All facilities involved in the manufacturing, importing, packaging or labeling of natural health products in Canada should now have a Site License from the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). This requirement has been in place now for over two years and in the interim, policies and procedures have changed as the NHPD has raised its expectations in terms of the documentation required to support an application. At the heart of a successful license application or renewal is compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Manufacturers, packagers, importers, and labelers must implement a GMP compliant quality system and must ensure that individuals on staff receive initial and ongoing GMP training. This course, prepared and delivered by William Morkel, will provide participants with the information and tools necessary to facilitate compliance with the regulations and will address issues and concerns with the interpretation and implementation of the GMP requirements.
This course is specifically designed for potential and current Site License holders. Any personnel directly involved in the manufacturing, importing, packaging or labeling of natural health products should attend this course in order to ensure that they have adequate training to control and supervise these activities under GMP requirements.
William Morkel, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at dicentra, has fifteen years of experience working in the field of pharmaceutical and natural health products quality assurance and often delivers lectures on GMP issues with Health Canada.
A certificate of course completion will be provided at the end of the course to all attendees as a record of GMP training.
Registration for this course includes 5 licenses. Please register soon as space is being limited.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 90-120 minutes, followed by a 30-60 minute Q&A session
Speaker: William Morkel