Expert Xchange: Risk Based Decision Making: Advancing the Integration of QRM & KM

Next-Generation Virtual Experience

Learning Level: Intermediate
Session Length: 3 hours

In this highly interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to explore how the thoughtful integration of Quality Risk Management (QRM) and Knowledge Management (KM) can lead to more informed decision making across the Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) during technology transfer and commercial manufacturing. The discussion will be led by regulatory science researchers from TU Dublin and industry experts.

A novel framework to intentionally unite QRM and KM, the Risk-Knowledge Infinity Cycle (RKI Cycle), was first introduced in May 2021 through the ISPE Good Practice Guide on Knowledge Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry and an ISPE Webinar, Exploring the RKI Cycle Across the Product Lifecycle. The RKI Cycle will be presented in brief to orient the attendees, followed by a presentation on risk-based decision making. These presentations will be followed by breakout sessions to engage with the experts and fellow participants on how they view the potential opportunity and impact of the RKI Cycle, as well as potential implementation challenges.

Exploring risk Knowledge Infinity webinar

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in big picture thinking regarding the underlying intent of ICH Q10 during technology transfer and commercial manufacturing for organizations to make informed decisions based on science and evidence. The attendees will furthermore get the opportunity to participate, reflect and engage in two-way dialog on what types of scenarios and challenges stand to benefit most from a framework such as the RKI Cycle. In the spirit of the Expert Xchange, the participants will benefit from in hearing from cross-functional experts on the RKI Cycle, KM, and QRM, as well as fellow practitioners.

The outputs of this session will be captured in a paper, anticipated to be published in ISPE Pharmaceutical Engineering in 2022.

Hurry – space is limited for this highly interactive session!

First-hand Strategic Insights & Actionable Takeaways 

  1. An introduction to the Risk-Knowledge Infinity Cycle (RKI Cycle) as a framework to unite QRM and KM
  2. An introduction to risk-based decision making (i.e., decisions based on science and evidence), and how the RKI Cycle can further enable risk-based decision making
  3. Preliminary considerations & opportunities for where the RKI Cycle may be deployed to drive more informed decisions for technology transfer and commercial manufacturing
Small group Discussions
Small Group Discussions
Technical Presentation
Technical Presentations
Case Studies
Case Studies

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Tuesday 18 January 2022

ISPE Expert Xchange Session Speakers

Marty Lipa
Executive Director- Knowledge Management
Anne Greene, PhD
TU Dublin
Valerie Mulholland
Snr Consultant
GMP Services Ltd

ISPE Expert Xchange Rates


Member $199
Nonmember   $249 
Academia/Emerging Economy/Government*  $120
Recent Graduate*  $75
Student* $75


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