CRED Managing Lifecycle and Variations Effectively

CRED Managing Lifecycle and Variations Effectively
Regulatory professionals in industry and agencies spend a significant amount of time on variations, so getting them right is critical.

: 29-30 June 2020 

TOPRA is committed to continuing to support the education of regulatory professionals in this unprecedented situation. However, in light of recent developments and the advice from health authorities, we have made the decision for this course to go ahead as an interactive online course on the same date with many opportunities for questions to the speakers.

All delegates already booked on the course will be individually contacted and if you require further information please do e-mail

Course overview

This practical CRED workshop will explain the principles of the EU Variations Regulation. This workshop will also cover intricacies of procedures for grouping and worksharing, and use examples to illustrate the guidelines on categorisation. Other critical actions for effective lifecycle management will be discussed.
Managing lifecycle topics will include:

  • Post-approval commitments
  • Variations
  • Renewals and PSUR
  • PRAC/CMDh recommendations
  • Regulatory activities related to change in marketing status
  • plus other topics

Variations topics will include:

  • Overview of the key principles of Regulations (712/2012 amending 1234/2008) and variation guideline
  • Variation Types, data requirements
  • Experience sharing/Practical issues for submissions with focus on centralised procedure
  • Future considerations: ICH Q12, Brexit etc.
  • Variation procedures and their impact on strategy and implementation
  • plus other topics.

Benefits to delegates

  • Meet and learn from experts in the field
  • Learn by doing- participate in case studies and interactive sessions
  • Build a network to support the rest of your career
  • Take a course designed by professionals for professionals with a proven track record
  • Get pointers about how to strategise the submission of variations to save money and avoid invalidation.
  • Gain an up-to-date overview of variation classification and procedures in the EU. 
CPD: This course provides 14.50 CPD hours upon successful completion

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Past presenters have come from Biogen, MHRA, Perrigo Company PLC, TEVA and EMA. 

Suitable for

  • Less experienced regulatory affairs professionals 
  • Those who are going into the area of processing/ preparing/ submitting variations 
  • Regulatory Professionals who would like a refresher in the subject area



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Type Member Non-member 
Standard    £925+VAT  £1,095+VAT

Discounted places
A limited number of discounted places are available at the rates below.
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Those working for regulatory agencies, government agencies or academic institutions 
Those working for charities, patient groups or in full-time education
 £462.50+VAT  £547.50+VAT

*VAT, if applicable, is charged at the rate of 20%

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29/06/2020 - 30/06/2020
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