Risk Assessment in Contamination Control Post-Conference Workshop

Risk Assessment in Contamination Control

Berlin, Germany

Course No 21190

Book this workshop together with the course "Contamination Control Strategies" on 05 - 07 November 2024 and save up to € 400,-


ECA-Member*: EUR 990,--
Regular Fee*: EUR 1090,--
EU/GMP Inspectorates*: EUR 545,--
APIC Member Discount*: EUR 1040,--

(All prices excl. VAT). Important notes on sales tax.

* also payable by credit card American Express Visa Mastercard

If you have any questions, please contact us:
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 / 84 44 0 E-Mail: info@gmp-compliance.org


Arjan Langen, GE Healthcare, The Netherlands


Risk-based approaches have gained considerably in importance in all branches in recent years. Pharmaceutical production, quality assurance and quality control would be unthinkable without them. Starting with the FDA initiative “cGMPs for the 21st Century” for the introduction of the risk-based approach, through the subsequent ICHQ9 guideline on risk management, which can now be found as Part III of the EU GMP guidelines, to the revised Annex 15 with a wealth of risk analyses, these principles are anchored everywhere. With the revision of Annex 1, risk management is also increasingly becoming part of the main guideline for the manufacture of sterile pharmaceutical products.

In this workshop on the principles, regulations and application of risk assessment in the context of contamination control, you will gain insight into the relevant underlying guidelines and guides as well as valuable pointers for practical implementation using practical examples. The following areas are covered:
  • General introduction on risk assessments
  • ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10 principles
  • How to apply risk assessments in contamination Control
  • Example of a Contamination Control Strategy
  • Interactive session: FMEA

Target Group

The workshop is designed for personnel of pharmaceutical companies,  their suppliers and representatives of authorities with responsibilities in Contamination Control, Aseptic Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Internal Quality Audits, External Inspections.

Presentations / Certificate

The presentations for this event will be available for you to download and print before and after the event. Please note that no printed materials will be handed out on site and that there will not be any opportunity to print the presentations on site. After the event, you will automatically receive your certificate of participation.


General Introduction on Risk Assessments
  • Principles of ICH Q9
  • Patient safety and product Quality
  • Dos and don’ts
  • Tools and Methods
ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10 Principles
  • Quality by Design (QbD)
  • Criticality of quality attributes and process Parameters
  • Control strategy life cycle
  • Knowledge management
How to apply Risk Assessments in Contamination Control
  • Pro-active vs. reactive
  • FMEA for equipment and processes
  • Risk assessments for impact assessments
  • HACCP for contamination control
Example of a Contamination Control Strategy
  • Contamination control master file
  • Reference document
  • Annual report
Short Interactive Session (Participants do an FMEA on a Certain Topic)
  • Executing an FMEA (on a sterilizer or isolator)
  • Evaluation – what went well and what were the challenges?

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