Tuesday, June 25 • 8:00am - 9:15am
#211: Pharmacovigilance Reporting and Quality

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.25 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-19-579-L04-P; CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

Expectations for quality and compliance in pharmacovigilance process and systems continues to rise Having a comprehensive quality system, including a robust CAPA process, is now essential for both good quality management and to drive continuous improvement. CAPA is also a focus of inspection by many key regulatory authorities. Meanwhile, the global expansion pharmacovigilance and evolving safety requirements continue to add complexity, increasing the challenge of executing consistently in a compliant manner. This is exemplified in the challenges presented by assuring proper distribution of safety report to the right person at the right time as well as in the management of Reference Safety Information (RSI) and Investigator's Brochures (IBs) according to the EU requirements.

This session will explore these hot topics in pharmacovigilance quality and compliance and provide insight on current expectations.

Learning Objectives

Describe the trending of PV audit findings and how to detect systemic issues before the proliferation of conflicting or redundant CAPA and constructing CAPA hygiene; Discuss how to develop a CAPA at the right level of detail, with reasonable timelines and root cause classifications; Identify the changing landscape related to Reference Safety Information (RSI) and perspectives on navigating RSI complexities in light of new EU requirements; Discuss approaches for consideration in context of global


Matthew Krumrai


CAPAs, CAPAs Everywhere: How Effective are They and How Can they be Improved?
Kelly Traverso

Optimizing Global Safety Reporting in Clinical Trials Using Local Laws
Steven Beales

Global Clinical Trials and the Complexities of Reference Safety Information (RSI)
Andrea Best, DO, MPH

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Steven Beales

Senior Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory, ePharmaSolutions, a WIRB-Copernicus Group Company
Steven Beales is the SVP of Scientific and Regulatory at WCG and co-chair of the Safety Reporting Reference Model working group. Steven has led the implementation of Clinical Trial Safety Portals for over 100 countries, working with 1 each of the top 3 Pharmaceutical, Biotech and... Read More →
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Andrea Best

Executive Medical Director, AbbVie, Inc.
Dr. Andrea Best is an Executive Medical Director in Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety at AbbVie in the suburbs of Chicago where she is responsible for Clinical Trial Safety Excellence. Andrea has over 20 years of experience in academia and industry across a variety of roles (clinical... Read More →
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Kelly Traverso

Consulting Specialist Leader, Deloitte
Kelly has over 17 years of industry and consulting experience in Life Sciences. She has significant consulting experience in the areas of Quality, Pharmacovigilance, R&D and Regulatory Affairs. Projects she has led and provided extensive subject matter expertise on include, Process... Read More →
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Matthew Krumrai

Director, Clinical Quality Assurance, AbbVie
Matthew Krumrai is a Director of Clinical QA at AbbVie. Matt’s responsibilities include oversight of the clinical auditing program as well as process ownership of auditing within AbbVie R&D. Other responsibilities include inspection support as well as the QA therapeutic lead for... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 17AB San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 USA