Plasma Protein Forum

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The Plasma Protein Forum is the premier conference for the plasma protein therapeutics industry in North America. Held annually each June, the Forum brings industry, policymakers, physicians, scientists, and patients together to learn about key developments and issues.

Plan to attend the 2018 Plasma Protein Forum:
June 12-13 in Washington, D.C.



Registration for the Forum includes access to all general sessions, the Exhibit Hall and all Forum breaks (you must be registered in order to participate in any of the Forum activities). Individuals not registered for the Forum will be given the opportunity to register on-site or will not be granted access to these events.
Register now!
If you encounter issues using the online registration portal, you may complete your registration via PDF.

Online registration will close June 8 at noon (ET)

Registration rates:

Forum Registration Type Early Bird After April 24, 2018 On-Site
PPTA Member $ 750 $ 1,200 $ 1,400
Non-Member $ 1,400 $ 1,600 $ 1,800
Patient * $ 75 $ 75 $ 75
Government $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Healthcare Provider ** $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Emeritus Rate *** $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
* Patients using plasma protein therapies or employees of not-for-profit patient organizations.
** An active practitioner within the plasma user’s community who is not employed by any for-profit company related to the industry.
*** Emeritus rate is available for retired industry members who have been active in the Association in previous years.

By registering for the Plasma Protein Forum, you agree to the Terms and Conditions as stated below.
Payment MUST BE received by April 24, 2018 in order to receive the discounted rate.
PPTA reserves the right to confirm registration type and charge appropriately.
Substitutions WILL NOT be allowed on-site. Notification of substitutions must be received by May 28, 2018.
Cancellations MUST BE received in writing by May 28, 2018 and will be subject to an administrative fee of $250.
The hotel block is intended for registered attendees to the Plasma Protein Forum only. PPTA reserves the right to remove anyone from their room block that is not registered for the Forum.
By registering for this event, you agree to allow PPTA to use any images taken of you.
All Press must apply for credentials prior to the event. Please contact the Association for more information.
The personal information provided will be used for PPTA purposes only.


Additional information


The Plasma Protein Forum will be held at the:

Washington Marriott
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037, US

The Washington Marriott is offering a special rate of $299 per night (plus applicable taxes) for Forum attendees (valid June 10-14). This rate will be available until May 18, 2018 or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first. You may book your reservation online or by phone (877-212-5752) [Reference: Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association Annual Meeting].



DAY ONE:    JUNE 12, 2018

7:00 am–5:30 pm Registration and Exhibit Hall Open
7:00–8:30 am Breakfast – Exhibit Hall
8:30–8:45 am
WELCOME & “How Is Your Day?”
Jan M. Bult, President & CEO, PPTA
David Bell, Chair, PPTA Global Board of Directors; Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Grifols
Moderator:  Larisa Cervenakova, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, PPTA
  • HAE perspective
    Tony Castaldo,
    President, US Hereditary Angioedema Association

  • Alpha-1 perspective
    Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor, Scientific Director National Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw, Poland

  • ANSWER: Long term albumin administration improves survival in patients with decompensated cirrhosis
    Professor Paolo Caraceni, Associate Professor, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
10:3011:00 am
Moderator:  John Delacourt, Vice President Legal Affairs & Global Operations, PPTA
  • Ferretin and more...
    George B. Schreiber, Ph.D. Sc.D.,
    Director, Epidemiology, PPTA

  • Ginette Michaud, M.D., Director, Office of Biological Products Operations, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

  • Results of industry data analysis of donor adverse events
    Toby L. Simon, M.D.,
    Senior Medical Director, Plasma & Plasma Safety, CSL Plasma
12:30–2:00 pm
LUNCHBuffet Lunch Available in Exhibit Hall
Moderator:  Jan M. Bult, President & CEO, PPTA
  • Focus on new health initiatives

  • Is personalized medicine a national or cross border issue?
    P. Martin van Hagen, M.D., Ph.D.,
    Professor, Head, Clinical Immunology Unit Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Initiatives to improve access to care in India
    Dr. Ranjeet Ajmani, CEO, PlasmaGen BioSciences Pvt Ltd.

  • What needs to be done to improve access to Immuneglobulin therapy in Brazil?
    Antonio Condino-Neto, M.D., Ph.D.,
    President, Latin American Society for Immunodeficiencies (LASID)
4:00 pm  BREAKIce cream social
4:30 pm Otto Schwarz Award Presentation
5:00 pm Alvin E. Roth, Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard University; and 2012 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
5:45–7:30 pm


DAY TWO:    JUNE 13, 2018

7:30 am–1:00 pm Registration and Exhibit Hall open
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast – Exhibit Hall 
8:30–8:45 am
Joshua Penrod, Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

Roger Brinser, ‎Chair, PPTA Source Board Of Directors; Director, Regulatory, BioLife Plasma Services/Shire

9:00–10:30 am
Moderator:  Julia Fabens, Senior Manager International Affairs, PPTA
  • Canada–Debunking the Krever Commission Report
    Bill Bees, Vice President, Plasma Technologies, Prometic Plasma Resources

  • Ethics of Compensation
    Peter Jaworski, Ph.D., Professor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

  • Global sufficiency
    Joshua Penrod, Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

10:30–11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Moderator: Joshua Penrod, Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

  • Crowding Out
    Nico Lacetera, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto – [via skype]

  • Which is safer source plasma for manufacturing in China: apheresis plasma or recovered plasma?
    Prof Dr. Liu Zhong
    , Vice President, Institute of Blood Transfusion, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)

  • The current situation and challenge of the Chinese plasma management
    Chen Bin
    , Deputy Director, Medical Safety and Transfusion Division, Department of Medical Regulatory and Management, National Health Commission
1:00–2:00 pm Boxed lunches available for pick-up in the Dupont Ballroom                                                     

[Program is subject to change]




Take advantage of the premier opportunity to effectively position your brand with key leaders of the plasma protein therapeutics industry. This year’s Plasma Protein Forum will be held June 12-13 in Washington, D.C., and offers a variety of opportunities to expand your reach.

Exhibitor Benefits

PPTA provides each company exhibiting with:

  • Sponsor Recognition:
    • Sponsor visibility on rolling PowerPoint in conference ballroom
    • Company logo on PPTA global website
    • Recognition in PPTA Forum e-blasts
    • Signage in exhibit hall or foyer area
    • Complimentary ad in Forum program*
    • Discount on additional Forum program advertising
    • Company listing and 50 word description in Forum program
    • 30% discount on new advertising in The Source magazine

  • Amenities package: includes 6’ skirted table, two chairs and one wastebasket

  • Passport Program: This is an incentive program to draw attendees to your booth. Attendees will visit each booth and obtain the vendor’s initials and will be entered to win an Apple Watch! The winner will be announced during the closing announcements on June 13th.

*Size and/or amount based on sponsorship level


Exhibit Sponsor Levels

Diamond and Platinum sponsorships are reserved exclusively for PPTA members. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Cathy Izzi.

DIAMOND Member Sponsors

  • One 8’ x 8’ Booth in the Exhibit Hall (#1-13)
  • 5 Exhibitor registrations (complimentary access to Forum)
  • Full-page advertisement in Forum program
  • 15% discount on additional advertising
  • Diamond sponsor recognition at Registration Desk and Exhibit Hall entrance

PLATINUM Member Sponsors

  • One 8’ x 8’ Booth in the Exhibit Hall (#1-13)
  • 4 Exhibitor registrations (complimentary access to the Forum)
  • Half-page advertisement in Forum program
  • 15% discount on additional advertising
  • Platinum sponsor recognition at Exhibit Hall entrance

GOLD Sponsors — $15,000

  • One 8’ x 8’ Booth in the Exhibit Hall (#1-13)
  • Sponsorship of directional signage
  • 3 Exhibitor registrations (complimentary access to the Forum)
  • Half-page advertisement in Forum program
  • 10% discount on additional advertising
  • Gold Sponsor recognition in conference foyer

SILVER Sponsors — $5,000

  • 6’ Tabletop Exhibit in the Forum Foyer (A-D outside of Exhibit Hall) or in the Meeting Foyer (E-H outside of meeting room)
  • 2 Exhibitor registrations (complimentary access to the Forum)
  • Quarter-page advertisement in Forum program
  • 10% discount on additional advertising
  • Silver Sponsor recognition in conference foyer

Exhibit Schedule
The Forum draws attendees to your exhibit with these scheduled events.

Monday, June 11th
Exhibitor Move-in:                3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12th
Exhibit Hall Hours
Continental Breakfast         7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Break                10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Networking Lunch               12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Networking Break                3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 13th
Exhibit Hall Hours

Continental Breakfast        7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Break             10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Exhibitor Move-out:           12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Contractor Dismantle        1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* Schedule is subject to change

Exhibit Hall/Foyer Floor Plan
Please select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice on the registration form

Registration Form, Company Logo, and 50-word description are due May 11th to Michelle Mason

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Networking Sponsorships

Increase your visibility at the Forum with these high visibility, high impact opportunities. All sponsorship opportunities are a first-come first-served basis. All Networking Sponsors will receive:

  • Recognition in the Forum program and throughout the Forum
  • Visibility on rolling PowerPoint in conference ballroom

Optimize your company’s profile with exclusive sponsorship of Two Lunches, Two Breakfasts, and Three Networking Breaks ($25,000).

  • Four complimentary Forum registrations
  • Half-page advertisement in Forum program
  • Your company logo at all buffet stations and tables in the Exhibit Hall

Break the Day ($8,500)

PPTA’s popular morning kickoff ensures that your company name welcomes attendees during continental breakfast on both days.

  • Includes one complimentary Forum registration
  • Quarter-page advertisement in Forum program
  • Acknowledgement at the beginning of each day
  • Your company logo at all breakfast stations
  • Logo printed on napkins

Lunch ($8,500), Buffet (Day 1)
Sponsor the lunch for added exposure as your company profile will be noticed throughout the buffet stations, as well as seating areas.

  • Includes one complimentary Forum registration
  • Quarter-page advertisement in Forum program
  • Acknowledgement at the beginning of the day
  • Your company logo at all Buffet stations
  • Logo printed on napkins

Lunch ($5,000), To-Go (Day 2)
Sponsor the to-go lunch for added exposure as your company profile will be noticed throughout the seating areas.

  • Includes one complimentary Forum registration
  • Quarter-page advertisement in Forum program
  • Acknowledgement at the beginning of the day
  • Your company logo at all breakfast stations
  • Logo printed on to-go lunch bags


Power Networking ($7,000)
Attendees flock to networking breaks and that means your company gets noticed.

  • Includes one complimentary Forum registration
  • Acknowledgement at the beginning of each break
  • Your company logo at each refreshment break station


Image Impact NEW! ($2,000)
Everyone notices beautiful flower arrangements and with this sponsorship you will be noticed in tandem. This sponsorship places flowers and your brand at:

  • Conference podium
  • Speakers’ Panel
  • Forum registration desk

Additional recognition provided

  • Forum Program
  • Rolling Power Point in Conference ballroom


Product sponsorships are walking billboards for your company. All sponsored products are distributed to every attendee and feature your company name and/or logo alongside the Forum logo. Reserve early, limited availability. PPTA will coordinate ordering products. All sponsorship opportunities are a first-come first-served basis.

Bag ($7,000)

  • This popular tote bag is sure to be a hit! Large compartment to hold meeting materials and much more.

Lanyard ($6,500)

  • All attendees will be provided with a lanyard along with their name badge.

Portable Power Bank ($6,500)

  • Perfect for recharging your smart phone or iPhone on the go.

Meeting App ($6,000)  

  • Replacing the USB stick, your company logo will be advertised on the app using rotating screens and banners. The meeting app includes agenda, presentations (note: this will be only location presentations will be available), speaker bios, sponsor information and much more!

    • Includes 1 complimentary registration

iPad Padfolio ($4,500)

  • This bold padfolio has integrated elastic bands on the inside cover to securely hold all iPads and most other tablets. Includes ruled notepad.

Umbrella ($4,500)

  • To be taken to the great outdoors and will display your company logo.

Wireless Ear Buds ($4,000)

  • Bluetooth technology, includes travel case.

Travel Coffee Mug ($3,500)

  • For the person on the go!

Hand Sanitizer ($2,000)

  • Credit card-shaped hand sanitizer

Stylus Pen ($1,500)

Media Multitasker Stand ($1,500)

  • This will hold anything from a cell phone to a tablet computer and has a screen cleaner.

Provide Logo for branded product by May 9th to Michelle Mason.


Elevator Clings ($4,000 each)

  • Sponsor an elevator wrap on the first floor lobby area and the Conference floor area (2 on each floor/4 total) and have your company logo displayed for all to see. Sponsor 2 elevator clings for $7,500 (one on each floor).

Wi-Fi in Meeting Room (Day 1: $2,000 / Day 2: $2,000 / Both days: $3,500)

  • Sponsor the Wi-Fi and your company name, logo will be displayed on handout materials with the Wi-Fi code. The Wi-Fi code will be your company name.

Charging Station ($1,500)

  • Charging station will be set up at a table that includes company signage. Brochures can be supplied by the sponsor.

Brochures ($1,000)

  • Send us your company brochure and we will include in all handout materials.


The Forum program provides participants with a valuable resource both during and after the program. Including both the program agenda and exhibitor and sponsor recognitions, attendees frequently reference the program making sure your company gets noticed again and again.

Advertisement Sizes and Rates for Forum Program Guide

Inside Front Cover 7½”w x 10”h  $1,450
Inside Back Cover 7½”w x 10”h  $1,250
Full Page 7½”w x 10”h $850 (Comp for Diamond Sponsors)
2-page spread 16”w x 10”h $1,500
Half-page Horizontal 7½”w x 5”h $575 (Comp for Platinum/Gold/Elite Sponsors)
Half-page Vertical 3½”w x 10”h $575 (Comp for Platinum/Gold/Elite Sponsors)
Quarter Page 3½”w x 5”h $350 (Comp for Silver/Premium Sponsors)
Congratulatory 3½”w x 2”h $250


  • Printing:   Offset
  • Binding:   Perfect Bound
  • Trim Size:   8½”w x 11”h
  • Bleed Size:   8¾”w x 11¼”h (full page only)
    • 17¼” w x 11¼” h (two-page spread)

Artwork Requirements

  • Program Guide Advertisements:   Press-ready PDF (CMYK, 300 dpi or greater)
  • Company Logos:   JPEG (true color), 300 dpi or greater
  • Company Logos for Branded Products:   .EPS or .AI file with text and art converted to outlines

Provide artwork by May 11th to Michelle Mason