2022 Plasma Protein Forum
October 11-12 | Washington, D.C.

PPF logo no date The Plasma Protein Forum is the premier conference for the plasma protein therapeutics industry in North America. This annual event brings industry, policymakers, health care providers, scientists, and patients together to learn more about and discuss key developments and issues.

After two years of virtual meetings, PPTA is very happy to announce that we will be back in person for the 2022 Plasma Protein Forum (PPF)! The 2022 PPF will be held October 11-12 in Washington, D.C. We look forward to seeing our members, partners, and supporters in person this year!

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Preliminary Meeting Program*

Tuesday - October 11, 2022

Time (ET) 

7:30 AM

On-site registration open / Exhibit Hall Open (Breakfast is available)

Breakfast sponsored by:

8:45 AM

Welcome
Julie Birkofer, Head of U.S. - PPTA

8:50 AM

A Message from the Chair of the PPTA Global Executive Board of Directors
Giles Platford, Chair - PPTA Global Executive Board of Directors; President, Plasma Derived Therapies, Business Unit - Takeda

9:00 AM Keynote
Moderator:
Julie Birkofer, Head of U.S. - PPTA
Speaker:
Dr. Peter W. Marks, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - U.S. Food & Drug Administration

9:30 AM

Albumin in Liver Cirrhosis: Why We Need Education and Knowledge on Current Use Around the World
Moderator: Lynda Bowe RN, IgCN, MBA, Sr. Director US Sales, National Accounts & Managed Markets - Kedrion Biopharma Inc.

Speakers:

  • Paolo Caraceni, MD, PhD - University of Bologna, Italy
  • Tarek Hassanein, MD - South California Liver Center, Coronado, CA
10:30 -11:00

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

11:00 AM

Data insights on Plasma and Plasma-Derived Therapies
Moderator: Julie Birkofer, Head of U.S. - PPTA
Speaker: Matthew Hotchko, PhD, President - Marketing Research Bureau

11:30 AM

Value & Differentiation in Today's Environment
Moderator:
Tom Lilburn, Lead for Public Affairs, Strategy - PPTA
Speakers:

  • Duane Schulthess, Managing Director - Vital Transformation
  • Stuart Langbein, Partner - Hogan Lovells
12:30 PM

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM Understanding the Donor and Patient Experience
Moderator:
Tom Lilburn, Lead for Public Affairs, Strategy - PPTA
Speaker:
Patient: Brenda Perales

2:30 PM

Special Recognition Award
Recipient: George Olsen, Of Counsel Williams & Jensen
Presented by:

  • Julie Birkofer, Head of U.S. - PPTA
  • Tom Lilburn, Lead for Public Affairs, Strategy - PPTA
2:45 PM
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by:
3:15 PM

The Patients’ Voice: Interviews with Plasma Users
Moderator: Faraz Kermani, Head of Global Communications - PPTA
Speakers:

  • Chelsey Fix, Senior Manager of Research and Advocacy - GBS|CIDP Foundation International
  • Tammy Black, Vice President of Communications and Marketing - Immune Deficiency Foundation
  • Patient: Dave Rosner
  • Patient: Chuck Lage
4:30 PM Otto Schwarz Award Presentation
Presented by:
Paolo Marcucci, Member of the PPTA Global Executive Board of Directors
5:00 PM End of Day One
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:


Wednesday - October 12, 2022

Time (ET) 

7:30 AM
On-site registration open / Exhibit Hall Open (Breakfast is available)
Breakfast sponsored by:

8:30 AM

Welcome
Joshua Penrod, Head of Global Plasma - PPTA

8:35 AM

A Message from the Chair of the PPTA Global Plasma Board of Directors
Peter Allen, Chair - PPTA Global Plasma Board of Directors; President & CEO - Biomat USA, Bioscience Industrial Group

8:45 AM

Making plasma collection more sustainable – An Industry prospective
Moderator:
Alexa Wetzel, Lead for European Plasma - PPTA
Speakers:

  • Bill Block, President/CEO - Blood Centers of America
  • Laura Adelman, Global Sustainability Lead, BioLife Plasma Services - Takeda
  • Nigel Talboys, Global Director Government Affairs and Public Policy

9:30 AM

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

10:00

Donor health and safety – Insights from industry studies, future outlook and wider perspectives
Moderator:
Dominika Misztela, Head of Global Regulatory Policy - PPTA

Speakers:

  • Toby L. Simon, MD, Senior Medical Director, Plasma and Plasma Safety - CSL Plasma
  • Preliminary Results from the Plasma Donor Health Study
    Mark A. Becker, MD, Senior Director, Global Plasma Medical Affairs - Grifols
  • Michelle Fransen, Lead for Project & Study Management - PPTA

11:00 AM

Freedom to Operate Panel
Moderator: Bill Speir, Lead for U.S. Regulatory Policy - PPTA

12:00 PM

Closing Announcements & Lunch available in Exhibit Hall
Joshua Penrod, Head of Global Plasma - PPTA

Lunch sponsored by:


*Subject to change 

Registration

Registration for the Plasma Protein Forum includes access to all general sessions, the exhibit hall, and the Awards Reception on October 12 (you must be registered for the PPF in order to attend the Awards Reception). Individuals not registered for the PPF will be given the opportunity to register on-site or will not be granted access to these events.

Registration type
PPTA Members
Non-members
Health care providers
Emeritus
Patient representatives*
Government *
Press*
Early bird rate
$1200
$1700
$500
$500
No cost*
No cost*
No cost*
After August 31, 2022
$1400
$1900
$500
$500
No cost*
No cost*
No cost*
On-site
$1500
$2000
$500
$500
No cost*
No cost*
No cost*

*Complimentary registration subject to verification

Terms and Conditions

Registration to the Business Forum (PPTA members only) is not included in the Plasma Protein Forum registration.

Early Bird Registration
Payment must be received by August 31, 2022 in order to receive discounted rate.

Registration Type
PPTA reserves the right to confirm registration type and charge appropriately.

For purposes of registration, a health care provider is defined a physician or nurse that treats patients with plasma-derived medicinal products/plasma protein therapies in a private practice and not affiliated with any manufacturer or collector of finished plasma-derived therapies.

Cancellations & Substitutions
Member and Non-Member cancellations must be received in writing by September 30, 2022 and will be subject to an administrative fee of $250.

Emeritus & Health Care Provider cancellations must be received in writing by September 30, 2022 and will be subject to an administrative fee of $50.

Substitutions will not be allowed on-site; notification of substitutions must be received by September 30, 2022.

Photo Release
By registering for this event, you agree to allow PPTA to use any images taken of you.

Press
All Press must apply for credentials prior to the event. Please contact Faraz Kermani, fkermani@pptaglobal.org for more information.

Data Protection
The personal information provided will be used for PPTA purposes only.


Hotel Information

The Plasma Protein Forum will be held at the:
Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
+1 (202) 872-1500


Reservations
The Washington Marriott Georgetown is offering a special rate for PPF attendees of $309-$349/night (plus tax) for the dates of October 8-14, 2022. This special rate is available through September 19, 2022 or until the PPTA room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

Additional information
The Washington Marriott Georgetown is located ~28 miles from the Dulles International Airport, approximately 35-minute taxi drive. The Washington Marriott Georgetown is located ~34 miles from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, approximately 55-minute taxi drive.


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you
2022 PPF Sponsors!

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PPTA Contacts

Hotel inquiries:
Diana Krueger or +
1.443.433.1107
Registration inquiries:
Charon Smith or +1.443.433.1114
Sponsorship and Exhibit inquiries:
Michelle Mason or +1.443.433.1106

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