Introduction to Corrective Action Preventive Action, CAPA, for the Cannabis Industry

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    Price: $450.00

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    Virtual Event, VE

    7/20/2021 - 7/20/2021

    The course will be held as a livestream event via Zoom July 20, 2021, from 10-2:00 Eastern Time.

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    10/18/2021 - 10/18/2021

    The course will be held as a livestream event via Zoom on October 18. 2021 from 10-2:00 Eastern Time.

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    12/14/2021 - 12/14/2021

    The course will be held as a livestream event via Zoom December 14, 2021 from 12-4:00 Eastern Time.

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    Virtual Event In light of rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and calls to contain the virus, ASTM will be offering this in-person training as a live streamed virtual event.


    About the Course

    This course covers the foundations for implementing and applying a Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) program for the cannabis industry, in conformance with ASTM D8229. You will gain an understanding of how to use this standard in your business, the benefits of a CAPA program, and how it will ensure compliance with any federal, state, or local requirements.

    The instructor will draw off of real-world examples relevant to the cannabis industry to enable effective implementation of a CAPA program. Many states require forms of investigations and corrective action programs as they relate to customer complaints, product failures, and recalls. A CAPA Program is a robust tool to address all these needs.

    This half day course is broken down into two modules. The first module lays the foundation and identifies the primary elements and sequence of events for conducting a CAPA. The second module dives deeper into how to define a problem statement, the conducting of root cause investigations, tools that can aid you in effectively investigating problems, and how to effectively close out a CAPA.


    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Define CAPA and where to apply CAPA in your operation.
    • Identify the primary elements of and stages of conducting a CAPA.
    • Define a problem statement.
    • Describe how to conduct a root cause investigation and list common root cause investigation tools.
    • Identify how to effectively close out a CAPA and how to verify CAPA effectiveness.


    Who Should Attend

    • Industry Quality and Compliance personnel involved in Cannabis operations
    • Operations Management
    • Regulatory agencies
    • Corporate Executive


    Referenced Documents

    ASTM Standards:

    • D8229


    Fee Includes

    • Course notes
    • A Certificate of Completion
    • .4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).or 4 PDHS


    About the Instructor

    Kathleen May

    Kathleen May, Founder and Owner of Triskele Quality Solutions, has more than 20 years' experience as a Quality professional in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cannabis industries. She has worked in every aspect of quality management systems and is a sought-after consultant in regulatory and scientific standards. In her lead role at Triskele, Kathleen offers consultation services for GMP implementation, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development, audit readiness, validation, and training to testing laboratories, cultivation facilities, and manufacturing facilities. Kathleen is an executive member of the ASTM International Cannabis Standards Committee, D37. D37 is focused on creating quality and safety standards and guidance materials for cannabis products and processes.

    Greg Jones

    Keith Armington

    David Vaillencourt


    About Sponsoring Committee

    ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis was formed in 2017 to develop standards for cannabis, its products and processes. The activities are focused on meeting the needs of the cannabis industry addressing quality and safety through the development of voluntary consensus standards and supplementary programs on proficiency testing, training and certification. Subcommittees will focus on the development of test methods, practices and guides for cultivation, quality assurance, laboratory considerations, industrial hemp, devices, packaging and security. The Committee meets two times a year in person and throughout the year virtually to engage in standards development. D37 has 9 technical subcommittees to develop and maintain standards. The Committee, with a membership of 900 members from 30 countries, has its standards published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.10.


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    How Learning Will Be Assessed

    Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.


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