PDA Artificial Intelligence in Pharma Workshop 2024

Antwerp, Belgium
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Dear Colleague and esteemed AI Explorers!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our latest creation, the PDA Artificial Intelligence Workshop 2024 taking place right after the PDA Good Digitalization in Pharma Conference 2024, on 06 June 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium!

Thrilled to have you join us for this deep dive into the world of data, algorithms, and models. Over the day you will be part of vivid conversations on all things of AI and challenged with a mindset shift.

This workshop is not your typical lecture series. We're throwing in some hands-on demos, so you can roll your sleeves up and understand what's going on beneath the surface of AI. Whether you're a seasoned expert or just dipping your toes into the AI waters, we're thrilled to have you with us.

Get ready for a journey that's all about demystifying AI in the context of drug manufacturing without the jargon overload! We promise engaging discussions, hands-on activities, and a sprinkle of fun, all designed to make AI feel like a friendly companion rather than a complex puzzle.

Our fantastic committee team is here to guide you through the AI wonderland, sharing insights that will make you think, "Wow, I can do this!" We'll explore how AI can be your superhero, making processes smoother, quality better, and innovation contagious in the pharmaceutical world.

This isn't just a workshop; it's a chance for us all to learn, share, and grow together. So, don't be shy – ask questions, share your thoughts, and let's create an atmosphere where every idea is as welcome as a good cup of coffee.

Thank you in advance for being part of this journey.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Workshop Co-Leader

Timothy Hsu, AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
Toni Manzano, Aizon

Scientific Program Planning Committee

  • Timothy Hsu, AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
  • Toni Manzano, Aizon
  • Dieter Bachmann, Johnson & Johnson 
  • Scott Deckebach, Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.
  • Sesethu Dowiasch, Rockwell Automation
  • Florian W. Huber, TissUse
  • David Hubmayr, Takeda
  • Josh Eaton, PDA
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe
  • Sabine Hartmann, Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe

Standard Pricing

Standard Member Price

€ 1.080


€ 1.080

See Qualifying Criteria for Member Types.


WAYS TO REGISTER: 1. Online Registration   2. registration-europe@pda.org

PDA MEMBERS: Please remember to log in before registering If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization, please contact registration-europe@pda.org before registering.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter the event country, PDA Europe must be informed of this fact at least 4 weeks before the start of the event.

Day 1

Thursday, 06 June 2024

9:00 I Welcome Coffee
9:30 I Welcome and Introduction from the Workshop Co-Leader

Timothy Hsu, AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
Toni Manzano, Aizon

09:45 - 10:45 I Part 1: The AI Agora
Moderator: Timothy Hsu, AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative

Welcome to a round table discussion between our experts, the committee team, and you, the audience, on AI in the life circle field. Tell us about your understanding of AI, your questions in this field, and which myth we can solve.

10:45 – 12:15 I Part 2: Let's Talk About AI From The Giant's Perspective
Moderator: To be announced

10:45 I Unleashing AI in Regulated Industries with Amazon Web Services
Stefan Appel, AWS
11:15 I Q&A

11:30 I Presentation Titel to be announced
Speaker invited
12:00 I Q&A

12:15| Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:30 I Part 3: AI – The Most Misunderstood Mystery
Moderator: Sesethu Dowiasch, Rockwell Automation

13:15 I What is Artificial Intelligence?Timothy Hsu,  AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
Toni Manzano, Aizon
13:45 I Q&A
14:00 I Introducing to the Masterclass: Hands-On Part Explanation
Toni Manzano, Aizon

14:30 | Coffee Break
15:00 – 17:30 I Part 4: Masterclass for Beginners in AI and GXP
Moderator: Toni Manzano, Aizon

Feel like a matter expert in AI for one day. You will receive a hands-on introduction to developing your own Artificial Intelligence model by coding so that by the end of the day, you can create your own AI model with your data processing.
We will use the cloud-based tool "Jupiter Notebook" to enter the data, training, and validation.

15:00 I Hands-On Class to Develop Your Own AI Model
17:00 I Final Q&A and Workshop Summary
17:20 I Farewell by the Workshop Co-Leads

Timothy Hsu, AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
Toni Manzano, Aizon

17:30 I End of Workshop

Featured Presenters


  • Timothy W Hsu


    Committee Member
    Read Bio
  • Toni Manzano, PhD

    Co-Founder and CSO of Aizon, and Team Leader, AI in Operations (AIO), Aizon and AFDO/RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative

    Read Bio

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Groenplaats 32
B2000 Antwerp

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms by 1st April 2024.

Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

How to Get Here
By Air

There are two airports close by, Antwerp International Airport which is around 20 min by car or Brussel International Airport (Airport Zaventem) which is an hour away.

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By Car On site parking is available, please contact the hotel for further information.
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Area Attractions
We are in the heart of Antwerp, overlooking the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Old Town square. Shops, restaurants, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum are a short walk from our door. Antwerp Zoo and Antwerp Central Rail Station are within four kilometers. Enjoy all-day dining and drinks, 24-hour room service, fitness center access, and the rooftop sun deck.