2 Day Seminar on “Death by CAPA – Does your CAPA Program need a CAPA?” – GlobalCompliancePanel

Participants will learn the ways of streamlining and monitoring their processes that will ensure compliance and improved performance.

If there is a really solid edifice on which a strong Quality Management System (QMS) rests, it has to be Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA). This is because a QMS can never guarantee safe and effective products without CAPA. An ineffective CAPA process leads to disastrous consequences like complaints, recalls, 483s, and warning letters.

An inefficiently conceived and implemented CAPA system means time and resources going down the drain. The criticality that CAPA has to a QMS can be gauged from the fact that it is one of the primary reasons for which the FDA issues 483’s and Warning Letters.

All these point to the need for the establishment of a solid CAPA process that is built into the QMS. An organization should ensure that it establishes a compliant, effective, and efficient process. Yet, despite the all-powerful importance that CAPA has for the medical device industry, many manufacturers in this area have difficulties in establishing and maintaining an effective CAPA process.

How do organizations overcome this problem? A two-day seminar, entitled “Death by CAPA – Does your CAPA Program need a CAPA?” from GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of regulatory compliance, will provide the answers. At this in person, live seminar, which is being organized in Philadelphia, PA on October 24 and 25, Susanne Manz, Quality and Compliance Expert/Auditor for Medical Devices, Manz Consulting, Inc., will be the Director.

Please join us for this highly valuable session by enrolling at This course has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant’s RAC recertification upon full completion.

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The learning offered at this seminar will help participants establish an efficient and effective CAPA process that leads to an improvement in quality and compliance. Participants will learn the ways of streamlining and monitoring their processes that will ensure compliance and improved performance.

Susanne will explain the regulatory requirements regarding CAPA in detail. She will sort out the various myths surrounding CAPA, as well as the challenges of managing CAPAs. This knowledge will help them prevent and overcome common problems and pitfalls. She will offer an explanation of some of the best practices in establishing a CAPA, the knowledge of which helps organizations insulate themselves against an FDA inspection.

Over the two days of this seminar, participants will hear detailed lectures on all the elements of a CAPA program. Susanne will explain the ways in which these elements connect to other parts of the organization’s Quality Management System. The Director will explain to participants ways by which they can create a CAPA program that results in:

  • Improvement in product quality
  • Reduction in compliance issues
  • Advancement in their business success.

An additional benefit the participants will get is the set of tools and checklists which will help them to ensure that their program is ready to face an FDA inspection.

Susanne will cover the following areas at this seminar:

  • Regulatory Requirements and expectations
  • Elements for creating an efficient and effective CAPA Program
  • CAPA process, tools, and techniques
  • Linkages throughout the Quality Management System
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Metrics, Control, and Monitoring
  • Dissemination of Information
  • Myths, Challenges, Best Practices
  • Inspection Preparedness

This seminar is of immense value to professionals whose work is associated with the organization’s QMS. These include Quality Systems Specialists, Document Control Specialists, Quality and Compliance Specialists, Quality Engineers, Internal Auditors and Managers, Training Specialists, CAPA Specialists, CAPA Managers, Supplier Quality Engineers and Auditors, Quality/Compliance managers or directors for Medical Device companies, General Managers wanting to learn how to understand Quality System requirements, and Management Representatives.

US. Customs Import Rules and Export Traps in 2020

You need to have a plan in place and know what you are doing.

FDA and the Customs and Border Patrol Service (CBP) have become increasingly sophisticated and equally demanding in the submission of import information and adherence to government procedures. Firms that fail to understand and properly execute an import and export program find their shipments delayed, detained or refused. As of December 2016, FDA and CBP officially implemented the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) entry filing system. You either meet ACE requirements or face entry refusals and monetary penalties of up to $10,000 per offense. Other factors can derail the expectation of a seamless import entry process. The course covers detailed information about the roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved with an import operation and how to correct the weakest link(s) in the commercial chain. The course will include tips on how to understand FDA’s thinking, negotiate with the FDA and offer anecdotal examples of FDA’s import program curiosities.

Why you have to study:

What happens when your product is detained? FDA will begin a legal process that can become an expensive business debacle. You must respond fully within short timeframes. This is not the time for you to be on a learning curve. You need to have a plan in place and know what you are doing.

The FDA is steadily increasing the legal and prior notice information requirements. If you do not know what those requirements are and you initiate a shipment, your product is figuratively dead in the water. You must be accurate with the import coding information and understand the automated and human review process. If not, you can expect detained shipments. CBP is implemented a new “Automated Commercial Environment” computer program that changes import logistics and information reporting for FDA regulated products. Your shipment may be stopped before it is even loaded at the foreign port.

When products are refused, you have different options. Some options may cost more than others. For example, your product can be seized and destroyed by the government. You may be fined if you do not act in a timely manner. These are common problems that become prohibitively expensive. You should know how to avoid common problems or at least how to mitigate the cost by using established and effective business planning.

Learn how to deal with common problems, such as returns for repair, importing QC samples, and investigational products

On a positive note, the FDA is implementing the Voluntary Qualification Importer Program under the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act. One other perk is that FDA offers export certificates, for a modest fee, which may give you a competitive advantage in foreign markets. In some cases, a FDA export certificate is required by foreign governments. Finally, the new EU Medical Device Regulation will change how FDA manages foreign inspections and in your favor.

About the Instructor:

Casper (Cap) Uldriks, owns Encore Insight LLC, which provides consulting services on FDA Law. He brings over 32 years of experience from the FDA. He specialized in the FDA’s medical device program as a field investigator, served as a senior manager in the Office of Compliance and as an Associate Center Director for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. He developed enforcement actions and participated in the implementation of new statutory requirements. He is recognized as an exceptional and energetic speaker. His comments are candid, straightforward and of practical value. He understands how FDA thinks, operates and where it is headed.

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Virtual Seminar on Upcoming Changes with HIPAA 2019

What factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? are you doing these things?

We will go point by point through the entire HIPAA Security Rule and uncover simple methods to comply and create policy.
The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with this law, there is so much misleading information all over regarding the do’s and don’ts with HIPAA – I want to add clarity for compliance officers.

It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2018.

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Do you know all of the requirements of this enigmatic law? Are you abiding by them?

My goal is to make this extremely complex enigma known as “HIPAA” very easy to understand with a painless step by step approach to an otherwise harrowing task Times have changed and new laws are now in place concerning protected health information.

The best way to protect your practice or business and save yourself future headaches and possible litigation or Federal fines is to be proactive instead of reactive This once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what’s going on! Protect your practice or business!

These day’s trial attorney’s pose an even higher risk than the Federal government!

State laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remedies!

What factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? are you doing these things?

We will be discussing 2019 changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services regarding the enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books as well as some detailed discussions on the audit process and some current events regarding HIPAA cases (both in courtrooms and from live audits)

What are areas covered by the Instructor:

  • Study all 18 Standards and 44 Implementation Specifications of the regulations
  • Updates for 2019
  • Requirements of Compliance Officers
  • New definition of what constitutes protected health information
  • Real life litigated cases
  • BYOD
  • Portable devices
  • Business associates and the increased burden
  • Emailing of PHI
  • Texting of PHI
  • Federal Audit Process
  • HIPAA and suing – how this works
  • Risk Assessment
  • Best resources

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The EU Clinical Trial Regulation – EU Filings & Registrations

Strategies for streamlining the registration application process for faster approval.

The course also covers recent updates on EU-GCP associated with the new regulatory framework and highlights of the new EU Pharmacovigilance Directive, as it relates to studies and helpful tips into working with the European regulators. The webinar covers the impending changes coming with the EU Parliament passage of the EU Clinical Trial Regulation, which will affect all trials conducted across the EU [new and ongoing].

This course also covers the various licensing methods (for Drugs, Biologics & Combination Products) by which applicants can file for product licenses (Marketing Authorizations) in one or multiple Member States [and EEA], as well as fully across all Member States of the European Union. This course specifically outlines and discusses the structure of the regulatory agencies at the EU-level and across specific Member States. Course content will explain which procedures are available for which products and then will follow the license processing steps for each pathway.

Attendees will leave the Course clearly understanding the requirements under the current Regulations. In addition, this Course has been updated to provide participants with competitive insight into:

  • How the EU and individual countries within Europe interact
  • Which registration procedure to use
  • How regulations effect product development strategies
  • Understanding the concerns/issues of European Regulatory Personnel
  • How to negotiate with the regulators
  • Information necessary for effective submissions
  • Strategies for streamlining the registration application process for faster approval
  • The advantages and disadvantages of various registration procedures
  • How to efficiently initiate trials first patient, first visit
  • How to link the strategy of Country Selection to an ultimate EU registration pathway
  • How to stay compliant What can make the difference in your data passing Regulatory scrutiny
  • Related area-GCP and PV-reporting updates
  • Impending Changes of the EU Clinical Trial Regulation and timing for Implementation

Who will get the benefit:

  • Business Management
  • Project Team Members
  • Legal Team Members
  • Clinical Operations Staff
  • Quality Assurance, Monitors, CRAs
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Investigators & Site Study Staff
  • CROs, Consultants, Insurers

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eCTD Submissions of IND/NDA to the US FDA, EU and Canada

It will provide you with information to ensure that you are ready for implementing the mandated requirements of the CTD/eCTD. 

The international agreement to assemble all Quality, Safety and Efficacy information for a drug or biologic product into a common format (called the CTD – Common Technical Document) has improved the speed and efficiency for companies working in global development programs and clarified expectations by regulatory bodies.

Reformatting for multiple submissions is substantially limited.  The CTD has improved the regulatory review processes and enabled implementation of good review practices. The eCTD has increased efficiency for reviewers and improved submission times.  Beginning in May 2017, the eCTD will be required in the US for all marketing applications.

This webinar will provide you with information to ensure that you are ready for implementing the mandated requirements of the CTD/eCTD.

Those who are benefited by this

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Operations
  • Anyone responsible for providing content for the CTD

Instructor:

Peggy J. Berry , MBA, RAC, is the President & CEO at Synergy Consulting where she provides consulting services to companies in all aspects of drug development. She also provides group and one-on-one training in drug development, regulatory affairs and project management topics. Prior to founding Synergy Consulting in 2015, she was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Insmed (2/2015-5/2015) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of global regulatory strategies and the management and oversight of the regulatory affairs department. Prior to Insmed, she was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality at Amarin (3/2009-2/2014).

Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) Comparing and Contrasting GMP

Non-clinical laboratory studies in which tests article are studied in test system under laboratory conditions to determine their safety.

To compare and contrast between Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing practices.

Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), 21 CFR part 58 are not set of guidelines but they are regulations for conducting nonclinical laboratory studies that support or are intended to support applications for research or marketing permits for products such as food and color additives, human and animal drugs, medical devices for human use, biological products and electronic products that are regulated by the FDA.

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GLPs are enforceable by law. They do not include manufacturing of product. GLPS are for non-clinical laboratory studies in which tests article are studied in test system under laboratory conditions to determine their safety. This does not include studies utilizing human subjects, or clinical studies, or field trials on animals.

  • What are Good Laboratory Practices
  • Why were they created
  • What is the objective of GLPs and how are they associated with GMPs and SOPs
  • Statistical procedures for data evaluation
  • Instrumentation validation
  • Analytical and laboratory certification
  • Documentation and maintenance of records
  • Consequences of noncompliance
  • Disqualification and reinstatement

Who will be benefited by this

  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Research and Development Personnel
  • Regulatory Affairs Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Validation Engineers
  • Internal Auditing Personnel
  • Microbiology Personnel
  • Auditors

Instructor Joy McElroy With over 20 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Joy has gained extensive knowledge of Quality Assurance, Process and Cleaning Validation, and Equipment Qualification. She has written and executed Equipment Qualification and Validation Protocols for numerous Companies such as Mallinckrodt, Wyeth Lederle, Merck, BioMerieux, Catalent, and Phillips Medisize. 

Her knowledge, experience, and strong work ethic have made her a highly sought-after engineer in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Joy specializes in Equipment Qualification, Sterilization, Cleaning Validation, and GMP Compliance Auditing.

The FDA Drug Development Process

This webinar provides an overview of the FDA’s Drug Development Process. This webinar also includes the major FDA regulations involved in the Drug Development Process – the GLP, GMP and GCP regulations.

This webinar is ideal for those who are new to the Drug Development process and those experienced researchers that need an update on FDA requirements.

Why should you Attend:This webinar is a must for those who have to have an understanding of FDA’s Drug Development Process.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Overview of FDA’s Drug Development Process
  • Nonclinical studies required
  • Human clinical studies required
  • IND requirements
  • NDA requirements

Who Will Benefit:

  • Regulatory Affairs Personnel
  • Quality Personnel
  • Research Personnel
  • Clinical Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Legal Personnel
  • Those personnel that require a general understanding of the FDA’s Drug Development Process
Speaker Profile

Albert A. Ghignone MS, RAC is the CEO of AAG Incorporated. For more than 30 years his focus has been on FDA related matters in regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical affairs. He has expertise in dealing with all aspects of the FDA approval process for drugs, biologics, medical devices and generic drugs. He has worked in every major segment of the industry-research, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and clinical. He has been responsible for regulatory submissions, registrations, FDA liaison, clinical studies, compliance activities and FDA training. He also has expertise in the assessment of product and facilities for due diligence relative to FDA requirements. He lectures throughout the world on numerous FDA related matters. He is a consultant to FDA and trains FDA Field Force (those who conduct FDA inspections) on GCP, GLP and GMP). In addition to training FDA personnel Mr. Ghignone also consults/trains for Drug, Biologic and Medical Device companies, US Army HIV Research Group, NIH AIDS Group, US Army Surgical Research Group and the Naval Medical Research Group. He is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society which elected him the 1984 Professional of the Year. He has served the society as Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In recent years he has filed numerous FDA drug, biologic and medical device submissions for product approval. In addition he has been involved in two of the largest clinical trials conducted, the 8,000 patient clinical trial in Africa and the 16,000 patient clinical trial in Thailand.