The Future of Pharma and Regulatory Changes | TGA | GMP

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The Future of Pharma and Regulatory Changes | TGA | GMP

Future of Pharma:  The 9th Annual National GMP Forum, featuring ‘future of pharma‘ innovation discussions and unique Masterclass options for Day 3, is accepting registrations.  Registrations close in just a few weeks time, so Pharmaceutical and GMP Manufacturing Professionals are encouraged to submit registrations as soon as possible to learn more about Pharma 4.0.

The National GMP Forum is open to the public. It is a must-attend event for industry professionals facing unprecedented changes due to technological advances including automation and artificial intelligence in manufacturing and validation, new generation medicines/manufacturing,  data integrity and data security considerations, validation, TGA audits and other advances and changes impacting GMP industries.

The 2019 GMP Forum and Masterclass options are designed for: Medical Device Manufacturers, Pharmaceutical Industry professionals; Herbal Medicine Cultivation and Manufacturing personnel, people working in Veterinary Medicine manufacturing, Pharmaceutical experts, Process and Facility Design Engineers, Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Operators or Licence Holders and Pharma 4.0 Industry thought leaders.

Why attend this year’s National GMP Forum and Masterclasses?   This year’s 2-Day GMP Forum is all about the future.  The Forum features presentations and expert panel discussions on the latest technological advances currently impacting manufacturing and pharmaceutical production businesses. Topics include validation across the life cycle, increasing supply-chain reporting demands, and the impacts of new-generation medicines and bio-medical testing and device manufacturing technologies on GMP.  There are also new 1-Day Masterclasses covering exciting industry changes, such as critical systems decisions, new high-growth sectors in Australia (e.g., medicinal cannabis) and how to use innovative problem-solving in a heavily-regulated production environment.

Learn how regulatory industry changes, including the latest TGA audit trends and engineering innovations, are likely to impact your production facilities, validation and GMP processes.

New special MASTERCLASS options for DAY 3 of the GMP Forum | Melbourne VIC

Details for Day 3 | Masterclass Location

  • These masterclasses are being held at a different location to the Forum.
  • They will be held at the Canterbury International Hotel and will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, 24th July 2019.
  • Choose from 1 of 2 hot topics in the GMP industry!

Masterclass Option #1: “Auditing engineering systems and critical utilities”  

Featuring Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc.(Hons), C.Eng. is Principal and Managing Director of Critical Systems Ltd.

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The Masterclass (workshop and lecture format) will give participants valuable information and skills for design qualification compliant with Annex 15, enhanced design review, as well as techniques and tips for B2B auditing and GMP inspection. The main areas of focus are:

  • Environmental control and HVAC systems for cleanrooms and critically controlled areas.
  • Pharma Water Systems.

Book your spot in this optional Day 3 Masterclass- Auditing Engineering Systems and Critical Utilities Masterclass


Masterclass Option #2: “Mindset 4.0 Masterclass”

Led by Jason Clarke, Minds at Work.


Adapting to changes in the industry, including the latest innovations in Pharma 4.0, takes nurturing an attitude of leading progressive changes, rather than responding to industry demands and regulatory changes under time pressures.  Find out how to nurture an innovative, continuous improvement mindset in your employees, QA teams and system designers.

Book your spot – Mindset 4.0 Masterclass information.

GMP Forum Topics | Innovative technology and the impact of technological advances on Pharma

We live in a fast-changing environment, where adaptability and pro-active responses to rapid changes in manufacturing, processing and exportation are required.

  • So what are the Pharma 4.0 innovations we can expect, including how this changes systems and GMP reporting?
  • What are the latest TGA inspection trends and audit findings?
  • How can industry professionals adapt more readily, and positively, to the rapid influx of changes that will impact our production processes and manufacturing costs?

Future of Pharma and GMP including engineering innovations

The 9th annual National GMP Forum is being held in Melbourne from 22 July 2019-23 July 2019.

Duration: The Forum runs over 2 full days. There is also an optional Day 3 Masterclass

Details:  Presentations from International Experts and Australia’s top thought leaders in GMP, including Panel Discussions and Masterclass options.  Topics covered include TGA inspection trends, validation life cycles, and regulatory and manufacturing innovations and changes to reporting requirements.

Venue/Location: This year’s Forum, in Melbourne, Victoria, is being held at the Pullman on the Park Hotel.

The event is open to the public and links to register are included below.

“The greatest opportunities for innovation exists in the oldest and newest industries,” notes Trevor Schoerie

The forums were originated to facilitate innovative practices and innovation in manufacturing and Pharma 4.0. This year we are delighted to welcome back Jason Clarke, from Minds at Work. Jason will run a 1-day post forum workshop on innovation thinking, and new decision-making tools to embrace Pharma 4.0…unlock the future of pharma with a growth-focused mindset.

There’s an optional 1-Day Masterclass on auditing engineering systems and critical utilities, by industry expert Gordon Farquharson.

Plus, an optional Masterclass for individuals interested in cannabis cultivation and medicinal cannabis production businesses.

2019 National GMP Forum | Melbourne

Technological changes and other innovation, adaptation and continuous improvement topics

Featured presenters at this year’s GMP Forum in Melbourne include:

  • Gordon Farquharson (Critical Systems, UK)
  • Jim Cannon (Mettler Toledo, USA)
  • Annette Grundy (Baxter Healthcare)
  • Damien Jovica (Redstack)
  • Trevor Schoerie (PharmOut)
  • Anniina Uotila (Vaisala, USA)
  • Experts from the TGA
  • Other industry experts in engineering, innovation and continuous improvement initiatives

National GMP & Engineering Forum: TOPICS

Hot industry topics covered at the National GMP Forum include:

The 2-day National GMP Forum also features an additional training day (Day 3) for Forum attendees to participate in one of three new GMP Masterclasses being held just after the Forum.

Special Masterclass Options for Day 3

  • Auditing engineering systems and critical utilities (Gordon Farquharson, Critical Systems Ltd)
  • Mindset 4.0 Masterclass (Jason Clarke, Minds at Work)

Find out more about the 2-day GMP Forum and the 1-Day post-Forum Masterclass options (Day 3) – book your spot today.

** Note the Mindset Masterclass is also running in Sydney later in 2019 **

We look forward to seeing you there!

Page originally published on 14 June 2019.

Page last updated on July 18, 2019.

Author: Connie May MHST

Connie May, B.Sci, MHST is a health researcher and writer. Qualifications: Masters Degree in Health (University of Queensland) and Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas (UTD). Her background includes post-graduate studies in cannabis, addictions, substance use trends and health-related outcomes.