Wednesday, 24 April 2019:
Trainee QP, Sponsors & QP CPD Day

The cost of the meeting is:

£96.00 (£80.00 + £16.00 VAT) for PQG Members
£120.00 (£100.00 + £20.00 VAT) for non-members

Date: Wednesday 24th April 2019

Location: Pullman Hotel, 100 – 110 Euston Road, London,NW1 2AJ Click here for location and directions to the Pullman Hotel

Meeting begins: 09:00, ending at 17:00

This seminar is aimed at QPs, trainee QPs and their sponsors.The day will include a Legislative update from NSF’s Pete Gough to enable participants to keep up to date with the changing world of pharmaceuticals.Alex Kersting (RSC) will be providing an overview of what the assessors are looking for and tips to help you pass the VIVA.

09:00 Registration and coffee
09:25 Introduction Damian Larrington (PQG and Pfizer)
09:30 What should you do to prepare for your VIVA? – Damian Larrington (PQG and Pfizer)
09:45 Submitting for the VIVA and what is the VIVA like on the day  – Alex Kersting (RSC)
10:20 Best Practice for Product Quality Reviews (PQRs) Alex Hall (Lead QP Tutor – RSSL)
11:20 Coffee/tea break
11:35 Regulatory update – Pete Gough (Executive Director – NSF)
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Viva practice – Pete Gough, Stephan Croft and Damian Larrington
15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:45 QP Scenarios – Real life examples to help prepare for your VIVA
16:45 Closing comments – Damian Larrington
17:00 Close

The meeting will also provide an ideal forum for discussion, an excellent opportunity to network with other QPs and will count towards your CPD.

The cost of the meeting includes a hot lunch (with vegetarian options) and tea/coffee at breaks.

To book your place and pay by Credit Card, click on the green button above in this advert.

To contact the meeting organiser: e-mail

Confirmation of your place and VAT receipt: You will receive this by e-mail within a week of booking your place. A certificate of attendance will be provided at the meeting for your CPD records.


Tuesday, 30 April 2019:
Making Pharmaceuticals Free 2 Day Event

2 Day Event 30th April & 1st May 2019, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

PQG speakers are presenting at Making Pharmaceuticals which, according to the publicity material “is the only dedicated FREE TO ATTEND event in the UK that addresses the detailed and complex issues associated with sourcing, manufacturing, outsourcing and delivering consistent pharmaceutical products to the market”. There are 70+ seminars and workshops covering a wide range of topics, and 100+ exhibitors.

Day 1 – 30/4/19 – GMP standards & certification for pharmaceutical suppliers – chair David Abraham

  • PS 9000 & packaging materials supplier certification – David Abraham
  • IPEC/PQG Excipients GMP guide & EXCiPACT standard developments – Ian McKeown

Day 2 – 1/5/19 – GMP & GDP guides for the pharmaceutical industry – chair Neil Wayman

  • New developments with PQG Monographs – Neil Wayman
  • Understanding the GDP requirements and finding solutions – Steve Moss


For more details please see the event website:

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