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U.S. FDA’s CDER Director Janet Woodcock and Johns Hopkins Researcher Thomas Stanton to Headline 2019 PDA Quality Week

For Immediate Release:
11/05/2019
Media Inquiries:
Walt Morris
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301-656-5900, x. 148

2019 PDA Quality WeekBethesda, Md., – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) today announced the participation of U.S. FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director (CDER), Janet Woodcock, MD, and Johns Hopkins University researcher and author, Thomas Stanton, MA/JD, as keynote speakers for the 2019 PDA Risk Management in the Regulatory Landscape Conference, at the Capital Hilton, Washington, DC, Dec. 9–10. The conference is the first of three during PDA’s first “Quality Week.”

Dr. Woodcock has served as the CDER Director since 2008 and has been instrumental in the formation of the CDER Office of Pharmaceutical Quality. She also led the Pharmaceutical Quality for the 21st Century Initiative in 2002 and has championed the role of risk management in pharmaceutical manufacturing and regulation. She will discuss how FDA currently views the application and future potential of risk-management approaches. She also will provide insight to quality risk management and if its potential has been fully realized. Finally, she will address the role of the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) quality guidelines on risk management (ICH Q9) and quality systems (ICH Q10).

Thomas Stanton teaches at the Johns Hopkins University and is the past president of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management. He has authored and co-authored numerous studies on risk management in the public sector, including Enterprise Risk Management (ERM): A Powerful Federal Management Tool. He will discuss the journey of introducing and establishing acceptance of ERM within the U.S. federal government.

On Dec. 11, Quality Week continues with 2019 PDA Building a Foundation for Quality Risk Management Integration Workshop, and on Dec. 12–13 with 2019 PDA Optimizing Quality Risk Management Conference.

More information on these events can be found at www.pda.org/2019QualityWeek. Members of the press are welcome to apply for a press pass. https://www.pda.org/about-pda/press-pass-request-form.