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Wednesday, June 21 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
#345: Global Perspective on ICH: Part 1 of 2

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Component Type: Forum
Level: Intermediate
CE: CME 1.25; IACET 1.25; RN 1.25

This forum will provide an overview of the ICH association and offer insight into strategic, long-term views on advancing global convergence of regulatory science through ICH, including important enablers such as stakeholder partnerships and greater connection to other harmonization initiatives. A panel of experts will discuss the benefits of ICH and global regulatory harmonization, including views on key strategic topics that will enhance simultaneous global drug development.

Learning Objectives

Describe the structure of the ICH association, the process for developing a harmonized guideline, and the purpose for the recent reforms; Discuss ICH’s strategic approach in the selection of topics for guidance development; Explain the current state and the future trajectory of ICH; Discuss the value of ICH to regulatory authorities; Identify some of the areas of current ICH guideline development.


Amanda Marie Roache


Regulatory Perspective on ICH
Toshiyoshi Tominaga, PhD

Recap of Recent ICH Meeting
Cathy A. Parker

Theresa M. Mullin, PhD

Gabriela Zenhausern, DrSc

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Theresa Mullin

Director, Office of Strategic Programs, CDER, FDA
Dr. Theresa Mullin plays a lead role in a number of CDER’s strategic initiatives including the human drugs international program, drug user fee negotiation and implementation, regulatory informatics, and major program evaluations and other initiatives. She is currently serving... Read More →
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Cathy Parker

Director General, Biologics & Genetic Therapies Directorate HPFB, Health Canada
Catherine Parker Director of the Office of Policy and International Collaboration within the Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate of Health CanadaHer Office has overall responsibility for all policy and regulatory development respecting biologic drugs. She played a key rol... Read More →
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Amanda Roache

Operations Research Analyst, OSP, CDER, FDA
Amanda Roache has served as an Operations Research Analyst in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration for nearly five years and became FDA's coordinator for the International Council for Harmonization (ICH) in 2015. Amanda plays a key ro... Read More →
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Toshiyoshi Tominaga

Associate Executive Director (for International Programs), Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
Dr. Tominaga is Associate Executive Director for International Programs. He supervises the overall strategy and conduct of international operations by PMDA. He joined MHLW after acquired PhD from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of Tokyo. As a career official, h... Read More →

Gabriela Zenhausern

Technical Officer, Regulatory Networks and Harmonization Team, World Health Organization (WHO)
Gabriela Zenhausern has worked for Swissmedic before joining WHO in December 2015. As a technical officer in the Regulatory Systems Strengthening Team (RSS), she provides support to various regulatory harmonization initiatives and regulatory networks in different WHO regions. Gab... Read More →

Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm
N228 McCormick Place 2301 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Gate 4 Chicago, IL 60616