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 2021 Business Forum, open to PPTA Members only, was held virtually on Monday, November 15 from 8 am-12:30 pm (EST).

Program *

8:00 am (EST) PPTA EU Video
8:05 am Welcome and introduction
Josh Penrod, Senior Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA
8:08 am A Message from PPTA’s President & CEO
Amy Efantis, President & CEO, PPTA
8:15 am Chairman’s message
Roger Brinser, Chair of the PPTA Source Board of Directors and Head of Regulatory Affairs, Takeda/BioLife Plasma
8:20 – 9:20 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 — Bill Speir, Senior Director, Advocacy & Regulatory Policy, PPTA
  • European Plasma Alliance (EPA) — Matthias Gessner, Ph.D., EPA Chair, Senior Director, BioLife European Operations, Takeda
9:20 am 10-minute break
9:30 am European Healthcare and the Plasma Industry: The Role for Markets and Innovation (Q & A)
Fredrik Erixon, Director & Co-founder of European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)
10:00 am Non-Blood Directive Related Barriers to Increase Plasma Collection in Europe (Q & A)
Milan Maly, Executive & Owner, UNICAplasma s.r.o.
10:20 am Modernizing America’s Blood Systems (Q & A)
Vijai Mohan, Founder & CEO, Secure Transfusion Services, Inc.
10:50 am 10-minute break
11:00 am Engaging with the wider world: Poland (Q&A)
  • Adrian Goretzki, Founder & President, Healthcare Education Institute
  • Bernadeta Prandzioch-Goretzki, Vice President, Healthcare Education Institute
11:25 am Advocating for Better Source Plasma Laws in the States (Q&A)
Bill Speir, Senior Director, Advocacy & Regulatory Policy, PPTA
11:55 am Robert W. Reilly Leadership Award ceremony
12:10 pm Closing remarks
Josh Penrod, Senior Vice President, Source & International Affairs, PPTA

* Note: This is a preliminary agenda subject to change.

 

For more information, contact Bobbi Stackman (+1.443.433.1109)

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