The ISPE Annual Conference & Exhibition, 2022 for Pharmaceutical and biomanufacturing professionals is happening from 17-19 August, 2022 at Suntec, Singapore. This conference is aimed at highlighting global and regional best practices in process, technology and innovations. International and Asian manufacturers, regulatory agencies and subject matter experts share knowledge from manufacturing facility design to finished product.
The exhibition is known as showcasing latest technologies and services, workshops and discussion sessions. This year, participants can join the conference both in-person or virtually.
Free Registration for Inspectors, Pharma and Biomanufacturers form Pakistan
The organizers of ISPE Conference and Exhibition, 2022 have offered free registration for inspectors and all industry people from Pakistan who can get register for free to attend the ISPE Singapore conference in august, either online or in person.
Interested applicants are required to fill out the google form provided on the this link or by open below link in the browser:- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoBS_9feTiQZG_921XB1t1cZTn2uDAUj7lfX5C44uFzRIDrQ/viewform?usp=sf_link. Please type in ‘ISPE’ in the first question field. The organizers will help them to issue the complimentary passes.
National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC), Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in collaboration with Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Medical University conducted a one-day pharmacovigilance training session on 20th July, 2022 at Rawalpendi Medical University for Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacovigilance Officers and Hospital Pharmacists of the public sector hospitals of the Rawalpindi Division.
Dr Noor Muhammad Shah, Director Division of Pharmacy Services (Head of National Pharmacovigelance Centre), Mr. Abdul Mateen, Assistant Director Pharmacy Services (Focal Person National Pharmacovigilance Centre), Mst. Aqsa Hashmi, Assistant Director Pharmacy Services and Mst. Nazima Asghar, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacovigilance Officer, Holy Family Hospital gave detailed presentations in the subject matter.
Medical Superintendent and Drugs Controller of Holy Family Hospital and Professor/HOD of Pharmacology Department along with her team from Rawalpindi Medical University also joined the session. Participants from Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Benazir Buttto Hospital, Rawalpindi Institute of Urology and Transplant and Tehsil Headquarters hospitals of Murree, Taxila, Gujar Khan, Kallar Syedan, Kotli Sattian were trained by the above team of trainers from DRAP and Holy Family Hospital on different aspects of pharmacovigilance such as the establishment of pharmacovigilance centre, collection of data and subsequent reporting to the provincial pharmacovigilance centre of the Punjab. The training was concluded by the Head of the National Pharmacovigilance Center by highlighting the imminent points of the presentations with the hope that the session will bring significant improvement for establishment of Pharmacovigilance Centers and reporting of ADRs accordingly.
DRAP, in collaboration with Health Partner Organization United States Pharmacopeia, Promoting Quality of Medicines Plus, organizes a training workshop for regulatory staff to strengthen implementation of Strategic plan through regulatory functions KPI based performance measurement system.
National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC), Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in collaboration with Islamabad Pharmacovigilance Centre and Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad conducted a one-day pharmacovigilance training session on 19th of May, 2022. Director and Deputy Director Pharmacy Services Division, Team Lead Vigilance and Focal Persons of National Pharmacovigilance Centre and Islamabad Pharmacovigilance Centre attended the training session.
Pharmacovigilance focal persons of public and private sector hospitals of Islamabad were trained on ADRs reporting as per Pharmacovigilance Rules, 2022. Hands-on training on collecting and filling in ADRs reporting forms and subsequent causality assessment was provided to the participants. The training was concluded with the hope of arranging further such sessions in the future.
Mr. Asim Rauf, CEO DRAP met with WHO Country Representative for Pakistan, Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala on Monday 25th April, 2022 at WHO Country Office, Islamabad, to discuss the bilateral cooperation among WHO and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan.
Dr. Mahipala appreciated the efforts of DRAP and Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination for strengthening the national regulatory framework to ensure and enhance the access of quality assured, safe and efficacious therapeutic goods in the country for better health of the people of Pakistan. Mr. Asim Rauf, acknowledged the role of WHO and country office’ team for extending assistance in various health programs which are improving the access of Pakistani citizen to quality assured therapeutic goods.
The meeting ended with the reiteration of the commitment from WHO and DRAP for strengthening the bilateral cooperation and to take all possible measure for protecting the health of the people of Pakistan.
Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is continuously engaged in strengthening national regulatory framework in collaboration with all stakeholders. In this context, a meeting of regulators was convened on 1st April, 2022 at Islamabad to review the all cross cutting regulatory functions. Senior managements from Drug Control Organizations, Quality Control Boards and Drug Testing Laboratories participated in the meeting.
In line with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan, and to facilitate the therapeutic goods’ industry for ease of business and provision of conducive environment for compliance to regulatory requirement, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has introduced an electronic application management system which will enable applicants and regulators to communicate electronically for management of import and export information of therapeutic goods. Online Import / Export Application System (OIES) is accessible through the official website of DRAP under E-Services. A guidance document on operational features of the online Import / Export Application System is also available to assist applicants for submission of information. This system will also enable applicants to view / maintain all submissions related to import & export to DRAP through an individualized dashboard for each user.