Animal health professional development series includes pharmacovigilance, roadmap to market and other topics

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022 | Written by Greg Tammen


OLATHE — Kansas State University Olathe is announcing its 2022 offerings in its animal health professional development series. It consists of six workshops and two seminars.

"We're excited to announce the entirety of our animal health offerings for the year," said Lauren Racki, professional development manager at K-State Olathe. "This should make it easier for regulatory affairs professionals to plan for professional development so they don't miss any opportunities to gain knowledge about the regulatory process that they can use to advance their career and help their companies be successful."

Each workshop and seminar is designed to be interactive. Content is delivered by industry experts who provide a practical understanding of the steps and key issues in the animal health regulatory process.

The offerings are as follows:

Pharmacovigilance in Animal Health is March 24. The workshop will provide an understanding of what pharmacovigilance is and what it means to Center for Veterinary Medicine/U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Veterinary Biologics/U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Roadmap to Market: Supply Chain in Animal Health is a half-day seminar on April 20 that looks at how to best navigate the supply chain and still get products to market in a timely manner, amidst ever-changing barriers.

Animal Health Regulatory 101 is May 11-12. The two-day workshop serves as an introductory course on the regulatory aspects of animal drug and vaccine development, making it ideal for newer and mid-level employees in the animal health regulatory field.

Advanced Animal Biologics is July 13-14. The two-day workshop covers practical issues in animal health regulatory affairs as it relates to the development of vaccines and other biologics to aid in assuring developed biologics are pure, safe, potent and effective.

Dissolution is a half-day seminar on July 28 that provides a basic introduction to what dissolution is and where it fits in animal health drug development.

Deviations, Root Cause Investigations and CAPA in Animal Health is Sept. 15. The workshop reviews Center for Veterinary Biologics and Center for Veterinary Medicine requirements for deviations, investigations, root cause analysis and corrective actions. Both U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture processes will be discussed.

Pesticides in Animal Health is Oct. 12-13. The workshop provides a practical approach to getting pesticide products approved and keeping them in the market post approval, while avoiding common pitfalls and challenges faced along the way.

The Advanced Animal Pharmaceutical Workshop is Nov. 9-10. It provides a detailed, practical and experienced based review of veterinary drug approval processes. It focuses on four major technical sections comprised of five topics of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Veterinary Medicine product submission.

Participants can register for individual workshops and seminars or can register for the entire series at a discounted rate. Group rates also are available for workshops.

The workshops are an expansion of the campus' ongoing Regulatory Affairs Animal Health Program, which provides the latest information about the regulatory field through workshops and seminars. Nearly 550 professionals from animal health companies and affiliated industries have attended program events since it launched in 2017.

In addition to its animal health series, K-State Olathe also offers a leadership series for technical professionals. Workshops in this series cover topics such as critical communication skills to lead and influence, building and motivating effective teams, effectively engaging across cultural and generational differences, and other topics that may be applicable to those who manage and oversee an animal health lab, unit or business.

Register and learn more about animal health professional development opportunities at