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Join us on June 21st for ASQ Storytime, a fun story share where you are invited to share your stories as a quality professional. Stories may either be free-style or in paced-slide style on the themes of “Driving out Fear” or “Quality Life After the Pandemic.” Two to five minutes is the ideal length. Prizes (books) will be awarded for the best stories (voted ... more
Posted by Daniel White on Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Division Jun 16, 2022 1:38 PM CDT
Join ASQ NextGen Pacific Region and ASQ FD&C Division on Saturday March 26 from 7am-9am for a Free webinar. The topic: Cannabis Conundrum! with Dr. Roger Clemens and Dr. Peter Pressman. Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/270467434377 #cannabis #cbd #cannabidiol #asq #quality #toxicology #webinar more
Posted by Daniel White on Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Division Mar 7, 2022 3:04 PM CST
The ASQ Food, Drug, & Cosmetic (FD&C) Division nominating committee is pleased to announce the nomination of the following elected officers for the 2022 term: Paul Mignon – Chair Lance Harding – Chair-Elect Lisa El-Shall – Treasurer Shelly Coggins – Secretary Tim Parrent – Immediate Past Chair/Nominating Committee Chair Additional ... more
Posted by Amanda Gainey on Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Division Oct 11, 2021 2:45 PM CDT

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Harischandran S
Hi Everyone, I am new to this community. Am interested in GMP of pharmaceuticals. It will be helpful for me if ...
Harischandran S Apr '21
I suggest you start with the ASQ Pharmaceutical GMP Professional Handbook, H1386, or the current second edition ...
I am also a member of SQA and actually will be attending a Quality College course on GMP Fundamentals next ...
I am currently in the process of studying for CPMP. In addition to buying ASQ book, I recommend purchasing the ...
Wonder if you've details of the
SQA Quality College course on GMP Fundamentals.

I am leading a virtual workshop on excipient GMP auditing in 2 weeks. You can get details at ipec-americas.org
Harischandran - Thanks for asking the question. All of the replies are good. It is an open book test, so you will be ...
A lot depends on your goal for GMP materials. Is it to study for the CPGP exam or to learn basic GMPs. Either way just ...
Deal fellow members,

I am from Canada. Touching the same topic of studying for cGMP. Is there any initiative from ...
Please contact Toronto section for study group.

Timothy Parrent
Who am I?   Tim Parrent, Senior Member and CQM/OE What do I do?   I lead the Corporate Quality Team at Mary Kay ...
Timothy Parrent Jul '19
Hello team!

Who am I?
  Tatiana Miranda, Leader, CoE Foods and CHA/CFSQA
What do I do?   I am a Principal Quality ...
Who am I? Paul Mignon, currently Secretary of Division
What do I do? I am a Supplier and Internal Auditor at Central ...
Who am I?   Stephanie Gaulding, CQA and CPGP
What do I do?    I work for a consultancy, Pharmatech Associates, Inc., ...
Who am I? Jose Luis Ruiz G. LSSBB.

What do I do? I work for a LINCRECE consultancy, to Pharmaceutical sector, Food and ...
Who am I?   Janeen Skutnik-Wilkinson
What do I do?   Head of Quality Intelligence @ Biogen, Chair of IPEC Americas, ...
Who am I?   Harika Kotu, CSSGB
What do I do?   Manager, Technology Transfer at Matrivax Corporation with a focus on ...
Who am I?   Jeremiah Genest, CPGP, CMQ/OE
What do I do?   Head of Digital Quality at Thermo Fisher Scientific, ...
Adam Brock Adam Brock Dec '19
Who am I? Adam Brock, CQPA-CQA-CSSGB

What do I do? I am the Director of Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Compliance ...
Who am I?  Linda Marcoot, Registered Dietitian, Masters in Business Administration, ASQCHA, FSPCA Lead ...
Who am I? Tracy Nwonyimi, BSc Biochemistry, MSc Quality Assurance, HACCP certification. 
What do I do?    Still ...
Luz Tatiana Miranda
AUDITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2022 CALL FOR SPEAKERS: For the 2022 ...
Mark Green
Does anyone have any insight they could share concerning their experience with Enterprise Quality Management ...
Mark Green Feb '21
Norm Howe
NSF International is presenting a free webinar “Poka Yoke Awareness” on March 30, 9am EDT. How can you improve ...
Norm Howe Mar '22
Norm Howe
Excited to be a new member of ASQ and the FD&C Division.  I've been in the quality and manufacturing business ...
Norm Howe Jan '21

I focus on auditing and leave the FDA Compliance generating and establishing up to others who are more current ...
Norm Howe Norm Howe Jan '21
Nice to 'meet' you, Bob.  Well, we all have our different roles and that's a good thing.  One amazing thing that we ...
Welcome Norm!
Shamantha Gunawardena
Wondering about the process of getting supplier into the Approved Vendor Listing (AVL), and ensuring supplier ...
I would recommend you refer to the GHTF SG3/N17:2008 Supplier guidance. You can find this excellent document ...

Thanks, Edwin. That's a fabulous source for great information.

Hello Bill,
Thanks for the post. May I request posting on LinkedIn on the RISK Management. I think the members of the ...
Lauren Stephenson
Hello FDC Division! I am currently working on the QMS for our small biotech company. I am looking to iron out our ...
Jason Zuch Jason Zuch Dec '21
Has your organization discussed the concept of "pre-defined" Incidents (less than Deviation investigations) ...

Building on what Jason said there are really three buckets when you think of deviations

  1. Predefined events, ...

No, we have not discussed this in particular, but have alluded to something similar during interdepartmental ...

This is exactly what I was looking for, and gives me a lot to think about! Do you have any further advice on how to start ...

Lauren, I can't think of any specific articles, white papers that go deep on this. Its always a surface approach ...

I wrote more on my thoughts on my blog - Managing Events Systematically – Investigations of a Dog ...

Timothy Parrent
We all agree 2020 has been a unique year.  I thought it would be fun for people to share a few thoughts on something ...
Timothy Parrent Nov '20
Tim:  So true! Giving thanks that both my personal and work families are safe and free from Covid, keeps the ...
Hello Timothy and Rosemarie,

2020 has been a paradigm shift in the way we conduct business due to Covid 19.
Internet ...
Thoughts : I didn't know that we could all be so productive working from home; technology has evolved so much to ...
Sarah Christie
Please allow me a moment of your time. My name is Sarah Christie and I am a Doctoral Candidate at Florida Tech that is ...
Sarah Christie Jul '21
I'd be interested in participating and seeing what correlations you draw.
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Paul Mignon
Division Chair

Lance Harding

Tim Parrent
Immediate Past Chair & Nominating Chair

Lisa El-Shall
Treasurer & Voice of the Customer Chair

Shelly Hanson

Rosemarie Christopher
Scholarship and Membership Chair

June Morita
Conference Chair

Communities of Excellence (COE)
Food COE Leader: Tatiana Miranda
Drug COE Leader: Mark Durivage
Cosmetics COE Leader: Tim Parrent

Daniel White
Social Media/Internet Liaison Chair

Certification Chairs
CFSQA: Kyle Tatum/Todd Jacobs
CPGP: Sandra Storli/Paul Mignon