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2021 PDA Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference

Oct 04 - Oct 06, 2021
Washington, DC

Microbiology is Evolving: Rising to the Challenge

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Program Highlights

The Call for Abstracts is now open!

With the ever-changing field of microbiology, sessions at this year's event will try to answer the question, are we doing enough? Download the Call for Abstracts to view a list of suggested topics.

Abstracts must be received by 8 April 2021 for consideration.

Call for Abstracts

Overview

Welcome to the 2021 PDA Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference!

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
  • Learned lessons in a post COVID world-perspective from industry and regulators

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 Coming Soon

Additional Information

  • Call for Abstracts

    The Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit an abstract for a podium or poster presentation. Abstracts must be received by 8 April 2021 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.

    Submit Abstract
  • 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
    8. Apply some of the lessons learned by the pharmaceutical industry and regulators in a post COVID time
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    More information coming soon.

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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

Grand Hyatt Washington
  • Accommodations

    The PDA room block at the Grand Hyatt Washington is not currently open. Please check back June 2021.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
Registration Type Price by 31 August 2021
Member $878
Non-member $1,018
Govern./Health Authority/Academic Member $280
Govern./Health Authority/Academic Non-member $320
Student Member $112
Student Non-member $124
Young Professional Member $439
Regular Registration
Registration Type Regular Registration
Price after 30 Sept. 2021
Member $1,229 $1,580
Non-member $1,425 $1,832
Govern./Health Authority/Academic Member $392 $504
Govern./Health Authority/Academic Non-member $448 $576
Student Member $157 $202
Student Non-member $174 $223
Young Professional Member $615 $790

* For this member type or discount, online registration is not available, please contact [email protected].

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

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