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Parenteral Drug Association Connecting People, Science and Regulation ®

Pre-Conference-Workshop Connected Health & Drug Delivery – Improved patient convenience and adherence through new technologies

Nov 06 - Nov 06, 2017 |
Nov 06, 2017 |
Austria Center Vienna | Vienna, Austria
  • Workshop
  • Education
  • Europe
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Parenteral drug delivery using pre-filled syringes and cartridges in combination with devices is of great importance, especially for the application of biopharmaceutical products.

The development of such delivery systems is complex and therefore it is important to consider critical aspects early on in development. This workshop considers the potential influences of primary packaging components on the quality, in particular for biopharmaceuticals. The most relevant aspects are the quality and the chemical and physical interactions of the packaging material with the product. Special considerations are given to the influence of particles, extractables and leachables, silicon oil and handling on the product quality, e.g. aggregation, degradation routes and stability. Experts from academia, the pharmaceutical industry and suppliers of packaging components will share their experiences. There will be plenty of time for discussion, interaction and questions you may have.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Markus Bauss,
Managing Director, Chair, SHL Connect

The Patient´s Perspective

Expectations of the patient about technology - Two diabetes patients share their experiences

Products by Patients for Patients
Fredrik Debong, mysugr

Experiences, key success factors and lessons learned establishing a mobile health platform for diabetes care

Injection Devices – How do YOU do it ?
Markus Bauss, SHL Connect
Jez Clements, Cambridge Design Partnership

  • User centric drug delivery device development
  • Applying new technology in design process and usability testing to ensure patient convenience


Coffee Break


The Evolving Perspective of Digital Health
Kal Patel, Flex

The Internet of Health
Chris van Hoof, Imec

Wireless sensors for prevention, cure and care

The Move to Connected Devices
Andy Schimmoeller, Batelle

Key elements to consider in product design

Why Make Your Existing auto-injector "smart"
Brian Lynch, West

Comparison of benefits of different accessory form factors and integration into a connected health platform

Coffee Break


Connected Health & Rare Diseases
Dhairya Mehta, Shire

Opportunities through new technology

Creating a Digital Ecosystem to Support Repatha Patients
Shawn Davis, Amgen

The potential to support patients before and after the prescription of drug products through complementary digital technologies

Panel Discussion

End of Pre-Conference Workshop

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

Registration Fees

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All Participants

795 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (23%)


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

Austria Center Vienna
Internationales Amtssitz- und Konferenzzentrum Wien, AG
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Vienna

Hotel Accommodation

optiMICE is the official housing provider for The Universe of Pre-filled Syringes and Injection Devices 2017 . 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 an official PDA Europe hotel.

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