ISPE Expert Xchange: Regulatory Summit on Modernizing Inspections

Learning Level: Intermediate
Session Length: 3 hours

Regulators and industry are in general agreement that mutual reliance amongst regulators has been a critical part of meeting health authority requirements as limitations in travel have been in place. Often using mutual reliance, the speed of approval and confirmation of acceptable status of sites supplying vaccines and therapeutics during the Covid pandemic has been unprecedented.

Additionally, on-site inspections are the preferred platform or “Gold Standard” approach to inspections from a practical and legal perspective. However, in situations where proper planning, coordination, and communication are achievable, Remote Interactive Evaluations or other remote/virtual approaches, are effective tools that may play an important part in future regulatory inspections from agencies around the world, particularly as a backlog has been built up due to the pandemic. Virtual communication tools (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams) are fully integrated into society now and are commonly used across the pharmaceutical industry as colleagues successfully navigated a remote environment while maintaining forward progress on the development, manufacture, and distribution of critical therapeutics for the public.

This session aims to explore both

First-hand Strategic Insights & Actionable Takeaways 

  1. The current status of reliance as applied to inspections and what future steps could be.
  2. Industry’s experiences with reliance as applied during the pandemic.
  3. How remote assessments can ensure timely access to future innovation.
Small group Discussions
Small Group Discussions
Technical Presentation
Technical Presentations
Case Studies
Case Studies

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ISPE Expert Xchange Panelists & Session Speakers

Session leaders

Peter G. Millili, PhD
Senior Director, Manufacturing Science and Technology
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Session Leader
Michael G. Higgins
Sr. Director External Engagement and Supplier Quality
Moderna Therapeutics
Session Leader

Panelists & Session Speakers

Brendan Cuddy
Lead Scientific Officer
Karl Cogan
Executive Assistant To CEO
Stephanie Croft
Technical Officer Inspection Services - Prequalification Team
World Health Organization
Matthew JH Davis
Senior GMP Inspector - Inspections Team Leader
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Susan Laska, MS
Deputy Chair
Ihatanderson Alves Da Silva
Inspection Office Manager
Anvisa - Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency
Deborah Smith
Compliance & Quality Systems Manager
Jason Treese
VP of Quality
Stelios Tsinontides, Ph.D., FAIChE
Director, Office of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)

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Student* $25

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