Excipient GMP Compliance Workshop for Auditors and Auditees

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

IPEC-Americas Headquarters, 3138 10th Street North, Arlington VA 22201 Washington, DC Metro Area

Regular Registration Fees-$1850 members, $2250 nonmembers, $740 Government-REGISTER NOW!

This workshop will focus on excipient GMP compliance and attendees will learn auditing techniques, report writing, and observation classification skills that relate to the manufacture of excipient ingredients. The workshop contains exercises to hone observation skills including participation in a hands-on mock excipient GMP audit. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of risk-based excipient auditing and learn how to assess whether an excipient GMP quality system can achieve a satisfactory level of compliance. Finally, attendees will learn how to differentiate the requirements for excipient manufacture from those of APIs. Hear the latest concerning Excipient GMP Conformance Certification.

Participants who complete the course will have learned how to plan, conduct and document an audit of excipient manufacturing facilities for conformance to excipient GMP standards as listed in <1078> of USP/NF and in IPEC GMP Guidance.

Who Should Attend

  • Traditional and biologic pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement manufacturing personnel whose duties involve the assessment of excipient supplier practices (such as pharmaceutical ingredient auditors and others who conduct audits)
  • Excipient producers and distributors (to effectively audit their own operations and anticipate the expectations of customers)
  • Anyone involved in conducting or hosting excipient audits
  • Anyone involved in excipient quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and supply chain integrity

Training Objectives

After completing this hands-on, interactive workshop:

  • All participants will be able to plan, conduct and document an audit of excipient manufacturing facilities for conformance to excipient GMP expectations.
  • Excipient makers will be able to assess their conformance to NSF/IPEC/ANSI 363 and remediate any gaps.
  • Excipient users will be able to:
    • assess their suppliers for adequate conformance to NSF/IPEC/ANSI 363.
    • address the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) Guideline on the formalized risk assessment for determining the appropriate good manufacturing practice for excipients of medicinal products for human use.
    • Excipient makers will be able to identify and remediate deficiencies in data integrity
    • Excipient users will be trained to identify problems with the integrity of data that might be found at an excipient manufacturer


Irwin B. Silverstein, Ph.D.

Lead Trainer
IPEC-Americas Excipient Learning Lab

Dr. Irwin B. Silverstein.  Irwin is a consultant to IPEC and the excipient industry specializing in quality assurance and regulatory compliance for pharmaceutical excipient ingredients. He also has experience in areas of quality assurance for API, medical device and drug products.

For 17 years he was Corporate Director of Quality Assurance for International Specialty Products (ISP) with responsibility for their excipient, API, and medical device products. Since 1991, he has worked with the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) developing guidelines for excipient GMP compliance and has represented IPEC at various conferences and at the Food & Drug Administration.

Sidney A. Goode

IPEC-Americas Excipient Learning Lab

Sidney A. Goode Pharm D, RPh worked with Dow Chemical for thirty eight years, holding positions in chemical and toxicology research, product regulatory management, sales/marketing, FDA regulatory compliance management, quality and project management.  He was also part of a team that supported the approval of products seeking regulatory acceptance for marketing; a member of the consolidated audit group qualifying and auditing suppliers, quality systems and regulatory compliance with industry standards.  His career spanned intervals in the areas of industrial hygiene, medical department administration and environmental compliance.  A decade was spent working part time as a co-director of a psychiatric hospital pharmacy participating in clinical trials of potential drugs and treatment regimens.

He is currently working as a consultant concentrating in areas of regulatory and quality compliance in the pharmaceutical, food and associated industries. His activities also include auditing work with International Pharmaceutical Excipient Auditing, IPEA Inc. (now operated by NSF International), and educational training through IPEC-Americas newly organized training committee.  His training includes a BS degree in Biology/Chemistry, BS, Pharm D in Pharmacy, and certification in Clinical Toxicology.  He has worked with International Pharmaceutical Excipient Council, IPEC, from early formation in the creation and publications of GMP and supporting guidance documents.  He has held positions on the Board of Directors, and was chair of the GMP Committee for several terms.

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