Event Details

Thursday, October 17, 2024
Riverview Ballroom – Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MD

6PM – Silent Auction and Reception
7PM – Dinner and Awards Presentation
RSVP by September 27, 2024 – Contact mwallace@cadca.org


Master of Ceremonies – Anita Brikman, President & CEO, Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association

Anita Brikman is the President and CEO of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA), an organization representing a unique sector of the biologics and biotechnology industry. PPTA members include more than 1,000 human plasma donation centers in North America and Europe, as well as the global manufacturers of lifesaving plasma-derived therapies. These medicines are critical for the well-being of patients with rare and chronic conditions such as hemophilia, primary immune deficiencies, neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.

Anita brings years of experience in communications, public affairs, advocacy and association leadership to PPTA, with a concentrated focus throughout her career on healthcare. Prior to joining PPTA, she fulfilled simultaneous positions as Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and Executive Director of the CHPA Educational Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting medicine safety. In both capacities, Anita acted as a national spokesperson across all press and publicity channels.

Previously, Anita led the communications team at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). And for more than two decades prior to her association work, Brikman served as a news anchor and medical reporter for WUSA9 TV (CBS) in Washington, D.C. and WPVI TV (ABC) in Philadelphia.

Anita is a member of the Board of Directors for CADCA. She has previously served as an honorary spokesperson for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Washington, D.C. and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to benefit the American Cancer Society in Philadelphia.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.

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