Managing Single- and Multi-Source Supply Chain Challenges

Barcelona, Spain
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Drug shortages, especially for the supply of critical medicines, have emerged as an important global issue that impacts patients worldwide. Ensuring the uninterrupted supply of safe, efficacious products to patients requires the input of regulators, legislators, healthcare providers and industry together to develop and drive effective and implementable solutions.

To this end, PDA has developed Technical Report 68: Risk- Based Approach for Prevention and Management of Drug Shortages, which describes a risk-based triage of products (i.e., how to establish preventive controls for drug shortage risks in the end-to-end product value chain based on product criticality and patient impact) and the establishment of a Drug Shortage Risk Register and a Drug Shortage Prevention and Response Plan—a holistic framework and simple templates at a product level.

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Day 1

Elke von Laufenburg Elke von Laufenberg 
Manager Training & Education
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-21
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66
Agenda is subject to change.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

Olivia Balmes Hotel
Carrer de Balmes 115-117
08008 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 214 41 63
Email: [email protected]

The Olivia Balmes Hotel is designed with the highest quality standards, from Contemporary style, European flair to sustainability efficiency.

Offering an outdoor swimming pool on its rooftop, the Olivia Balmes Hotel also features 128 modern air-conditioned rooms, a careful combination of a Mediterranean and Catalane Cuisine and 5 meeting rooms with natural light, cutting-edge technology and a capacity for 200 people. All of these services combined with exquisite guest services from all Olivia Hotels staff will make your stay unforgettable.

Just eleven miles from the Airport, the hotel is located in the heart of the Barcelona’s famous Eixample district, offering guests proximity to some of the city’s finest cultural and historical attractions.

To book your room for the PDA rate, please contact PDA Europe. You will receive a reservation form with your event registration. Early reservation is recommended.

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

How to get there

Barcelona Airport – BCN El
11 miles from Barcelona Airport

On landing in Barcelona, take the Aerobus to Plaça de Catalunya. Then change to the metro stations S1 (in direction of Terrassa), S2 (in direction of Sabadell) or S55 (in direction of U. Autonoma) to the “Provença” stop.

  • Aero bus service (light blue bus -A1 and A2), fee: 5.90 EUR  (one way)  and 10.90 EUR (2 ways available for 15 Days)
  • Metro service, fee: 2.15 EUR (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare(T1 and T2 Terminal): 30 EUR  (one way)  

Hours of Operation


  • 05:34 am - 07:20 am - every 10 minutes
  • 07:30 am - 10:20 pm - every 5 minutes
  • 10:25 pm - 01:05 am - every 10 minutes


  • 06:00 am - 06:40 am - every 20 minutes
  • 07:00 am - 11:00 pm - every 10 minutes
  • 11:10 pm - 01:00 am - every 20 minutes

Off-site parking, fee: 3.50 EUR hourly, 22 EUR daily