Deep Dive Pharma Training Courses 

Join us after the 2019 ISPE Aseptic Conference as we take a deeper dive into critical areas of pharmaceutical manufacturing. 

Gain solutions to your company's immediate goals to lower production costs, improve process efficiency, increase production quality and meet regulatory requirements.

  • Real World Practice:  Courses present exercises that use current problems and situations common to the industry.
  • Experienced Instructors:  Subject matter experts and top leaders in the pharmaceutical industry who have years of experience in their field of study.
  • Global Training to Fit Your Needs:  With classroom, eLearning and onsite training options available, ISPE training courses adapt to any schedule or location.   

Cleaning Validation Principles

20 - 21 Mar

As cleaning technology and detection methodology advance, so do the challenges associated with establishing, managing, and maintaining a scientifically sound cleaning validation program. With the FDA's risk-based regulatory initiatives focusing new attention on the risks of cross-contamination understanding lifecycle management techniques for an effective cleaning validation program is paramount. This course covers the risk-based approach to cleaning development and verification; risk analysis; procedures and evaluation tools including FMEA / FMECA, master planning, risk control, PAT, periodic assessment and monitoring, risk review and communication.

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Instructor

Rebecca Brewer has more than 29 years of experience in validation and compliance within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. She began work with Quality Executive Partners, a boutique consultancy to make a difference in pharmaceutical consulting in 2013. Prior to working with Quality Executive Partners, Becky was Director of Consultancy and GMP Compliance with Dober, where she assisted customers with challenging validation and compliance problems, including Cleaning Validation. Prior to working with Dober, Becky was a senior consultant with Raytheon Engineers & Constructors’ Validation Services Department (now Washington Group). As a consultant, Becky has had the opportunity to audit, develop and provide training in validation and compliance programs for a large variety of companies and products.


HVAC for Pharma Facilities

20 - 22 Mar

This classroom course focuses on common issues and problems in the operation of a facility and maintaining readiness for cGMP inspection. Topics include control system alarm management, common system construction deficiencies, cGMP documentation, maintaining an "inspection ready" state, frequency of testing and balancing, airflow visualization, air change rate reduction and more.

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Instructor

Norman Goldschmidt is President and Sr. Principal at Genesis Engineers. He has over 30 years of experience in engineering management, planning, design and construction in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Prior to joining Genesis, Norman served in numerous capacities during 20 years with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). Starting as a Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager and culminating as Executive Director, Global Engineering for Strategy and Design. His industry experience spans the many types of facilities and processes necessary to bring a drug to market - from R&D through Manufacturing. Mr. Goldschmidt studied Engineering Management at the State University of New York and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Buffalo.


Quality Management Systems: Agile Approach for Product Realization & Lifecycle Management

20 - 21 Mar

The Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS), supported by ICH Q10, is the key foundation on which product realization depend. Through lecture and group exercises this course illustrates how quality systems work, the purpose of the different elements, how they connect to each other and how to recognize and transfer knowledge/connectivity throughout the organization. The diagram below from ICH Q10, covers the product life cycle for a PQS/QMS system and all aspects will be covered by this course. We will be using QMS and PQS terms interchangeably throughout this course to establish a holistic approach.

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Instructor

Stephen Tyler is a Director of Technical Operations for Operations’ Quality Assurance at AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company, in North Chicago, Illinois, USA. Stephen holds B.S. degrees in Applied Biology and Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Microbiology. Stephen joined AbbVie (Abbott) in 1984 and the Quality Assurance organization in 2008. He is a former international board member for ISPE, former co-chair of the ISPE PQLI technical committee and current chair for the ISPE PQLI Steering Committee. Stephen was the recipient of the 2013 ISPE Richard B. Purdy Distinguished Achievement Award that recognizes an ISPE member who has made significant, long-term contributions to the society.


Application of Engineering First Principles to Improve Manufacturing Operations in the Pharmaceutical Industry

20 - 21 Mar

The implementation of Quality by Design (QbD) and Six Sigma within the pharmaceutical industry has led to an emphasis on the importance of companies developing a robust operational control strategy (OCS) to drive the management of product manufacturing processes. This course will show how First Principles-based approaches will provide a valuable tool to help create such control strategies. Drawing on examples from over 30 years’ experience in the pharma industry, the attendees will see what First Principles are and how not using a First Principle approach can lead to poor problem solving and even significant disasters.

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Instructor

Bernard McGarvey Ph. D., retired as an engineering fellow at Eli Lilly and Company at the end of 2017. He has a B.E. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland. He spent 34 years working for Eli Lilly and Company at various locations in Ireland and the USA. He has held a variety of roles in process control and process engineering over this time, as well as time in corporate manufacturing. His main interest is in the application of First Principles thinking to improve engineering decision making and problem solving at Eli Lilly, covering both process development and manufacturing. Towards the end of his career he has applied this approach to pharmaceutical cold chain distribution leading to improvements in both the speed and quality of decision making in this area.