2018 Event Schedule & Registration


07-20-2018 6:30 pm
Northwestern Medicine Field
Northwestern Medicine Field
34w002 Cherry Ln, Geneva, IL 60134
Kane County Cougars Event

Join the PDA board members and their families at the Northwestern Medicine Field, the home of the Kane County Cougars, for a day packed with baseball, family entertainment, food, drinks, and much more. This is a relaxing and fun way to spend some quality time with family, friends and colleagues.

Pricing is free for PDA members and their families. Please register to confirm your ticket.

Date: 7/20/18 at 6:30 pm


Attendee Information

Type Price Available place

Adult Ticket

$0.00 24
Children 3 -10

Children's Ticket

$0.00 13

08-09-2018 5:30 pm -8:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, Northbrook IL
Crowne Plaza, Northbrook IL
2875 Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
$65.00 for non-members/$55.00 for members

Join us for an engaging and dynamic dinner meeting to discuss topics focused on the requirements of patient safety, pharmacovigilance, medical device vigilance and impact of these activities on other functional areas. The agenda includes a presentation from Jay M. Ehrlich, MD, Vice President / Global Patient Safety, Baxter Healthcare Corporation to include:

- What is “patient safety” with respect to drugs and devices, and why should I care?

- Changes in the regulatory landscape in drug and device vigilance globally

- How does a Safety organization position itself (org design, interfaces) for maximal effectiveness collaborating with other functions (Quality, R&D, Regulatory, Operations, etc.)?

- Industry trends aka “doing more with less”

The event will also include cocktails, networking and dinner.  

Abstract: Do you frequently see “patient safety” or “pharmacovigilance” people in your meetings or attached to your email chains? Who are these people? Why are they here? What do they do? And why do I need to know? Trust me… you need to know. Why? Recent regulatory changes across the globe have increased the scrutiny on companies around the impact of certain decisions being made across functions that may have impact on the end user of our products: healthcare professionals and patients. Only with an understanding of what has changed and when you should ensure inclusion of your “Safety” function can you protect yourself, your function and your company against pitfalls that will result in inspection/audit findings, product impacts, delay or failure to launch new products (or keep existing products on the market), or potential patient harm.

Pricing:  $65.00 (non members)  $55.00 (with PDA membership)


Meeting Details and Agenda:

Date:   August 9th 2018
Location:   Crowne Plaza
   2785 Milwaukee Ave
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    +1 847 298 2525
5:30PM   Registration, Cocktails and Netwtorking
6:30PM   Dinner
7:00PM   Presentation
    Dr. Jay M. Ehrlich

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