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2021 RoboticsA-1988x680

2021 PDA Robotics and Automation Conference

Apr 20 - Apr 21, 2021
Central Europe Standard Time | Online
  • Conference
  • Virtual
  • Online
  • Europe
Program Highlights

The Call for Abstracts is now open!
We would like to warmly invite you to submit an abstract for podium or poster presentation. Abstracts and posters must be non-commercial in nature, describing new developments or work that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge related to robotics and automation in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Case Studies are particularly desired!

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Dear Colleagues, 

On behalf of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA Europe, we are proud to present the inaugural PDA Robotics and Automation Conference to take place as a virtual event on 20-21 April 2021

What a difference a year makes. While concepts of robots and automation might have been considered nice to have when we talked about them at the PDA EU Annual Meeting in Amsterdam in 2019, the global pandemic has accelerated the importance of speed while maintaining our standards of safety. We will cover a wide range of topics ranging from artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, data analytics, cloud solutions and blockchain technology to automated solutions in pharma testing and manufacturing. 
We all know the stats. Robots and automation are expected to be faster and to reduce human errors by incredible factors. These technologies cover for the worker shortages that some areas experience and they can do tasks in dangerous settings. The question we usually get, though, is whether these technologies are truly safe, robust and beneficial for the patients. It’s necessary to understand that the heart and soul of automation and robot orchestration lies in multiple elements like artificial intelligence built out from human feedback and a careful initial set up, connectivity, cloud and sensorics. These technologies are not set up in a vacuum and they continue to get reviewed and refined by humans. We are not replacing human knowledge but rather augmenting our capacity to create and innovate to bring our ideas to reality in a way that is safer and faster than ever before.
Regulatory bodies are ready for these technologies, too. What that means for us is that we must measure, record, trace, and analyze everything so that we are continuously improving the quality, efficiency, and safety of our drugs. Here again, smart systems can help us manage the variability and complexity of this new reality. 
We are very much looking forward to hearing from each of you about the ideas you have for the opportunities in this space, the technical solutions you have discovered, and the challenges you would like to overpass. There can no longer be doubt that digitization and automation and the discussions we have here will help catapult our Life Science organizations into this brave new world.

We look forward to you joining us in the virtual realm!

The Chairs

Toni Manzano, PhD, Aizon
Martin Düblin, One One Eleven 

Highlighted Speakers

Martin Dueblin
Martin Dueblin
One One Eleven
Toni Manzano
Toni Manzano

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Registration Type Price after 21 February 2021
Member €1.595
Non-member €1.895
Co-viewer €99
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €600
Young Professional (Member) €600

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