Training and continuing education: After the lazy days of summer the seasons change and a host of conferences, workshops, and webinars become available. Finding training that is interesting, timely, and cost-effective isn’t always that easy. We only have so much time for training so picking which places to go is an important decision. I like to actually go someplace and sit in a room with people. When you are self-employed, the interactions that take place at conferences and workshops is invaluable. I recommend to my clients that GxP Professionals should have the opportunity to attend at least one conference/workshop a year. However, it isn’t something you can do every day. Webinars and teleconferences can be a good option when time and money are in short supply. My least favorite option is online training or “read and acknowledge” of SOPs. I think training needs some form of interaction with others. So here are my offerings for this fall: GxP Audit & Risk Management Congress: 20-21 October 2011, Philadelphia, PA. This conference combines both GMP and GCP tracks to maximize the opportunity for cross training, shared best practices, and networking. Two members of the GxP Perspectives LinkedIn group, Janice Wilson and Adi Lampmann, are among the faculty. The conference is sponsored by ExL Pharma and GxP Perspectives is a media partner.
Demystifying the Puzzle: Making the Right Laboratory Informatics Choices for Your Organization: September 29, 2011. Gloria Metrick is speaking at this free webinar sponsored by Expertbriefings.com.
Contract Pharma 2011 Contracting & Outsourcing Conference: 22-23 September 2011 New Brunswick, NJ. My colleague John Avellanet at Compliance Zen blog will be giving an Overview of FDA’s Process Validation Guidance. Conference Agenda
Pacific Regional Chapter SQA Fall Training 10-11 November at Allergan in Irvine, CA. The training will feature a debate which should be an interesting development in training workshops: Debi Garvin, MS, RQAP-GLP and Paula Parsons: Debate: The role of CAPA in a GLP environment.
Applied Clinical Trials will have a webcast with Free registration on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT: Understanding the New EU PV Regulations
MAGI’s Clinical Research Conference – 2011 West takes place in Las Vegas, NV 23-36 October. I’ve never attended but have heard good things about this annual conference.
On 16-17 November SoCRA and the FDA present:
FDA Clinical Trial Requirements Regulations, Compliance, and GCP Conference in Philadelphia. This conference has been presented around the country and I keep missing it. It is on a basic level but will have information for everyone involved with clinical trials.
On the Pacific coast, FDA, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is announcing an industry workshop entitled ‘‘CDER Small Business Assistance – Clinical Trials and Electronic Submissions.” This two day event will be held in two California locations consecutively. The first workshop will be held in Los Angeles, CA, on September 26-27, 2011, followed by a second in San Francisco, CA, on September 28-29, 2011.
And in London 2 December 2011:
The MHRA Pharmacovigilance Inspections Symposium
On The Blogroll: On Biostatistics and Clinical Trials- Finally a blog on biostatistics that I can almost read:) It is written by Dr. Deng, 邓春勤 A Medical Doctor turned into Biostatistician in Clinical Trial and Drug Development Industry.
My Perspective by Kathryn Davis, Clinical Development. In this new blog on WordPress Kathryn Davis discusses relevant issues including social media, GCP, and recruiting minorities in clinical trials.
There have been some great comments on the GxP Perspectives LinkedIn group on the new FDA risk-based monitoring draft guidance document. There is also a new logo for your viewing pleasure. I invite everyone to join the GxP Perspectives LinkedIn Group and join the discussion.
GxP Perspectives has returned to twitter: @GxPPerspectives
If you have suggestions for training opportunities, please leave a comment