In 2008 a group of Computerized Systems Validation experts from Belgium and the Netherlands formally started a local ISPE GAMP® Community of Practice. The GAMP® CoP Benelux has organized local events for discussion of hot GAMP®-related topics. They are globally embedded in a strong ISPE GAMP® network.
On 11 October 2018 in Brussels, GAMP® COP Benelux celebrated its 10th anniversary during a full-day seminar with lessons learned, case studies, shared experiences, and inspirational speeches about topics including the GAMP 5 framework, computerized systems validation, digital health, manufacturing 4.0, and data privacy.
The GAMP 5 principles and concepts are still relevant today, focusing on quality and supporting innovation and digital technologies. The current scope now includes more than automated manufacturing processes and business challenges, leading to more collaboration and smarter compliance.
The GAMP® CoP Benelux Steering Committee includes Tom De Rudder, Chair, Novartis; Frans Leijse, Vice Chair, ITC Validation Consultants; René van Opstal, Webmaster, Van Opstal Consulting; Joost Havers, Secretary, Xendo; Michel Fraipont, Treasurer, GSK Vaccines; Frans Boeijen, iValidate.it; Marcel Schakel, PQM Consultancy; Gerard Gorka; Teva Pharmachemie; Kurt Van der Aa, MSD; and Pascal Vande Gucht, UCB.
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We welcomed 2023 with high hopes and dreams of what Women in Pharma® could eventually be. As I prepare to conclude my time as the Chair of ISPE’s International Women in Pharma Steering Committee, I do so with immense gratitude.
This is my last column in Pharmaceutical Engineering®. It has been my real pleasure and an honor to serve as your International Board Chair. Thank you for your support and I, like you, look forward to another phenomenal year for ISPE in 2024.