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Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Jun 27 - Jun 28, 2017 |
Jun 28, 2017 |
SH Valencia Palace | Valencia, Spain
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  • Europe
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Welcome to Valencia!
Speaker Biographies

After many years of pioneering activities in cell and gene therapy with some ups and many downs, the field accelerated all of a sudden with a number of major industry and investor activities.

A strong driver for these deals has been the development of CAR-T technology, enabling T-cells to be directed to kill any cells that express a particular antigen. This has proven to achieve long-lasting clinical effects in certain hematologic malignancies, while more development is needed to successfully apply CAR-T cell therapy to solid tumor settings. The attractiveness of the T-cell approach is clearly the potential of having complete and durable responses after a single treatment, with long-living T-cells providing immune surveillance including across the blood brain barrier.

It is in this turmoil of industry and investment activity that makes discussing the many challenges involved in the development, testing, production and registration of ATMPs as important and vital as ever.

The PDA Europe Scientific Program Planning Committee has worked diligently once again to provide you with top representatives of governments, industry, and academia, active in this highly promising field as well as cell and gene therapy. They will share with us their latest knowledge and experience regarding medical, therapeutic and regulatory developments, the technologies involved, and they will lend key insights into best practice approaches.

We warmly welcome you to become part of this group of great people, join us on this amazing journey and encourage you to get involved in this unique and highly professional discussion forum!

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The 2017 Scientific Program Planning Committee warmly invites you to join us in Valencia/Spain!

  • Dirk Groenewegen – Cells4Therapy, Conference Chair
  • Margarida Menezes Ferreira – Infarmed, Conference Co-Chair
  • Manuel Carrondo, ibet
  • Fabio D’Agostino, University of Newcastle
  • Wilfried Dalemans, Tigenix
  • Margit Jeschke, Novartis
  • Jessica Kopf, Fraunhofer IPA
  • Giovanni Migliaccio, Eatris
  • Wenzel Novak, Optima Pharma
  • Sol Ruiz, AEMPS

4 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already! 

If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization, please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).

Registration Fees

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By 30 April 2017
1,345 Euro

After 30 April 2017
1.495 Euro


By 30 April 2017
1.645 Euro

After 30 April 2017
1.795 Euro

Govern./Health Authority/Academic

By 30 April 2017
670 Euro

After 30 April 2017
750 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (21%)


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66


SH Valencia Palace
Paseo Alameda, 32
46023 Valencia, Spain
Tel: +34 96 337 50 37
Fax: +34 96 337 55 32
Hotel Website

Located in front of the Palau de la Música in Valencia, this elegant hotel features a rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace. It offers spacious rooms with a classic design and free Wi-Fi.

SH Valencia is a 10 minutes drive from the impressive City of Arts and Sciences. Malvarrosa Beach is just 3 km away.

The Albufera restaurant offers local cuisine based on fresh products and gluten-free options are available. There is also a snack bar, an express bar and a lobby bar. A buffet breakfast is served in the hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 1st May 2017

for the PDA Group Rate by phone.
Single Room € 101 per night*
Double Room € 112 per night*

*Rates include the following services and benefits free of charge:

  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (Wi-Fi)
  • Taxes and Service will apply

How to Get There

Valencia Airport (Manises Airport) – VLC
Airport Phone: +34 902 40 47 04

Hotel distance: 11.3 km

  • Bus and subway service, fee: € 3,00 (one way)
    Station: Colòn – Subway € 5,00
    Station: Port – Saragossa – Bus € 4,00
  • Estimated taxi fare: € 13,00 (one way)


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66