Bellevue: Dinner & Presentation --- Tune Up Your CAPA Verification, Validation, and Closure Processes! (more information)

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Event Details

This month Ken Peterson will be presenting on CAPA Verification, Validation, and Closure Processes. He is an executive, Touchstone Enterprises; Strategic Partner, with Master Control. MasterControl is a gold sponsor of our WCQI 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. This will be a very informative and comprehensive presentation. Additionally, this presentation will be available using GoToWebinar so that participants who can’t attend in person will be able to view the session through a web-based link.

Date Information


0.5 RU
Hotel 116
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444
Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer

Please note: Webinar information will be emailed to registered participants the evening before the event.

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Tune Up Your CAPA Verification, Validation, and Closure Processes!

Arriving at a workable corrective solution is only one component of an effective corrective action and preventative action (CAPA). Too often CAPA owners and managers don’t understand the separate nature of verification and validation and how they orchestrate the effectiveness checking process. They are not the same thing!

  • What are the elements of each and how do they work both independently and together?
  • Do you need to do both?
  • How long do you need to conduct the effectiveness check and can you close the CAPA before it is finished? These are just a few questions that make completing this component of the CAPA process difficult.

This presentation will examine both pre and post corrective actions and how to get the most out of your effectiveness checks in both reliability and efficiency.

Bring your CAPA work instructions and questions and compare them to the best practices of the FDA and other top companies as we discuss effectiveness checks and closing CAPA’s using a risk-based model.

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Ken Peterson,
Executive, Touchstone Enterprises; Strategic Partner, MasterControl

Ken Peterson is an executive with Touchstone Enterprises with a strong background in both life sciences and engineering. He has more than 25 years' experience in consulting and organizational change, quality management, and product development. His responsibilities at MasterControl Inc. include enhancing the Quality Management System solution product offering and incorporating best practices for managing CAPA within the MasterControl client solution. He frequently travels across the United States and internationally, educating audiences about best practices in CAPA.

Peterson has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Intermountain Biomedical Association (IBA) and on the Board of Advisors for the Utah Technology Council (UTC). He works closely with the FDA and businesses to drive growth and build lasting partnerships. Before joining MasterControl in 2008, Peterson served as the CEO at PathWise Inc., an education and consulting firm that specializes in compliance and process management. Prior to his 15-year tenure at PathWise, a company which he founded, Peterson was with Pfizer Corporation, where he obtained a rich understanding of both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The areas in which he was involved included customer service, product development, marketing, delivery, quality systems (specifically CAPA and risk management), sales systems, and policy changes. He has successfully solved hundreds of quality problems from high-impact CAPA investigations to installing better quality management systems.

Peterson graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1981 and was one of the founding members of the College of Entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University. He speaks annually at organizations including AAMI, PDA, the ASQ, Barnett International, The Executive Committee (TEC), and other industry forums. He holds a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt with ASQ.

Date: Thursday May 9, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: April 19, 2019

Enrollment closes: May 9, 2019

Pricing Information:

Previous price ending 05/06/2019 was $35.00
Price from 05/07/19 to 05/09/2019: $35.00