PPTA Business Forum

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Thank you for attending the 2018 Business Forum!

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]



10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Joshua Penrod, Ph.D., 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: Most Recent Challenges
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, M.D., MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Michael Deem, Senior Vice President & General Manager, CSL Plasma
  • Kate Fry, CEO, America's Blood Centers
  • Jim Crone, President, GBS/CIDP Foundation International
2:45 PM BREAK 
3:15 PM PPTA Source Committee Reports
Joshua Penrod, Ph.D., PPTA
  • David Morad, Southern Blood Services, Inc. and Treasurer, PPTA Source Board of Directors
  • Jon Knowles, Dr.P.H., CSL Plasma and Chair, PPTA Regulatory Policy and Compliance Steering Committee (RPSC)
  • Stephan Walsemann, M.D., Ph.D., KEDPLASMA GmbH and Chair, PPTA European Plasma Alliance (EPA)
  • Beth Eacret, Grifols and Chair, PPTA Source Industry Profile Committee (SIPC)
  • Michael Deem, CSL Plasma and Chair, PPTA International Quality Plasma Program (IQPP)
4:00 PM  New Roads in Plasma Donation Ethics Discussion
Moderator: Joshua Penrod, Ph.D., 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


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