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  • 18/03/2015


    Science, Medicines, Health: Patients at the heart of future innovation

    The invitation-only conference is organised to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Medicines Agency. Looking back at the past two decades, the Agency is proud of its successes, impressive growth and achievements. Yet, in addition to celebrating past successes, the Agency has its eyes firmly set in the challenges of the future. Cognisant of its pivotal role at the crossroads of life science research and development, patient care, public health policy and law, the Agency will use this event to explore with a range of stakeholders how best to deliver its role in the future. ... Read more

  • 04/12/2014 - 05/12/2014


    European Medicines Agency/European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations workshop on the importance of dose finding and dose selection for the successful development, licensing and lifecycle management of medicinal products

    EMA/EFPIA workshop is planned for 4-5 December 2014 to discuss the importance of dose finding and dose selection for the successful development, licensing and lifecycle management of medicinal products. Registration: please register by 19 September 2014 using the registration form provided. ... Read more

  • 10/12/2014


    Innovative Medicines Initiative WEB-RADR workshop

    The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) WEB-RADR project aims to explore the use of mobile technologies and social media to further improve the collection and analysis of information on the suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs). This includes the use of mobile apps to report adverse reactions, the possibility identifying potential safety issues with medicines from user comments (posts) on social media based on new visualisation technology and analytical methods as well as the safety information on medicines for patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. The workshop aims to identify stakeholder needs and expectations. Registration by invitation only. Places limited. ... Read more

  • 24/11/2014 - 25/11/2014


    European Medicines Agency workshop on the clinical investigation of medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

    The Agency is organising this workshop following the public-consultation exercise on its concept paper on the need for revision of the guideline on medicinal products for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The aim of the workshop is to make sure that, while revising its guideline, the EMA can take the most up-to-date scientific developments in understanding and treating Alzheimer’s disease into consideration, as well as the positions of experts in the field. Registration is open until 01/07/2014. Places limited. ... Read more

  • 01/12/2014


    Workshop on the 'Guideline on pharmaceutical development of medicines for paediatric use'

    The Quality Working Party is organising a workshop on the 'Guideline on pharmaceutical development of medicines for paediatric use'. The guideline has been in force as of February 2014 and is intended to provide additional guidance to pharmaceutical developers on quality aspects related to medicinal products for children between birth and 18 years of age. As more experience becomes available, further work is required to complement the guideline with additional recommendations on pharmaceutical development of paediatric medicines. The general scope of this workshop is to share the experience gained so far with the use of the guideline among stakeholders (regulators, healthcare professionals, academia and industry) and identify gaps in current knowledge. This workshop should be considered as a starting point for discussions. Registration closed. ... Read more

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