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November 2017

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  • 2017-11-21 - 2017-11-21 : EMA

    Training session for patients and consumers interested in European Medicines Agency activities

    This one-day training session for representatives of patients' and consumers' and healthcare professionals’ organisations aims at presenting an overview of medicines evaluation with specific emphasis on where and how they can be involved. Using a hands-on interactive approach, participants will learn more about how they can contribute to scientific advice procedures, Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) meetings and in review of information for patients.

  • 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-21 : HMPC

    Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC): 20-21 November 2017

    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.

  • 2017-11-20 - 2017-11-22 : EMA

    The new EudraVigilance System and the electronic reporting of ICSRs in the ISO/ICH E2B(R3) format: hands-on training course

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will launch a new EudraVigilance system with enhanced functionalities for reporting and analysing suspected adverse reactions in November 2017. The system will make use of the individual case safety report (ICSR) standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), in collaboration with the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). This hands-on training course covers the functionalities of the new EudraVigilance web application (EVWEB). It includes practical examples for creating, sending and accessing ICSRs in the new ISO/ICH E2B(R3) format. It covers reporting principles in accordance with the guideline on good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) Module VI “Management and reporting of adverse reactions to medicinal products” and explanations on how to comply with the EudraVigilance business rules and the EudraVigilance access policy.