Meeting & Events

GQMA conference 2024 - Registration open

The 28th Annual GQMA conference is scheduled on 19./20. September 2024 in the Dorint Hotel in Neuss.

The program is available following the first link below.

For the registration please use the second link below.


Dear GQMA members, dear colleagues,


During the GQMA annual conference 2024 in Neuss there will be exciting lectures for the IT sector on artificial intelligence (AI), audits of cloud providers and data integrity, among other things.

On both days, lectures will address the dynamic development of AI in the GxP-regulated IT sector using practical examples from laboratory and quality management. In addition, the differences and functions of artificial intelligence are discussed, and how it is or could be used in the pharmaceutical environment, taking into account the current legal framework.

Appropriate validation of computerized systems and the algorithms used is absolutely necessary for their use. Validation processes must consider data management, model validation and continuous monitoring. But transparency and explainability are also crucial to ensure trust in and control over artificial intelligence. AI algorithms and AI programs are already used in some GxP areas and may therefore be subject to audits or inspections. How to deal with this will be discussed in different ways by several speakers during the conference.

Due to COVID and the simultaneous drive for optimization, many cloud-based systems have found their way into GxP-regulated areas in recent years. At the same time, Supplement 1 to OECD17 (GLP) was published, which requires an on-site audit of the data center of a cloud provider used. The audit of a data center of a large global cloud provider in the years 2020 to 2023 was prepared and carried out by a large community. A lecture on Friday will address the difficulties and the various steps that are necessary to carry out such an on-site audit.

Data integrity has been a big topic in all GxP areas in recent years, and the guidelines on this are becoming more and more similar. The demand for so-called process data flow diagrams is also becoming more and more common. How to create these will be explained in a 3-hour workshop on Friday. Places for the workshop are limited; Registration takes place when registering for the conference.

Interested? Then take a look at our program on our GQMA website under ‘Annual Conference 2024’. All you need to do is register and book your hotel. There is currently an early bird discount.

Best regards

Your GQMA program committee


Due to sustainability reasons, we have decided that the program and additional information, like the delegate handbook, for this years conference will be made available only in a digital format.

This means also that these information can be shared even before the conference with participants.

Below you find already now the abstracts to those talks, for which the speakers consented to be shared upfront (sorted by day and program stream). At a later timepoint the slides of the speakers will be made available here as well.

Please note that access is restricted to meeting participants. The necessary access information has been shared with the confirmation of the registration.

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