PDA 120 Foreign Particulate Examination, Isolation and Analysis

Bethesda, MD
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Please note that this training course will take place in person and has hands-on lab activities.

This training course will cover the analytical approach and methods used in foreign particulate examination, isolation, and analysis. The training course contains both lecture and lab time, with an emphasis on the practical laboratory exercises. Participants will understand what foreign particulate is and why it is important to identify its composition and potential sources. Three analytical techniques will be covered - polarized light microscopy, infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The advantages and disadvantages of each technique for particulate analysis will be demonstrated to understand why using multiple complementary techniques is often the best approach.

Attendees will get hands-on training in sample preparation, sample analysis and sample interpretation using particle samples provided by the trainers. Participants are also able to bring their own particle samples to examine as well. At the completion of the training course, participants will have developed particle isolation and handling skills and be able to explain the analytical methods used in identifying particulate matter.

Upon completion of this training course, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Handle and manipulate small particles
  2. Prepare samples for PLM, FTIR and SEM
  3. Operate different analytical tools for particle analysis
  4. Evaluate different analytical methods for particle analysis
  5. List the tools and equipment needed to set up a particle analysis lab

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Early Registration

Register by 17 August 2024

Member Price

$2,249

GovernmentMember Only

$1,749

Health AuthorityMember Only

$1,749

AcademicMember Only

$1,749

Non-Member

$2,699

Standard Registration

Register after 17 August 2024

Member Price

$2,499

GovernmentMember Only

$1,749

Health AuthorityMember Only

$1,749

AcademicMember Only

$1,749

Non-Member

$2,999

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.

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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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].

Agenda is subject to change.

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The following hotels are located near the training course location:

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn Marriott Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

How to Get Here
By Air The following airports are near the training course location: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
By Car There is a parking garage located at the training course location. The fee is $13/day. Please take your car with you once the training course has ended. After 18:00 hours, you will not be able to access the building or parking garage from the outside.
By Other Options Metro: Ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location. Amtrak: Ride Amtrak and depart at Union Station. From Union Station, ride the Red Line of the Metro and depart at Bethesda station. It is a 5-minute walk from Bethesda station to the training course location.