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Development and Implementation of Qualification and Validation Protocols - A Risk and Science Based Approach

Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2018 |
Oct 31, 2018 |
PDA Training and Research Institute | Bethesda, MD
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Duration: 2 days
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regulatory compliance and business success require establishing and demonstrating confidence in the control of processes related to product quality and patient safety. Product quality must be predictable, processes must be effective, and the systems which support those processes must be reliable.

The understanding of process related hazards and relative risks are essential for efficient and effective qualification and validation of manufacturing systems and processes. The objective of this course is to provide a basis by which the participant can develop and implement risk and science based approaches, as well as integrate and maintain programs, to qualify and validate biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical systems and processes.

The course will include background and instructional information on modern risk and science based qualification and validation methods, group participation, and workshop exercises in protocol development, risk assessment, and results analysis.

Who Should Attend

Managers and technical support staff responsible for the design, planning, qualification, validation, operation, testing and investigation of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical processes will benefit from this course.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply risk management in making informed scientific decisions related to qualification and validation
  • Interpret the regulatory basis and expectation for risk based qualification and validation programs
  • Identify critical process steps and qualification/validation approaches
  • Prioritize and plan effective qualification and validation programs
  • Select efficient qualification and validation approaches
  • Choose useful test functions and acceptance criteria
  • Develop qualification and validation plans, procedures, and protocols
  • Assess failures and conduct investigations
  • Create systems for controlling changes to and maintaining qualification and validation programs



On or before September 14, 2018

After September 14, 2018


On or before September 14, 2018

After September 14, 2018

Government/Health Authority/Academic



All rates in US Dollars. REFUND FOR COURSES: If your written request is received by October 1, 2018, you will receive a full refund less a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds will be approved. COURSE CANCELLATION: PDA reserves the right to modify the material or instructors without notice, or to cancel an event. If an event must be cancelled, registrants will be notified by PDA as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation. For more details, contact PDA at or +1 (301) 656-5900.

General Course Information

Please arrive at the course location approximately thirty minutes before the start of the course to sign in. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter as proof of registration. PDA will not allow persons to attend a course without payment, or guarantee of payment.

Breakfast will be served thirty minutes before the class begins. Lunch will be provided between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


The course will be held at:

PDA Training and Research Institute
Bethesda Towers
4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

Recommended Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street | Bethesda, MD 20814 | 0.3 miles from PDA
(301) 654-8111


For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Ko
Senior Manager, Lecture Education
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 x151

Hal Baseman, Chief Operating Officer and Principal, ValSource LLC

Hal Baseman is Chief Operating Officer and a Principal at ValSource LLC, a 250 employee validation consulting and service firm. He has over 38 years of experience in pharmaceutical operations, validation and regulatory compliance. Hal has held positions in executive management and technical operations at several drug manufacturing and consulting firms. Hal is the immediate past chair of the PDA Board of Directors, former Co-Chair of the PDA Science Advisory Board, former Co-Leader of the PDA Validation Interest Group, Co-Chair of the PDA Aseptic Process Simulation Technical Report #22 Task Force on Aseptic Process Simulation, Co-Chair of the PDA Risk Management Technical Report #44 on Quality Risk Management of Aseptic Processes. Co-Leader of the PDA Aseptic Processing Points to Consider. Hal is a long time member of the PDA and its Training Research Institute faculty. He is a frequent instructor and presenter on subjects related to Quality Risk Management, Validation, and Aseptic Processing. Hal holds an MBA in Management from LaSalle University and a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College.

Continuing Education for Pharmacists

ACPE PDA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants may sign up to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. To do so, participants must sign in at the beginning of the program, submit the provided evaluation forms and mail the CPE credit request to the address stated on the form. Attendees must be present at the full event to receive Continuing Pharmacy Education credit, which will be awarded as follows:

PDA #525 | ACPE #0116-0000-16-042-L04-P | 1.2 CEUs
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Continuing Education for Professional Engineers

New Jersey

PDA is an approved provider by the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors to offer courses to New Jersey Professional Engineers for Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credit. Following the full participation in this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of CPC credits that may be awarded. This certificate can be submitted as verification of completion to the Board for license renewal.

The credit value of this course is 12 CPC credits.

North Carolina

PDA is recognized by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors as an Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) activities for Professional Engineers licensed by North Carolina. To receive a Certificate of Accomplishment specifying the number of Professional Development Hours (PDHs) that may be awarded, course participants must request the North Carolina Board of Examiners evaluation form from PDA staff. This form must be completed onsite at the conclusion of the course and returned to PDA staff.

The credit value of this course is 12 PDHs.