PIC/S Meetings and Training Events

2020

21 - 22 April 2020

PIC/S Committee Meeting and Executive Bureau in Geneva (Switzerland) has been cancelled

Due to the coronavirus crisis (COVID-19), the PIC/S Committee Meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) on 21-22 April 2020 has been cancelled. The Meeting of the PIC/S Executive Bureau on 21 April 2020 (morning) has also been cancelled.

PIC/S Committee Meetings are only open to Committee representatives of PIC/S Participating Authorities, PIC/S Applicants and Pre-Applicants, PIC/S Partners and invited Guests.

The PIC/S Executive Bureau Meeting is only open to PIC/S Executive Bureau Members and invited Guests.

26 - 28 May 2020

PIC/S Expert Circle on Good Distribution Practices (GDP) in Kyiv (Ukraine) has been postponed

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the 6th PIC/S Expert Circle on Good Distribution Practices (GDP) meeting hosted by Ukraine / SMDC planned on 26-28 May 2020 in Kyiv (Ukraine) has been postponed. New dates will be communicated as soon as possible.

The goal of this meeting is to share and develop understanding of challenges facing Inspectors on inspection of facilities and the inspection approaches required to successfully inspect for compliance with PIC/S GDP, focussing on Chapters 2 and 3 of the PIC/S Guide on GDP (PE 011-1). It will consist of presentations and workshops. The meeting is open to PIC/S Participating Authorities, Partners, (Pre) Applicants and non-Member Medicines Regulatory Authorities.

22 - 24 September 2020

PIC/S Expert Circle and Advanced Training Event on Quality Risk Management (QRM) in Istanbul (Turkey)

The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TMMDA) is pleased to host the next PIC/S Expert Circle on Quality Risk Management (QRM) meeting jointly with a QRM Advanced Training Event on 22-24 September 2020 in Istanbul. The 2.5-day training event is designed to address how to critically inspect the implementation and use of QRM during regulatory inspections; how to critically inspect at an advanced level Risk Assessments at manufacturing sites; discuss the new Curriculum on QRM developed for the PIC/S Inspectorates' Academy (PIA); and, understand how to apply the new PIC/S draft Recommendation document on evaluating the effectiveness of the Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) with respect to change management. It will be followed by a half day Expert Circle meeting. Both the training event and meeting are open to PIC/S Participating Authorities, Partners, (Pre)Applicants and non- PIC/S Member Medicines Regulatory Authorities. 

16 - 17 November 2020

PIC/S Committee Meeting and Executive Bureau Meeting in Bangkok (Thailand)

The 50th PIC/S Committee Meeting will take place in Bangkok (Thailand) on 16-17 November 2020 (beginning at 2 p.m. on the first day and finishing at 5 p.m. on the second day). PIC/S Committee Meetings are only open to Committee representatives of PIC/S Participating Authorities, PIC/S Applicants and Pre-Applicants, PIC/S Partners and invited Guests.

The PIC/S Committee Meeting will be preceded by a Meeting of the PIC/S Executive Bureau on 16 November 2020 (morning). The PIC/S Executive Bureau Meeting is only open to PIC/S Executive Bureau Members and invited Guests.

18 - 20 November 2020

PIC/S Seminar 2020, in Bangkok (Thailand)

Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (Thai FDA) is pleased to host the 2020 PIC/S Seminar on “How to be a good GMP Inspector in 2020” in Bangkok (Thailand) from 18-20 November 2020, preceded by the PIC/S Committee meeting on 16-17 November 2020. The Seminar is the main annual international training event by PIC/S which is open to GMP Inspectors from PIC/S Participating Authorities, (Pre-)Applicants, Partners and non-PIC/S Member Medicines Regulatory Authorities.

More information will shortly be available.

Past events

13 - 15 November 2019

PIC/S Seminar 2019, in Toyama city (Japan)

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and Pharmaceuticals and Medicinal Devices Agency (PMDA) are pleased to host the 2019 PIC/S Seminar on “Quality Assurance of Sterile Medicinal Products - Annex1” in Toyama city (Japan) from 13-15 November 2019, preceded by the PIC/S Committee meeting on 11-12 November 2019. The Seminar is the main annual international training event by PIC/S which is open to GMP Inspectors from PIC/S Participating Authorities, (Pre-)Applicants, Partners and non-PIC/S Member Medicines Regulatory Authorities.

11 - 12 November 2019

PIC/S Committee Meeting and Executive Bureau Meeting in Toyama city (Japan)

The 48th PIC/S Committee Meeting will take place in Toyama city (Japan) on 11-12 November 2019 (beginning at 2 p.m. on the first day and finishing at 5 p.m. on the second day). PIC/S Committee Meetings are only open to Committee representatives of PIC/S Participating Authorities, PIC/S Applicants and Pre-Applicants, PIC/S Partners and invited Guests.

The PIC/S Committee Meeting will be preceded by a Meeting of the PIC/S Executive Bureau on 11 November 2019 (morning). The PIC/S Executive Bureau Meeting is only open to PIC/S Executive Bureau Members and invited Guests.

8 - 10 October 2019

PIC/S Expert Circle on Human Blood, Tissues, Cells and ATMPs in Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia's National Agency for Drug and Food Control (NADFC) / Badan POM is pleased to host the 25th PIC/S Expert Circle on Human Blood, Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapy Medicines Products (ATMPs) from 8-10 October 2019 in Jakarta (Indonesia). The focus of this meeting will be on "Blood, Tissues, Cells and ATMPs: How to Inspect and Current Trends" and will consist of presentations and workshops. The meeting is open to PIC/S Participating Authorities, Partners, (Pre) Applicants and non-Member Medicines Regulatory Authorities.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the PIC/S Secretariat remains open. If you need to reach us please contact us by e-mail only at the following e-mail address: info@picscheme.org

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