ECA's Annual Advisory Board Meeting in Heidelberg

GMP News No. 590

GMP News
22 August 2005

ECA's Annual Advisory Board Meeting in Heidelberg

Since its foundation in 1999, the European Compliance Academy (ECA) has gained more than 3,000 members from 45 countries. Today, ECA is Europe's leading association in the field of GMP and Quality Assurance.

On 8 July 2005, ECA held its annual Advisory Board Meeting in Heidelberg, Germany. The distinguished list of delegates represented European regulatory authorities as well as the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. By their voluntary work, the board members support ECA in fulfilling its mission to impart most relevant knowledge on the interpretation and implementation of GMP and regulatory requirements.

During the meeting, new strategies were discussed to enhance ECA membership benefits. ECA Quality Assurance tools will continually be improved and new services will be developed.

Even today, ECA offers an outstanding support to its members.

  • The regularly up-dated GMP Navigator CD-ROM,
  • the effective GMP News,
  • the detailed analysis of FDA Warning Letters and
  • the significant discount for all ECA events

are sustainable advantages of an ECA membership.

Especially, ECA’s unique compilation of regulatory guidelines on CD-ROM has set a benchmark. It is highly recognized by regulatory authorities.

The close relationship with the stakeholders, in particular FDA and EMEA, will be strengthened in the near future. Furthermore, the group focused on the development of new courses and conferences on emerging GMP challenges. The evaluation of all events by the Advisory Board ensures best quality and participant satisfaction.

Dr Peter Reichelt
European Compliance Academy (ECA)

Picture taken during the Advisory Board Meeting

ECA Advisory Board Members in 2005

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Matt Moran, PharmaChemical, Ireland
Computer Validation 
(incl. Part 11)
Dr W. Schumacher, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
GMP Supervision Rudolf Völler, Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt, Germany
John Taylor, MHRA, UK
Analytical Quality Control Dr Ludwig Huber, Agilent Technologies, Germany
Dr Bernd Renger, Vetter Pharma Fertigung, Germany
Microbiological Quality Control Mike Edgington, Edgington Associates, The Netherlands
Development Microbiology Colin Booth, Oxoid, UK
Quality Assurance Dick Bonner, Associate Partner CONCEPT HEIDELBERG, UK
Regulatory Affairs Dr Boris Pimentel, DNP (DSM-Nutritional Products), Switzerland
FDA Compliance Daniel Scheidegger, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland

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