3rd African Regulatory Conference (ARC) - Partnering for earlier access to good quality medicines in

Venue: La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

Location: Accra, Select state..., Ghana

Event Date/Time: May 03, 2012 End Date/Time: May 04, 2012
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This is the third DIA African Regulatory Conference co-organised by the DIA and the IFPMA (International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations) Africa Regulatory Network (ARN) and in partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

IFPMA represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 1.3 million employees research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines that improve the life of patients worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health.

The ARN is an ad-hoc network of IFPMA. The association works in partnership with regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry in Africa to encourage greater harmonisation of regulatory requirements on the African continent. This partnership enables patients to gain access to good quality medicines, including innovative medicines.

The African Regulatory Conference offers the opportunity for key stakeholders active on the continent, including representatives from Ministry of Health, local and multinational pharmaceutical companies, to meet to exchange views, discuss topics of interest and identify focus areas for ongoing efforts to increase patient access to new and improved medicines.

Key Topics

African Medicines Registration Harmonisation (AMRH)
Management of variations
Transparency/Good regulatory practices
Dossier evaluation (requirements, frills, samples etc.)
Clinical Trials

Learning Objectives:

Following the successful discussions held during the second African Regulatory Conference (ARC) in March 2010 in South Africa, the third ARC intends to build on progress made and to identify further opportunities for stakeholders to work together on the enhancement of healthcare on this continent.

This third African Regulatory Conference will focus on access to safe, effective, affordable, quality medicines for the continent. It will offer the opportunity to:

Provide a platform to foster collaboration between African regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical industry
Share information and best practices
Openly discuss issues facing African regulatory authorities and industry

Presentations will be given by regional and international speakers, including regulators. The format of the conference will include poster sessions and panel discussions to maximise contributions around the key topics.

Target Audience:

Regulatory Affairs professionals, representatives of Health Authorities and other professionals involved in or interested in the aspects surrounding registration of medicinal products and regulatory harmonisation initiatives on the African continent.

Simultaneous translation will be available in French and English.

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