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Dec 01 - Dec 02, 2015 |
Dec 02, 2015 |
Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center | Berlin, Germany
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Program Highlights

Conference brochure now available for download!

The conference will provide an overview of vaccine development & life cycle management, their impact and future. Recent successes of vaccines for developing countries will also be addressed, including the challenges for practical implementation and distribution. 

Few years have also passed during which vaccine manufacturers have been evaluating the implementation of Quality by Design principles during vaccine development. The conference will address aspects of QbD implementation from a product and process standpoint, including considerations during life cycle management. Challenges of control strategy and testing of vaccine intermediates and final product will be discussed. The conference will take you beyond the basic principles of QbD, illustrating applicability of various aspects of QbD for vaccines, including the associated challenges and opportunities. 
You will have the opportunity to discuss new trends in vaccine science, their various developmental stages and advances, as well as production and control issues face-to-face with European regulators, WHO, OMCLs and key industry representatives. Additionally, two simulcast sessions with the US PDA/FDA Vaccine conference in Bethesda, Maryland will allow for assessment of the state of the art for the Vaccines Industry and regulatory expectations at the global level. 
In addition to the main conference 1-2 December, we are happy to offer a pre-conference workshop on 30 November. This workshop will give ample opportunity to poster submitters to present and discuss their work in interactive round table sessions with peers in industry and regulators before exhibiting at the main event.
We welcome you to a unique conference, focusing on vaccines with an excellent opportunity to reinforce the dialogue with regulators and international colleagues in the field. 


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Identify emerging trends in vaccine manufacturing and development
  • Explain why vaccines represent a unique manufacturing challenge
  • Discuss the development and regulatory science of vaccines
  • Define in better detail the expectations for vaccine development using novel adjuvants

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in the manufacture and testing of vaccines for preventive and therapeutic purposes should attend this conference.

Specifically, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals with the following responsibilities are encouraged to participate: Development | Manufacturing | Preclinical | Quality Assurance | Quality Control | Regulatory | Operations

Featured Topics

Featuring WHO on Challenges in Vaccines Supply to Developing Countries

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

WHO Opening Keynote – Ebola & A Global View 
GSK Opening Keynote – Industry Perspective on Vaccine Development

Session 1: Challenges in Vaccines Supply in Developing Countries

L I V E  S I M U L C A S T  W I T H  B E T H E S D A, M D, U S A

Session 2: The History and their Future of Vaccines and its Impact

Session 3: Fill/Finish & Drug Delivery Systems of Vaccines

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Session 4: QbD Implementation: Product and Process Understanding & Life-Cycle Management
Session 5: Testing Challenges

L I V E  S I M U L C A S T  W I T H  B E T H E S D A, M D,  U S A

Session 6: Ebola Updates and Lessons Learned


Scientific Planning Committee

Cristiana Campa, Conference Co-Chair, GSK
Nancy Cauwenberghs, Conference Co-Chair, GSK
Joachim Leube, Janssen
Nancy Schaffner, Merck
Annick Vandercammen, GSK
Georg Roessling, PDA Europe
Sylvia Becker, PDA Europe


Sylvia BeckerSylvia Becker
Manager Programs & Events
Tel: + 49 (0) 30 43 655 08-18
Fax: + 49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

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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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PDA Member 1.195 Euro
By 21.09.2015
1.395 Euro
After 21.09.2015
Nonmember 1.445 Euro
By 21.09.2015
1.645 Euro
After 21.09.2015
Health Authority/
695 Euro
By 21.09.2015
795 Euro
After 21.09.2015
All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (7%)


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

Courtyard by Marriott Berlin City CenterCourtyard by Marriott Berlin City Center
Axel Springer Strasse 55
Berlin, 10117 Germany
Tel.: + 49 (30) 800928 2200
Fax: +49(30) 800928 2100

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of bedrooms until the 30 October 2015. Book your group rate for PDA.

Single Room Euro 109.00 per room and night
Double Room Euro 119.00 per room and night
(including breakfast, WIFI, VAT and Servicecharge – Citytax apply)

Courtyard by Marriott

Being among the best hotels in Berlin to explore Germany’s capital, the Courtyard Berlin City Center is ideally located in the heart of downtown between Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz and a few minutes from Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt and the former Berlin Wall. Transportation is easy with the subway station Spittelmarkt close by. The renovated hotel rooms offer luxurious bedding, large working areas with wireless high-speed Internet, laptop-sized safes, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Premier among hotels in Berlin, guests have complimentary access to the sauna and gym, as well as free Wi-Fi in public areas of this non-smoking lodging in Berlin.

Area Airports

  • Berlin-Tegel Airport - TXL

Hotel direction: 12.1 km (7.5 miles) SE

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Bus service, fee: 2.6 EUR  (one way)
  • Subway service, fee:  2.6 EUR  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 25 EUR  (one way)

Driving directions

Take the bus X9 and get off at the Zoological Garden. Change to the subway U2 towards Pankow and get off at Spittelmarkt. Cross Seydelstrasse and turn right. The hotel will be on the right.

  • Berlin-Schoenefeld International Airport - SXF

Hotel direction: 22.0 km (13.7 miles) W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Bus service, fee: 3.1 EUR  (one way)
  • Subway service, fee:  3.1 EUR  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 40 EUR  (one way)

Driving directions

Take the bus SX1 to Südkreuz. Then change to bus 248, direction 'S+U Bahnhof Alexanderplatz' and get off at Lindenstrasse/Oranienstrasse. Turn right into Axel-Springer-Strasse, direction Axel-Springer building. The hotel is located at the very end of the street on the left hand side.


  • On-site parking, fee: 2 EUR hourly, 20 EUR daily

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Creixell Espilla-GilartCreixell Espilla-Gilart
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-14
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

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