One and a half days interactive presentation, case studies, exercises and workshop.
Deficiencies of Out-of-Spec (OOS) investigations continue to be the major cause of warning letters in the pharmaceutical industry. FDA requires that all out-of-specification results must be investigated; therefore, an effective and compliant quality management system requires well-documented, thorough investigations for OOS. Key challenges for many companies are having a clear understanding of regulatory expectations on how to handle OOS investigations. Lack of consistency around investigations and root-cause analysis processes will lead to error and expensive laboratory activities. This session will discuss the Guidance for Industry on OOS investigation issued in October 2006 by the FDA. As testing becomes critical to determine the cause of OOS results, investigation process will be discussed and procedure that will minimize OOS. It will also discuss the documentation system as well as CAPA activities.
Day 1 – August 23, 2018 | Time: 9AM-5PM
Determine failing analytical results
Investigation Process for OOS/OOT
Discussing case studies for OOS investigation
Day 2 – August 24, 2018 | Time: 9AM-1PM
Develop an investigation plan for different types of data
Establish trends and Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
Interactive discussions on trending and OOT investigation
Kim Huynh-Ba, Executive Director, Pharmalytik
Kim Huynh-Ba has 28 years of experience in quality management system, project management, strategic drug development and stability sciences. She currently is the Executive Director of Pharmalytik (www.pharmalytik.com). Since 2003, she has provided consulting and training services to pharmaceutical companies, including companies operating under FDA’s Consent Decree on harmonization and optimization of analytical best practices. Her clients are from various sizes of pharmaceutical companies in US and abroad. Prior to Pharmalytik, she was the Director of Pharmacopeial Education Department of U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), where she was responsible for their education programs worldwide. Kim has held several technical and quality positions at Astra Zeneca (formerly ICI Americas), DuPont Merck, DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb and Wyeth Vaccines. Kim is also a short course instructor on cGMP compliance and quality topics for several global organizations such as American Chemical Society (ACS), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), Pittsburgh Conference, and many other international training groups. She is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University-School of Pharmacy, Widener University and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) teaching quality audit, Good Manufacturing Practices, ICH regulations, and pharmaceutical analysis.
Kim is a member of the Executive Committee of Governing Board of Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS) and was their 2013 President. Kim is a member of the USP Council of Expert chairing the Chemical Medicines IV Expert Committee (2015-2020). She is also the Chair of USP Good Documentation Practices Expert Panel (2010-15) and a member of USP Impurities of Drug Products Expert Panel (2012-present). She is also a member of the PQRI Stability Shelf-life working group.
Kim has authored numerous technical publications and book chapters and has spoken extensively, both domestic and internationally, of the compliance and quality areas. She is the editor of the “Handbook of Stability Testing in Pharmaceutical Development: Regulations, Methodologies and Best Practices” (2008) and “Pharmaceutical Stability Testing to Support Global Markets (2010).
This course will benefit analytical chemists, staff scientists, investigators in quality control lab, R&D, production, manufacturing, contract labs, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, laboratory auditors, lab inspectors, data reviewers, lab investigators.
This course is not intended for microbiologists.
Registration Fee & Discounts
Early Bird: Till July 8, 2018
Regular Price: July 9, 2018 to August 23, 2018
|$688 CAD + HST||$788 CAD + HST|
Academia / Government
At all time (Save Over $200.00)
|$498 CAD + HST|
The fee is payable in advance and includes continental breakfast, lunch & refreshments, course material and certificate of attendance.
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Course Venue & Hotel Accommodation
Hotel Novotel Montréal Aéroport
2599 Boul. Alfred Nobel
Montreal, Quebec H4S 2G1 Canada
Tel: (514) -337-3222
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