PPTA Business Forum

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Join us at the 2018 Business Forum!

The 2018 PPTA Business Forum will be held on Thursday, October 18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.


[PPTA Member Companies Only]



Register now for the 2018 Business Forum!

CANCELLATIONS: A $25 fee will apply to all cancellations. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after October 16, 2018 or no-shows.

DATA PROTECTION: Personal information provided by you will be used for PPTA purposes only.

Online registration will close October 15. Registration will be available on-site.

If you experience any issues registering via Cvent, you may register via PDF


10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Joshua Penrod, Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA
10:10 AM Chairman's Message
Roger Brinser, Chair of the PPTA Source Board of Directors; Director, Regulatory, BioLife Plasma Services/Shire
10:30 AM President’s Message
Jan M. Bult, President & CEO, PPTA
10:50 AM Exploring Expanded Collection Geography: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Julia Fabens, Senior Manager, International Affairs, PPTA
  • Thomas R. Kreil, Ph.D., Senior Director, Global Pathogen Safety, Shire
  • Charles Auger, Vice President of Business Expansion, Grifols
  • Angela Dyer, Ph.D., Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Emergent BioSolutions Canada, Inc.
12:00 PM LUNCH--Buffet lunch available in Salon V, VI
1:00 PM Transfusion and Infusion: Meeting Patient Needs
Moderator: Mary Gustafson, Vice President, Global Regulatory Policy, PPTA
  • Jefferson Jones, Ph.D., MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mike Deem, Senior Vice President & General Manager, CSL Plasma
  • Kate Fry, CEO, American Blood Centers
2:45 PM BREAK 
3:15 PM PPTA Source Committee Reports
Joshua Penrod, Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA
  • David Morad, Southern Blood Services, Inc. and Treasurer, PPTA Source Board of Directors
  • Jon Knowles, CSL Plasma and Chair, PPTA Regulatory Policy and Compliance Steering Committee (RPSC)
  • Stephan Walsemann, MD, Ph.D., KedPlasma GmbH and Chair, PPTA European Plasma Alliance (EPA)
  • Beth Eacret, Grifols and Chair, PPTA Source Industry Profile Committee (SIPC)
  • Mike Deem, CSL Plasma and Chair, PPTA International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP)
4:00 PM  New Roads in Plasma Donation Ethics Discussion
Moderator: Joshua Penrod, Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA
  • James Stacey Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of New Jersey
  • William English, Ph.D., Georgetown University
5:00 PM Presentation of the Robert W. Reilly Leadership Award 
5:15 PM Closing Remarks 
5:15 -7:30 PM RECEPTION--Charleston II & Nox Creek

[Program and speakers are subject to change]


The 2018 Business Forum will be held at the:
JW Marriott Buckhead
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta GA 30326

Please make your reservations via the Booking Website:

The negotiated rate of $209/night plus taxes (available from October 16-19 or until the PPTA room block is sold out) will be applied to your reservation. Please note, this rate is only available until September 28.


For more information, contact Bobbi Stackman (+1.443.433.1109)