible, this year!

Again, we appreciate your overwhelming support, as we strive to achieve our mission in support of our members from the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device industries.

-The PDA Missouri Valley Chapter Executive Committee

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