ICH Q7 Auditor Training Course
Im Auftrag der ECA Academy

ICH Q7 Auditor Training Course Im Auftrag der ECA Academy

Hamburg, Germany

Seminar Nr. 15621


Die Veranstaltung hat bereits stattgefunden

Rückfragen unter:
Tel.: 06221 / 84 44 0 E-Mail: info@concept-heidelberg.de


Andy Bailey, ViruSure, Austria

Richard M. Bonner, formerly Eli Lilly and Company Limited, UK

Angela Geiselhöringer, Roche Diagnostics, Germany

Ralf Gengenbach, Gempex, Germany

Holger Kavermann, Roche Diagnostics, Germany

Karl Metzger, GmPlan, Germany

Peter Mungenast, Merck KGaA, Germany

Rob Slobbe, Philips Image Guided Therapies, The Netherlands

Paul Stockbridge, Biopharm Consulting, UK

Francois Vandeweyer, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium

Peter C. Zimmermann, Iskom, Germany


These education courses have been developed to provide an excellent knowledge of the requirements laid down in ICH Q7. The contents of the guideline will be explained step by step and practical advices will be given on how to fulfil the requirements of ICH Q7. You will also get to know the key principles of risk management, quality systems and development and manufacture of APIs as they are laid down in ICH Q9, Q10 and Q11. For example you will learn

  • at which stage of production GMP compliance is to be applied
  • how to comply with GMP hot topics like process validation, reprocessing/reworking, equipment qualification, change control, failure investigation etc,
  • how to use a risk-based approach within the concept of supplier qualification,
  • how to link material attributes and process parameters to drug substances CQAs,
  • what has to be considered in order to be prepared for a GMP inspection.
Choose between two parallel GMP education courses according to your field of interest:
ICH Q7 Compliance for APIs manufactured by Chemical Synthesis
ICH Q7 Compliance for APIs manufactured by Cell Culture/Fermentation.

The ICH Q7 Auditor Training Course will inform you about the general advice on Good Auditing Practices included in the APIC “Auditing Guide” and the APIC Third Party Audit Programme. In addition to the training of the communication skills, the Training Course will provide assistance on what to focus on during an API audit and on the current “state of the art” from an industry perspective. Moreover you will learn about the key principles of writing a professional audit report.


Conducting an audit – tools and technical aspects

The CEFIC / APIC Audit Programme – a Third Party Audit Option – Guidance on Auditing Practice
  • CEFIC / APIC Quality Working Group
  • EU Legislation and Advice on GMP Status of Active Substances
  • Third Party Audit Principles
  • The APIC Audit Programme
  • Auditor Certification
  • Phases of the APIC Audit Programme
  • Contracts with Auditor and Auditee
  • Audit Dos and Don’ts
  • Advance preparations for successful audit
  • Performing the Audit
  • Closing Meeting
  • Audit Report
Applying Quality Risk Management to prepare for an Audit
  • Expectations for the content of reports of audits of active substance manufacturers
  • Supplier Qualification, supplier classification
  • GMP Risk Factors
  • Regulatory Expectations of Auditing
  • Risk based Audit Model for Suppliers
How to write an audit report
  • What makes a good “observation”?
  • Elements of audit observations
  • General rules on writing observations
  • Types of observations
  • Writing style
  • Common pitfalls seen in writing observations

Conducting an audit – Communication and psychological aspects

Training Objectives
  • Brush-up existing knowledge about communication and leading a conversation
  • Analysis of the phenomenon of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Analysis of the art of questioning and conversation techniques
  • Reflection on the auditor’s role
  • Development of questioning and interview techniques
  • Awareness of possible conflict situations
  • Feedback and reflection on your own behaviour
  • Exchange of experiences

Communication Part I

General aspects of communication
  • The meaning of communication in an audit
  • Communication as a process
  • Analysis of the process
Key issues of communication
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • The first impression
  • Determining important aspects in communication
  • Exercise

Communication Part II

Multicultural aspects
  • Differences in body language
  • Different rituals
  • Different dos and taboos
  • Workshop multicultural aspects: Experiences
Audit: A unique situation of communication
  • The overall setting
  • The participants
  • The rules
  • The topics

Communication Part III

General aspects of opinions and observations
  • Successful communication
  • Skills of the listener
  • Skills of the speaker
  • Active listening
  • Objective evidence of GMP Deficiencies directly related to ICH Q7
  • Classification of Deficiencies
Questioning methods
  • Open and closed ended questions
  • Other questioning techniques
  • Exercise
Attitude and behaviour in front of the auditee
Preparation for the role plays

The Audit closing meeting and measuring success
  • Lead auditor’s tasks and behaviour in the closing meeting
  • Audit summary report
  • Audit finding categories
  • Audit response and follow-up audits
  • Ways to measure the success of an audit
Interactive Session on ICH Q7
The participants will work on questions regarding GMP topics derived from ICH Q7. The questions and answers will be discussed in a plenary session. More questions will be discussed in working groups and the answers will then be presented in the plenary.

This interactive session is supposed to be a knowledge assessment. This assessment is only relevant for participants intending to obtain the APIC Auditor Certification.

Conducting an Audit – Role Plays
The participants will have the opportunity to manage an audit situation within a role play scenario.

During these role plays a trainer with academic education in psychology assesses the participants’ auditing skills and judges their aptitude for conducting audits.

This assessment is relevant only for participants intending to obtain the APIC Auditor Certification.

Written exam only for participants intending to obtain the APIC Auditor Certification:
The participants will have to answer some questions about GMP topics derived from ICH Q7 in a written exam. After having successfully passed this exam the participants are required to take another exam on current GMP topics as an Internet-based multiple choice test approx. 2 weeks after the course has finished. The access code will be made available via email.

After having passed the Internet-based exam successfully the participants will receive their APIC Auditor Certification via post.


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