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Virus Forum

May 08 - May 09, 2018 |
May 09, 2018 |
Hilton Florence Metropole | Florence, Italy
  • Conference
  • Europe
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The Virus Forum conference was established in 2001 and it has been taking place alternatively in the USA and Europe. The Forum is organized under the leadership of PDA in close cooperation with European regulatory agencies and the U.S. FDA.

The Forum provides an overview and updates on regulatory expectations and scientific investigations related to virus and safety of biotechnology-, plasma-, and cell-derived medicinal products.

The Forum stands out for giving attendees a unique opportunity for interactive discussion and benchmarking. PDA fosters an exchange of information between industry and regulators, improving the understanding and acceptance of new techniques, highlight new and emerging risks and explain new regulatory approaches.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a speaker and/or poster presentation, the Call for Abstracts is now published.

Download Call for Papers

Submit Abstract

More information coming soon.

3 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).

Registration Fees

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By 24 March 2018
1.395 Euro

After 24 March 2018
1.595 Euro


By 24 March 2018
1.695 Euro

After 24 March 2018
1.895 Euro

Govern./Health Authority/Academic

By 24 March 2018
700 Euro

After 24 March 2018
800 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (22%)


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


Hilton Florence Metropole
Via del Cavallaccio 36
Florence 50142
Tel: +39-055-78711
Fax: +39-055-78718020
Hotel Website

The Hilton Florence Metropole offers spacious rooms, a wellness area with 24-hour gym. Free on-site parking and free WiFi in public areas are both available. Free shuttle service from/to the city centre is available. The Metropole has air-conditioned rooms with wood floors, a marble bathroom, and an LCD TV. Some rooms include access to the panoramic 15th-floor Executive Lounge, where guests can make use of free WiFi.

Breakfast is buffet style, while the restaurant Luci della Città serves Florentine dishes and international cuisine. Snacks and drinks are served in the cocktail bar indoors or outdoors on the patio.

Just 3 km from the A1 motorway exit, this Hilton is a 10-minute drive from the San Donato Park and Florence Peretola Airport.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 2nd April 2018.
Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.

Single Room € 165 per night*
Double Room € 180 per night*

*Rates are per room and night, including the following services and benefits free of charge:
  • Buffet Breakfast in the restaurant
  • VAT, Taxes and Service Charge will apply

How to Get There

Florence Airport – FLR
Airport Phone: +39 055 30615
Hotel direction: 3 km


  • Self parking: (Free outdoor parking)
  • Valet: Not Available


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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