April 2019-International seminar organised in conjunction with RSI & HPRA

TU Dublin was delighted to host 'An Audience with Regulators, Academia and Industry - The role of Effective Quality Risk Management & Knowledge Management in Product Realization for Patients in the 21st Century' recently in Grangegorman on April 4th.

The event was co-sponsored by the School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Regulatory Science Ireland (RSI), and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and brought together leading experts in the areas of Knowledge Management and Quality Risk Management. The combination of experts from Regulatory Bodies (FDA, HPRA), Academia and Industry provided the perfect mix for excellent presentations as well as a very informative facilitated Q&A session.

Academics from our School’s Pharmaceutical Regulatory Science Team (PRST) shared their research on the topics: “Management of Tacit Knowledge in Tech Transfer” (Marti Lipa, MSD), “A Competency Model for QRM” (Ghada Haddad, MSD) and “A KM Blueprint” (Paige Kane, MSD). 

The feedback from the over 100 attendees and from the participants and organisers was that this event was timely, relevant and of use to all practitioners on the KM / QRM space and a monograph that will summarise the proceedings will follow in due course. 

The perspective of the Regulators was very ably presented by Rick Friedman of the FDA who complimented the work of TU Dublin. In particular, he noted: 'I want to thank the regulatory science team in TU Dublin…for being such passionate leaders in this area,  I am not sure if there is a university on earth, that is so focused right at the bullseye of what matters in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing today, so  kudos, to TU Dublin in general for such a great programme and congratulations on becoming the first Technological University of Ireland’

For further details on this event, please see the news item at the following link; https://www.dit.ie/update/15-04-19/tudublinhostconferenceonqrmkm/