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2019 UPS

Innovative Drug Delivery Systems/Combination Products Workshop

Oct 21, 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

Risk Management and the New European Medical Devices Regulation

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Program Highlights

PDA is planning a series of workshops as a kick-off to the Universe of Pre-filled Syringes Meeting. The workshop topics are soon to be published – check the website regularly or to send us an email we will inform you when these go online.


The Workshop will focus on Risk Management and the New European Medical Devices Regulation and the challenges associated with the practical implementations.

Learn from suppliers’ latest solutions and hear guest speakers and industry experts share an outlook on what to expect with the implementation of the new EMDR and specific requirements for combination products. Interact with other participants and speakers during round table discussions and exchange on all issues vital for the success of your product. Interactive Group exercises will ensure conclusive and practical take-home-messages for the participants.


  • Monday, 21 October 2019

    Welcome: Opening Remarks
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Thomas Schoenknecht, Lonza

    Latest Trends in Device Commercialization
    Thomas Schoenknecht, Lonza

    • Inhalation products
    • Patch infusers/Large volume injections
    • Adherence Systems/Technologies

    Risk Management
    Moderator: Alphons Fakler, Novartis

    Risk Management for Combination Products - Specific Requirements for Combination Products
    Alphons Fakler, Novartis

    Coffee Break & Exhibition

    Risk Management Exercise: Group Activity

    • Core principles in risk management: Severity, Occurrence, Harm and Hazard
    • Typical hazards with injection devices
    • Definition of occurrence of harm

    Round Table Discussion

    Lunch & Exhibition

    European New Medical Devices Regulation
    Moderator: Michael Karl Ledinegg, Sandoz

    An Introduction to the European New Medical Devices Regulation and the Consequences for Combination Products
    Michael Karl Ledinegg, Sandoz

    • General Overview and Timelines
    • MDR product related aspects
    • MDR system related aspects
    • Identification of products

    Round Table Discussion

    • Single Integral Drug Device Combinations under Article 117
    • Co-Packed Drug Device Combinations

    Coffee Break & Exhibition

    Moderator: Thomas Schoenknecht, LONZA

    Summary of Roundtable Discussions
    Alphons Fakler, Novartis
    Michael Karl Ledinegg, Sandoz
    Thomas Schoenknecht, LONZA

    Supplier presentations

    • Interactions with customers
    • Tech Transfer
    • Case Studies
    • Latest trends in specialized devices

    Q&A, and Final Discussion

    End of Workshop and Farewell

    Thomas Schoenknecht, LONZA
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    Upon participation of this workshop you will be able to:

    • Learn about the latest trends in commercialization of different devices such as inhalation products, patch
    • Understand the specific requirements for clinical trials, surveillance and classification of devices under the New European Medical Devices Regulation
    • Understand the core principles and requirements for risk management of combination products 
  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    The target audience for this workshop is from departments like Device Development, Compliance, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Formulation and Process Development, Business Development, Marketing, Procurement, CMC, Distribution, Packaging, Quality Assurance/Con­trol, Clinical Affairs.

  • Accreditation


    Continuing Education for Pharmacists

    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Accommodations

    The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Gothia Towers Hotel
    Mässans Gata 24
    41294 Gothenburg, Sweden

    Hotel Accommodation

    optiMICE is the official housing provider for The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices 2019. We recognize that attendees have many options with area hotels, and that you may be looking only at the per night cost in making your decision. However, we encourage you to understand the importance and recognize the benefits of selecting the conference hotel.

    You can book your Hotel Accomodation here!
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How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airport: Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport – GOT
Airport Phone:
+46 10 109 31 00

By Car

22.9 km, 20 min by car. Gothia Towers is located at Mässans gata 24, Göteborg.

E6/E20 (from the north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arriving in Gothenburg, turn off when you see the sign for Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg. Take the first exit on the left, then turn right on to Örgrytevägen and then take the next right exit for the hotel.

E6/E20 (from the south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arriving in Gothenburg, turn off when you see the sign for Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg. Take the second exit on the right for the hotel.

Other Options

Flygbussarna airport coach: to Korsvägen/the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, opposite the hotel.

Public transportation: Korsvägen stop, 100 meters from hotel.


Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Price
All Participants €795

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (25%)

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

† You must be a member to receive this rate.

All rates in US dollars. To receive the prevailing rate, PDA must receive your registration(s) by 5:00 p.m. ET on or before the date noted.

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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.

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SUBSTITUTION: If a substitution request is sent 30 days before the event, no fee will be charged. After this period, a $200 fee will be charged. If you are a non-member substituting for a member, you will be required to pay the difference of the non-member fee.

REFUND: If a refund request is sent 30 days before the event, a full refund will be given minus a $200 fee. After this period, no refunds will be given. Refund requests must either be faxed to + (301) 986-1093 or emailed to [email protected]. Phone messages are not accepted.


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