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Exchange Series: IG Meeting Freeze Drying

Mar 21 - Mar 21, 2017 |
Mar 21, 2017 |
Steigenberger Hotel Berlin | Berlin, Germany
  • Interest Group
  • Europe
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Welcome to the PDA Europe Exchange Series 03/17. This is a new format PDA Europe has developed to give you the chance to “Meet, Exchange and Connect” not only with colleagues and peers, but professionals from different backgrounds around the globe.

For the Exchange Series 03/17, taking place from 20-23 March in Berlin, the Interest Groups Visual Inspection and Freeze-Drying Technology will take place on the same day, just like in 2016, offering a single joint opening session for both groups. This opening session will address shared issues as well as propose possible solutions. After the lunch break, the group will be split in two and the meeting will continue in separate afternoon sessions, each one focusing in the specific topics of the respective Interest Group.

The following Education Program presents a variety of courses: starting with the "Particle Identification in Parenterals" training course. This is a one-day comprehensive course taught by industry leading experts. Held at the rap.ID Particle Systems company premises, the course proposes strategies for the implementation of a cost-effective control through mandatory compliant root-cause investigations.

The week will be concluded with one of PDA’s most demanded training courses "An Introduction to Visual Inspection" this is a hands-on training course that covers the fundamentals of visual inspection methods and their application to injectable products.

Scientific Program Planning Committee:

  • Markus Lankers, RAP.ID
  • John Shabushnig, Insight Pharma Consulting
  • Yves Mayeresse, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe

4 Ways to register

  • Online Registration
  • FAX: +49 30 436 55 08 66
  • Email to Antje Petzholdt
  • Mail: PDA Europe, Am Borsigturm 60, 13507 Berlin, Germany

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).
  • No PDA membership obtainable upon booking training course, workshop or other related event.

Registration Fees

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All Participants

400 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (7%)


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


Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Los Angeles Platz 1
10789 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2127-0
Hotel Website

A 1-minute walk from Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm shopping street, Steigenberger offers a spa with pool, 2 à la carte restaurants, and free Wi-Fi. This is an eco-friendly hotel with carbon emission free energy.

Renovated in 2010, the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin has spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites with a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, and a large desk. Untreated materials are used for the hotel's interiors.

Authentic local specialties are served in the in-house Berliner Stube Restaurant. Light, international dishes are prepared in the restaurant “Destille”. Award-winning cocktails are mixed in the piano bar.

All guests receive a free Berlin Travel Card, which offers access to public transport covering zones A to C, the entire network in Berlin and Potsdam.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 21st February 2017.

Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.
Single Room € 139 per night*
Double Room € 159 per night*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:

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

Make your reservation under: Tel.: +49 30 2127 702 or by Email

How to Get There

Berlin-Tegel Airport - TXL
Airport Phone: +49 30 6091 1150
Hotel direction: 12.3 km

  • Bus service, fee: € 2.80 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: € 24

Berlin-Schoenefeld International Airport – SXF
Airport Phone: +49 30 6091 1150
Hotel direction: 23 km

  • Bus service, fee: € 3.40 (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: € 53


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