That the Congress is returning to Shanghai for the third time in its seven year history is indicative of the size and regulatory and compliance complexity of the China market.
The Congress is sponsored by the Asia Pacific Healthcare Industry Compliance Team and co-sponsored by the International Society of Healthcare Ethics and Compliance Professionals (ETHICS) and the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum (PCF).
The Congress is the leading pharma and medical device compliance event in the Asia Pacific region. In the past it has been offered in Singapore (2011), Shanghai (2012), Kuala Lumpur (2013), Shanghai (2014), Manila (2015) and Singapore (2016). The Congress is a part of a global pharma compliance congress series which has featured recent congresses in Dubai, Brussels, Warsaw and Lisbon (the International Pharma Compliance Congress), Sao Paolo and Mexico City (the Latin American Pharma Congress) and Washington, DC (the Pharma Congress).
The Asia Pacific region is geographically immense and culturally, economically and politically diverse. Many countries in the region are experiencing explosive economic growth. As the Asia Pacific region rises so does its importance to the global pharmaceutical, device and life sciences sectors.
The life sciences industry in Asia Pacific has been growing at breakneck speed. The law and regulations surrounding the industry, as well as industry codes of practice, have been increasing exponentially. Certainty and consistency in the application of these new laws, regulation and codes, so important to efficient business practices, has been uneven. These developments challenge companies to adapt, change and evolve faster to be able to respond with new internal processes and behaviors. The UK Bribery Act joins the FCPA and various Asia Pacific anti-corruption laws now applicable to business in the region. There has also recently been intense regulatory enforcement focus on the industry by various Asian governments in order to create a more transparent environment and provide consistent guidelines to HCPs and companies on how to interact without having undue influence. These investigations and enforcement actions present increasing risks for many companies and HCPs which are still trying to find their footing in this complex and booming region.
This year the Congress will feature keynote speakers from the pharma company c-suite, RDPAC and AdvaMed, an Asia Pac Anti-Corruption Update Roundtable, a Chinese Anti-Corruption and Compliance Best Practices Roundtable, a Session on Asia Pac Medical Device Compliance Regulatory Developments and Burning Issues and a Roundtable on New Directions in Compliance Innovation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
- Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
- Site Management Organizations
- Clinical Research Organizations
- Management Companies
- Wholesale, Retail, Mail Order and Internet Pharmacies
- Health Care Regulators and Policy Makers
- Pharmaceutical and Health Care Professionals
- Executives and Board Members
- Regulatory and Compliance Professionals
- Medical Directors
- Food and Drug Law Attorneys
- Health Care Attorneys
- In-house Counsel
- Compliance Officers
- Privacy Officers
- Ethics Officers and Corporate Social Responsibility Personnel
- Pharmaceutical Consultants
- Investment Bankers
- Venture Capitalists
- Health Services Researchers and Academics
- Promotion Signatories/Approvers
- Risk Management Personnel
ABOUT THE SPONSOR:
The Asia Pacific Healthcare Industry Compliance Team is an ad hoc, voluntary group of Asia Pacific pharmaceutical, medical device and other life sciences company compliance professionals and legal counsel who meet quarterly to discuss legal and compliance issues and best practices.
ABOUT THE CO-SPONSORS:
The International Society of Healthcare Ethics and Compliance Professionals (ETHICS) is a forum for open dialogue and exchange among Compliance and Ethics professionals in the Healthcare industry. The Association’s activities are sustained by one transverse and permanent objective: support professionals in Compliance and Ethics in Healthcare industry to develop and better manage their role and duties — without any sort of commercial benefit for the Association or any of its members. www.ETHICSPros.com.
The Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum (PCF) is a coalition of senior compliance professionals and legal counsel from more than 70 of the largest research-based pharmaceutical manufacturers. The PCF was founded in early-1999 by compliance professionals from the pharmaceutical industry to promote effective corporate compliance programs. www.PharmaComplianceForum.org