Qualified Person Education Course

Qualified Person Education Course

Hamburg, Germany

Course No 15354


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Richard Bonner, Chairman of the EQPA, formerly with Eli Lilly, UK

Sue Mann, Sue Mann Consultancy, UK

Dr Bernd Renger, Immediate Past Chair of the EQPA

Rico Schulze, GMP Inspectorate, Germany

Lance Smallshaw, UCB Pharma, Belgium

Dr Jurgen van Turnhout, Pelfort Pharma Consultant B.V, The Netherlands


Broaden and intensify your knowledge of the Qualified Person’s duties and responsibilities. Experts from the QP Association Advisory Board, pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authority will share their experience on important issues of the QP’s daily business and will give first-hand information on current and future expectations.


Over the last years the role and responsibilities of the Qualified Persons have been increasing considerably. As a key person in the company, the QP has to consider many issues and has to take up the challenges within its areas of responsibilities. Additionally, as laid out in Article 49 of the European Parliament Directive 2001/83/EC, the QP needs to be highly qualified and experienced. This education course is one important part to help the QP be on top of current developments in GMP and regulatory requirements.


The Legal and Professional Duties of the Qualified Person

  • The Qualified Person within the EU legislation and regulation framework
  • Different European authorities (e.g. EU Commission, DG Enterprise, EMEA, EDQM)
  • Professional tasks, duties and responsibilities
  • Interface and delimitation to the QPPV (Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance)
Update on European Requirements
  • EU GMP Guide Chapters
  • EU GMP Guide Annexes
  • Other important News
Delegation of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Possible scenarios according to Annex 16
  • Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)
  • Documentation review issues
  • The QP in the quality system
What the QP needs to know regarding the Supply Chain (from Supplier Qualification to GDP)
  • The QP: ultimate responsibility for the supply-chain of a drug product?
  • The role of the QP in supplier qualification and auditing
  • Written confirmation and QP Declaration
  • GMP meets GDP: where does the responsibility end?
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Cold chain management
  • The QP’s involvement in the recall process
Outsourcing: what the QP should know about assuring Product Quality
  • Co-operation with contract laboratories and TPMs
  • Contracts: Supply, Quality and Development Agreements
  • QP’s roles and responsibilities: audits, complaints, adverse events, change control
How the QP fits into the Quality Systems
  • How much involvement is needed in systems like:
  • Product Quality Review
  • Inspection Management
  • Batch Record Review
  • CAPA
  • Change Control
  • Validation
  • Complaints and recalls
  • Batch certification and release
  • Laboratory investigation
Case Studies
  • Certification by a QP and Batch Release – to certify or not, that’s the Question
  • EU Regulations
  • Annex 16
  • The QP’s Discretion
  • Case Studies
  • Deviations during the Manufacture of an API – What Actions should you take as the responsible QP?
Parallel Sessions:

1) What the QP needs to know about Laboratory Operations to ensure correct Decision Making
  • Responsibilities
  • OOS, OOT and OOE results
  • Failure Investigation
  • Method validations
2) What the QP needs to know about Investigational Medicinal Products (IMPs)
  • EU GMP and QP requirements for the release of Investigational Medicinal Products
  • GMP-GCP Interface
  • QP oversight and being a QP in a global environment
  • Liability of the IMP QP
  • Case studies
You will be able to attend one of these parallel sessions. Please choose the one you like to attend when you register for the Course.

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