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Pre-Conference Workshop: The Principles of Viral Safety for Biologics and Vaccines

May 29 - May 29, 2017 |
May 29, 2017 |
Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel | Dubrovnik, Croatia
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This workshop will provide an overview of two important viral safety barriers – testing and viral clearance approaches for recombinant products and vaccines. Typically applied testing methods and product type specific testing strategies will be presented briefly. The benefits and the downsides will be discussed based on the experiences gained over a period of more than 20 years.

In addition, the frequently discussed NGS technology and its potential application in this field will be explained in a simple way. In the second part, important aspects of viral clearance studies like pre-testing, virus assays, viral loads, etc., will be presented and critically reviewed. An overview of the viral removal or inactivation capacity of typically applied process steps will also be given and discussed using case studies. The workshop will consider current best practice including the current regulatory requirements.

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Organizer's Address: 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

795 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

Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel main entrance

Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel
Šetalište Dr. Franje Tudmana 17 Srebreno
Mlini, 20207
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tel: +385 20 601 500
Hotel Website

Newly built in summer 2015, this sleek and modern hotel has a refined style with clean, contemporary lines. Sink into the freshwater pool to take in the view of towering mountains that rise beyond Srebreno village. You can even follow the pine-lined promenade to the quaint village of Mlini and, from there, take a water taxi to Cavtat or Dubrovnik. Unwind in the Piano Bar or enjoy local delicacies at the Restaurant Leut, offering a dazzling view of the Adriatic Sea. For more relaxation, there’s a state-of-the-art spa where you can enjoy muscle-soothing treatments such as fragranced massages.

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

Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.

Single Room € 150.00 per night*
Double Room € 165.00 per night*

*Including breakfast, Wi-Fi, taxes & services, excluding City Tax

How to Get There

Dubrovnik Airport – DBV
Airport Phone:+385 20 773 100

Hotel Direction: approximately 12.87 km/8.0 miles
Options for getting to and from the hotel:
By Taxi: Fee: € 18 - 25 
Travel Time: 15 minutes


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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