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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

Coming soon.

PDA Signature Events

 
 

Officers

President

Jim Polarine Jr., MA
STERIS Corporation

President-Elect

Bryan Lowery
ThermoFisher Scientific

Treasurer

Valerie Welter
Pfizer

Secretary

Joella Grossoehme

Elanco

Membership

Denise Maddox

Event Coordinator – St. Louis

Bryan Lowery / Erin Patton

Sponsorship

Valerie Welter

Event Coordinator – Kansas City

Heidi Farris

Newsletter

Ioana Gruchcuska

Special Events Committee

Denise Maddox

Social Media Coordinator

Jim Polarine

Social Outreach Committee

Erin Patton

Board Members at Large

Gary Klaassen (Immediate Past President), Thermo Fisher
Ben Frey, ProPharma Group, Inc.
Denise Maddox, ProPharma Group, Inc.
Erin Patton, Charles River
Ioana Grucheuska, ICON plc
Whitney Sandberg, Patheon
Heidi Faris, Bayer  
Robert Pendland, Excite Pharma Services
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

 
 

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