PPTA Business Forum

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Join us on October 17 in San Diego for the 2019 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.

Program details will be available soon.


[PPTA Member Companies Only]


Click here to register for the 2019 Business Forum. Online registration will close October 10.


Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

All Business Forum attendees will receive the negotiated room rates (see rates when you click in to reserve your rooms), as well as the negotiated resort fee of $10.00 per room night.

Preliminary Program

8:30 am Registration opens
10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Moderator: Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D., Senior Vice President, PPTA
10:10 am Chairman's Message
Moderator: Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D.
Speaker: Roger Brinser, Chair, PPTA Source Board of Directors, Head of Regulatory Affairs, BioLife Plasma Service/Takeda
10:30 am President’s Message: Industry Challenges
Moderator: Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D.
Speaker: Amy Efantis, President & CEO , PPTA
10:50 am The Washington Environment
Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D.
Tom Lilburn, Senior Director, Government Relations, PPTA
11:20 am

PPTA Source Committee Reports
Moderator: Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D.
  • David Morad, President, Southern Blood Services, Inc., Treasurer of Source Board of Directors
  • Jon Knowles, Dr. P.H., Director, Regulatory Affairs & Lab Operations, CSL Plasma, Chair of Regulatory Policy and Compliance Steering Committee
  • Matthias Gessner, Ph.D., Senior Director, BioLife European Operations, Takeda, Chair of European Plasma Alliance
  • Michael Deem, Senior Vice President & General Manager, CSL Plasma, Chair, International Quality Plasma Program
  • Mat Gulick, Director, Global Communication, PPTA, Communications Report
12:00 PM Lunch
Frescos Lounge
1:00 pm Plasma in the Pacific Rim
Sonia Balboni, Director, Source & Standards, PPTA
  • Julia Fabens, Senior Manager, International Affairs, PPTA
  • David Michael, Professor of Practice, School of Global Policy & Strategy, University of CA, San Diego
  • Shu Fan, President & CEO, Investlink (Former CEO of Diaverum Yueda Healthcare Management Inc.)
2:00 pm Break
2:30 pm EDQM Blood Guide Revision: An Assessment of Substance and Process
Moderator: Alexa Wetzel, Director, Source Europe, PPTA
  • Matthias Gessner, Ph.D., Senior Director, BioLife European Operations, Takeda
  • Marilyn Rosa-Bray, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Grifols
  • John Delacourt, Vice President, Legal Affairs & Global Operations, PPTA
4:00 pm Presentation of the Robert W. Reilly Leadership Award
Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D.
4:15 pm Closing Remarks
Josh Penrod, J.D., Ph. D.
4:30 - 6:30 pm Reception
Bayside Terrace

[Program and speakers are subject to change]


For more information, contact Bobbi Stackman (+1.443.433.1109)

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