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2023 Visual

2023 PDA Visual Inspection Forum

Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2023
Baltimore, MD

Innovation and Efficiency

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Program Highlights

Early registration is going on now until 19 February, with up to $500 in savings!


On behalf of the Program Planning Committee, we invite you participate in the 2023 PDA Visual Inspection Forum! VI continues to be critical to the manufacture and delivery of high-quality injectable medicines. This forum provides a platform to present and discuss new developments and expectations in the field of VI. This year we have returned to an in-person meeting after the success of the live event in Berlin in 2022.

The regulatory and compendial environment continues to rapidly evolve with new or revised guidance published this year. FDA has published a draft of their Inspection of Injectable Products for Visible Particulates guidance for industry and USP and EMA have finalized updates to USP <1790> and Annex 1, respectively. These new requirements encourage further discussion of the correct understanding and implementation of VI within the pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain and provide one of this year‘s hot topics.

Automated visual inspection (AVI) provides significant benefits when integrated into the manufacturing process. This is especially true for mass market products such as the recent expansion of COVID vaccine production. Technological advancements, like the use of AI in image analysis and inspection recipe development, can offer significant performance improvements for AVI. Such advancements and other practical case studies on AVI implementation are planned for the agenda in 2023.

As in previous years, manual inspection remains an important means of monitoring and controlling product quality and the most widely used method for visual inspection. It continues to be the pharmacopeial reference method and practical experience with this method will also be addressed. Discussion of the key elements of a basic inspection and sampling process along with special considerations for difficult to inspect parenteral (DIP) products such as lyophilized and biopharmaceutical products, and those in special packing types are planned.

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  • Learning Objectives

    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
    • Identify advances in inspection technology and the necessary steps to successful implementation
    • Identify critical parameters that affect the inspection process
    • Implement an effective and practical visual inspection process
    • Implement a visual inspection life-cycle
    • Understand and implement a visual inspection life-cycle
  • Who Should Attend
    • 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

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Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD

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Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • Accommodations
    Rate: $229 USD for single/double occupancy, plus state and local taxes
    Cut-Off Date: Monday, 20 March 2023 (after this date the disounted PDA rate is no longer guaranteed)
    Check-In: 16:00
    Check-Out: 11:00

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    Phone: +1 (410) 528-1234, make sure to give the PDA Group Code, G-PRDA, to receive the discounted conference rate

    Individual Cancellation
    48 hours prior to 23:59 local time the day of arrival or 1 night fee. Obtaining and canceling hotel reservations is the responsibility of the meeting participant. Individuals will be responsible for payment of their own cancellation fees.
  • Amenities
    Experience an exceptional stay at the Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel designed for business and vacation travelers. Discover a unique blend of urban luxury and local hospitality with stylish rooms and suites that give you a sense of home and tech savvy enhancements that keep you productive. The convenient location makes it easy to walk to area museums, historic landmarks and attractions like the National Aquarium and Camden Yards. Enjoy what happens when convenience meets charm at Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor.

How to Get Here

By Air

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is approximately 12 miles (20km) from the hotel and all major carriers service this airport. Taxi fares from BWI are approximately $35 one way, not including tip, and will take about 20 minutes.

By Car

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor is located at 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Both valet and self-parking are available.

Other Options

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor is conveniently located only four blocks from the Metro subway system and only three blocks from the Lightrail. BUS-MTA picks up right outside the hotel, making it easy to explore the area.


Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Early Registration After 19 February
Member $1,995 $2,495
Non-Member $2,395 $2,895
Gov./Health Authority/Academic (Member Only) $795 $895
Student (Member Only) $495 $595
Early Career Professional (Member Only) $1,295 $1,395

* 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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