Tune Up Your CAPA Verification, Validation and Closure Processes!
November 18 — 6 to 9 PM
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter St, Waltham MA 02451
Join us for an exciting November Dinner meeting and presentation featuring Ken Peterson, globally recognized Quality Management Systems and CAPA consultant and MasterControl Partner.
Check-in & networking start 5:30, dinner 6, program about 6:45-8:20
Arriving at a workable corrective solution is only one component of an effective corrective and preventive action (CAPA) for companies that manufacture products with oversight regulations. Too often CAPA owners and managers don’t understand the separate nature of verification and validation and how they orchestrate the effectiveness checking process. They are not the same thing! What are the elements of each and how do they work both independently and together? Do you need to do both? “How long do you need to conduct the effectiveness check?” and “Can you close the CAPA before it is finished?” are just a few questions that make completing this component of the CAPA process difficult.
This presentation will examine both pre- and post-corrective actions and how to get the most out of your effectiveness checks in both reliability and efficiency. Bring your CAPA work instructions and questions and compare them to the best practices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other outstanding companies as we discuss effectiveness checks and closing CAPAs using a risk-based model. Solid pharma and medical device manufacturing examples will be discussed.
Bring your resumes or open job descriptions!
Ken Peterson is a quality industry leader with expertise in both the life sciences and engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in consulting and organizational change, quality management, and product development, and has trained hundreds of companies in leadership, innovation, compliance and CAPA systems. Peterson frequently travels across the United States and internationally, educating audiences about best practices in CAPA.
He has served as chairman of the board of directors for Intermountain Biomedical Association (IBA) and on the board of advisors for the Utah Technology Council (UTC). Peterson works closely with the FDA and businesses to drive growth and build lasting partnerships.
Most recently, he is an executive with Touchstone Enterprises, an education and consulting firm specializing in compliance and process management. Before leading Touchstone, Peterson played an important role at MasterControl as director of quality solutions, where his responsibilities included enhancing the company’s quality management system software offering by incorporating best practices for CAPA management. He is currently working on two new books; Innovations for life sciences and Performance Management in a Technical Environment.
Earlier in his career, he founded and served as the CEO at PathWise, an education and consulting firm specializing in compliance and process management. While there, he was involved in customer service, product development, marketing, delivery, quality systems (specifically CAPA and risk management), sales systems and policy changes, and successfully solved hundreds of quality problems from high-impact CAPA investigations to implementing better quality management systems. Prior to his 15-year tenure at PathWise, Peterson worked with Pfizer, where he gained a rich understanding of both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Peterson graduated from Brigham Young University in 1981, where he was one of the founding members of the entrepreneurship program. He speaks annually for such organizations as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Barnett International, The Executive Committee (TEC) and other industry forums.
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ASQ, the American Society for Quality, is a non-profit professional society dedicated to quality improvement and to bringing the benefits of quality to both industry and the community.
The Boston section offers education courses, ASQ certification exam preparation, workshops, networking, and much more. We are also an avenue for you to get involved in quality improvement, and to help bring the benefits of quality to our local area.