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2016 Parenteral Drug Association/Food and Drug Administration Joint Conference: Aligning Manufacturing Goals With Patient Needs Through Successful Innovation and Compliance

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Notice of public conference.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public conference, to be held in cosponsorship with the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), entitled “Aligning Manufacturing Goals with Patient Needs through Successful Innovation and Compliance.” The conference will cover current issues affecting the industry as well as explore strategies to facilitate the development and continuous improvement of safe and effective medical products. The conference establishes a unique forum to discuss the foundations, emerging technologies, and innovations in regulatory science, as well as the current quality and compliance areas of concerns. Meeting participants will hear from FDA and industry speakers about the requirements and best practices to consider while implementing robust quality systems in order to deliver the best quality product.


The public conference will be held on September 12, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; September 13, 2016, from Start Printed Page 153127 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and September 14, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


The public conference will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW., Washington, DC 20001, 202-898-9000, FAX: 202-289-0947.

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Wanda Neal, Parenteral Drug Association, PDA Global Headquarters, Bethesda Towers, 4350 East West Hwy., Suite 150, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-656-5900, ext. 111, FAX: 301-986-1093, email:; or Ken Nolan, Office of Communications, Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20993, 301-796-8629, email:

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I. Background

The PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference offers the unique opportunity for participants to join FDA representatives and industry experts in face-to-face dialogues. Each year, FDA speakers provide updates on current efforts affecting the development of global regulatory strategies, while industry professionals from pharmaceutical companies present case studies on how they employ global strategies in their daily processes.

Through a series of sessions and meetings, the conference will provide participants with the opportunity to hear directly from FDA experts and representatives of global regulatory authorities on best practices, including:

  • Product Quality
  • Data Integrity
  • Breakthrough Therapies
  • Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Clinically Relevant Specifications
  • Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act
  • Quality Metrics/Quality Culture
  • Manufacturing of the Future With Submissions
  • Continuous Verification and Validation
  • Continuous Manufacturing
  • “Fishbowl” Role Play
  • Quality Systems
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations
  • Maturity of Quality Systems
  • Investigations
  • Case Studies for Quality
  • Quality Submissions
  • Prescription Drug User Fee Act
  • Risk-Based Control Strategies
  • Supply Chain
  • Quality Risk Management Systems
  • Drug Shortages
  • Customer Complaint Reviews and Trending
  • Human Factors
  • Office of Pharmaceutical Quality and Program Alignment Group
  • Patient Perspective
  • Compliance Update
  • Center Initiatives—Regulatory Submission Update

To help ensure the quality of FDA-regulated products, the workshop helps to achieve objectives set forth in section 406 of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997 (21 U.S.C. 393), which includes working closely with stakeholders and maximizing the availability and clarity of information to stakeholders and the public. The workshop also is consistent with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), as outreach activities by government agencies to small businesses.

II. Registration and Accommodations

A. Registration

Attendees are encouraged to register at their earliest convenience. The PDA registration fees cover the cost of facilities, materials, and refreshments. Seats are limited; please submit your registration as soon as possible. Conference space will be filled in order of receipt of registration. Those accepted for the conference will receive confirmation. Registration will close after the conference is filled. Onsite registration will be available on a space available basis beginning at 1 p.m. on September 11, 2016, and at 7 a.m. from September 12 through 14, 2016. The cost of registration is as follows:

Cost of Registration

AffiliationBefore July 1, 2016July 1- August 2, 2016After August 2, 2016
Premier Package (Includes Conference and Workshop Registration)
Conference Only
Government/Health Authority Member700700700
Government/Health Authority Nonmember 1800800800
Academic Member700700700
Academic Nonmember 1800800800
Student Member280280280
Student Nonmember 1310310310
1 For this member type, online registration is not available and must be faxed in.

Please visit PDA's Web site:​pdafda2016 to confirm the prevailing registration fees. (FDA has verified the Web site address, but FDA is not responsible for any subsequent changes to the Web site after this document publishes in the Federal Register.)

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Wanda Neal (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), at least 7 days in advance of the conference.

Registration Instructions: To register, please submit your name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax number, and email address, along with a check or money order payable to “PDA.” Mail to: PDA, Global Headquarters, Bethesda Towers, 4350 East West Hwy., Suite 150, Bethesda, MD 20814. To register via the Internet, go to PDA's Web site:​pdafda2016. Start Printed Page 15313

The registrar will also accept payment by major credit cards (VISA/American Express/MasterCard only). For more information on the meeting, or for questions on registration, contact PDA (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

B. Accommodations

Attendees are responsible for their own accommodations. To make reservations, contact the Renaissance Washington Hotel (see ADDRESSES) and reference “the 2016 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference” to receive the PDA group rate. Room rates are: Single: $305 plus 14.5 percent State and local taxes. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transcripts: As soon as a transcript is available, it can be obtained in either hardcopy or on CD-ROM, after submission of a Freedom of Information request. The Freedom of Information office address is available on the Agency's Web site at

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Dated: March 16, 2016.

Leslie Kux,

Associate Commissioner for Policy.

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