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15th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Oct 19 - Oct 21, 2020
Washington, DC

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Program Highlights

Save up to $600 when you register by Aug. 10.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended. Submit your abstract by May 1 for consideration.

Call for Abstracts

Overview

The 15th 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

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Sunday, October 18

    3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Registration Open

  • Monday, October 19

    7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Registration Open

    7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast

    8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    P1

    9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 
    Refreshment Break

    10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 
    Concurrent Sessions 

    11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
    Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall, Networking Lunch, Poster Presentations, and Tech Talks

    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
    Refreshment Break and Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall

    4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
    Networking Reception and Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall

  • Tuesday, October 20

    7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Registration Open

    7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast

    7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
    Breakfast Roundtable

    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    P2

    10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    Refreshment Break, Passport Drawing, and Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall

    10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions 

    12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Networking Lunch, Poster Presentations, and Tech Talks in Exhibit Hall

    1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Refreshment Break, Passport Drawing, and Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall 

    4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    P3

  • Wednesday, October 21

    7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Registration Open

    7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast

    7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
    Breakfast Roundtable

    8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    P4

    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Refreshment Break

    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    P5: Ask the Regulators



Additional Information

  • Call for Abstracts

    PDA is now accepting abstracts for poster presentations and 30-minute podium presentations at this signature Conference. Take advantage of a growing audience and showcase your recent work, case studies, strategies, and achievements in the field of pharmaceutical microbiology. Abstracts must be received by May 1 for consideration.

    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:

    1. 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
    2. Deepen their understanding of topics such as microbial risk, microbial control, and endotoxin testing
    3. Identify current and future trends in Microbiology
    4. Implement improvements at their own facilities using information gained through expert presentations and networking opportunities
    5. Identify regulatory and pharmacopeial expectations
    6. Understand global aspects of microbiology and aseptic processing
    7. 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, Pharmaceutical Industry Consultants, Regulatory Affairs, Health Authorities

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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.

Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St NW
Washington, DC

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Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Accommodations

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

    A block of rooms have been reserved for meeting participants at the Grand Hyatt Washington. The rate is $299 for single or double occupancy. Guestroom rates are subject to State and Local taxes. Reservations must be secured by Monday, September 21, 2020. After this date, reservations can be made on a space-and-rate available basis only. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m.; check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

    To make reservations, individuals may click on the reservation link above or call the Grand Hyatt Washington at +1 (202) 582-1234. Be sure to tell the reservationist that you are with the PDA Meeting to receive the PDA group rate.

    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 3 days in advance of arrival unless otherwise specified on your reservation information.

  • Amenities

    With a pristine location in the heart of Washington D.C. neighborhood, just steps away from downtown, our hotel ensures that you're never far from where you're looking to go. Explore from Grand Hyatt Washington, conveniently connected to the Metro Center train station from our lobby, allowing you to travel the red, orange, silver, and blue lines with ease to the city's beloved destinations and neighborhoods. See all of D.C.'s top sights from our front doors.

How to Get Here

By Air

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is approximately 4.2 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 Airport (IAD), 27 miles away, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), 32 miles away.

Taxi fares from DCA are approximately $25 one way, not including tip, and will take about 15 minutes. One way taxi fares from IAD is approximately $70 and from BWI about $85.

By Car

The Grand Hyatt Washington is located at 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

$42 (per day) Self-Parking. $62 (per day) Valet Parking.

Other Options

The Hotel lobby is connected to the Metro Center Metro Station. Metro fare from Reagan National Airport (DCA) is $2.30 (one-way; Blue Line).

Directions

Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price by August 10
Conference Conference + Workshop
Member $2,195 $3,540
Non-member $2,474 $4,019
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 10
Conference Conference + Workshop
Member $2,795 $4,440
Non-member $3,074 $4,919
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 $1,318
Non-member $1,430





















* 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).

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PDA will send you a confirmation letter within one week of payment being received. You must have this confirmation letter to be considered enrolled in a PDA event. If you have submitted a purchase order or requested an invoice, please be advised that a credit card guarantee is needed. PDA reserves the right to modify the material or speakers/trainers without notice or to cancel an event. If an event is cancelled, registrants will be notified by PDA as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for any costs incurred by registrants due to cancellation. Please note that the attendee list is shared with attendees and exhibitors and may be used to follow up on specific areas of interest after the event. Tape recordings are prohibited at all PDA events. For more information, contact [email protected] or +1 (301) 656-5900.

SUBSTITUTION: If a substitution request is sent by Sep 18, 2020, no fee will be charged. After Sep 18, 2020, 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 by Sep 18, 2020, a full refund will be given minus a $200 fee. After Sep 18, 2020, no refunds will be given. Refund requests must either be faxed to + (301) 986-1093 or emailed to [email protected]. Phone messages are not accepted.

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