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Next QP Academy on 30/09/21

Extra module 5

QP & future therapies



 The concept of the QP Academy is very simple and it consists of:MailingLine2

    • 6 modules delivered every year (a mix of fundamental, specific and extra packages) 
    • Registration can be made for 2, 4 or 6 modules - choose a custom-made package,
      not limited in time
    • Modules will be scheduled in the late afternoon and will last 2 hours each
      (virtual first, then face to face)
    • Registration is accessible to QPs who are active members of the UPIP-VAPI   

Every module is prepared, validated and delivered by one or more experts of the QP Academy board.

 It is a package with exchange on your reality, current challenges, new trends, evolution on the topic and exercises.
Registration is accessible to QPs and people interested by this role (e.g: Traineeship) who are member of the UPIP-VAPI


You can find in attachment the module delivery schedule and the registration form

You are interested but you have some questions , let us know on : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see you soon in one of our module



A word from the President

Dear Members,

Every generation can say they live in interesting times, but I guess these are the weirdest times in the last 50 years or even longer.



Follow-up after the General Assembly 2020

By Kristin Vandenbussche

UPIP-VAPI was founded in 1953 as an association for pharmacists working in the industry, when the development of the regulation on the industrial preparation of medicines started. For the first time the term industrial pharmacist was introduced.



Upcoming eventGDP Certification training

By Kristin Vandenbussche

On-line training on the 17th of November

Patients rely on the experience and know-how of the pharmaceutical industry, including the whole supply chain for their medicinal products.



Upcoming event • QP Academy

By Philippe Bollen

Certification by a QP and Batch Release - to certify or not, that’s the Question

After months of preparation the QP academy had its kick of on the 30th of September.



Youth Event

By Alexia Resonnet & Kristin Vandenbussche

UPIP-VAPI organizes trainings, symposia and events that allow pharmacists in the industry to develop themselves and to be informed about the continuous evolving quality matters, regulations and systems.



Eliten van de Arbeid – Elites du Travail

By Frank Peeters

A positive aspect of corona is that the important work of the pharmacists has not stayed unnoticed. The Royal Institute of the Elites of Labor (*) has started a procedure to award the Honour Badge of Labour (**) for the sector pharmacists and pharmaco-technical assistants.



Planning Committee - Medical Supply (PlanCOM)

By Frank Peeters

The FOD/SPF Health Planning Committee Medical Supply was established in 1996 with the aim of examining the medical supply needs of healthcare professionals.




By Erik Haghedooren

Curalia is an insurance company by pharmacists for pharmacists. UPIP-VAPI has a collaboration ship with Curalia, with the aim to offer to our members the right insurance to protect them while exercising their profession.


GDP Training
  What? mailingline

Patients rely on the experience and know-how of the pharmaceutical industry, including the whole supply chain for their medicinal products. The quality, safety and efficacy of medicinal products depend on a range of factors.  Manufacturing, trading, transport and distribution of medicinal products is nowadays a global activity as well as local. Insights and demands by stakeholders are evolving continuously. 

The aim of the training is to understand and implement GDP in an adequate way in your working environment in accordance with the current insights and expectations from industry, supply chain and inspectorates.

 Topics mailingline
    • Development of QMS (Quality Management System)
    • Role of the GDP RP – building a GDP QA team: from organigram to team
    • Validation of the supply chain from manufacturing site to pharmacy – (GDP chapter 9 and GMP annex 15 par. 6)
The session will be followed by a training evaluation. Participants receive a proof of attendance mentioning the result in the training evaluation.
 When? mailingline
17th November 2020, from 17h00 till 19h00
 Where? mailingline
Online Zoom meeting. We will send you a link 2 days prior to the due date.
  For whom? mailingline

Pharmacists,  GDP Responsible Persons  and other members of the GDP-QA team. 

 Fee mailingline

295 euros

Non-members can attend but pay an additional 105 euros for membership fee.

AgendaButton    Onlinereg    PDF registration      
What ? mailingline
  • To supplement other trainings that UPIP-VAPI is already proposing, we would like to launch this year a program intended to support QPs in their continuous development.
  • The QP Academy consists of 6 modules that will be presented on a periodic basis. Topics of the modules were selected to cover various areas that the QP needs to be knowledgeable about in order to properly execute his duties. Registration can be made for 2, 4 or 6 modules.  
  • The requirement for an ongoing training is given in Annex 16 to the EU GMP Guide «Certification by a Qualified Person and Batch Release »
  • 8.3 « A QP should maintain is knowledge and experience up to date in the light of technical and scientific progress and changes in quality management relevant to the products which he is required to certify »
  • To meet this requirement and support QPs in their continuous development, UPIP-VAPI is launching a specific program named : QP ACADEMY.
When ? mailingline
30th September 2020 - from 17h30 till 19h00
Where ? mailingline
Online. ZOOM meeting. We will send you a link 2 days prior to the due date.
ForWhom ? mailingline

All members (QP) who have duly paid their membership fees for 2020 or Students graduated in 2020.

For the others, please quickly update your payments and join us on 30th Sept.

You can already pre-register using buttons below.

How Much ? mailingline
Free of charge
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Looking forward to meeting you there !!
UPIP-VAPI     Professional Royal Association of Pharmacists active in the Life Science Industry     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






YouthEvent2UPIP-VAPI had to organize its second edition of Youth Event for the future industrial pharmacists in La Pharmacie Anglaise in Brussels on 30/04/2020, but unfortunately, it was not possible because of the COVID-19 crisis.

As it is important to keep contact with the students in order to help them when they finish their studies and also to promote UPIP-VAPI, it has been decided to organize a virtual networking event where the students had the opportunity to ask all questions that they wanted to some board members of the association.

This online event took place on Wednesday 01 July 2020. After the presentation of our association, the event was divided in small sessions in smaller groups in order to facilitate the exchanges.

YouthEvent1Students and board members were satisfied with the discussions and with the sharing.
Students received a voucher to enjoy a nice cocktail in La Pharmacie Anglaise and the Green Book from UPIP-VAPI!


2020 UPIP-VAPI Virtual Youth Event

What? mailingline

Virtual Youth Event: We had to organize a youth event for you at La Pharmacie Anglaise in Brussels in the end of April, but because of COVID-19, we had to postpone it to an undetermined date. Therefore, we have decided to organize a virtual event allowing you to better know our professional association but mainly allowing you to ask questions to different industrial pharmacists. 

When? mailingline

Wednesday 1st July 2020 - from 18h00 till 19h00

Where? mailingline

Online. We will send you a link a few days prior to the due date.
It will be a zoom meeting with small groups allowing you to have good discussions.

For Whom?  mailingline

Future Industrial Pharmacists

You can already register using the PDF registration button and send it by email
to info@upip-vapi. Or register on line. Registration before 27th June 2020.

How much ?mailingline

Free of charge



Looking forward to meeting you there !!
UPIP-VAPI     Professional Royal Association of Pharmacists active in the Life Science Industry
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - www.upip-vapi.be

Due to covid-19 events are postponed or will be replaced by virtual sessions, starting from September on.

UPIP-VAPI held its 5th social event o 7th Mars 2020
at the Belgian Comic Strip Center.

The whole museum was rented for its members, friends & family. We split in a group with a French and Dutch guide and started our tour in the museum and got strolled through drawings and animations of Belgium's best-known comic strip heroes: Tintin, Spirou, Bob and Bobette, the Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Blake and Mortimer, Marsupilami, etc.
The tour ended with a visit of the temporary exhibition of the fantastic work of the French artist Emmanuel Lepage, who makes illustrations based on his many trips, even to Antarctica. This is not just a comic strip any more, each illustration is just incredible art.
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UPIP-VAPI Timeline 2020