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Make Sunny Memories at the 2017 PDA Annual Meeting

by: Rebecca Stauffer, PDA | Mar 06, 2017

For those of you planning to attend the 2017 PDA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., this year’s gathering should offer lots of opportunities for sharing fun in the sun and making memories with old and new colleagues alike. This year’s exciting events include:

Sunday, April 2

PDA 11th Annual Walk/Run Event

Registration starts at 6:30 a.m.; race begins at 7:15 a.m. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, race bib, light refreshments and unlimited fun with colleagues, family and friends. Participants can sign up for either the 5K run or 3K walk. Cost: $45 per person (attendees and guests welcome). Proceeds support Global Genes, a patient advocacy organization composed of various groups representing patients with rare diseases.

Meet and Greet Reception

Enjoy light refreshments with your colleagues after picking up your badge and conference packet. 4:00–5:30 p.m. near the registration area.

Monday, April 3

Orientation Breakfast

New to PDA? Learn what benefits PDA can offer you as a member and what you can offer PDA. PDA staff and volunteers will show how you can get involved. 7–8 a.m. (Sponsored by Amgen)

Networking Reception

End the day by joining your fellow attendees in the Exhibit Hall for refreshments and camaraderie. Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 4

Red Carpet Reception

After a full day attending sessions, be a star for an evening at our Red Carpet Reception. Strut your best outfit or go casual. No paparazzi, we promise!

This reception is included in the cost of full conference registration. Additional tickets for guests can be purchased for $70 at the registration counter. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Take advantage of other networking opportunities during morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and don’t miss the networking luncheon on Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall.