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UGA College of Pharmacy to host Good Manufacturing Practices conference

Athens, Ga. – The 35th International Good Manufacturing Practices conference on spotlighting GMP enforcement will be held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel March 14-17.

Sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the UGA College of Pharmacy, the four-day event features FDA and industry leaders who will provide valuable information and insight into current developments in the pharmaceutical GMP and quality areas.

An invited keynote address will be presented by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Other presenters are Richard Friedman, director of the Division of Manufacturing and Product Quality in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance; Dr. Michael Beatrice, vice president, Abbott Quality and Regulatory; Dr. Suzanne Junod, specialist in the history of medicine, with the FDA History Office; Tor Graberg, chief pharmaceutical inspector and head of Drug Inspectorate, Medical Products Agency, Sweden; and Dr. Catherine Albrecht, co-founder of Natural Standard Research Collaboration.

For information about the conference, contact Gary Dykstra, director of biomedical continuing education and strategic planning in the college’s Office of Outreach and Nontraditional Education, at 678/985-6827 or