Preparing IND Submissions: How to Organize, Write, Submit, and Track Submissions

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Course Description

The Regulatory Department is the key contact with regulatory agencies. Regulatory must prepare documents that inform the Agency about the proposed development plan, keep the Agency up-to-date and answer any questions the Agency has about an on-going investigation, request and prepare for meetings with the Agency to discuss development plans, construct and write the marketing application and submit any updates to the marketing application in a concise and informative manner.

Submissions to a regulatory agency involve more than just writing. They also encompass strategy, editing, publishing and systematic tracking of key information.  Through lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, new and experienced regulatory professionals learn how to work with the regulations, guidance documents and style guides to produce submissions that comply with the requirements and are clear to the reviewers.

In this practical course, approved drug labels and summary basis of approvals are used to help students acquire the knowledge and insight needed to understand and begin to construct core U.S. drug and biologics submissions, including pre-marketing (IND), and marketing (NDA/CTD) applications.  Participants also gain experience with tools that help manage timelines and sections needed from contributors.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the required regulations and guidance documents for drug and biologic submissions
  • Use regulations and guidance documents to outline and construct a variety of drug and biologic submissions
  • Formulate a working knowledge of regulatory submissions, publishing, and style guides
  • Create checklists that encompass timelines and sections needed from contributors

Who Should Attend

  • Any part of the drug development team who wishes to know more about the IND submission and amendment process such as: regulatory associates, quality assurance, manufacturing, clinical, project management, and pre-clinical personnel will benefit from this course


The course will be led by one of the following instructors:

Joy Frestedt, Ph.D., C.P.I., R.A.C., F.R.A.P.S.

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Course Outline

Day One: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • FDA Division Information: Submission Basics; Outlining the submission, creating the Table of Contents, timing of submission/timelines, contributions from other departments, editing, style guides, templates, supportive documents, QAing the submission
  • Publishing the Submission: Submission publishing basics; Copies (how many to make and keep); Introduction to electronic publishing requirements
  • Tracking the Submissions: Creating the index history; Creating an issues log

Day Two: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Common Technical Document Format Regular Copy
  • Pre-Market: FDA Meetings (Type A, B and C): Pre-IND, Phase I, Phase II, End of Phase II, requesting the meeting, preparing the meeting package, meeting minutes; The IND Submission; Routine IND Submissions: Clinical, Non-Clinical, CMC, Annual Reports, Investigator Brochure updates, protocol /protocol amendments, Investigators; Additional IND submissions: Fast track, orphan drug, special protocol assessment
  • Marketing Application: NDA in a CTD Format

Registration Fees

Registration fees include assorted breakfast items that will be available each day ½ hour prior to the start of the seminar. Also included is a Networking Lunch that will be served each training day.

Special rates are available for multiple attendees from the same organization.  Contact Melissa Dolen at 781-972-5418 to discuss your options and take advantage of the savings.     

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Accreditation Information

Barnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 15 hours (1.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation.  Barnett International will issue a receipt of completion for earned CEUs within three weeks of program completion.  ACPE#: 0778-0000-17-009-L01-P. Released: 4/17.


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