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3rd European QA Conference 2019

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9th October 2019

4 Weeks to go

It is 4 weeks today until the start of EUQA19 in Dublin.

We are pleased to report that as numbers have increased over the past few months, EUQA19 will now be the biggest conference that the RQA have ever organised. We expect to have over 600 attendees (delegates, speakers, exhibitors etc) - a great number for a varied networking experience.  


25th September 2019

We are delighted with the interest in this year's conference – the delegate numbers have surpassed the amount at the 2nd EU Conference in Nice.  The conference app will be released to attendees soon, and as usual this will enhance the experience in Dublin.

Follow the conversation across social media by searching for #EUQA19 on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


11th September 2019

Thank you

Thank you to all delegates who have booked so far, we have had a fantastic uptake on bookings up until the end of the early bird rate and are set to have a record attendance at the conference.

Call for posters

The deadline for abstracts was 2nd September and we have accepted 10 abstracts which will be displayed as posters during the conference.


14th August 2019

Put your questions to regulators.

Both delegates and non-delegates have the opportunity to put their questions to our regulators. Just email conferences@therqa.com and they will be put to regulators at the event.

Don't forget you  have until 17th August to enter our conference competition to win a full delegate place.

To be in with a chance of winning, email conferences@therqa.com with 50 words or fewer saying why you want to attend. (if you have already registered, tell us why you booked and we will refund you if you win).

Quotes will be anonymously used in marketing. 



30th July 2019

Competition Time

Win a full delegate place

To be in with a chance of winning, email conferences@therqa.com with 50 words or fewer saying why you want to attend. (if you have already registered, tell us why you booked and we will refund you if you win).

Quotes will be anonymously used in marketing. Ends 17th August 2019.


Successful Events have once again secured rates for accommodation. You can access these through the unique 3rd EU QA Conference accommodation page.


17th July 2019

Early bird - ends 2nd September 2019

Thank you to everyone who has already booked using the early bird discount. There are just over 6 weeks until the discount ends.

Save up to £110 on full delegate fees when booking using the early bird discount (already applied to fees).

Speaker Biographies and Abstracts

Where we have them, speaker biographies and abstracts have been added to the website within the programme.


1st July 2019


We have been taking bookings at a record pace. Thank you to everyone who has already taken advantage of the early bird rate.


We have updated the following sessions on the website and brochure:

  • GCP, 11am Thursday
  • GLP, 2.30pm Thursday
  • Medical Devices, 2pm Wednesday.


19th June 2019

Call for Posters

We are accepting posters which will be displayed from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th November 2019 at the CCD. This year poster authors will have the opportunity to discuss their posters with delegates in an informal Q&A during afternoon breaks.

Posters can address:

  • Scientific and technical topics with a focus on quality
  • The activities of national and international quality societies.

View last year's winning poster.

Early bird

Don't forget that full delegate early bird rates end on 2nd September.

The member rate is available for members of RQA. Members of GQMA, SOFAQ, DARQA and SEGCIB can also use the members rate using the code emailed to them by their association.


29th May 2019

A great start....

Delegate bookings have been open for around six weeks now, and the pace of bookings has exceeded our expectations so far, which is a testament to the efforts of the Programme Committee, Session Owners and Chairs.  The programme is 90% complete, and we hope to finalise the areas that are to be confirmed before the end of June.

In preparation for the Regulators Roundtable session at this year's 3rd EU QA Conference, the various EU Associations will be asking their contacts for questions that will be submitted to the Regulators in advance of the session.  This will assist with transparency and ensure that the time is spent answering questions that the Regulators feel they can answer effectively.  In order to put a question forward to the programme committee, please click here and complete the short form.

Our recent Social Share competition was a great success.  If you are attending the conference and would like to share this with your followers, please visit the Assets page, download and share an image. 


1st May 2019

Bookings now open

Delegate bookings were opened up on our website a couple of weeks ago and we have had a steady stream of bookings since then.

We are running a social media sharing competition where delegates can win a free place at this year's conference if they share our post (if you have already booked you can still enter into the draw, we will refund any fees you may have paid).

New for this year - we have created a social media assets page so delegates, exhibitors and speakers have assets to share with followers on social media.

There are still a few exhibition stands available for sale.


3rd April 2019

Nearly there....

The Programme Committee met today and the programme is nearly complete.  We are happy to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr Phil Hammond.  Phil has been working in general practice for over two decades and by contrast has been nominated for the prestigious Perrier award at the Edinburgh Festival twice as well as being a writer for Private Eye’s acclaimed medical column since 1992.

He qualified as a GP in 1991 and is currently working at a specialist NHS centre for children and adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME. As Private Eye’s medical correspondent, he campaigns for patient empowerment and open data in healthcare.

Full details of the programme will be available in the upcoming weeks, but will include representation from regulators from all over Europe, as well as dedicated streams and clinics in Academia, Animal Health, Computing, GCP, GLP, GMP, Medical Devices and PV.   

We will soon be annoucing details of a competition to win a free full delegate place at the conference.  Stay tuned to this page for further information.   


20th March 2019

Finalising the Programme

The Programme Committee met today and the programme and speakers are coming together nicely. We will share more in the upcoming weeks.  We have finalised the pre-conference training courses.  These will take place in a venue close to the Convention Center Dublin. The events are:

  • The Auditing Course (2 days)
  • A Masterclass in PV Auditing (2 days – to be based on Practical Pharmacovigilance Auditing)
  • Implementing GCLP (2 days)
  • Manageable Risk; Focusing on what matters in Clinical Trials (1 day Seminar)

We have also finalised the delegate fees for the event.



6th March 2019

Exhibitor, sponsor and advertising opportunities

We are delighted to announce that on the first day of selling opportunities for the 3rd EU QA Conference we sold 14 stands, which has now gone up to 16. We have also sold the main sponsorship package, lanyard sponsorship, pen sponsorship and notepad sponsorship, so we are well on the way.

There will be a Programme Committee teleconference today where the programme will be further finalised.

We have created the first draft of the delegate brochure and are working on getting information into it as the programme becomes more complete.


20th February 2019

Programme Committee Meeting

We had another Programme Committee Meeting today, a number of speakers have now been confirmed across the streams and the programme is starting to take shape.

Our next meeting will be held on 6th March.


4th February 2019

Exhibitor, sponsor and advertiser pack

Our first email campaign of the conference was sent on Thursday of last week to previous exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers letting them know that booking would be available soon. If you would like more details please email advertising@therqa.com, or take a look at the exhibitor, sponsor and advertiser pack.

Conference title

The Programme Committee have met a few times now and we have a conference title: Technology and Innovation in Quality: A Brave New World? The skeleton of the programme has been put together and now the committee are working to secure speakers.



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