Thailand to Host Meeting on Harmonizing Drug Clinical Trials

As a member economy of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Thailand will be hosting a workshop as part of APEC’s “Capacity Building for Drug Regulatory Agencies on Clinical Trial and Good Clinical Practice” on March 17-21, 2008.

Thailand proposed this project to strengthen drug regulatory authorities’ capacity to handle new therapeutic life sciences innovations and to promote harmonization of Good Clinical Practices. The workshop includes discussions on the clinical trial environment in respective countries, drug development, and clinical trial assessments.

Thailand plans to hold another workshop in August to review drug development in clinical trials. Thailand has also proposed two additional workshops on GCP inspection to ensure that drug regulatory authorities in each APEC member economy can appropriate assess compliance with GCP.