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January 2015

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  • 20/04/2015 - 22/01/2015 : 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.

  • 28/01/2015 - 30/01/2015 : 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.

  • 27/01/2015 - 28/01/2015 : HMPC

    Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC): 27-28 January 2015

    The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) is the committee that is responsible for preparing the Agency’s opinions on questions relating to herbal medicines.

  • 19/01/2015 - 22/01/2015 : CHMP

    Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP): 19-22 January 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.

  • 15/01/2015 - 16/01/2015 : CAT

    Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT): 15-16 January 2015

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

  • 14/01/2015 - 16/01/2015 : PDCO

    Paediatric Committee (PDCO): 14-16 January 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.

  • 13/01/2015 - 15/01/2015 : EMA

    World Health Organization international consultation on regulatory systems strengthening

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is participating in the World Health Organization's (WHO) three-day consultation meeting on strengthening regulatory systems. This is part of the WHO's work in building and strengthening regulatory capacity in its member states. The exercise looks to cover all product areas and health technologies, including medicines, vaccines, medical devices, diagnostics, traditional medicines, etc. Strengthening regulatory capacity has become increasingly important as pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution becomes more globalised, and is key to ensuring access to medicines of assured quality. The EMA will in particular bring its own experience of the 'Benchmarking of European Medicines Authorities' initiative originally launched with heads of national medicines agencies in 2003. Registration by invitation only. Registration closed.

  • 13/01/2015 - 15/01/2015 : CVMP

    Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP): 13-15 January

    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.

  • 07/01/2015 - 09/01/2015 : COMP

    Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP): 7-9 January 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.

  • 06/01/2015 - 09/01/2015 : PRAC

    Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC): 6-9 January 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.