8th International Workshop on Quality Assurance in Procurement & Supply Chain Management

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8th International Workshop on Quality Assurance in Procurement & Supply Chain Management

24 Sep 2018   To   28 Sep 2018    Goa, India

• Get an insight of the fundamentals of pharmaceutical quality in PSM and international commerce (from manufacturing through to patient use)
• Determine how to budget for quality assurance activities in the procurement budget - analyse the relevance of pharmaceutical reference standards and their impact on pharmaceutical prices
• Gain hands-on experience in observing and understanding QC
• Draft better policies for ensuring quality products in public health programs

The course is targeted at:
• Pharmacists, chemists, microbiologists, public health professionals, medical doctors, working in public health programs and industry (government, NGOs, civil society, academia, industry)
• Procurement and supply chain professionals working in procurement, warehousing, distribution, policy, planning, quality assurance
• Physicians and healthcare professionals working in HIV, TB, malaria and RMNCH
• Community-based organisations and treatment activists

• Pharmaceutical Product Quality (Product Quality Standards)
• National QA Plans and Manual
• Rational QA System (Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Three Tier System Approach)

Course fees: US $2100 which includes:
• 1 week face-to-face workshop in India + 2 weeks preparatory work
• Certificate from Empower School of Health
• One-year technical assistance
• Local transportation for field visits

Does not include – International travel, airport transfers, food and accommodation


Registration deadline: 5th September, 2018

To apply, please fill the form or please email us at: training@empowerschoolofhealth.org

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani: Director of Empower School of Health, former head of Global Fund’s department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, advisor to Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, and various Ministries of Health

Prof. Andy Barraclough : Director, Empower School of Health, Professor of Public Health Procurement & Supply Chain Management; GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant; has over 25 years of experience of working with major International Funding Institutions and bilateral

Dr. Denis Broun: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of PPD to UN and International Organization in Geneva; Former Executive Director UNITAID, former Regional Director UNAIDS

Mr. Kapil Bhargava: Former Dy. Drug Controller CDSCO; his areas of expertise include regulatory compliance inspections, quality audits for manufacturers of sterile and non-sterile formulations & APIs in conformity with ICH Q7, PICs GMPs & WHO GMPs, process validation and equipment qualification

…and several other faculty of international repute

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