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Pharmacopoeia Conference

The 2nd Annual PDA Conference on International Developments in the Pharmacopoeial Landscape
May 16 - May 17, 2019 |
May 17, 2019 |
Crowne Plaza Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Europe
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Dear Collegues,

At the 2018 inaugural conference, representatives from globally recognized pharmacopoeias shared their authorities' and organisations’ approaches to international convergence, harmonization & the future direction of pharmacopoeias with respect to the overall framework of regulations and guidelines.

This resulted in valuable discussion and exchange and generated momentum we now intend to use and continue our efforts to delve deeper into issues relevant to manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients and medicinal products.

Please be invited to submit a paper or poster abstract for presentation and contribute your professional insights, views and best-practices in the effective and efficient implementation of international pharmacopoeial requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Geneva, Switzerland next May!

Best Regards,

Susanne Keitel,
PhD, EDQM, Chair

Nadine Ritter,
PhD, Global Biotech Experts, Co-Chair

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The Scientific Program Planning Committee welcomes you!

Susanne Keitel, Chair, EDQM
Nadine Ritter, Co-Chair, Global Biotech Experts
Vinny Browning III, Amgen
Graham Cook, Pfizer
Frithjof Holtz, Merck KGaA
Tina Morris, PDA
Janeen Skutnik-Wilkinson, Biogen
Paolo Tozzi, Novartis
Falk Klar, PDA Europe
Sylvia Becker, PDA Europe, Manager Programs & Events

3 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 17 March 2019
1.695 Euro

After 17 March 2019
1.895 Euro


By 17 March 2019
1.995 Euro

After 17 March 2019
2.195 Euro

Govern./Health Authority/Academic

By 17 March 2019
750 Euro

After 17 March 2019
850 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


Crowne Plaza Geneva
Avenue Louis-Casaï 75/77
1216 Cointrin, Geneva
Tel: +41 (0) 22 710 30 29
Hotel Website

Renovated and re-designed in 2014, the Crowne Plaza Geneva is within a 3-minute drive of Geneva Airport and the Palexpo Exhibition Center, and only a 10-minute drive from the city center. The hotel offers a free shuttle service from and to the airport.

The hotel, with a Club floor on the top floor, offering panoramic views of the surroundings also offers its guests a complimentary breakfast, refreshments, snacks and a large selection of newspapers and books.

A bus stop and a taxi stand are right in front of the hotel. A free card for public transport is available at the reception. The hotel is only a 4-minute drive from the Balexert, Geneva's largest shopping mall.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 5th April 2019.
Book your room for the PDA Group Rate

Single Room CHF 235 per night, VAT, Taxes and Service Charges will apply*
Double Room CHF 265 per night, VAT, Taxes and Service Charges will apply*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following:
  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)

How to Get There

Geneva Airport– GVA
Airport Phone: +41 22 717 71 11
Hotel direction: 1.4 km

Free Shuttle Bus | 06:00 – 24:00
The shuttle bus of the Crowne Plaza Geneva runs every 20 minutes between the airport and the hotel. It stops in the airport parking, at the arrival terminal.


  • On-site parking, fee: CHF 2.00 per hour or CHF 24.00 for 24 hours


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

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