European QP Association's first QP Forum a Complete Success
To represent Qualified Persons in Europe the
European Compliance Academy (ECA) established the European QP
Association in July 2006 (also see GMP news from 10 August 2006). Part
of the new group's activities is the organisation of annual forums as a
platform to discuss current developments and challenges.
The inaugural QP Forum was held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 30
November to 1 December. More than 150 delegates from 26 countries
attended to be part of this first meeting of European Qualified Persons.
In his preamble as the association's first chairman, Dr Bernd Renger, QP
from Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, explained the short
but successful history of the European QP Association and its ideas and
The goal of the first meeting was to establish a platform for sharing
experience and discussing the critical areas of the QP's daily work as
well as roles and responsibilities of the Qualified Person with
representatives from EMEA and national authorities. The number and
quality of questions asked underlined the importance of the newly formed
association. Comments also clearly showed the need for a regular forum
to get the latest regulatory updates, to discuss interpretations of
guidances and legislation and to learn more about working and acting
compliant and efficient.
To get more details on the first QP Forum held in
Prague, please click here.
On behalf of the European Compliance Academy (ECA)