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The page is kept updated with news, events and information for journalists with a professional interest in the development and availability of medicines in the European Union.

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  • 30/06/2016 - 01/07/2016


    European Union (EU) International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) identification of medical products (IDMP) task force meeting

    European Union (EU) International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) identification of medical products (IDMP) task force meeting with the representatives from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), terminology organisations, software vendors and developers of medicinal products dictionaries / databases to discuss aspects of planning, development, implementation and maintenance of the ISO IDMP standards in the EU, in line with requirements defined at international level and based on agreed EU implementation principles. ... Read more

  • 14/06/2016


    10th anniversary of European Medicines Agency’s Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP)

    2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) PCWP. A working group of patients' organisations was first created in 2003. Following endorsement of its framework of interaction by EMA’s Management Board, the working group was formalised into an official working party, the PCWP. Building on the importance of multi-stakeholder dialogue, the PCWP regularly holds its annual meetings jointly with the Healthcare Professionals’ Working Party. The PCWP is a unique platform for exchange and dialogue with patients and consumers on all issues related to medicines. The EMA is proud of the work of the PCWP and this anniversary meeting will be an opportunity to reflect on past successes and to plan for the future. ... Read more

  • 10/10/2016 - 11/10/2016


    Joint DIA/EFGCP/EMA better medicines for children conference 2016 on optimisiation of drug development for the benefit of children

    The conference will discuss how drug development can be further optimised to the benefit of children’s health. This will include a discussion on lessons learned during the years of full operation of the European Union (EU) Paediatric Regulation, new concepts and strategies for an integrated approach at each and every step of paediatric development and sessions dedicated to specific areas of expertise such as neonatology as well as evolving concepts such as the approach to extrapolation from adult data. On day one participants will discuss more specialised and hot topic issues in five breakout sessions. Day two will discuss the holistic integrated approach and global issues. This event is organised by European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP), with the partnership of Drug Information Association (DIA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA). ... Read more

  • 12/09/2016 - 13/09/2016


    Second annual scientific workshop at EMA: Applying regulatory science to neonates

    This workshop is co-sponsored by the EMA and the Critical Path Institute. It focuses on reviewing the progress and exploring new initiatives for the International Neonatal Consortium (INC), which is dedicated to accelerating the development of safe and effective therapies for neonates. One cross-cutting topic is how to enhance a research culture. Other overarching topics are precision medicine for neonates and long-term outcome measures. Therapeutic areas that will be examined include Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). ... Read more

  • 02/06/2016 - 03/06/2016


    2016 annual workshop of the European network of paediatric research (Enpr-EMA) at the European Medicines Agency

    The first day of the workshop is an open meeting to all stakeholders, including patient and parent organisations, network representatives, pharmaceutical industry staff responsible for paediatric studies and regulators. The main tocpics of the workshop this year will be the deliverables of the working groups and the implementation of the new Clinical Trial Regulation with a focus on ethics related issues. The second day is dedicated to members of Enpr-EMA and its coordinating group. ... Read more

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