Quality Working Party

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The Joint Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use/Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use Quality Working Party (QWP) provides recommendations to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) and the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) on matters relating directly or indirectly to the quality of human or veterinary medicinal products.

On request of either committee, the QWP is involved in:

  • the preparation, review and update of quality guidelines;
  • the provision of scientific advice on general and product-specific matters relating to quality;
  • the resolution of national divergences regarding the assessment of quality issues;
  • liaison with interested parties;
  • international co-operation on quality-related matters, including with the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM).

All recommendations drawn up by the QWP are transmitted to the relevant committee for adoption.

Mandate, rules of procedure and work programme

More information on the QWP's responsibilities and composition is available in the following documents:

Composition

The QWP is composed of European experts selected according to their specific expertise in the area of quality assessment.

CVMP and CHMP members are invited to nominate one expert per Member State for products for human use and, where there is a separate agency for veterinary medicinal products, one expert per Member State for products for veterinary use.

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM) may also nominate an observer to participate in the work of the QWP.

Members

Below (in alphabetical order of surname) are the current members of the QWP. The members' declarations of interests are available in the European expert list.

  • Tone Agasøster
  • Luisa Arreaza Lopez
  • Caroline Attard
  • Jens-Uwe Bleich
  • Hélène Bruguera
  • Valdemaras Brusokas
  • Michael Chetcuti
  • Eugenia Cogliandro
  • Domingos de Carvalho Ferreira
  • Ruth Demarco
  • Ines Dias
  • Maria Di Marzo
  • Diyana Dimitrova
  • Zuzanna Dzupinova
  • Kyriaki Fakinou
  • Sofia Gazi
  • Rene Hanselaer
  • Sven-Erik Hillver
  • Blanka Hirschlerova
  • Christina Højelse
  • Tina Visholm Jensen
  • Sean Jones
  • Andreja Kranjc
  • Demetra Kyriakidou
  • Teija Laakso
  • Michael Lennon
  • Jobst Limberg
  • Olaf Ludek
  • Jaroslav Maxa
  • Nikolaos Megkoulas
  • Maryam Mehmandoust
  • Koraljka Meštrović
  • Gaetano Miele
  • Norbert Möller
  • Lìvia Nèmeth Konda
  • Julia Németh-Palotás
  • André Nick
  • Daniela Nicolescu
  • Mary O'Grady
  • Piet-Hein Overhaus (Chair)
  • Dace Peiseniece
  • Monika Posega
  • Laura Potúcková
  • Keith Pugh
  • Klaus Reh
  • Jean-Louis Robert
  • Laivi Saaremäel
  • Marie-Hélène Sabinotto
  • Ksenija Šandor
  • Stefania Simionescu
  • Susanne Stotter
  • Simona Sturzu
  • Josef Suchy
  • Maja Tabak-Slošić
  • Panayiotis Triantafyllis
  • Katrien Van Landuyt
  • Diana van Riet-Nales (Vice-Chair)
  • Maria Vassileva
  • Patricia Vera Luque
  • Vassilis Violakis
  • Tiago Vistulo De Abreu
  • Bryan Ward
  • Ewa Wyszecka-Kaszuba
  • Anna Zadrozna
  • Zane Zeiferte
  • Krasimir Zlatkov