PPTA Business Forum

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The PPTA Business Forum is presented to the membership by the PPTA Source Board of Directors and staff. The Business Forum is your opportunity, as a member, to become better informed and more involved in PPTA activities.

The 2020 Business Forum, open to PPTA Members only, will be held in conjunction with the Global Plasma Summit (GPS). Members interested in attending the Business Forum must also register for the GPS.


Registration for the 2020 GPS includes virtual access to all general sessions and networking events. Online registration will close on October 23 close of business (EDT).

Registration type Rates
PPTA Members $200 (GPS)
$250 (GPS + Business Forum)
Non-members $300
Patients & Government $30
Terms and Conditions

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

Cancellations & Substitutions
Cancellations will not be accepted. Substitutions must be received in writing by October 23, 2020.

All Press must apply for credentials prior to the event. Please contact Mat Gulick (mgulick@pptaglobal.org) at the Association for more information.

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


October 28, 2020

8:00 am EDT

Welcome and Introduction
Josh Penrod, Senior Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

8:05 am

A Message from the PPTA President & CEO
Amy Efantis, President & CEO, PPTA

8:15 am

Chairman’s Message
Roger Brinser, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Takeda/BioLife Plasma

8:20 – 9:15 am PPTA Source Committee Reports
Source Board Treasurers Report - David Morad, Source Board Treasurer, President, Southern Blood Services
IQPP Standards Committee Report - Charles Auger, IQPP Standards Committee Chair, Vice President, Business Expansion, Biomat USA/Grifols
Regulatory Policy Committee Report - Jon Knowles, Dr. P.H., RPSC Chair, Director, Regulatory Affairs and Laboratory Operations, CSL Plasma
European Plasma Alliance - Matthias Gessner, Ph.D., EPA Chair, Senior Director, BioLife European Operations, Takeda
- 9:15 am

Closing Remarks for Part 1
Josh Penrod, Senior Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

11:00 am

Welcome Back! And Intro to Session
Julia Fabens, Assistant Director, International Affairs, PPTA

11:05 am

Bioethics, Nationalism, and Plasma: A Conversation
Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Josh Penrod, Senior Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

11:30 am Donors and Donation Post-COVID
Bill Block, President & CEO, Blood Centers of America
Hema Tallman, Vice President Global Operations, BioLife Plasma Services/Takeda
Q &A

12:10 pm

R.W. Reilly Award Ceremony
12:15 pm Closing Remarks
[Program and speakers are subject to change]


For more information, contact Bobbi Stackman (+1.443.433.1109)

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