Effective management of Annual Product Review (APR), Product Quality Review (PQR) and Corrective Actions-Preventive Actions (CAPA)

The training course “Effective management of Annual Product Review (APR), Process Quality Review (PQR) and Corrective Actions-Preventive Actions” is addressed to pharmaceutical professionals dealing with Quality Assurance that wish to deepen their knowledge on these pivotal documents. The training is structured in two parts. In the first part, the current regulatory requirements (EMA, FDA) for issuing APRs and PQRs are explained in detail for each single chapter. The organizational flow, timing, definition of the actors involved and the collection of supporting data to ensure the effective and timely issuance of the document, in compliance with regulatory requirements, will be examined. This theoretical explanation will be then followed by a practical example of a PQR, with detailed comments, helpful for the attendee, as well as hints aimed at pursuing “Continuous Improvement”. In the second part of the course, the CAPA Management System and the management of Deviations, as integral part of the Quality Management System, will be thoroughly illustrated. Attendees will be actively involved during the discussion, so to address questions and doubts and help them gain the right tools to apply in their daily job routine.

Learning Objectives of The Training “Effective management of Annual Product Review (APR), Process Quality Review (PQR) and Corrective Actions-Preventive Actions (CAPA)”:

Understand the role, importance, and learn in depth the contents of APR/PQR reports

Be informed on the EU and US latest regulatory requirements for these documents

Spot the actors involved and define a timely data collection

Learn all about CAPA and deviations management system


Times are UTC +1 (Rome time)
Training session: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


  • EU, US and ICH regulatory requirements, definition of responsibilities and role of the APQR in the Quality Management System
  • How to efficiently structure data collection, timing, definition of actors involved, merging criteria and rationale
  • The chapters of the APQR: complete example of an APQR with comments on the main contents of the individual chapters
  • CAPA Management System: overview of cGMP requirements and guidelines EMA/FDA
  • CAPA: sources, critical steps, and example of a CAPA document
  • Deviations: introduction and relationship between CAPA and deviations

This training is mainly addressed, but not limited to, professionals belonging to Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Compliance and Operations.

Filippa Lo Biundo, MSc
Graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Pisa (Italy), she has started her activity in pharmaceutical consultancy covering the role of Compliance and Maintenance Consultant, she now covers the role of Quality and Process Consultant. Over the years she has carried out several activities: supporting companies in the preparation for GMP and medical device inspections according to MDR 2017/745 (gap analysis), development of Quality Risk Management and drafting risk assessments, performing trainings on GMP Quality Systems and supporting the drafting of GMP documentation, in particular SOP, APRs and PQR and evaluation of PQR drafted by third parties.

550 €
5% discount for enrollments within 1 month of the course, 10% discount for enrollments within 2 months of the course
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