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2020 Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection Forum

Apr 21 - Apr 22, 2020
Berlin, Germany

Innovations in Automated Visual Inspection

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Program Highlights

Please be warmly invited you to submit a paper or poster abstract for presentation at the PDA Europe Visual Inspection Forum to take place on 21-22 April 2020 in Berlin, Germany!

Abstracts must be non-commercial in nature, describing innovative developments or work that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge relating to manual and automated visual inspection.

The Program Planning Committee will review all proposals carefully and consider podium and poster contributions.

We look forward to receiving your topic proposal!
Call for Abstracts

Overview

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Scientific Program Planning Committee and PDA Europe, we would like to invite you to the Visual Inspection Forum to take place in Berlin / Germany, 21-22 April 2020.

This forum will provide a platform to present and discuss new developments in the field of visual inspection. This year we will have a special focus on the use of automated visual inspection technology to meet this critical process need.  Discussion will include both the inspection hardware and software along with the validation strategies necessary to deploy this technology.  

We will also cover the emergence of Deep Learning and key concept associated to this step change like data flow and data integrity. We will also address manual inspection which continues to be the reference method for visual inspection. Also, the holistic VI process will be covered with discussions on control strategies such as AQL and defect trending. Key elements of a basic inspection and sampling process along with special considerations for difficult to inspect parenteral (DIP) products such as lyophilized and biopharmaceutical products, and those in special packing types will be covered. The regulatory and compendial requirements that govern the inspection process will also be discussed. On 20 December 2017, the long-awaited revision to Annex 1 of the EU GMP Guidelines was published. While the currently valid Annex 1 only briefly touches on the important topics of container closure integrity control and visual inspection, this revision contains significantly expanded requirements. The new requirements encourage further discussion of the correct understanding and implementation of visual inspection within the pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain and provide only one of this year‘s hot topics.

We anticipate a strong agenda of knowledgeable experts in this field along with an exhibition of the latest commercial inspection technology and services.

We look forward to seeing you take part in the 2020 Visual Inspection Forum!

Sincerely,

The Co-Chairs

John Shabushnig, PhD, Insight Pharma Consulting
Romain Veillon,
GSK

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Additional Information

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  • Who Should Attend

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  • Accreditation

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    ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

    ALERT   ACPE and NABP developed the CPE Monitor that allows pharmacists to electronically track their continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credits. The CPE Monitor will reject any CPE credit requests submitted past 60 days from date of ACPE-accredited activity. Always submit CPE activity claims as soon as possible. For more information, please visit the ACPE or NABP website.

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Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

Ella-Trebe-Straße 5
Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 740743-0

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
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    Just 800 m from the Brandenburg Gate, Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt is located directly beside the German Parliament buildings in Berlin. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Each of the air-conditioned rooms here at Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt will provide you with a minibar, tea/coffee facilities and a flat-screen TV. Private bathrooms come with bathrobes and slippers. Rooms are decorated in a modern style.

    At Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt you will find a 24-hour front desk, a bar and an a restaurant. Other facilities offered include a ticket service and luggage storage. The hotel is 3 km from Alexanderplatz, 4 km from Kurfürstendamm and a 25-minute walk from Potsdamer Platz.

    *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
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How to Get Here

By Air

Nearest Airports:

Berlin-Tegel Airport - TXL
Airport Phone: +49 30 60911150
5.6 mi (7,9 km), 18 min by car
Limousine service: € 65 (one way)
Estimated taxi rate: € 30 (one way)

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Berlin-Schoenefeld International Airport - SXF
Airport Phone: +49 30 60911150
12.7 mi (20.4 km), 25 min by car
Alternate transportation: Limousinen Service; fee: 130 EUR (one way); reservation required
Estimated taxi fare: 45 EUR (one way)
Bus service, fee: 3.6 EUR (one way)
Subway service, fee: 3.6 EUR (one way)
Take the train S45 to S-Bahnhof Suedkreuz. Then change to the S-train S2 and get off at Potsdamer Platz to take zhe S-train 9 and get off at Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

By Car

The Berlin Marriott Hotel is located outside of Berlin main train station

Other Options

Berlin Central Station: Right outside of the main train station, in sight of the Federal Chancellery, you will find the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt.

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