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2019 PDA Visual Inspection Forum

Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2019 |
Apr 24, 2019 |
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC | Washington, DC
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Courses: April 25-26
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Visual inspection continues to be an important element of the manufacturing process and the quality assurance of injectable products. Product inspection provides necessary information for lot release, and, coupled with defect identification, contributes to a strategy of continuous process improvement.  Inspection may be accomplished manually or using a variety of automated inspection technologies. A wide range of skills and knowledge is needed to implement a robust inspection program.

PDA’s Visual Inspection Forum was created to provide timely information on this critical processing step. Past meeting topics have included selection and qualification of human inspectors, validation of automated inspection systems, and container integrity and inspection methods. General particle identification and characterization as well as recommendations for difficult to inspect containers and formulations including biopharmaceuticals with inherent protein particles have been addressed.  Finally, regulatory requirements and recent regulatory activity (inspection observations, warning letters, and recalls) and country specific inspection requirements are always topics of interest.

The 2019 PDA Visual Inspection Forum will discuss new developments in the field of visual inspection, including contributions to a basic understanding of the sampling and inspection process, practical aspects of manual and automated methods, and the regulatory and compendial requirements that govern them. A special focus this year will be the inspection life-cycle and the use of inspection results and quality risk management (QRM) concepts to drive continuous process improvement.

The meeting will feature an exhibition where attendees can see the latest in commercial inspection hardware and discuss production needs with key suppliers of inspection systems and services.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe compendial requirements and regulatory trends to ensure their companies are meeting current and anticipated regulatory expectations
  • Apply QRM concepts to visual inspection
  • Identify advances in particulate inspection methods and equipment
  • Identify critical parameters that affect the inspection process
  • Understand and implement a visual inspection life-cycle
  • Implement an effective and practical visual inspection process

Who Should Attend

Departments
Engineering | Manufacturing | Packaging | Process Development | Quality | Technical Services | Validation

Pharmaceutical/Biopharmaceutical Developers
Clinical Supplies | Parenteral Development | Process Development

Inspection Equipment Suppliers
Applications Development | Machine Design | Sales

Contact

Annette Bacchus
Manager, Programs
Tel: (301) 656-5900 ext. 221
Email: bacchus@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

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

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Tuesday, April 23

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Event Registration | April 23-24, 2019

Member

By February 11, 2019
$1,995

After February 11, 2019
$2,595

Non-member

By February 11, 2019
$2,274

After February 11, 2019
$2,874


Young Professional Member †

Member

By February 11, 2019
$998

After February 11, 2019
$1,298

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


Government/Health Authority

Member*

By February 11, 2019
$700

After February 11, 2019
$700

Non-member*

By February 11, 2019
$800

After February 11, 2019
$800

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


Academic

Member

By February 11, 2019
$700

After February 11, 2019
$700

Non-member*

By February 11, 2019
$800

After February 11, 2019
$800

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


Student

Member

By February 11, 2019
$280

After February 11, 2019
$280

Non-member*

By February 11, 2019
$310

After February 11, 2019
$310

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


Tuesday/Wednesday Only

Member

$1,238

Non-member*

$1,350

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 February 22, 2019 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 in the 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 February 22, 2019, 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: Tape recordings are prohibited at all PDA events.

Marriott Marquis Washington DC

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001 USA
Tel: +1 (202) 824-9200

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

Rate: Single/Double: $239.00, plus applicable state and local taxes.

Cut Off Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

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 Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. The rate is $239 for single or double occupancy. Guestroom rates are subject to State and Local taxes. Reservations must be secured by Monday, March 25, 2019. 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 Marriott Marquis Washington DC at +1 (202) 824-9200. Please make sure to tell the reservationist that you are with the PDA group attending the 2019 PDA Visual Inspection Forum 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 prior to the date of arrival by 6:00 p.m. (EST) to avoid cancellation fees.

Amenities

Convenience and style merge at Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Boasting a forward-thinking design that reflects its vibrant setting, our LEED® Silver-certified convention hotel is ideally located in downtown D.C. near Penn Quarter and Chinatown. Our hotel is just blocks from the National Mall monuments and Smithsonian Museums. Stay in one of our 1,175 well-appointed rooms or 49 spacious suites enhanced with deluxe amenities. During your stay, please enjoy our complimentary bi-level fitness center. Gather with friends or colleagues, and make use of complimentary Wi-Fi, in our beautiful white marble Atrium Lobby with a 55-foot custom sculpture. Fuel up for a busy day at our six restaurants or unwind in our bars. Spanning nearly a city block, our posh hotel positions you to explore Washington, D.C. with ease.

Area Airports

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 4.6 miles south of the hotel, all major carriers service this airport

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 27.6 miles east, all major carriers service this airport

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is 31.7 miles southwest, all major carries service this airport

Ground Transportation

Taxi fares from DCA are approximately $16.00 one way, not including tip, and will take about 15-20 minutes. Alternate transportation from DCA: Metro Yellow Line to Mount Vernon Square/Convention Center is approximately $1.70 (one way).

Taxi fares from IAD is approximately $80 and from BWI is about $75.

Driving Directions

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel is located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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Hotel Parking

Valet parking is $49 daily.

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact David Hall at +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 160; cell +1 (240) 688-4405; hall@pda.org or Alison Caballero at +1 (301) 656-5900 ext. 135; caballero@pda.org

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