About the Event

Under the auspices of the Working Group on Good Laboratory Practice, the 14th OECD Training Course for GLP Inspectors will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 07 Oct,2019 – 10 Oct,2019. This course will be organized as a four – day advanced training course for GLP inspectors. The course will comprise lectures and discussions focusing on practical aspects of GLP inspections as well as parallel workshops on how to select studies for a study audit, auditing a GLP study/data integrity, test and reference items, non-compliance decisions and computerised systems.

The course is being hosted by South Africa’s GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (South African National Accreditation System, SANAS). The course will be given in English by representatives of GLP compliance monitoring programmes from member countries and MAD adhering countries and will be based on the OECD GLP procedures for inspections. Trainees should be individuals who have been appointed by national GLP compliance monitoring authorities as inspectors and who need training in how to plan and carry out GLP inspections. They should be familiar with the relevant OECD documents and have a sufficient command of English to be able to take an active part in the course. Participation in the course is limited to 80 trainees. For this reason, priority will be given to trainees from programmes which have been established in the last few years, and which can therefore profit most from an OECD training course. A waiting list will be established so that once the initial list of trainees has been set, further places left vacant by countries which do not nominate their allotted number of trainees, can be allocated according to the age of the monitoring
programme and experience of the inspector.

For OECD Member countries and full non-member adherents to the MAD Council Decisions, a place for one trainee per GLP compliance monitoring programme will be guaranteed; further nominees will be placed on a waiting list. For new OECD members, OECD members who are developing a new monitoring programme or have recently established a programme, and provisional adherents to the MAD Council Decisions, two places will be guaranteed and additional nominees will be placed on a waiting list.

For other non-member economies which are interested in adhering to the MAD Council Decisions, a place for one trainee per GLP compliance monitoring programme will be guaranteed; further nominees will be placed on a waiting list and priority for additional places will be given to those countries which are already engaging with the Working Group.

The course will be held at the Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town. Registration will begin on Sunday, 6 October, 2019 at 16h00 and end by 09h00 on Monday, 7 October, 2019. The Training Course will be held from 7 to 10 October concluding at 13h00 on 10 October 2019.

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