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2020 PDA Annual Meeting

Enhancing the Future with Innovative Medicines and Manufacturing

Mar 30 - Apr 01 2020, Raleigh, NC



The theme of the 2020 meeting is Enhancing the Future with Innovative Medicines and Manufacturing. In selecting this theme, the planning committee’s goal is to design a comprehensive event that encompasses the wide-ranging interests of all PDA members. Whether you are focused on improving existing processes or delving into entirely new technologies, we will cover relevant information important to small molecule, and biopharmaceutical, cell and gene therapy and other modalities.

Plenary sessions will inspire all of us to engage as we focus on the importance of what we do every day to improve the quality of life for millions of people.  It is a daunting and empowering task we are faced with and these sessions will focus on key aspects of our work including getting personal with patients, understanding regulations, leveraging breakthrough designations, modernizing facilities, strategies for developing next generation medicines, and protecting integrated systems from external threats.  Concurrent session tracks include, Developing New Modalities, Targeting Real-Time and Parametric Release, Engineering Data Solutions, and Modernizing Products and Manufacturing.

Rounding out the program are Interest Group sessions, which offer participants a chance to hear from experts as well as engage in interactive discussions on a variety of important topics and specific disciplines. Visit this site later for a complete list of Interest Group Sessions.

The exhibition hall provides opportunities for one-on-one interactions with service providers and vendors who will showcase the latest services and technologies. Authors of numerous poster presentations will also be present to discuss their latest research and data. Following positive feedback, this year students and young professionals will again have the opportunity to deliver a podium or poster presentation.  Social events and breaks are scheduled throughout the meeting to allow time for further networking and peer-to-peer discussions. 

This meeting is a ‘must attend’ knowledge sharing event for everyone, from corporate executives to those who have recently joined the industry, it is an ideal opportunity to accelerate your impact and position in your company as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.


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Reasons to Attend


40+ Expert Speakers

Hear from experts with a variety of backgrounds, from pharmaceutical manufacturing, cloud technology, data science, and product quality, to the patient and healthcare perspectives. Each brings in-depth knowledge and insight providing you with a well-rounded, engaging meeting!


Keep Up with the Latest Innovations and Regulatory Updates

This is a time of unprecedented innovation and development. What does this change mean for the industry and regulatory authorities, and ultimately, how can we better serve patients? We’re going to be looking at breakthrough designations, modernization of facilities, leveraging data solutions, and ATMPs.


Invest in Your Future

This is your chance to build interdisciplinary professional connections while staying up to date on trends and research in the industry. Meet vendors, suppliers, and consultants in the Exhibit Hall featuring more than 105 exhibitors!


Connect with People Across the Bio/Pharmaceutical Industry

With a history of excellence connecting people, science, and regulation, PDA events are the place to expand your network. Get in-depth insight during poster presentations and mingle with thought leaders during networking events.


Can't make it to Raleigh, NC in person?

Virtual attendance allows you to experience, from the comfort of your home or office, all the presentations from improving existing processes or delving into entirely new technologies. You can get access to all of the presentations covering relevant information important to small molecule, and biopharmaceutical, cell and gene therapy and other modalities. Interactive features in the live-stream player allow you to enjoy a collaborative experience that connects you with a community of practitioners from around the world.

New this year: participate in the entire conference or just one session! New virtual participation options allow you to build your schedule a la carte to customize your virtual conference experience.

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