Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of the Republic of Korea is pleased to announce that the 2021 PIC/S Virtual Seminar will be hosted by MFDS from 9 to 11 November 2021.

The Seminar, entitled “GMP Assessment Approaches in Post COVID-19 Era”, will consist of presentations, interactive panel discussions, and workshops for GMP inspectors from around the world.   As the COVID-19 pandemic has put restrictions on GMP on-site inspections, various alternative GMP assessment approaches have been taken by regulatory authorities to ensure the quality of pharmaceuticals. As we face the post COVID-19 era, there is a need to explore the current and future status of these GMP assessment approaches. There is also a need to be prepared for the changes that will likely be seen in post COVID-19. Therefore, in this Seminar, we look forward to valuable presentations and discussions regarding different experiences in distant assessment from regulatory and industry experts; and regarding the status of GMP assessment based on reliance.

The Seminar will be a 1.5 day event with an identical 5.5 hour programme which will be repeated on Tuesday 9 November, and on Wednesday 10 November, in order to allow participants from all across the world to attend according to their time zones. On the last day, Thursday 11 November, there will be a summary session where all participants will come together.

We believe your active participation and support would make this Seminar more successful and valuable. If you need further assistance or have any questions related to this Seminar, please do not hesitate to contact the Organising Committee at

Minister, KIM Ganglip

Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
Republic of Korea