Quality Control Laboratory Compliance - cGMPs and GLPs: One and a Half-day In-person Seminar
Bill Schwemer, Principal, Schwemer Consulting, Former Senior official with FDA's Office of the Commissioner
Thursday, Sept 18, 2014 | Friday, Sept 19, 2014
Courtyard Marriott Boston, MA
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 | Friday, Oct 24, 2014
||Course "Quality Control Laboratory Compliance - cGMPs and GLPs" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.
FDA inspection and oversight of quality control (QC) laboratories are essential elements of the agency’s evaluation of the compliance status of regulated companies representing multiple industries - pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, as well as foods and cosmetics - as well as the contract QC laboratories which service these industries. Lack of compliance can result in severe regulatory actions, criminal liability, fines, and the inability to obtain product approvals.
This course will examine the fundamental requirements for all QC laboratories subject to FDA inspection, recent trends from FDA inspection reports and enforcement actions. In addition, this course will include a list of relevant regulations and guidelines and demonstrate how quality control and quality assurance personnel can monitor industry practices to stay “current” with FDA requirements (cGMPs and GLPs).
Seminar instructor Bill Schwemer is an ex-FDA official having more than 50 years of experience in dealing with FDA compliance matters that include 30 years he spent working with the FDA as a field Investigator, Director of Field Investigations, Assistant Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs and Special Assistant to Deputy Commissioner for Policy.
Key goals of the conference will include learning:
- The basics of FDA law and regulations governing QC laboratories responsible for testing research materials, components of FDA-regulated products, and finished FDA-regulated products (pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, cosmetics, and foods).
- Laboratory organization, personnel qualification and training requirements.
- Documentation and record-keeping requirements, including e-records and data integrity.
- Sample integrity requirements.
- Management and control of stability (shelf-life) studies.
- Analytical methods verification and validation.
- Management and control of laboratory instruments.
- Management and control of laboratory supplies.
- Proper conduct of laboratory investigations.
- Consequences of laboratory non-compliance.
Who will Benefit:
Senior directors, managers, supervisors and those who have responsibility for ensuring that QC laboratory operations and practices comply with current good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices.
- Quality Assurance
- Quality Control
- Research & Development
|Day One (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
||Day Two (8:30 AM - 1:00 PM)
Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Session Start Time: 9:00 AM
- Basics of FDA law and regulations for QC laboratories
- What is adulteration?
- Medical Devices
- What is CGMP?
- Medical Devices
- What is GLP?
- What is AIP?
- Contract Laboratories
- FDA inspection methodology
- Laboratory Organization
- Personnel qualification and training
- Documentation and record-keeping requirements
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Analytical Methods
- Raw data (notebooks, print-outs)
- Document management (change control, retention)
- Part 11 (electronic records and signatures)
- Sample integrity requirements
- Sample collection
- Sample delivery, handling, disposition
- Retain samples
- Stability (shelf-life) studies
- Organization and management
- Storage units
- Analytical methodology
- Analytical methods verification and validation
- Management and control of laboratory instruments
- Management and control of laboratory supplies
- Reagents, chemicals
- Proper conduct of laboratory investigations
- Out-of-specification results
- Out-of-norm results
- Root cause analysis
- Consequences of laboratory non-compliance
Meet Your Instructor
Principal, Schwemer Consulting and former Senior FDA & Industry Official
Bill Schwemer is an ex-FDA official having more than 50 years’ experience with FDA compliance matters. He has worked as an FDA field Investigator and Compliance Officer, been a senior official with FDA's Office of the Commissioner and was V-P of RA/QA at a Personal Care Products Company. Mr. Schwemer worked in all program areas, but has consulted primarily with pharmaceutical and personal care products companies.
He has published more than 125 articles and since becoming a consultant has successfully served as a regulatory compliance expert witness in 20 lawsuits.
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September 18-19, 2014
Courtyard Marriott Boston - Cambridge
777 Memorial Drive,
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
October 23-24, 2014
Special Offer for the attendees of this seminar:
Rooms available at only $209 per night.
Please note: Hotel rooms are limited and based on availability
How to Reach
General Driving Directions:
From Boston Logan International Airport – BOS: 7.3 mile(s) W
From Manchester-Boston Regional Airport – MHT: 55.1 mile(s) SE
- Exit Airport and take MassPike (I-90) West to Exit 20 (Cambridge)
- Continue straight and cross bridge
- Take first right after bridge onto Memorial Drive
- Hotel is 200 yards ahead on the left.
From T F Green Airport – PVD: 62.1 mile(s) NE
- Follow I-293 to I-93S towards Boston
- Take exit 26B (Storrow Drive West) and continue for 3 miles
- Bear right at the Central Square/MassPike exit and turn right at the light
- After crossing the bridge, take first right onto Memorial Drive and Hotel is on the left.
- Take I95N to I93N
- Then, take exit 26 (Storrow Drive West) and follow Storrow Drive
- Take the Central Square/MassPike exit and turn right at light
- After crossing the bridge, take first right onto Memorial Drive and Hotel is on the left.
- South Station: 5 mile(s) SE
- B.U. Central (on the Green Line): 0.8 mile(s) SE
- Central Station (on the Red Line): 0.8 mile(s) NE
- Back Bay Station (BBY): 3 mile(s) SE
- South Station (BOS): 5 mile(s) SE
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