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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Poster Presenter: 2018 Annual Meeting

The Program Planning Committee encourages you to submit an abstract for a one-day poster presentation or an oral presentation at the 2018 PDA Annual Meeting. Case studies are particularly desired. Abstracts must be non-commercial, describe industry developments, strategies or practical implementation and contribute to the current body of knowledge for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, quality management and technology. Abstracts related to novel manufacturing and analytical technologies are preferable, but those addressing other bioprocessing topics are welcome.

Each abstract must include the following information to be considered:

  • Full Name
  • Professional Title
  • Company
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Biography (Max 200 words)
  • Abstract Overview (Max 200 words)
  • Abstract Title (Max 50 words)
  • Abstract Objectives (Max 100 words)
  • Audience Take Home Benefits (Max 100 words)


All abstracts must be submitted by 18 September 2017 for consideration. Submitting an abstract confirms that an individual has received their company’s required approval to present if selected. Submitters will be advised in writing of the status of their abstract by October 18, 2017. To confirm participation and be listed in the final program, poster presenters are required to register as a paid full conference attendee, no later than January 19, 2018.

Poster Presenter: Universe Pre-Filled Syringe & Injection Devices

Abstracts for podium presentation must be non-commercial in nature, describing new developments or work that significantly contributes to the body of knowledge relating to prefilled syringes and injection devices.

Submissions received must include the following information:

  • Title
  • Presenter
  • Presenter’s biography (approx. 100 words)
  • Additional authors
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • E-mail address of the presenter
  • Key objectives of your topic
  • 2-3 paragraph abstract, summarizing your topic


All abstracts must be submitted by 29 September 2017. For more information,  navigate to the Universe of Pre-filled Syringe Call of Abstracts webpage.

Peer Review: Developing a Control Strategy for Cell Therapies

The S&RA department is currently looking for individuals with cell therapy or ATMP production process development experience and/or regulatory authority personnel who evaluate cell therapy/ATMP processes. Anticipated start is Fall 2017.

Technology Case Study

The PDA Letter is looking for authors to write short case studies based on their experiences implementing new technologies into their operations. These could be in manufacturing, labwork, packaging, etc. We’re looking for 750-1000 word articles. We’re always looking for such authors so there is no deadline. Authors can be of any background and level of experience.

Author or Contribute to the PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology

Manuscripts are accepted at any time and can include letters to the editor, commentaries, reviews, original research, and technology/applications (e.g., case studies).

Learn more about being a PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Author.

Instructor for PDA Education Courses

PDA Education is looking for individuals who would like to teach either a lecture, hands-on or laboratory course on an innovative topic or a course in one of PDA's areas of specialty, including:

  • Aseptic Processing
  • Biotechnology
  • Combination Products
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Filtration
  • Microbiology
  • Quality and Regulatory Affairs
  • Supply Chain
  • Training
  • Validation
  • Visual Inspection
If you are interested in teaching or have an idea for a new course, please send a cover letter and resume to Karena Grigsby, Volunteer Coordinator, PDA.