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2017 PDA PAC iAM Workshop

Science- and Risk-Based Approaches to Technical Change Management
Sep 13 - Sep 14, 2017 |
Sep 14, 2017 |
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel | Washington, DC
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Today the global management of post-approval changes (PACs) and the required regulatory reporting burden continues to grow in complexity and challenges the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry to continuously improve and innovate efficiently. The 2017 PDA PAC iAM Workshop will provide overviews and insights on how industry and regulatory authorities are working together to streamline and harmonize post-approval changes through development of a new guidance, ICH Q12.

Learn how good change management as part of an effective pharmaceutical quality system can contribute to reducing regulatory burden. Participate in breakout sessions to discuss concepts to be part of ICH Q12, including leveraging established conditions and development of change management protocols. Interact and share your ideas with PDA’s PAC iAM Task Force members who are working to support these initiatives. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from experts involved in development of ICH Q12 and gain hands-on experience with how PAC concepts and tools can optimize global post-approval change management at your company!

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Brooke Schneider, CMP
Manager, Programs
Tel: (301) 656-5900 ext. 111

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration Open

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chairs
Ursula Busse, PhD, MBA, Quality Intelligence, External Relations, Novartis
Lisa M. Skeens, PhD, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
P1: Opening Plenary: Why is a Global Dialog Important? Why Now?
Moderator: Emma Ramnarine, MS, Senior Director, Head Global Biologics QC Network, Genentech/Roche

Session Description: Post-approval changes have been routine in the commercial life of a product. However, the complexity created by opposing forces of companies having to operate in increasingly global markets while health authorities continue to evolve their national regulations, has increased, resulting in higher barriers for innovation, continuous improvement, and raising the risk of drug shortages. This has elevated the need and urgency of finding global solutions to reduce the complexity and improve speed of post approval change implementation. This opening plenary session will provide you the case for change, why a global dialog is essential, what changes are needed, and some global solutions that are being discussed by industry and regulators.

1:15 p.m.-1:35 p.m.
Innovation: Hurdle Race or Fast Track?
Anders Vinther, PhD, Chief Quality Officer, Sanofi Pasteur

1:35 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
ICH Q12: Solutions for Addressing Complexity and Speed of PACs
Robert L. Iser, MS, Director, Office of Process & Facilities, OPQ, CDER, FDA

1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
International Activities Related to Post-Approval Changes: Opportunities and Challenges
Isabelle Colmagne-Poulard, PharmD, Senior Director Regulatory CMC, Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, Merck KGaA, and member of the IFPMA’s Regulatory Policy and Technical Standards (RPTS) Committee

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion

2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Exhibit Area Open

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
P2: Established Conditions and Change Categorization
Moderator: Lisa M. Skeens, PhD, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

Session Description: An important concept to the new regulatory paradigm for post approval changes is proactively defining the Established Conditions for a regulatory dossier.  In this session, experts from FDA and industry will explain Established Conditions, and the following categorization of post approval changes in the new paradigm. The opportunities for leveraging this concept globally to drive efficiency and effectiveness for both regulators and the pharmaceutical industry will be discussed.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The Anticipated Benefits of Established Conditions and How to Realize Them
Frank Montgomery, Global Head, Regulatory CMC, AstraZeneca

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
A Regulator’s View on the Value of Dossier Established Conditions
Regulatory Representative Invited

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Questions and Answers/Discussion

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception in Exhibit Area

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
P3: Elements of Lifecycle Management Strategy
Moderator: Mihaela Carmen Simianu, PhD, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Pharmtech Associates

Session Description: A harmonized approach regarding technical and regulatory considerations for lifecycle management (LCM) will benefit patients, industry, and regulatory authorities. This session will discuss the concepts of a Product Specific Lifecycle Management (PSLCM) Strategy document as a tool, serving as a central repository for the Established Conditions and the associated reporting category when making changes to Established Conditions. The document may proactively identify some of the anticipated post-approval changes to promote transparency between the firm and regulatory authorities. During this session we will dive deeper into the technical elements of the lifecycle management, the channels, and value of proactive communication of LCM Strategy with regulators/assessors.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Product-Specific Lifecycle Management Strategy Documents
Emma Ramnarine, MS, Senior Director, Head Global Biologics QC Network, Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group 

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Expectations and Incentives: LCM Strategy and Knowledge Sharing with Regulators: FDA
Mahesh R. Ramanadham, PharmD, Director (Acting), Division of Inspection Assessment, Office of Process and Facility, CDER, FDA

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Andrew C. Chang, PhD, Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Compliance, Product Supply Quality, Novo Nordisk
Mahesh R. Ramanadham, PharmD, Director (Acting), Division of Inspection Assessment, Office of Process and Facility, CDER, FDA
Emma Ramnarine, Senior Director, Head Global Biologics QC Network, Genentech, Inc., A Member of the Roche Group 

9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Area Open

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Interactive Workshop Sessions

Session 1: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Session 2: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Session 1: Established Conditions & Change Categorization

Facilitator: Gopi Vudathala, PhD, Head, Quality Advocacy Liaison, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Scribe: Suzanne Kiani, MS, Senior Director, Regulatory Science, Biologics, Global Regulatory Affairs, Mylan Inc.

Discussion Leader: Sally L. Anliker, Regulatory Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company

Session Description: An efficient and effective process to manage post approval changes encourages product and manufacturing innovation throughout a product’s lifecycle. This session will provide practical tools and examples on how to leverage the concepts in FDA draft guidance which is anticipated to be included in ICH Q12, such as established conditions and change categorization. It will look at how established conditions are identified and applied, leveraging a risk-based change categorization decision model. It will also further explore how product/process knowledge can be leveraged, and discuss ways to minimize the burden of reporting post approval changes. The hands on session will provide workshop participants an opportunity to explore the principles of established conditions and change categorization, and share their perspectives on how it may further optimize the change management process for both industry and regulators.

Session 2: Change Management and the Pharmaceutical Quality System

Facilitator: Marcello Colao, Director, Quality Regulatory Compliance, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines

Scribe: Marazban Sarkari, Director, Pharmaceutical Operations R&D, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Israel

Discussion Leader: Morten Munk, Global Technology Partner, NNE

Session Description: When changes are made during the commercial life of a product, robust implementation of the principles described in ICH Q10 (an effective PQS, product and process understanding, and use of quality risk management) ensure that product quality, patient safety, and adequate supply to patients are safeguarded. In this session, the different elements that contribute to effective change management as well as their inter-relationship will be explored. In role plays and using case studies, participants will be able to perform the change management steps and determine key elements for effective change management. They will experience how to leverage an effective PQS in conjunction with knowledge and quality risk management to test to which extent changes can be managed without review and approval by the regulator. Challenges and opportunities of the enhanced approach as proposed by ICH Q10, Annex 1, will be discussed.

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Networking Luncheon

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Small Group Discussion

Session Description: Performing changes to commercial products and associated processes is essential for lifecycle management of a product. How can post approval change protocols be prepared in the future to align and take advantage of ICH Q10 and ICH Q12 concepts? In this session participants can observe, comment, and engage in a dialog on approach, structure, and content of Post Approval Change Management Protocols (PACMP) for one of the following case studies: a) Analytical Method Change (Biologics), b) Raw Material Change (Oral Drug Product), and c) Manufacturing Process Change to Isolator (Injectable). In addition to providing the first few examples of specific PACMPs in the upcoming PDA Technical Report, PDA will also establish a library of examples for specific global PACMPs that can be leveraged as templates. We will also collect your input on future examples to be used as case studies.

Group 1: Analytical Method Change (biologic)
Alleviating Regulatory Burden of Post-Approval Method Change
Moderator: Kassidy Polk Good, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs CMC Biologics, Mylan

Group 2: Material Change (oral drug product)
Raising Requirements in One Country to Achieve Harmonization Across Many?
Moderator: Kara Follmann, Senior Director, Global Established Products, Regulatory Affairs Brand CMC, Pfizer Inc.

Group 3: Manufacturing Process Change to Isolator (injectable)
Will the PACMP Reduce Regulatory Filing Requirements and Alleviate Supply Chain Concerns?
Moderator: Karolyn Gale, Manager Regulatory Affairs at Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Area

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
P4: Closing Plenary: Broader Perspectives on Regulatory Convergence
Moderator: Ursula Busse, PhD, MBA, Quality Intelligence, External Relations, Novartis

Session Description: After an overview of key messages collected from the breakout sessions, a panel discussion will bring together thought leaders from FDA, the WHO, the international trade association IFPMA, PDA, and manufacturing innovation. Participants will hear first-hand from those involved how international initiatives in the post-approval space will foster regulatory convergence of PAC regulations, encourage adoption of shared principles,  and facilitate manufacturing innovation globally. This session intends to provide insights into global solutions to PAC regulatory complexity and leave the audience with an outlook into a bright future for manufacturing innovation.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Breakout Debrief

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Sharmista Chatterjee, PhD, Division Director, Office of Process & Facilities, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Robert L. Iser, MS, Director, Office of Process & Facilities, OPQ, CDER, FDA
Susanne Martz, PhD, Senior Vice President of Quality Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline and Member of IFPMA Vaccines Heads of Quality Group
Morten Munk, Global Technology Partner, NNE
Anders Vinther, PhD, Chief Quality Officer, Sanofi Pasteur

5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks from Conference Co-Chair
Lisa M. Skeens, PhD, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs, Pfizer Inc.

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SUBSTITUTIONS: If you are unable to attend, substitutions can be made at any time, including on site at the prevailing rate. If you are a non-member substituting for a member, you will be required to pay the difference non-member fee. If you are pre-registering as a substitute attendee, indicate this on the registration form.

REFUNDS: Refund requests must be in writing and faxed to +1 (301) 986-1093. (Emails and phone messages are not accepted). If your written request in received on or before July 13, 2017, you will receive a full refund minus a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds or credit requests will be approved. Onsite registrants are not guaranteed to receive Workshop materials until all advanced registered attendees receive them. PDA reserves the right to modify the material or speakers/instructors without notice, or cancel an event. If an event must be canceled, registrants will be notified by PDA in writing as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancelation. For more details, contact PDA at or +1 (301) 656-5900.

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999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: +1 (202) 898-9000

Rate: Single: $315.00, plus applicable taxes (14.5%).

Cut Off Date: Friday, August 11, 2017 (Availability may be limited. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees staying within the PDA block will receive the conference rate.

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To make reservations at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, please call the Hotel at +1 (202) 898-9000 and reference the 2017 PDA Workshop to receive the PDA group rate. Check in time is 4:00 p.m., and check out time is 12:00 noon.

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Please be aware that obtaining and canceling hotel reservations is the responsibility of the meeting registrant. Individuals will be responsible for payment of their own cancellation fees. The cancellation policy is 6 p.m. on the date of arrival otherwise specified on your reservation information.


The Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is located in Penn Quarter; in the heart of downtown Washington DC. Local attractions include the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute and Air Space Museum, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and many more. All 794 guest rooms and suites provide high-speed Internet, upgraded Luxurious bedding, coffee makers, hair dryers, iron and an ironing board.


Area Airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) is approximately 5 miles away. Two other airports in the vicinity are both serviced by all major carriers: Dulles International (IAD) is 28 miles away and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) is 32 miles away.

Ground Transportation
Taxi fares from Reagan National are approximately $20 one way, not including tip, and will take about 20 minutes. One way taxi fares from Dulles is approximately $75 and from BWI is about $75.

Gallery Place Metro Station is 0.5 miles away from the hotel and is approximately $2.50 one way to Reagan National.

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Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel is located on 999 9th Street NW off of New York Avenue.

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Connect with Industry Leaders

The 2017 PDA PAC iAM Workshop offers exciting and unique sponsorship and exhibition packages designed to strengthen brand image and increase visibility to your ideal audience.

High-profile sponsorships are available for lanyards, notepads, audience response systems, tote bags, pens, refreshment breaks, lunch and the Networking Reception. We'll create a customized sponsorship to fit your needs and budget.

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

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