Regulatory Strategy for a NAS: Global Clinical Development

Regulatory Strategy for a NAS: Global Clinical Development
Regulatory Strategy for a New Active Substance: Global Clinical Development  is also Module 4 of the MSc and will help you to understand and develop regulatory strategies for all aspects of global clinical research, as well as address practical regulatory issues in this area.

: 19-21 November 2024
Where: Intercity Hotel, Berlin, Germany
Start Day 1: TBC CEST End Day 3: TBC CEST

Also available as a virtual course, please click here for the virtual registration option

Course overview

This Masterclass is designed for regulatory affairs professionals to develop and deepen their understanding of all aspects of global clinical development. It will allow them to examine the regulatory requirements imposed on clinical development, the processes of preparing documentation for clinical study reports and regulatory overview/summary documents, and strategic considerations for the running of international clinical trial programmes.

Lectures and workshops will cover the understanding and application of modern approaches and understanding of designing the clinical programme, different types of studies (pivotal studies, dose-finding, special studies) trial designs, statistical input (intention to treat, efficacy populations), pharmacoeconomics, clinical trial application strategy, special populations (paediatric, elderly, organ impairment) preclinical requirements, territories, (trial locations: diseases prevalence, patient populations, medical expertise) writing and evaluating clinical reports and summaries, risk management, and evaluating the data at the regulatory authorities, and achieving a Global Clinical Programme dossier. 

The use of case studies and workshops will assist in the achievement of these learning outcomes and enable the students to contextualise their understanding and knowledge.

Benefits to delegates

This course will enable you to:

  • Possess a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of the regulations and international directives pertaining to clinical development of a new medicine
  • Show a critical awareness of the clinical programme strategies which can be employed during development and registration of a new medicine of clinical programme strategy, and effective regulatory leadership throughout the clinical development and the registration of a new medicine
  • Display a comprehensive understanding of the EU Legislation on the different aspects of clinical development and of the procedures and regulatory requirements for clinical trial reports, clinical overview and summary documents for optimal product labelling
  • Evaluate methodologies and develop critique of the medical, statistical, economic and operational aspects of clinical trial programmes
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse the legal documentation global operational clinical trial programme considerations of clinical research
  • Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Critically appraise and evaluate global clinical research communications from regulatory bodies and research publications
CPD: This course provides 19 CPD hours upon successful completion. To learn more about why Continuing Professional Development is important, visit our Lifelong Learning page.


A previous programme can be found here.

Module Leader

    Katherine Bowen, Senior Director in Regulatory Affairs, Boyds

Katherine is a Senior Director in Regulatory Affairs for Boyds, a drug development consultancy focusing on cutting-edge medicinal products and treatments.  She has over 16 years’ experience in global regulatory affairs and was the recipient of the TOPRA Inspiration award in 2023. Katherine is a regular podcaster on regulatory topics and has worked across a wide range of therapeutic areas with a focus on products in the pre-clinical phase through to regulatory filing and approval. Katherine has worked at large organisations including Amgen and Eli Lilly and has spent the last 5 years in consulting supporting a range of clients both large and small as well as focusing on the development, coaching and mentoring of her regulatory teams. 


TOPRA Masterclasses are developed and delivered by a faculty  of expert speakers from relevant industry, agencies, notified bodies and other stakeholders and are validated by the University of Hertfordshire.

Speakers for this Masterclass include:

  • Ian Braithwaite, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Clinical Trials (UK)
  • Thomas Zwingers, Senior Principal Consultant, CROS-NT (Germany)
  • Amy Cheung, AstraZeneca
  • Bob Clay, Managing Director, Highbury Regulatory Science (UK)
  • Julia Forjanic Kapproth, Trilogy Writing & Consulting (Germany)
  • Lambert Creuwels, Medical Safety Advisor, Lundbeck (Netherlands)
  • Michelle Ortis, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Oncology & Anti-Infective. Gilead
  • Jeroen Aerssens, Senior Scientific Director & Janssen Fellow, Head Translational Biomarkers, Janssen Infectious Diseases

This course is suitable for

  • Students of the MSc programme
  • Delegates from the regulatory affairs industry who wish to develop their knowledge of the requirements for global clinical development
  • Delegates from allied industries who wish to have a comprehensive understanding of the subject



    • TOPRA MSc students: £1,545 +VAT*
    • Delegates: £1,785 +VAT*

    Discounted places

    A limited number of discounted places are available at the rates below. Please email us at for a discount code before making your booking.

    • Those working for regulatory agencies, government agencies or academic institutions: £1,338.75 +VAT*
    • Those working for charities, patient groups or in full-time education: £892.50 +VAT*

    *VAT, if applicable, is charged at the rate of 19%.

    Please note that discounted places are not valid for those enrolled on the MSc course and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

    Terms and conditions

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to the training terms and conditions.

    19/11/2024 - 21/11/2024
    Sign in or create an account to register
    My registration status: Not registered
    Your company name
    Your VAT country
    Your VAT number
    Important instructions before booking - If your company name or VAT number does not appear here or you would like to be invoiced using a different VAT number, please email

    Register now