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Improving Processes and CAPA (Corrective and Preventative Action) Training Course

This course will cover CAPA methodology and documentation, diagnosing process improvement, developing options for process improvement and CAPA and planning and implementation in practice of improvements and CAPA.

4 Dec 2020

& 29 Jun 2021 , 1 Jul 2021 , 3 Dec 2021 , 7 Dec 2021

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Course overview

In today’s highly regulated pharma, biotech, device and animal health industries, it is essential to use the most efficient processes and ensure compliance with an active corrective and preventive action (CAPA) system.

CAPA procedures are a frequent focus of regulatory inspectors and evidence will be required at any future inspections that CAPA actions have been implemented.

This course will provide you with an understanding of how to improve your processes and implement and document an effective CAPA quality system. The programme will include discussion of CAPA examples and case studies to enhance course learning.

Benefits of attending:
  • Understand CAPA methodology and documentation
  • Learn tools and techniques to help make your existing processes more efficient and compliant
  • Discover how you can address inspection findings using CAPA and process improvement
  • Share best practice for CAPA

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for those working in the pharma, biotech, device or animal health industries who are involved in process improvement and CAPA requirements.

Programme

Why is CAPA important?

Best practice for CAPA

CAPA methodology and documentation

  • Identification
  • Evaluation
  • Investigation
  • Analysis
  • Action plan
  • Implementation – execute the action plan, eg stakeholder analysis, the transition curve
  • Follow-up – verify and assess the effectiveness of the CAPA
  • Finding(s)

Diagnosing process improvement

  • Using problem diagnosis (eg ‘root cause’ analysis) to understand why processes are unwieldy and help facilitate how to resolve inspection and audit findings

Developing options for process improvement and CAPA

  • Being more creative in problem solving of process simplification issues
  • Flowcharts
  • Evaluation of the attractiveness/likely difficulty of changes
  • Continuous improvement – an invaluable approach for improving the implementation of regulatory change

Planning and implementation in process improvements and CAPA

  • Project managing process improvements and CAPA
  • Managing the change and people issues
  • Managing the stakeholders involved (stakeholder analysis)

Presenter

Laura Brown (More...)

Dr Laura Brown is an independent pharmaceutical QA consultant and the Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research at the School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University. Laura is a recognised expert in QA including auditing SOPs for regulatory compliance. She has more than 25 years’ international experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a number of senior roles and has worked for companies including GSK, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has worked in several quality assurance roles which have included writing, reviewing and auditing SOPs and CAPA implementation and has helped companies prepare SOPs and review CAPA systems to meet regulatory requirements.

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4 Dec 2020
Live webinar
4 Dec 2020
Live webinar
GBP 499.00
EUR 719.00
USD 814.00
Until 23 Oct*
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to attend
Live webinar
29 Jun 2021
Live webinar
29 Jun 2021
Live webinar
GBP 499.00
EUR 719.00
USD 814.00
Until 18 May 21*
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to attend
Live webinar
1 Jul 2021
Face-to-face, (venue not yet confirmed)
1 Jul 2021
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
Until 20 May 21*
Enrol now
to attend
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
  • 1 day of classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy
3 Dec 2021
Live webinar
3 Dec 2021
Live webinar
GBP 499.00
EUR 719.00
USD 814.00
Until 22 Oct 21*
Enrol now
to attend
Live webinar
7 Dec 2021
Face-to-face, (venue not yet confirmed)
7 Dec 2021
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
Until 26 Oct 21*
Enrol now
to attend
Face-to-face
(venue not yet confirmed)
  • 1 day of classroom-based training
  • Meet presenters and fellow attendees in person
  • Lunch and refreshments provided
  • Download documentation and certification of completion
  • Fair transfer and cancellation policy

Learn more about our face-to-face and webinar training formats.

* Note the early booking discount cannot be combined with any other offers or promotional code

Customised in-house training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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  • Animax
  • Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP
  • Associates of Cape Cod International Inc.
  • Astellas BV
  • AstraZeneca R&D Charnwood
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • Bayer Pharma AG
  • Berlin-Chemie AG
  • Bernafon
  • Boehringer Ingelheim BV
  • Bray Group Ltd
  • Carclo Technical Plastics
  • Cipla Ltd
  • Colorcon Limited
  • Ewopharma International s.r.o
  • Ewopharma International, s.r.o.
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare S.A
  • Institute for Energy Technology
  • Janssen Biologics BV
  • Medac GmbH
  • National Artificial Eye Service
  • Neurodan A/S
  • Novartis Consumer Health SA
  • Roche Products Ltd
  • Sanofi Pasteur Siege mondial
  • Skan AG
  • Takeda Pharma A/S
  • UCB Pharma SA
  • Zambon S.p.A.

Excellent.

Hannah Allende, Assistant Clinical Trials Manager, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Dec 19

A very talented speaker.

Mario Mohos, Quality Supervisor, Mylan Hungary Kft, Dec 19

The course was well planned and executed. The balance of the course overhead slides and practical exercises were well balanced. This course is very good for anyone wanting to understand CAPA planning and Root Cause analysis. I would highly recommend this course to any Quality/ Production persons in the Pharma industry. Well done Management Forum!

Sameer Hashmi, Quality Associate, Animalcare, Dec 18

Very good.

Heidrun Mylius, Senior Medical Writer & Process Improvement Manager, Medac GmbH, Dec 18

Very clear, friendly and knowledgable.

Claire McGuinness, Medical Research Chemist, Mexichem, Dec 18

Excellent speaker, good presentation and content.

Faiz Aziz, Technologist , Colorcon, Jun 18

Excellent content, good speaker. Interacted with everyone.

Faiz Aziz, Technologist , Colorcon, Jun 18

It was well packaged, concise and to the point.

Bolutife Adeyemi, Senior PV Associate, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, Dec 17

Very good, interesting and enjoyable

Chris Martin, Quality Engineer, Remote Diagnostic Technologies Ltd, Dec 17

Informative and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyed it

Malgorzata Wilinska, Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Dec 17

Pleasant, friendly, engaging and very knowledgable

Diana Kalmoni-Hassay, Reports, Submissions and Compliance Associate, GW Pharmaceuticals plc, Dec 17

Very good overview

Alexandra Beer, Senior Quality Manager, Animax Ltd, Jun 17

Excellent

Olga Vorobyeva, QMS Specialist , Arriello, Jun 17

I found it useful and was happy to attend this course again

Esther Janssen, Compliance Manager, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Dec 16

Useful course which I have definitely benefited from attending

Ken Barratt, Production & Quality Manager, The National Artificial Eye Service, Dec 16