Letter from the Chapter President
Dear PDA Members,
Thanks for your participation in our meetings and events as attendees, presenters, and sponsors. The West Coast Chapter of the Parenteral Drug Association (WCC PDA) is playing a vital role as the premier organization for the biopharma industry professionals of the San Francisco Bay Area.
In December, we completed elections for new officers and members-at-large for the 2019-2020 Board term.
Please welcome the following new and returning officers:
President: Fabio De Martino
President-elect: Lori Richter
Treasurer: Sumaiya Reza
Secretary: Paul Andrea
Members-at-Large: Beth Keij, Kate Nelson, Liraz Oechsli, Nick Kapp, Parag Shah, Robert Newell, Steve Dawson, and Lily Vicente.
This active group of volunteers will:
- Produce engaging chapter activities and networking events for you;
- Promote the development of our members;
- Present opportunities to share technical resources;
- and generate opportunities to collaborate with regulatory agencies in 2019 and 2020.
In addition to these events, we will continue to connect biopharma professionals with our informal Meetup gatherings across the San Francisco Bay Area, as wells as to develop our outreach to students and recent graduates through our SF Bay PDA student chapter.
PDA has helped me to learn and develop as a professional in the biotech and pharma industry. Since attending my first WCC PDA meeting, my scientific and regulatory knowledge has broadened and deepened thanks to the interactions with other members who have provided a meaningful discussion as well as a professional network and support.
I want to acknowledge Steve Dawson, 2017-2018 WCC PDA President, and each past officer for their time, shared expertise and valued friendships.
In closing, I would like to thank you all for your renewed membership in the West Coast Chapter of the Parenteral Drug Association, you are part of something incredible, and we are looking forward to meeting you in person at one of the 2019 WCC PDA events.
Fabio De Martino
WCC PDA President
WCC PDA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization run by volunteers, and without sponsorship, we would not be able to provide valuable educational and social networking events to our membership. As PDA members, you can connect the chapter with companies that would like to become WCC PDA Sponsors, a unique opportunity for vendor/service companies to strengthen their brand image, increase their visibility, and gain access to leaders of the San Francisco Bay Life-Science Community.