Schedule of Networking Events at the 2019 PDA Annual Meeting
Monday, March 11
PDA Charity Walk/Run for Global Genes®
Put on your walking or running shoes in the morning before the 2019 PDA Annual Meeting comments to support Global Genes®, a nonprofit advocating for patients with rare diseases. Meet behind the hotel for a scenic 5k run/3k walk along San Diego’s Embarcadero seaside walkway. Meet at 6 a.m. $45 per participant.
PDA Orientation Lunch
Are you a new PDA member? Or are you a young professional? Is this your first time attending the Annual Meeting? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, join your peers for a networking lunch. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (invitation only)
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Join fellow attendees for the opening of the Exhibit Hall. Refreshments will be provided. 5–6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12
Nautical Nights Reception
Anchors aweigh! Celebrate a successful two days with food, drinks and entertainment at the Marina Terrace. 6:30–9:30 p.m. Included with main conference registration. Guest tickets can be purchased for $70.
Workforce of the Future
This year, the Annual Meeting includes a special breakout session featuring presentations from young professionals.
Wednesday, March 13
10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
“Capture and Reuse of Critical Knowledge during Technology Transfer”
Paige E. Kane, PhD, Director, Knowledge Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
Martin J. Lipa, Executive Director, Knowledge Management, Merck & Co., Inc.
11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
“Considerations and Proof of Concept Data for the Development of a Next-Generation
Sequencing Method for Adventitious Virus Detection”
Maria M. Bednar, Scientist I, AT Virology, Biogen
11:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.
“Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapies: Molecule Requirements from a Packaging Perspective”
Amy A. Kim, Analyst-Specialist, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Session Moderators: Jason Kerr, Quality Assurance Specialist, Amgen and Kristin Valente, Director, Vaccine Process
Development & Commercialization, Downstream, Merck & Co. Inc.