The Future of Pharma and Regulatory Changes


The Future of Pharma and Regulatory Changes

Future of Pharma 4.0:  The 9th Annual National GMP Forum, featuring ‘future of pharma‘ innovation discussions and unique Masterclass options for Day 3, is accepting registrations.  Registrations will close in just a few weeks time. Medical Device Manufacturers, Pharmaceutical Professionals, Process and Facility Design Engineers and Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Operation managers are encouraged to submit registrations as soon as possible.

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 bio-medical testing and device manufacturing technologies.  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.

Innovative technology: 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 is the future of Pharma (including Pharma 4.0 innovations), including innovative responses to regulatory changes?  What are TGA inspection trends revealing and how can we adapt more readily, and positively, to changes?

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: 2 days

Details:  Presentations from International Experts and Australia’s top thought leaders in GMP, including Panel Discussions and Masterclass options for Day 3.  Examples: 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, who will run a 1-day post forum workshop on innovation thinking and tools to achieve Pharma 4.0 and unlocking the future of pharma.  There’s also a Masterclass for individuals interested in cannabis cultivation businesses, and a Masterclass by on auditing engineering systems and critical utilities by Gordon Farquharson.

2019 National GMP Forum

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

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)
  • Australian Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Masterclass (Andrew Exner, PharmOut)
  • Mindset 4.0 Masterclass (Jason Clarke, Minds at Work)

Find out more about the 2-day Forum, Masterclass options for Day 3 and/or book your spot today.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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.