European QP Association's first QP Forum a Complete Success

GMP News No. 857

GMP News
13 December 2006
European QP Association's first QP Forum a Complete Success

To represent Qualified Persons in Europe the European Compliance Academy (ECA) established the European QP Association in July 2006 (also see GMP news from 10 August 2006). Part of the new group's activities is the organisation of annual forums as a platform to discuss current developments and challenges.

The inaugural QP Forum was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 30 November to 1 December. More than 150 delegates from 26 countries attended to be part of this first meeting of European Qualified Persons. In his preamble as the association's first chairman, Dr Bernd Renger, QP from Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, explained the short but successful history of the European QP Association and its ideas and goals.

The goal of the first meeting was to establish a platform for sharing experience and discussing the critical areas of the QP's daily work as well as roles and responsibilities of the Qualified Person with representatives from EMEA and national authorities. The number and quality of questions asked underlined the importance of the newly formed association. Comments also clearly showed the need for a regular forum to get the latest regulatory updates, to discuss interpretations of guidances and legislation and to learn more about working and acting compliant and efficient.

To get more details on the first QP Forum held in Prague, please visit

Wolfgang Schmitt
On behalf of the European Compliance Academy (ECA)


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