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Description: Analyst Matthew Littlefield discusses the limitations of traditional communication methods and provides new benchmark survey data, real-world case studies and proven ways to improve collaboration with outsourced manufacturers, suppliers and partners. Topics include:

  • Top trends in document management and their role in effective quality management processes and supplier collaboration;
  • Three business process changes that help support supplier collaboration in quality processes;
  • Five must-have document management capabilities for successful supplier collaboration; and
  • Why companies that collaborate with suppliers using a cloud-based portal increase supply chain delivery performance.

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Speaker: Matthew Littlefield, president and principal analyst, LNS Research


Description: International auditing consultant Joseph McMillian teaches drug and device manufacturers how to audit their own promotional operations before the FDA or an international regulatory body catches them in the wrong. He covers:

  • A four-step process for training staff to spot compliance problems;
  • Why audits are necessary and the legal, regulatory and ethical basis for them;
  • Tips for preparing booth staff regarding communications with attendees; and
  • Understanding what constitutes a "significant" violation that should be pointed out to on-site management immediately.

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Handout: Convention Audit Checklist

Speaker: Joseph McMillian, President, Heartland Consulting


Description: Quality and compliance expert Albert Ghignone, CEO of AAG Incorporated, demonstrates proven tactics for requesting, preparing for and conducting FDA Pre-Submission Program meetings. He will cover:

  • How to prepare an effective pre-submission package to submit to the agency in advance;
  • How to understand and prepare for the different types of pre-submission meetings, including insight on which type to request and how to support that request; and
  • The most effective way to request, prepare for and conduct all varieties of pre-submission meetings.

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Handout: Requests for Feedback on Medical Device Submissions: The Pre-Submission Program and Meetings with Food and Drug Administration Staff

Speaker: Albert Ghignone, CEO, AAG Incorporated


Description: CDRH's M. Isabel Tejero outlines the FDA's focus on controlling supplier quality, including:

  • Common issues that appear in inspections;
  • How suppliers should meet their client manufacturer's requirements; and
  • Supplier assessment methods devicemakers can use.

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Speaker: M. Isabel Tejero, Acting Lead, Quality Systems Working Group, Division of Manufacturing and Quality, Office of Compliance, CDRH, FDA

Description: Device regulatory expert John Avellanet analyzes FDA 483s and warning letters issued in 2013 and points out how devicemakers can learn from others' mistakes when it comes to dealing with suppliers. He covers:

  • The most commonly cited violations;
  • Key documents to have ready for FDA investigators; and
  • Typical questions investigators ask about supplier qualification and management.

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Speaker: John Avellanet, Principal Consultant, Cerulean Associates

Description: Noted food and drug legal expert Alan Minsk explains why it is important to have a strong quality agreement with suppliers and contractors. He discusses:

  • FDA enforcement trends;
  • Tips and tools for developing quality agreements; and
  • Who is ultimately responsible – manufacturer or supplier – for maintaining compliance with quality standards.

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Speaker: Alan Minsk, Partner and Leader, Food and Drug Practice Team, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Description: Medical device quality expert Jackie Torfin presents a new strategy for supplier qualification based on quantitative risk assessment. She covers:

  • Areas of competency the tool is designed to assess;
  • Various ways to implement the assessment tool; and
  • A real-life case study that demonstrates how the tool works.

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Speaker: Jackie Torfin, Vice President of Quality, Heraeus Medical Components

Description: Industry analyst Jason Spiegler uses case studies to demonstrate how a preventive approach to CAPA can save time and money. Topics include:

  • Benefits of a preventive CAPA program;
  • The smartest investments to make; and
  • How to leverage CAPA beyond compliance.

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Speaker: Jason Spiegler, Director, Strategic Market Development, Camstar Systems; Chair, ASQ Charlotte, NC Section

Description: Quality assurance specialist Ken Miles offers insider tips on inspections gleaned from his 28 years as an FDA medical device investigator. He covers:

  • What investigators are thinking when they walk into your plant;
  • How to anticipate and deal with potential red flags; and
  • How other companies' bad CAPA compliance programs can be a learning tool.

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Speaker: Ken Miles, Principal, Alpha Quality Assurance

Description: CAPA guru Dan O'Leary explains what data analysis techniques devicemakers need to survive FDA scrutiny of their CAPA systems. Topics include:

  • Creating procedures to drive effective CAPA compliance;
  • Developing strong procedures for quality reports and records; and
  • Using FDA-required statistical methodologies.

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Speaker: Dan O'Leary, President, Ombu Enterprises