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2018 PDA Glass Quality Conference

Jan 23 - Jan 24, 2018 |
Jan 24, 2018 |
Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC
  • Conference
  • Western Hemisphere Events
Exhibition: January 23-24
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Since a spike in recalls and warning letters related to glass packaging occurred early this decade, there have been many developments and improvements in glass quality, including new formulations and processes for pharmaceutical packaging. This conference will explore the important research being conducted and the advancements offered to industry. Included are presentations on better analytical test methods, improved process controls, glass handling practices, and inspection techniques. We will delve into the improved glasses and new formulations, glass strengthening techniques and special coatings that are being developed and offered. The conference will explore the issues of glass-drug interactions; glass breakage and glass particulate. The challenges of regulatory acceptance of innovation will be addressed along with revising and modernizing pharmacopeias.

Presenters will be subject matter experts from glass manufacturers; with views and case studies given by pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company representatives; along with perspectives of the regulators.

The 2018 PDA Glass Quality Conference is back after nearly five years. It is an opportunity to review where we are, and explore many of the developments that have occurred during the last few years and look to our future in the field of pharmaceutical glass packaging. 

Additionally, the Conference will include an exhibition of glass, packaging, testing facilities, glass inspection, and equipment companies over the dates of the Conference.

Who Should Attend

Persons involved in selection and quality assurance of glass packaging; manufacturing of products packaged in glass, glass suppliers, and regulators.

Specifically, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals with the following responsibilities are encouraged to participate: Quality Assurance | Packaging | Supplier Control | Glass Suppliers | FDA Regulators | Product Development

Contact

Brooke Schneider, CMP
Manager, Programs
Tel: (301) 656-5900 ext. 111
Email: schneider@pda.org

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

Exhibition Inquiries
David Hall
Vice President, Sales 
Tel: +1 (240) 688- 4405
Email: hall@pda.org

Information coming soon. 

Conference Registration | January 23-24

Member

By November 13, 2017
$1,895

After November 13, 2017
$2,095

Non-member

By November 13, 2017
$2,174

After November 13, 2017
$2,374


Government/Health Authority

Member

By November 13, 2017
$700

After November 13, 2017
$700

Non-member*

By November 13, 2017
$800

After November 13, 2017
$800


Academic

Member

By November 13, 2017
$700

After November 13, 2017
$700

Non-member*

By November 13, 2017
$800

After November 13, 2017
$800


Student

Member

By November 13, 2017
$280

After November 13, 2017
$280

Non-member*

By November 13, 2017
$310

After November 13, 2017
$310


Young Professional Member †

Member

By November 13, 2017
$948

After November 13, 2017
$1,048


One Day Only Fee

Tuesday/Wednesday Only

PDA Member
$1,248

Nonmember
$1,387

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 November 24, 2017 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 November 24, 2017, 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.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: +1 (202) 234-0700

Rate: Single: $179.00, plus applicable taxes (14.5%).

Cut Off Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 (Availability may be limited. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees staying within the PDA block will receive the conference rate.)

Hotel Accommodations

To make reservations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, please call the Hotel at +1 (202) 234-0700 and reference the PDA event to receive the PDA group rate. Check in time is 3:00 p.m., and check out time is 12:00 noon.

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 by 12 p.m. three days prior to the date of arrival otherwise specified on your reservation information.

Amenities

Since 1930, the luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. has played host to presidents, world leaders and inaugural balls, making it a true Washington landmark. The 834 luxury guest rooms are located steps away from the National Zoo. For a full list of hotel amenities - click here.

Travel

Area Airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) is approximately 8 miles away. Two other airports in the vicinity are both serviced by all major carriers: Dulles International (IAD) is 28 miles away and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) is 34 miles away.

Ground Transportation
Taxi fares from Reagan National are $20-$25 one way, not including tip, and will take about 20 minutes. One way taxi fares from Dulles is $50-$65 and from BWI is about $75-$100.

Metro
Woodley Park Metro Station is 0.2 miles away from the hotel and is approximately $2.35-$3.25 one way to Reagan National.

Train
Union Station is 4 miles away from the hotel. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or visit http://www.amtrak.com.

Driving
Visit this page for detailed driving directions to the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Hotel Parking
$49 / Valet parking only - per car, per day

Information coming soon. 
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