The Annual Meeting and the General Assembly are combined and take place at the beginning of the year. In addition there are several IPCAA Council meetings a year
Annual Meetings are designed exclusively for our members. Participation is for members only and included in the membership. Our last couple of meetings have focussed on patients, HCPs and our industry’s reputation. The topic for our 2016 meeting was ‘Future Trends; preparing ourselves‘. The challenges we face today have been a result of the industry’s behaviour of a number of decades. The tight self-regulation we now adhere to has grown out of a need to combat this negative reputation.
The General Assembly is a more legal meeting in which IPCAA member companies decide on the strategy of the association, elections and budget proposed by IPCAA Council.
In the Council Meetings, IPCAA Council Members meet regularly to discuss industry topics, get detailed updates on IPCAA activities in the area of Compliance and Regulatory topics and interactions with other relevant Associations. It is in these meetings where educational sessions and Annual Meetings are planned and new ideas are aired.
Council Members are obliged to attend those meetings regularly but participation is open to all IPCAA Member Companies.