They say that no good goes unpunished….That goes doubly for attending a week-long off-site conference/training. I’ve been back from SQA for over two weeks now and am just getting to a place that might be called “caught up”.
Overall, the conference was good. I had some time away from the office to recharge, reflect, and learn. I saw some old friends and met a few new ones. The pre-conference train courses were quite good:
1) Basic GLP – Pre-clinical is an area in which I haven’t worked directly and I think it is best to always stretch at these opportunities and learn something new. I came in second in GLP Jeopardy!
2) Current Topics in GCP (formerly entitled Advanced Topics in GCP) – This is one of the areas in which I currently live and breath; so I heartily enjoyed this session. It included several former/current FDA employees who really added a lot to the course and the subsequent discussions.
During the conference proper, I focused primarily on Clinical and Validation sessions. There were a lot of good ideas and questions at these sessions too, but I really find that I get a lot more out of the intimate, all-day training classes because of the opportunity to really drill down into a topic and explore lots of related ideas and experiences.
Anyway, I’d better get back to it. I’ve been implementing a training program at work related to “Good Documentation Practices for Clinical Validation Projects” that has been taking quite a bit of time. It has generated a lot of good discussion and the response has been very good. Time permitting, I may post some of my support materials.