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2018 PDA Annual Meeting

Agile Manufacturing Strategies: Driving Change to Meet Evolving Needs
Mar 19 - Mar 21, 2018 |
Mar 21, 2018 |
Loews Sapphire Falls | Orlando, FL
  • Conference
  • Western Hemisphere Events
Exhibition: March 19-21
Post-Workshop: March 21-22
Courses: March 22-23
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PDA’s flagship Annual Meeting provides a venue for obtaining the latest and most comprehensive information on a broad range of topics related to processing, manufacturing and quality control. More importantly, the Annual Meeting is the ideal forum for sharing best practices and learnings on how the industry applies novel approaches for the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products. The trend continues with the 2018 PDA Annual Meeting.

The theme of the 2018 meeting is Agile Manufacturing Strategies: Driving Change to Meet Evolving Needs. 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. We will cover relevant information important to both small molecule pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries will be covered. 

Plenary sessions focus on patient perspective and future visions, genomic profiling and even a new topic – Disruptive Technologies. Additional plenary sessions further explore current and future trends in process development and manufacturing including next generation processing and facilities, the application of big data for process design and optimization, and accelerating the industry response to healthcare needs. Concurrent session tracks were selected to support the conference theme and offer participants a closer look at continuous processing, patient centricity, disruptive technologies and complexities in the product value chain. 

Rounding out the program are Interest Group sessions, which offer participants a chance to engage in interactive discussions on a variety of important topics and specific disciplines. 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. 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 and especially for 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 society. Don’t waste time to organize your attendance at the 2018 PDA Annual Meeting.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this event, attendees will be able to:

  • Define  manufacturing and quality requirements for immunotherapies, gene and cell therapy products
  • Understand requirements for a patient centric supply strategy
  • Apply continuous manufacturing applications and flexible facility designs of the future
  • Identify new trends and potential disruptive development in the health care sector
  • Demonstrate the value of applying  Big data  when designing and optimizing manufacturing processes
  • Define strategies to accelerate new products introductions
  • Interpret the latest trends in microbiological and adventitious agent control strategies
  • Identify advanced analytical approaches that can be applied for quality control and real time release
  • Explore delivery system design and manufacturing logistics for patient-centered therapies and precision medicine
  • Harvest (or benefit or take advantage of) best practices for identifying and applying  new technologies

Who Should Attend

Job Functions
Scientist | Executive and Mid-Level Management | Project Management | Technical Services | Supply Chain | Manufacturing Application | Risk Management

Departments
Manufacturing | Product Development | Quality | Research & Development | Regulatory Affairs | Engineering | Laboratory Science | Information Technology | Validation | Training

Contact

Jason Brown
Assistant Director, Programs
(301) 656-5900 ext. 131
Email: brown@pda.org

Registration inquiries
Registration & Customer Care
(301) 656-5900 ext. 115
Email: registration@pda.org

Exhibition inquiries
David Hall
Vice President, Sales
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 160
Email: hall@pda.org

Information coming soon.

Conference and Workshop Registration* | March 19-22

Member

By January 8, 2018
$2,545

After January 8, 2018
$3,245

Non-member

By January 8, 2018
$2,824

After January 8, 2018
$3,524

* Complimentary Conference registration does not qualify for discount offered for Workshop.


Conference Registration | March 19-21

Member

By January 8, 2018
$1,895

After January 8, 2018
$2,495

Non-member

By January 8, 2018
$2,174

After January 8, 2018
$2,774


Government/Health Authority

Member

By January 8, 2018
$700

After January 8, 2018
$700

Non-member*

By January 8, 2018
$800

After January 8, 2018
$800


Academic

Member

By January 8, 2018
$700

After January 8, 2018
$700

Non-member*

By January 8, 2018
$800

After January 8, 2018
$800


Student

Member

By January 8, 2018
$280

After January 8, 2018
$280

Non-member*

By January 8, 2018
$310

After January 8, 2018
$310


Young Professional Member †

Member

By January 8, 2018
$948

After January 8, 2018
$1,248


One Day Only Fee

Monday/Tuesday

Member
$1,198

Nonmember
$1,300

All prices in US dollars.

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

† You must be a member to take advantage of this rate.

Please note: In order to receive the prevailing registration rate, your registration(s) must be received by PDA by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before the date noted.

Please read PDA's confirmation, substitution, refund, and photo release policies for this workshop and course.

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

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirement we may assist you with. Please contact us at registration@pda.org for help.

CONFIRMATION: A letter of confirmation will be sent to you once payment is received. You must have this written confirmation to be considered enrolled in a PDA event. Please allow one week for receipt of confirmation letter. If you have submitted a purchase order or requested an invoice please be advised that a credit card guarantee is needed. Please be advised that if your payment or written cancelation notice is not received by January 18, 2018 your credit card will be charged the prevailing rate.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you are unable to attend, substitutions can be made at any time, including onsite for a fee of $200. If you are a non-member substituting for a member, you will be required to pay the difference non-member fee. If you are pre-registering as a substitute attendee, indicate this on the registration form.

REFUNDS: Refund requests must be in writing and faxed to +1 (301) 986-1093. (Emails and phone messages are not accepted). Refunds for Full Conference, Workshops and Events: If your written request in received on or before January 18, 2018, you will receive a full refund minus a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds or credit requests will be approved. Onsite registrants are not guaranteed to receive Conference materials until all advanced registered attendees receive them. PDA reserves the right to modify the material or speakers/instructors without notice or to cancel an event. If an event must be canceled, registrants will be notified by PDA in writing as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancelation. For more details, contact PDA at info@pda.org or +1 (301) 656-5900.

PLEASE NOTE: Photo ID will be required in order to pick up badge materials on-site. This important security procedure will prevent anyone other than the registrant from picking up their badge and materials.

RECORDING/PHOTO RELEASE: By registering for these events, I authorize PDA to record and photograph me and to use the recordings/photographs in all formats and media for any purpose, including for education, marketing and trade purposes. I hereby release PDA from all claims arising out of the use of the recordings/photographs, including without limitation all claims for compensation, libel, invasion of privacy or violation of copyright ownership. Tape recordings are prohibited at all PDA Conferences.

Loews Sapphire Falls

Loews Sapphire Falls
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, FL USA 32819
Tel: +1 (407)-503-5000

Reservation Group Call-In Center
Toll Free: +1 (866)-360-7395
Local: +1 (407)-503-9276

Please Note: Once your room confirmation number is received, a deposit of one night's room and tax will be taken from the credit card on your reservation. This deposit is refundable if a cancellation is made five days prior to arrival.

Rate: Single/Double: $252.00 - Guestroom rates are subject to State and Local taxes, 6% per room night occupied.

Website: https://www.loewshotels.com/sapphire-falls-resort

Cut Off Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

(The PDA block of rooms are available on a first come basis and must be secured by the cut-off date to receive the PDA rate). After the cut-off date, rooms will be available at the prevailing rate based on availability.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms have been reserved for meeting participants at the Loews Sapphire Falls. The rate is $252 for single or double occupancy. Please note that over 90% of the Sapphire Falls guestrooms are double queen rooms. Guestroom rates are subject to State and Local taxes. Reservations must be secured by Friday, February 16, 2018. After this date, reservations can be made on a space-and rate-available basis only. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

To make reservations, individuals may click on the reservation link above or call the Loews Sapphire Falls at +1 (866)-360-7395. Please make sure to tell the reservationist that you are with the PDA group attending the 2018 PDA Annual 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 72 hours prior to check-in to avoid cancellation fees.

Amenities

Loews Sapphire Falls is conveniently located near Universal Orlando™. The venue features a beautifully landscaped, resort-style pool with a water slide surrounded by cascading waterfalls, this hotel truly captivates at every turn. From the ruins of the stone turret in the lobby, to the inviting island charm of the 1,000 guest rooms and suites, guests will be surrounded by a vivid, textured haven that is inspired by landmarks of the islands. The venue also offers a complimentary water taxi to the Universal CityWalk™ area, allowing guest to enjoy a variety of great restaurants and attractions.

Click here for additional information on service and amenities offered at Loews Sapphire Falls.

Airport

Orlando International Airport- (MCO) is located 18 miles (about 20-25 minutes) northeast from Loews Sapphire Falls.

Ground Transportation

Preferred Vendor

Destination MCO has been selected as the preferred vendor for airport transportation for Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando™. Exclusive chauffeured services begin at $115 (tax and gratuity included) for a sedan and can be charged to your geust room. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at +1 (407)-503-5200.

Shared-Ride and Direct Service Airport Shuttles - Special Discount for PDA Attendees

Mears Transportation offers a shared-ride airport shuttle from Orlando International Airport to Loews Sapphire Falls. Tickets are available at the Mears Transportation counters located inside the baggage claim area on level two, as well as on level one where the shuttle departs for Loews Sapphire Falls Resort every 30 – 40 minutes. Reservations are not required. Pricing is shown below.

  • One-way fare: $21 adult or $16 child (ages 3-9)
  • Round-trip fare: $33 adult or $25 child (ages 3-9)

Mears Transportation also offers a direct service airport shuttle from Loews Sapphire Falls to Orlando International Airport. Travel time is approximately one hour. Reservations are required. Visit or call the concierge at 407.503.5200 at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Taxis

Taxis are on standby at Orlando International Airport, offering service to and from Loews Sapphire Falls for an approximate fare of $55 each way, depending on traffic conditions. Standard taxis can accommodate up to four people. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Directions

From Orlando International Airport
Take the north exit onto the Martin B. Andersen Beachline Expressway (State Road 528) West approximately 11 miles to Interstate 4 (I-4) East. Continue on I-4 East to exit 75A (Universal) and turn left onto Universal Boulevard. Continue on Universal Boulevard to Hollywood Way and turn left. Continue on Hollywood Way and turn left onto Adventure Way. Loews Sapphire Falls is on the left at 6601 Adventure Way.
Note: FL-528 is a toll road with one toll of $2.25 between Orlando International Airport and Loews Sapphire Falls.

From Florida's Turnpike
Take exit 259 (Orlando) onto I-4 West. Travel on I-4 West to exit 74B (Universal) and continue on Adventure Way. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the first entrance on the right at 6601 Adventure Way.

From Eastbound Interstate 4
Take exit 75A and continue to Universal Boulevard. Turn left onto Universal Boulevard and travel approximately one-half mile to Hollywood Way. Turn left onto Hollywood Way. Continue on Hollywood Way and turn left onto Adventure Way. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is on the left at 6601 Adventure Way.

From Westbound Interstate 4
Take exit 74B (Universal) and continue on Adventure Way. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the first entrance on the right at 6601 Adventure Way.

From Southbound Interstate 95
Take exit 205 (State Road 528). Travel on FL-528 to I-4 East. Travel on I-4 East to exit 75A and continue to Universal Boulevard. Turn left onto Universal Boulevard and travel approximately one-half mile to Hollywood Way. Turn left onto Hollywood Way. Continue on Hollywood Way and turn left onto Adventure Way. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is on the left at 6601 Adventure Way.

From Northbound Interstate 95
Take exit 260B (I-4 West). Travel on I-4 West to exit 74B (Universal) and continue on
Adventure Way. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is the first entrance on the right at 6601
Adventure Way

Hotel Parking

Self-parking at the Loews Sapphire Falls is $22 overnight or $24 daily. Valet parking is $29 overnight or $34 daily.

  1. Network, Collect Intelligence and Forge Key Relationships

The Annual Meeting is one of PDA’s Signature Events, and one of our most popular meetings as well, typically attracting more than 600 Conference attendees. With multiple networking breaks, luncheon, and reception, exhibitors have ample time to connect with your desired audience of industry leaders, strengthen business relationships, and create new sales leads.

The comprehensive 10’ x 10’ booth package includes one full conference registration and two exhibit only badges, company listing on the Conference website and in the on site exhibit guide, six foot skirted table, chair, trash can, ID sign, on site personal assistance, list of pre-registered attendees distributed at the meeting, and exclusive access to hundreds of highly qualified biopharmaceutical manufacturing, operations, supply chain, engineering, project management, quality, regulatory affairs and laboratory science professionals.

Increase Brand Recognition

Become a sponsor at the conference to strengthen your brand image, increase your visibility, drive traffic to your booth, and align your company with industry leading minds and world class content. High profile sponsorships are available for lanyards, notepads, mobile app, audience response systems, tote bags, hotel keycards, mobile device charging stations, refreshment breaks, lunch and networking reception. We’ll create a customized sponsorship to fit your needs and budget.

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

David Hall

+1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 160
Cell +1 (240) 688-4405
hall@pda.org

Alison Caballero

+1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 135
caballero@pda.org

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