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2020 Virus Forum

Virus Forum

Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2020
Brussels, Belgium

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Program Highlights

Dear Colleague,

would like to invite you to submit a paper or poster abstract for presentation at the 2020 PDA Europe Virus Forum to be held 22-23 June 2020 in Brussels/Belgium!

Abstracts must be non-commercial in nature, describing new developments or work that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge relating to Virus Safety.
We look forward to receiving your topic proposal!

Johannes Blümel, PhD
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Chair


Johannes Blümel, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Chair
Alison Armstrong, Merck KGaA
Andy Bailey, ViruSure
Qi Chen, Genentech/Roche
Houman Dehghani, Allogene Therapeutics
Josh Eaton, PDA
Arifa S. Khan, US FDA
Thomas R. Kreil, Takeda
Sean O’Donnell, Eli Lilly & Company
Sebastian Teitz, Asahi Kasei
Martin Wisher, BioReliance – Merck KGaA
Falk Klar, PDA Europe
Teresa Schubach, Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Monday, 22 June 2020

    Welcome: Opening Remarks & Introductions
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe
    Johannes Blümel, Paul Ehrlich Institut, Conference Chair

    Opening Plenary Regulatory Updates

    ICH Q5A (R2) Updates
    US FDA

    European Updates on the Safety of Biologics and Blood Products
    Johannes Blümel, Paul Ehrlich Institut

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 1: Considerations for Continuous Manufacture

    Regulatory Considerations for Viral Clearance Strategies in a Continuous Setting
    US FDA

    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 2: Viral Clearance

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 3: Viral Clearance (continued)

    End of Day 1 & Networking Reception

  • Tuesday, 23 June 2019

    Session 4: Virus Detection

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Session 5: Hepatitis E

    Lunch Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Closing Plenary Virus Safety in ATMPs / Cell & Gene Therapies

    Coffee Break, Poster Session & Exhibition

    Closing Summary by the Conference Chair
    Johannes Blümel, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut

    Closing Remarks and End of Conference
    Falk Klar, PDA Europe

Additional Information

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    More information coming soon.

  • Who Should Attend

    Who Should Attend

    More information coming soon.

  • Accreditation


    NOTE   Continuing education credits are not available for this event.

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Tangla Hotel Brussels

Avenue Emmanuel Mounier 5
Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 2775 2508

Tangla Hotel Brussels
  • Accommodations

    Hotel Website

    Situated in Brussels, 5 km from the European Parliament, Tangla Hotel Brussels boasts an Oriental design respecting Feng-Shui rules. Free WiFi is offered. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. The rooms have a private bathroom.
    The hotel also features an all-dining restaurant, a bar lounge and several meeting rooms.

    Brussels Grand Place is 6 km from Tangla Hotel and the nearest metro station is 700 m away offering a direct connection to Brussels Central Station. The nearest airport is Brussels Airport, 5 km from Tangla Hotel Brussels.
    PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 29th April 2020
    Single Superior Room € 160 per night*
    Double Superior Room Upon Request*

    You can book your Hotel Accomodation here!

    *Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits:

    • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
    • Wireless Internet Connection (WI-FI)
    • VAT, Taxes and Service Charge will apply
    • Complimentary Airport Shuttle available upon request
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Nearest Airport: Brüssel-Zaventem Airport - BRU
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Registration Type Price by 19 April
Member €1.595
Non-member €1.895
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €700
Young Professional (Member) €700

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (21%)

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Registration Type Price after 19 April
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Non-member €2.095
Govern./Health Authority/Academic €900
Young Professional (Member) €900

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (21%)

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