Significant Change

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Significant Change - Learn how to identify and evaluate changes involving the manufacture of pharmaceutical excipients that may impact the drug formulation and when it is expected that the pharmaceutical customer will be notified of the change.

Presentation Objectives

Gain awareness of:

  • The "What" - A uniform approach to significant changes in manufacturing and distribution of excipients
  • The "Whys" - Importance and benefits of a uniform approach to significant change
    • Impact of changes on excipient quality and performance
  • The "Hows" - Understanding and applying the requirements set forth in the IPEC Significant Change Guide, including
    • 2014 updates to the Guide
    • Reasons behind the updating of the Guide
    • Major differences between the versions
    • When to use Risk Assessment to assess a change
    • Examples of specific changes and their categorization as "Significant" or "Not Significant" 


Bretta Lichtenhan

Business Development Manager – Formulation & Drug Delivery

Regulatory Surveillance and Advocacy Manager for North America within EMD Millipore’s Global Regulatory Management Division.  She has worked for EMD Millipore for 5 years in various roles from Technology and Product Management to her current role in Regulatory Management. Bretta currently chairs the IPEC Americas Excipient Qualification Committee and is also member of the IPEC Americas Executive Committee.

Heather Sturtevant

Manager, Technical Operations
J&J Consumer Healthcare

Manager within the Technical Operations departing of McNeil Consumer Healthcare focusing on raw materials. She has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 11 years in Process Development, Technical Transfer and Raw Material Evaluation roles. She currently Vice Chairs the IPEC Americas Excipient Qualification Committee.

Cancellation Policy

Note: No cancellations are available for webcasts (archived recorded webinars). Recordings are available for 21 days after purchase.

Cancellations for live webinars must be made in writing and can be mailed or e-mailed to:

IPEC-Americas Webinars
3138 10th Street
Arlington, VA 22201
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Registration fees are refundable for attendees registered for individual webinars, if cancellation is received at least five (5) business days prior to the course. Notices of cancellation received 0-4 business days prior to the course will not be provided a refund. If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the webinar will be provided to all registered persons.

Please contact IPEC-Americas Training Coordinator
571-814-3449 or email