Welcome to the PDA New England Chapter (NEPDA).
Our current system is that a PDA member is elected to a 2-year President-Elect term followed immediately by a term as President. This system allows for a continuity of leadership and a systematic rotation. Historically the outgoing President has assumed one of the Member-At-Large positions after their term is over. We have a Treasurer that keeps track of finances and coordinates meeting registrations. We also have a secretary that records the meeting minutes and coordinates the NEPDA Newsletter.
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Our chapter was formed in 1988, and represents PDA members from the 6 New England states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut. We generally hold our meetings in the greater Boston-Cambridge area. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of the month, alternating between Technical Dinner Meetings (odd months) and Chapter Board/ Planning Committee meetings (even months), except that we do not meet in July. All Members are invited to both Technical Dinner meetings and Planning Committee meetings. Each dinner meeting has sponsors that help defray the cost of the meetings. In return for sponsoring an event, companies gain exposure to our membership by prominent recognition in meeting announcements, and at exhibit tables during the registration / networking period of the meeting. See our sponsorship policy for full details.
Our dinner meetings have the following general schedule:
When possible, we will also include a tour of a local facility. This takes place before the main meeting, generally around 3:30-5:30 pm. We also offer reduced prices for retired / unemployed members and full-time college students. See pricing details at the upcoming events link.
The PDA New England Chapter has a series of policies published at our resources link. These cover sponsorship, privacy, speaker and event fees. These have been established so that we can best serve our members and sponsors.
According to our chapter By-Laws our chapter board consists of the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary and at least two Members-At-Large. The membership of the chapter will elect the President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Members-At-Large for a period of 2 years.
The President-Elect will assume the position of President at the end of the two years term of the outgoing President. Historically, the outgoing President has been elected to the position of Member-At-Large. This system allows for a continuity of leadership and systematic rotation.
Dinner meetings revolve around exciting industry topics, engaging speakers, with lively audience participation. Some events involve a tour of area companies.
Agendas for board meetings include a wrap up of the past event and planning for the future events. Committee Chairpersons prepare reports noting the status of their committee’s activities, the status of the treasury, the membership rolls, and exchange ideas and camaraderie.
Identifies topics of interest in the industry and selects speakers.
Please contact our Volunteer Committee for more information about chapter volunteer opportunities.
We have 2 opportunities for sponsorship with our chapter. The first is to sponsor a dinner meeting. Each dinner-meeting will have sponsors that help defray the cost of the meetings. In return for sponsoring an event, the vendor will reach our membership by prominent placement in the meeting flyer and at an exhibit table during the social period and meeting. See our Vendor Sponsorship Policy for full details.Our newest opportunity is to sponsor our quarterly newsletter. We offer vendors, consultants, operating companies and other organizations the opportunity to promote themselves and also support the NEPDA Chapter by purchasing advertising in our newsletters.
The NEPDA Student Chapter share PDA’s mission, “to provide a local forum for discussion, meetings and information exchange The NE PDA Student Chapter helps members to get involved with the most updated topics in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry, promotes science discussions, and builds relationships between PDA professionals and students.
The New England PDA Student Chapter was founded in 2008 at the Middlesex Community College (MCC) under the direction of the then PDA President-Elect Jerry Boudreault. The first student officers were Matt Piasecki (President), Maurice Perez (President -elect), Wayne Landis (Secretary) and Lackhena Pak (Treasurer). The initial facultative sponsors were JesseKlein and Paul Patev. Paul Patev continues as the main facultative sponsor.
Who can participate?
What are the benefits of being a member of the Student Chapter? Students with a PDA membership can:
How our meetings are organized?
Students are encouraged to get involved in the planning of activities. Come to any of the PDA Student Chapter meetings or email your ideas to the President of the Student Chapter.
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