Health Canada has sent out notices indicating that the Health Products & Food Branch (HPFB) will hold an international regulatory forum in September 2010 relating to medical device regulations in Canada and, in October, and a separate forum in October relating to a workshop on biologics and pharmaceutical regulations in Canada.

The medical device regulation workshop will be held September 20-24, 2010 and will provide an advance examination of the medical device program, with specific focus on quality management systems, inspection and compliance. The workshop on biologics and pharmaceutical regulations in Canada will be held October 18-22, 2010 and will provide a detailed overview of Canadian regulatory process for biologics (including vaccines) and pharmaceuticals throughout the pre- and post-market life cycle.

For more information, please see the following link:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/activit/int/forum/notice_avis_hpfb_dgpsa_forum_2010-eng.php