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14th PDA Pharmaceutical Microbiology

14th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2019
Rockville, MD

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Program Highlights

The Program Planning Committee invites you to submit a scientific abstract for a one-day poster presentation or a 30-minute oral presentation.

Important date: Abstracts must be received by March 29, 2019 for consideration.

Call for Abstracts

Overview

The 14th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology continues the ongoing tradition of addressing the opportunities and challenges most relevant to the future of microbiology in today’s global market. Join new and seasoned professionals from all facets of the field, including global industry, academia, and regulatory authorities, to share insights on how to best prepare for the future through the sharing of best practices, development of standards, and integration of innovative technologies.

Take a look at the many opportunities that will shape the future of the pharmaceutical industry, such as how to best use non-compendial methods for microbial testing of new products, how to overcome challenges with aseptic processing, and what might be in store for the effective use of risk assessment and mitigation in product manufacturing, environmental monitoring, and microbial control. Additionally, the science of biotech microbiology and its impact on the industry in a dynamic fast paced global manufacturing environment will be addressed throughout the Conference.

The comprehensive program agenda will include presentations from global regulatory and industry experts who will share recent case studies and current trends in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology. The Conference will also highlight the following hot topics:

  • Novel biotechnology processes, including cell and gene therapies
  • Globalization of aseptic processing
  • Common microbial deficiencies in regulatory filings and inspections
  • Contamination control case studies
  • Innovative technologies, products, and processes

There will be plenty of opportunities to listen to and directly interact with all the speakers, in addition to lively Q&A sessions that promise to stimulate the discussions and encourage attendee participation. Interactive breakfast sessions will feature small group discussions on topics important to the industry.

During the conference, PDA will host many poster presentations and an exhibition of leading bio/pharmaceutical companies that will showcase new technologies and trends for pharmaceutical microbiology strategies.

Agenda

  • Information coming soon.

Additional Information

  • Call for Abstracts

    The 14th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology Program Planning Committee invites you to submit a scientific abstract for a one-day poster presentation or a 30-minute oral presentation. Abstracts must be received by March 29, 2019.

    Download Call for Papers

    Call for Papers/Abstracts is available now.

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    Abstract Submission

    Call for Papers/Abstracts is available now.

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  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

    • Broaden their knowledge in many areas of Microbiology by listening to the leaders in the industry in such topics as novel processes, products, and technologies
    • Deepen their understanding of topics such as microbial risk, microbial control, and endotoxin testing
    • Identify current and future trends in Microbiology
    • Implement improvements at their own facilities using information gained through expert presentations and networking opportunities
    • Identify local regulatory and pharmacopeial expectations
    • Understand global aspects of microbiology and aseptic processing
    • Summarize best practices for utilizing EM data to control processes
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    Departments: Microbiology, Compliance, Engineering, Manufacturing, QA/QC, Development, Regulatory Affairs, Research and Development, Validation

    Level of Expertise: Executives, Management, Scientists/Technicians

    Job Function: Scientist/Technician, Research, Analyst, Bench personnel

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation

    Continuing Education for Pharmacists

    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:


    Type of Activity: Knowledge

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.

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Travel

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

5701 Marinelli Rd
Rockville, MD
Phone: +1 (301) 822-9200

Make a Reservation
  • Accommodations

    Book within the PDA block and be automatically entered to win a daily treat delivered to your hotel room!

    To make reservations at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, please call the Hotel at +1 (301) 822-9200 and reference the PDA Meeting to receive the PDA group rate. Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m.

    Individual Cancellation

    Please be aware that obtaining and canceling hotel reservations is the responsibility of the meeting registrant. Individuals will be responsible for payment of their own cancellation fees. The cancellation policy is 6:00 p.m. on the date of arrival otherwise specified on your reservation information.

  • Amenities
    The Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center is adjacent to the White Flint METRO Station on the RED line offering easy access to Rockville, Bethesda, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia. All 220 guest rooms and suites provide high-speed Internet, upgraded Marriott Revive bedding, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron, and an ironing board. This hotel has a smoke-free policy and no pets are allowed.

How to Get Here

By Air

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 20 miles from the hotel and all major carriers service this airport. Two other airports in the vicinity are both serviced by all major carriers: Dulles International, 24 miles away, and Baltimore-Washington International, 34 miles away.

Taxi fares from DCA are approximately $55 one way, not including tip, and will take about 30 minutes. One way taxi fares from Dulles is approximately $55 and from BWI about $75.

By Car

Bethesda North Marriott is located at 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852.

$15 Self Parking

Other Options

More information coming soon.

Directions

Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price by August 9
Conference Conference + Workshop
Member $2,195 $3,340
Non-member $2,474 $3,819
Young Professional Member $1,098
Gov’t/Health Auth./Academic Member $700
Gov’t/Health Auth./Academic Non-member* $800
Student Member $280
Student Non-member* $310





Regular Registration
Registration Type Price after August 9
Conference Conference + Workshop
Member $2,795 $4,240
Non-member $3,074 $4,719
Young Professional Member $1,398
Gov’t/Health Auth./Academic Member $700
Gov’t/Health Auth./Academic Non-member* $800
Academic Member $700
Academic Non-member* $800
Student $280
Student Non-member* $310

One Day Only Registration
Member $1,238
Non-member $1,350




* For this member type or discounted rate, online registration is not available and must be faxed in.

† You must be a member to receive this rate.

All rates in US dollars. To receive the prevailing rate, PDA must receive your registration(s) by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before the date noted.

Group Registration Discount

Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the Conference or Workshop and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you require special accommodations and/or have special dietary requirements, please state them in the appropriate field when you register for the event(s).

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SUBSTITUTION: If a substitution request is sent 30 days before the event, no fee will be charged. After this period, a $200 fee will be charged. If you are a non-member substituting for a member, you will be required to pay the difference of the non-member fee.

REFUND: If a refund request is sent 30 days before the event, a full refund will be given minus a $200 fee. After this period, no refunds will be given. Refund requests must either be faxed to + (301) 986-1093 or emailed to registration@pda.org. Phone messages are not accepted.

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Contact

Program Inquiries
  • Brooke Schneider, CMP
    Manager, Programs
    Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 111
    schneider@pda.org

Exhibition Inquiries
  • David Hall
    Vice President
    Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 160
    hall@pda.org

Training Course Inquiries
  • Stephanie Ko
    Sr. Manager, Lecture Education
    Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 151
    ko@pda.org

Registration Customer Care

Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 115
registration@pda.org

 

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