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  • 27/10/2017


    European Medicines Agency / DIA signal management information day

    This information day will provide an update of the key elements related to the signal detection and management activities in the EU essential to the overall surveillance and risk management process of a medicinal product. We will explore the final guidance provided upon finalisation the good vigilance practice Module IX on Signal Management where the different aspects of the EU pharmacovigilance legislation on the topic will be covered. We will also drill down to the EudraVigilance access by marketing authorisation holders and the tools and training provided by the EMA to support the stakeholders. The approaches and perspectives from the different stakeholders involved in the signal management process will be also explored and discussed. ... Read more

  • 11/01/2017


    European Medicines Agency and Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP) annual bilateral meeting

    This meeting between European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP) is being organised in the context of the EMA annual bilateral meetings with industry stakeholder organisations. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange views and promote dialogue on topics of common interest. ... Read more

  • 16/05/2017


    2017 Annual workshop of the European network of paediatric research at the EMA (Enpr-EMA)

    The ninth annual workshop of the European Network of Paediatric Research at the European Medicines Agency (Enpr-EMA) aims to bring relevant stakeholders together to discuss requirements, barriers and opportunities for high-quality clinical studies in children. Among the highlights of this year’s workshop are the recent efforts to increase cooperation between the European Union and the United States to facilitate global paediatric trials and medicine developments. ... Read more

  • 29/03/2017 - 30/03/2017


    Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) small-population research methods projects and regulatory application workshop

    Three projects, Asterix, IDeAl and InSPiRe, are funded by the EU within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)to develop new methodology on design and analysis of small population clinical trials since 2013. The projects are in their final phase, and are ready to discuss their results to date. The aim of the workshop is to translate and promote results and novel methodologies into tangible recommendations to advance the clinical research and development of medicines and new treatments for patients with a rare disease and personalized medicine. The results to date and draft recommendations for application will be discussed by international representatives of patient organisations, pharmaceutical industry, academic statisticians and clinical trial methodologists, clinical researchers, pharmaceutical industry and regulators. ... Read more

  • 16/12/2016


    European Medicines Agency (EMA) / European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE) fifth annual regulatory conference on optimising the development of advanced therapies to meet patient needs

    The fifth annual regulatory conference organised by European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE), with the collaboration of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), will discuss initiatives to improve advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) access to patients, specific requirements for gene-therapy medicinal products, meeting specific standards for development and commercialisation of ATMPs and listening to the stakeholders of innovative medicines. It will bring together speakers and panellists from a broad range of public and private stakeholders, including patients, academia, regulators, investors and industry. ... Read more

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