BANDUNG – The Course and Workshop on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) was held by PT. Prodia Diacro Laboratories (Prodia the CRO), the Indonesian Association for The Study of Medicinals (IASMED) and HISFARSI of Eastern Java Province Chapter on 25-26 April 2018. The aim is to broaden their clinical trial knowledge and therefore the chance to become the key player in clinical trial is bigger. This course consists of 10 topics started from the introduction of the International Conference of Harmonization – Good Clinical Practice up to Sponsor/Contract Research Organization (CRO) Responsibilities. The aim is to ensure the protection of the subjects’ safety, rights and wellbeing and the reliability of clinical data in conducting clinical research at the site.
HISFARSI of the Eastern Java Province Chapter consists of pharmacist who works in the hospital in the Eastern Java Province. The fact that the majority of the participants are pharmacists has made this course special. The reason behind their involvement is so that the pharmacist might be able to participate in clinical trials more often and act as the key players. There were many pharmacists whose interested to join the course. However, this first GCP Course was limited for the first 44 participants from mainly RSUD Dr. Soetomo, Airlangga University Hospital and several hospitals in Surabaya. Of those 44 participants, there were the head of HISFARSI of the Eastern Java, Drs. Muhammad Yahya, Sp.FRS., Apt., and the head of pharmacy installation in RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya, Drs. Ali Syamlan, Apt., SE, MARS, participating in the course. All the GCP participants received both the certificate of attendance and competence.