Education and training resources

Below is a list of short resources related to complementary medicines and foods for ongoing education and training. 

TGA GMP Forum The GMP Forum is a unique opportunity to connect with and learn directly from TGA GMP subject matter experts and would benefit: Australian manufacturers of medicines and biologicals including those in manufacturing, quality assurance, quality control, validation and regulatory affairs roles. Sponsors of medicines and biologicals. Regulatory agents. Registration opens in June. CMA will provide updated information for members as it becomes available.  Nov 19-20 2024 Melbourne Forum Website  
ESCOP Presentation: Regulatory framework for herbal medicinal products in Europe including their quality assurance – an update ESCOP has published presentation slides from Dr. Barbara Steinhoff’s 7 February webinar, which provides an update on the European regulatory framework for herbal medicinal products, including their quality assurance. The presentation covers information on: General preconditions for placing herbal medicinal products on the market; Special features of production; Requirements of the Pharmacopoeia and quality control, including testing for impurities; Requirements of proof of efficacy and safety; and Issues of demarcation.  Available online Free 
International Congress on Natural Products Research The congress will unite global experts as they exchange the latest natural products research findings and developments, offering participants the chance to gain insights into cutting-edge research and network with peers. July 13-17, 2024 Krakow, Poland Register here 
Conférence Francophone sur les Ingrédients Botaniques (CFIB) Modelled after the International Conference on the Science of Botanicals (ICSB), the two-day conference brings together representatives of industry, government, and academia to discuss the use of botanical ingredients across a wide array of categories such as health and wellness, cosmetics and toiletries, nutraceutical and food supplements, nutrition, and pest control. The program also includes presentations about technological advancements and innovations in the fields of quality control, formulation, safety, and efficacy of botanical ingredients. Presentations will be given in FrenchSep 19-20, 2024 Lyon, France Register here 
HPTLC Self-Education Dashboard The International Association for the Advancement of High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC Association) promotes the use of HPTLC in plant analysis and other analytical fields. The Association brings together representatives from academia, industry, research, regulatory and standard setting bodies.  More information on HPTLC Training here 
TGA SME Assist portal Available hereBICON e-Learning modules Available hereIADSA Resources Available here FSANZ Guides & Resources Available here
TGA GMP Forum 2023 Published presentations given at the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Forum 21 March 2023. TGA presentations Available hereIP Australia Webinars Available here 
American Botanical Council HerbalGram Available here Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research  Podcasts available here 


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