ISPE to host virtual conference to discuss COVID-19 challenges

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s (ISPE) 2020 Annual Conference, will take place virtually from 15 – 16 September 2020 and will feature a diverse mix of global health authorities providing insights COVID-19.

20 regulatory experts representing 10 countries will share perspectives and lessons learned on the pandemic impacting drug shortages, distant assessments, and good manufacturing practices (GMP) reliance.

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The 2020 ISPE Europe Annual Conference has been reimagined into a virtual experience that will immerse attendees in crucial conversations

Collaboration between pharmaceutical manufacturers and regulators

“The pandemic has taught the world to rely on their own resources and in this respect, the concept of globalisation has become obsolete,” says featured speaker Vladislav Shestakov, Director, deputy head of Russian State GMP Inspectorate, State Institute of Drugs and Good Practices. “Disruptions of logistical supply chains, trade speculations and bidding wars over PPE, a global scramble with states competing with each other to secure the vaccine – that hasn’t yet been manufactured – in order to safeguard their citizens by ensuring they are the first in line for a vaccination. All this prompts us to draw lessons and develop frameworks for building and maintaining stockpiles. At the same time, such associations and alliances as ISPE, with global initiatives affecting the entire international community, have potential to become mediators in the post-quarantine (the post – COVID) period and, as such, would ensure that there is a balance between the interests of different countries and companies, coordinate and build an effective collaboration between pharmaceutical manufacturers and regulators.”

Featured Global Health Authorities:

o Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Products (AEMPS)

o Italian Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA)

o Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Produits de Santé (ANSM)

o European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM)

o US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

o State Institute of Drugs and Good Practices (FSI SID&GP)

o Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

o Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S)

o Swissmedic

o World Health Organization (WHO)

o European Medicines Agency (EMA)

o GXP Institute, Moscow

o Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

The 2020 ISPE Europe Annual Conference has been reimagined into a virtual experience that will immerse attendees in crucial conversations on industry response and issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other industry-critical topics. Explore the programme or register.



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