Good Manufacturing Practices for Natural Health Products for Current and Potential Site License Holders

July 15, 2010 By


Less than two weeks remain to register for dicentra’s upcoming webinar titled Good Manufacturing Practices for Natural Health Product Site Licence Holders. Health Canada requires both initial and ongoing GMP training for Site Licence holders and personnel in order to remain compliant and thus operational. Don’t find out the hard way what the costs and consequences of non-compliance are, register now!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 1 p.m. ET
120 minutes followed by a 30 minute question and answer period
Presented by William Morkel
Up to five certificates of course completion will be issued to attendees in addition to a corporate certificate for GMP training. An archive of the PowerPoint and audio will be provided as well.

All facilities involved in the manufacturing, importing, packaging or labeling of natural health products in Canada should now have a Site License from the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). This requirement has been in place now for over two years and in the interim, policies and procedures have changed as the NHPD has raised its expectations in terms of the documentation required to support an application. At the heart of a successful licence application or renewal is compliance with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). Manufacturers, packagers, importers, and labelers must implement a GMP compliant quality system and must ensure that individuals on staff receive initial and ongoing GMP training.

This course, prepared and delivered by William Morkel, will provide participants with the information and tools necessary to facilitate compliance with the regulations and will address issues and concerns with the interpretation and implementation of the GMP requirements.

This course is specifically designed for potential and current Site License holders. Any personnel directly involved in the manufacturing, importing, packaging or labeling of natural health products should attend this course in order to ensure that they have adequate training to control and supervise these activities under GMP requirements.

William Morkel, Senior Quality Assurance Specialist at dicentra has over ten years of experience working in the field of pharmaceutical and natural health products quality assurance. His background includes professional teaching, training and auditing to both GMP and ISO standards. William regularly attends professional development courses and workshops and often delivers lectures on GMP issues.