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February 2015

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  • 23/02/2015 - 26/02/2015 : CHMP

    Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP): 23-26 February 2015

    The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) is the committee that is responsible for preparing the Agency's opinions on all questions concerning human medicines.

  • 19/02/2015 - 20/02/2015 : EMA

    eXtended EudraVigilance Medicinal Product Dictionary face-to-face training course

    The training focuses on explaining the guidance and specifically the mandatory data elements necessary for the electronic submission of information on medicinal products, applying the format of the eXtended EudraVigilance Product Report Message (XEVPRM) and the use of the eXtended EudraVigilance Medicinal Product Dictionary (XEVMPD) data-entry tool EVWEB. It includes exercises in the XEVPRM data-entry for the electronic submission and maintenance of different types of medicinal products. Places limited.

  • 19/02/2015 - 20/02/2015 : CAT

    Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT): 19-20 February 2015

    The Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT) is the committee that is responsible for assessing the quality, safety and efficacy of advanced-therapy medicines.

  • 16/02/2015 - 18/02/2015 : EMA

    EudraVigilance training on electronic reporting of Individual Case Safety Reports in the European Economic Area

    This training course covers all aspects of the functionalities of the EudraVigilance system, specifically the data-entry tool EVWEB, with regard to electronic reporting of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs), including practical examples and exercises in the EudraVigilance training environment. It includes fundamentals of electronic transmission of ICSRs and International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) M2 safety and acknowledgment message specifications, as well as ICH E2B(R2) specifications on clinical safety data management in the frame of good pharmacovigilance practices and current EudraVigilance business rules. Places limited.

  • 11/02/2015 - 13/02/2015 : PDCO

    Paediatric Committee (PDCO): 11-13 February 2015

    The Paediatric Committee (PDCO) is the committee that is responsible for assessing the content of paediatric investigation plans, which describe how a medicine should be studied in children, as well as waivers and deferrals.

  • 10/02/2015 - 11/02/2015 : COMP

    Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP): 10-11 February 2015

    The Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) is the committee that is responsible for reviewing applications for 'orphan medicinal product designation' for medicines intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of rare diseases.

  • 10/02/2015 - 12/02/2015 : CVMP

    Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP): 10-12 February 2015

    The Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) is the committee that is responsible for preparing the Agency's opinions on all questions concerning veterinary medicines.

  • 09/02/2015 - 12/02/2015 : PRAC

    Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC): 9-12 February 2015

    The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) is the committee that is responsible for assessing all aspects of the risk management of medicines for human use.