Welcome to the 2014 PDA Annual Meeting

Biopharmaceutical and Sterile Manufacturing – Embracing Innovation to Meet Global Challenges

Ursula Busse, PhD, NovartisOn behalf of the program planning committee, we would like to extend a warm invitation to the 2014 Annual PDA Meeting, scheduled for next April at the J.W. Marriott in San Antonio, Texas.

The theme for the meeting is “Biopharmaceutical and Sterile Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – Embracing Innovation to Meet Global Challenges.

Jose Goin, PhD, GenentechManufacturing technologies are changing rapidly in response to new regulations, requirements and capabilities. The industry is changing at a fast pace by adapting these technologies while evolving in the global economy.

The three main tracks of the meeting (“Biological Sciences,” “Product Manufacturing” and “Quality Systems”) will address many of the current challenges our industry faces.  The planning committee has also designed a program with concurrent sessions that offer the perfect blend of industry updates, educational topics and technical advances. Attending the annual meeting will definitely help you navigate the turbulent waters we find ourselves in.

We will hear from experts in supply chain, environmental controls, new therapies, personalized medicines, biosimilars, along with many other important topics.

The conference will also include plenary talks on the future of manufacturing in our industry and global access of medicines to patients.

The Annual Meeting will also offer you multiple opportunities to network with colleagues and experts from around the world. The 2014 PDA Annual Meeting is relevant, with information that you do not want to miss.

Please be sure and mark your calendar now so you don’t miss this unique opportunity.  We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio next April.  As the committee finalizes the details, please continue to check www.pdaannualmeeting.org for updates.

Ursula Busse, PhD, Novartis, and Jose Goin, PhD, Genentech

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this event, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the latest manufacturing technology advances in response to new regulations, requirements and capabilities.
  • Identify the challenges in biological science, product manufacturing and quality systems
  • Describe the future of manufacturing technologies adapting to change with the global economy
  • Explain current regulatory expectations, philosophies and challenges for manufacturing processes and emerging technologies
  • Discuss microbiological control in the manufacturing environment for biopharmaceuticals and advanced aseptic technologies
  • Interpret case studies highlighting techniques to plan and implement biopharmaceutical process development, manufacturing, supply chain, environmental controls, new therapies, personalized medicines, biosimilars, etc.
  • Utilize newly released PDA Technical Reports and use of PDA training programs to improve process development, manufacturing, testing and distribution of sterile products

Who Should Attend

Any and all who are involved in the development, manufacture, testing and distribution of regulated drug and healthcare products – including:

Job Function:

  • Executive and Mid-Level Management
  • Project Management
  • Technical Services
  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing Application
  • Risk Management


  • Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Research & Development
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Engineering
  • Laboratory Science
  • Information Technology
  • Validation
  • Training

ACPE #0116-0000-14-090-L04-P
1.55 CEUs
Type of Activity: Knowledge