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2021 International QA Conference
3rd - 5th November 2021

Agility starts with you. Now is the ideal time for quality professionals to transform the future of quality and to reflect, challenge and innovate within your own organisation.


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With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

A message from Jon Beckstrand, CEO of MasterControl:

MasterControl is thrilled to be the main sponsor for the 2021 RQA International QA Conference, Quality by Agility. To us, quality agility takes on two characteristics. Integrating quality data across one platform to promote data integrity and accessibility over the entire product lifecycle. And utilising that data to make business decisions leading to greater efficiencies. We are looking forward to connecting with our peers on these impactful quality innovation


This year we have worked behind the scenes to create our own RQA Virtual Events Platform. Many of you will have already had experience with the platform through attending our Open Day or the EU QA Symposium, which took place in May. 

The platform allows easy access to streams, exhibitors, a networking area, showcases posters and is all accessible with your usual RQA website login. 


Join us for a varied programme with a focus on our conference theme ’Quality by agility’ from the comfort of your desk. As usual we will be running plenary sessions, GxP streams, QA Clinics and more. We will have a large, free exhibition area for anyone who wishes to attend, a poster display and a range of virtual networking tools, such as 1:1 chat, chatrooms, discussions and a community networking area.

All live presentations will be available as on-demand for 30 days after the event, so wherever you are in the world, the whole conference will be accessible to you.

Call for Posters

We are now accepting abstracts for our poster area.

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We are offering the chance to book conference delegate places, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities for next year's conference. We had planned for the conference to take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, however due to the current situation the 2021 International QA Conference will be held virtually.

Do you want to get member prices on conference fees? it works out more cost effective for non-members to join RQA when booking the conference and RQA membership is open to all.

New Members Non-members
Membership £25
Conference Fees £690
Conference Fees £918
Total: £715 Total: £918


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Featured Speakers

KEYNOTE - Timothe Menard

Dr. Timothé Ménard, PharmD, MSc has been leading the PD Quality Data Science Team at Roche since January 2018. From simple analytics methods to machine learning, his team is creating and implementing data-driven solutions that help understand, early detect or predict clinical quality issues.

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Paula Walker

Paula Walker has been with the MHRA for 12 years, joining in 2009 as a GCP inspector, and subsequently moving to the role of GCP Operations Manager in 2013. Paula is currently the Deputy Inspectorate Group Manager and has been the Inspectorate Unit Manager responsible for the GCP, GPvP, GLP & Laboratories inspection teams since November 2018, as well as a Lead Senior GCP Inspector.

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Stephen Turnock

Stephen Turnock is a vice president for MasterControl based in the United Kingdom. He applies his extensive technical experience and product knowledge to help clients maximize their software. Turnock is also responsible for helping ensure that MasterControl products meet specific requirements of regulatory bodies in Europe.

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Rebecca Stanbrook

Rebecca Stanbrook has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, as a regulator and at various companies for over 30 years. Rebecca is thrilled to be a member of the ICH E6 R3 Expert Working Group as the EFPIA Topic Lead.

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