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15th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Keeping Microbiology in the Loop

Oct 19 - Oct 21, 2020
8:30 AM
-
3:30 PM
| Eastern Standard Time
Online
  • Conference
  • Virtual
  • The Americas
  • Online

Overview

The 15th Annual PDA Global Conference on Pharmaceutical Microbiology is going Virtual!

This Conference 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
  • Monday, October 19

    10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    P1

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

    12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 
    Concurrent Sessions

    1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

    2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
    Virtual Poster Hall Open

  • Tuesday, October 20

    8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Breakfast Session

    10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    P2

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

    12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
    Concurrent Sessions

    1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

    2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions

    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
    Virtual Poster Hall Open

  • Wednesday, October 21

    8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Breakfast Session

    10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
    P3

    11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

    12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
    Concurrent Sessions

    1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

    2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    P4: Ask the Regulators

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

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

Registration Fees

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Registration Type Price
Virtual Conference
Member $1,756
Non-member $2,035
Young Professional Member $878
Gov’t/Health Auth./Academic Member $560
Gov’t/Health Auth./Academic Non-member $640
Student Member $224
Student Non-member $248

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