PDCO members

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) publishes details of the members and alternates of its Paediatric Committee (PDCO).

The PDCO consists of:

  • a chair, elected by serving PDCO members;
  • five members of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), with their alternates. These members are nominated by the CHMP;
  • one member and one alternate nominated by each EU Member State that is not represented by the members nominated by the CHMP;
  • one member and an alternate nominated by each of the EEA-EFTA States;
  • three members and three alternates representing patients' associations nominated by the European Commission;
  • three members and three alternates representing healthcare professionals nominated by the European Commission.

All members and alternates serve on the committee for a renewable three year period.

List of members and alternates

The list includes each member's and alternate's:

  • affiliation;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • declaration of interests and confidentiality undertaking.

For more information on EMA's policy on handling competing interests for committee members, see Handling competing interests.

For contact details, please refer to the affiliated organisations of individual committee members.

Members

Members nominated from within the CHMP

Members nominated by the Member States

Members representing patients' organisations nominated by the European Commission

Members representing healthcare professionals nominated by the European Commission

Chair

Name
Koenraad Norga
Affiliation
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
Address
Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem, BELGIUM
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Vice-chair

Name
Sabine Scherer
Affiliation
Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte
Address
Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 3, 53175 Bonn, GERMANY
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Members nominated from within the CHMP

Hungary

Member

Name
Agnes Gyurasics
Affiliation
Országos Gyógyszerészeti és Élelmezés-egészségügyi Intézet
Address
Szabolcs utca 33, 1135 Budapest, HUNGARY
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Alternate

Name
Robert Porszasz
Affiliation
Országos Gyógyszerészeti és Élelmezés-egészségügyi Intézet
Address
Szabolcs utca 33, 1135 Budapest, HUNGARY
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Romania

Member

Name
Dana Gabriela Marin
Affiliation
Agenția Națională a Medicamentului și a Dispozitivelor Medicale din România
Address
Str. Aviator Sănătescu 48, Sector 1, 011478 Bucharest, ROMANIA
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Alternate

Name
Simona Badoi
Affiliation
Agenția Națională a Medicamentului și a Dispozitivelor Medicale din România
Address
Str. Aviator Sănătescu 48, Sector 1, 011478 Bucharest, ROMANIA
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Members nominated by Member States

Austria

Member

Name
Karl-Heinz Huemer
Affiliation
BASG - Bundesamt für Sicherheit im Gesundheitswesen
Address
Traisengasse 5, A- 1200 Vienna, AUSTRIA
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Alternate

Name
Johanna Wernsperger
Affiliation
BASG - Bundesamt für Sicherheit im Gesundheitswesen
Address
Traisengasse 5, A- 1200 Vienna, AUSTRIA
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Belgium

Member

Name
Marleen Renard
Affiliation
University Hospitals Leuven
Address
Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, BELGIUM
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Alternate

Name
Karen Van Malderen
Affiliation
Federaal Agentschap voor Geneesmiddelen en Gezondheidsproducten - Agence Fédérale des Médicaments et des Produits de Santé
Address
Galileolaan 5/03, Avenue Galilée 5/03, B-1210 Brussel - Bruxelles, BELGIUM
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Bulgaria

Member

Name
Dimitar Roussinov
Affiliation
Specialized hospital for active treatment of children's diseases professor Ivan Mitev
Address
11 Academician Ivan Geshov Blvd, 1606 Sofia, BULGARIA
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Alternate

Name
Vessela Boudinova
Affiliation
ИЗПЪЛНИТЕЛНА АГЕНЦИЯ ПО ЛЕКАРСТВАТА
Address
8, Damyan Gruev str., 1303 Sofia, BULGARIA
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CROATIA

Member

Awaiting Nomination.

Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Cyprus

Member

Name
Zena Gunther
Affiliation
Ministry of Health
Address
Pharmaceutical Services, 15 Polyphimou, Strovolos industrial Area , 2033 Nicosia, CYPRUS
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Alternate

Name
Maria Eleni Avraamidou
Affiliation
Ministry of Health
Address
Pharmaceutical Services, 15 Polyphimou, Strovolos industrial Area , 2033 Nicosia, CYPRUS
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Czechia

Member

Name
Tomas Boran
Affiliation
Státní ústav pro kontrolu léčiv
Address
Srobarova 48, 100 41 Prague, CZECHIA
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Alternate

Name
Tereza Bazantova
Affiliation
Státní ústav pro kontrolu léčiv
Address
Srobarova 48, 100 41 Prague, CZECHIA
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Denmark

Member

Name
Nanna Borup Johansen
Affiliation
Danish Medicines Agency
Address
Axel Heides Gade 1, 2300 København S, DENMARK
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Alternate

Name
Louisa Braun Exner
Affiliation
Danish Medicines Agency
Address
Axel Heides Gade 1, 2300 København S, DENMARK
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Estonia

Member

Name
Irja Lutsar
Affiliation
Tartu Ülikool
Address
Ravila Str. 19, 51014 Tartu, ESTONIA
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Alternate

Name
Jana Lass
Affiliation
Tartu University Hospital
Address
L. Puusepa 8, A006, Tartu, 50417, ESTONIA
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Finland

Member

Name
Pauliina Lehtolainen-Dalkilic
Affiliation
Lääkealan turvallisuus- ja kehittämiskeskus
Address
P.O. Box 55, Mannerheimintie 166, FI-00034 Helsinky, FINLAND
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Alternate

Name
Anne Paavola
Affiliation
Lääkealan turvallisuus- ja kehittämiskeskus
Address
P.O. Box 55, FI-00034 Helsinky , FINLAND
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France

Member

Name
Sylvie Benchetrit
Affiliation
Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé
Address
143-147 Boulevard Anatole France, 93285 St Denis Cedex, FRANCE
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Alternate

Name
Dominique Ploin
Affiliation
Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé
Address
143-147 Boulevard Anatole France, 93285 St Denis Cedex, FRANCE
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Germany

Member

Name
Sabine Scherer
Affiliation
Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte
Address
Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 3, 53175 Bonn, GERMANY
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Alternate

Name
Yuansheng Sun
Affiliation
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Address
Paul-Ehrlich-Strasse 51-59, Industriegebiet, Langen , 63225 Hessen, GERMANY
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Greece

Member

Name
Eleni Katsomiti
Affiliation
National Organization for Medicines
Address
284 Mesogeion Avenue, Holargos, 15562 Athens, GREECE
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Alternate

Name
Anastasia Mountaki
Affiliation
National Organization for Medicines
Address
284 Mesogeion Avenue, Holargos, 15562 Athens, GREECE
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Iceland

Member

Awaiting Nomination.

Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Ireland

Member

Name
Brian Aylward
Affiliation
An tÚdarás Rialála Táirgí Sláinte
Address
Kevin O'Malley House, The Earlsfort Centre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, 2, IRELAND
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Italy

Member

Name
Sara Galluzzo
Affiliation
Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco
Address
Via del Tritone, 181, 00187, Roma, ITALY
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Latvia

Member

Name
Dina Apele-Freimane
Affiliation
Paula Stradiņa Klīniskā universitātes slimnīca
Address
Jersikas 15, LV1016 Riga, LATVIA
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Liechtenstein

Member

Name
Vlasta Zavadova
Affiliation
Amt für Gesundheit
Address
Äulestrasse 51, 9490 Vaduz, LIECHTENSTEIN
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Lithuania

Member

Name
Dovile Zacharkiene
Affiliation
State Medicines Control Agency under the Ministry of Health
Address
Žirmūnų str.139A, LT-09120 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
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Alternate

Name
Silvijus Abramavicius
Affiliation
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Address
Mickeviciaus 9, LT-44307 Kaunas, LITHUANIA
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Luxembourg

Member

Name
Carola de Beaufort
Affiliation
Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg
Address
4, rue Barblé, 1210 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
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Alternate

Name
Olivier Moes
Affiliation
Ministère de la Santé
Address
20, Rue de Bitbourg, L-1273 Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
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Malta

Member

Name
John Joseph Borg
Affiliation
Awtorità dwar il-Mediċini
Address
Sir Temi Zammit Buildings, Malta Life Sciences Park, SGN 3000 San Gwann, MALTA
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Alternate

Name
Herbert Lenicker
Affiliation
Awtorità dwar il-Mediċini
Address
Sir Temi Zammit Buildings, Malta Life Sciences Park, SGN 3000 San Gwann, MALTA
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Netherlands

Member

Name
Roderick Houwen
Affiliation
College ter Beoordeling van Geneesmiddelen
Address
Graadt van Roggenweg 500, 3531 AH Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
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Alternate

Name
Maaike van Dartel
Affiliation
College ter Beoordeling van Geneesmiddelen
Address
P.O Box 8275, 3503 RG Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
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Norway

Member

Name
Siri Wang
Affiliation
Statens legemiddelverk
Address
Grensesvingen 26, 0663 Oslo, NORWAY
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Alternate

Name
Anette Solli Karlsen
Affiliation
Statens legemiddelverk
Address
Grensesvingen 26, 0663 Oslo, NORWAY
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Poland

Member

Name
Marek Migdal
Affiliation
Instytut Pomnik Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka
Address
Al. Dzieci Polskich 20, 04-730 Warsaw, POLAND
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Portugal

Member

Name
Helena Fonseca
Affiliation
Hospital de Santa Maria
Address
Instituto de Farmacologia, Clinica e Terapeutica, Piso 3, Av. Prof Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisboa Codex, PORTUGAL
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Alternate

Name
Hugo Tavares
Affiliation
Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia / Espinho
Address
Unidade II - Consulta Externa de Pediatria, Rua Francisco Sá Carneiro, 4400-129 Vila Nova de Gaia, PORTUGAL
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Slovakia

Member

Name
Peter Sisovsky
Affiliation
Štátny ústav pre kontrolu liečiv
Address
Kvetná 11, 825 08 Bratislava 26, SLOVAKIA
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Alternate

Name
Peter Szitanyi
Affiliation
First Faculty of Medicine and General Teaching Hospital
Address
Ke Karlovu 2 , 121 09 Prague, CZECHIA
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Slovenia

Member

Name
Stefan Grosek
Affiliation
University Medical Center Ljubljana
Address
Bohoriceva 20, 1525 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.

Spain

Member

Name
Fernando de Andrés Trelles
Affiliation
Agencia Espanola de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios
Address
Parque Empresarial Las Mercedes , Edificio 8 , C/Campezo 1, 28022 Madrid, SPAIN
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Alternate

Name
Maria Jesús Fernández Cortizo
Affiliation
Agencia Espanola de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios
Address
Parque Empresarial Las Mercedes , Edificio 8 , C/Campezo 1, 28022 Madrid, SPAIN
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Sweden

Member

Name
Kristin Karlsson
Affiliation
Läkemedelsverket
Address
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 42, 75237 Uppsala, SWEDEN
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Alternate

Name
Sara Vennberg
Affiliation
Läkemedelsverket
Address
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 42, 75237 Uppsala, SWEDEN
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Members representing patients' organisations nominated by the European Commission

Member

Name
Dimitrios Athanasiou
Affiliation
World Duchenne Organisation
Address
Landjuweel 16-8, 3905 PG Veenendaal, NETHERLANDS
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Alternate

Name
Tomasz Grybek
Affiliation
Foundation of Borys the Hero
Address
Aleja Jana Pawła II 3A/126, 80-462 Gdansk, POLAND
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Member

Awaiting Nomination.

Alternate

Name
Michal Odermarsky
Affiliation
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)
Address
Interoffices, Avenue des Arts 56-4c, 1000 Brussels, BELGIUM
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Member

Name
Jaroslav Sterba
Affiliation
University Hospital Brno
Address
Cernopolni str. 9, 625 00 Brno, CZECHIA
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Alternate

Awaiting Nomination.


Members representing healthcare professionals nominated by the European Commission

Member

Name
Johannes Taminiau
Affiliation
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
Address
Wilrijkstraat 10, 2650 Edegem, BELGIUM
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Alternate

Name
Fabio Midulla
Affiliation
University of Rome La Sapienza
Address
Viale Regina Elena 324, 00161, Rome, ITALY
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Member

Name
Francesca Rocchi
Affiliation
Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù
Address
Piazza S. Onofrio 4, 00165, Roma, ITALY
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Alternate

Name
Catherine Cornu
Affiliation
Hospices Civils de Lyon
Address
28 Avenue du Doyen Lepine, 69677 Bron, FRANCE
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Member

Name
Fernando Cabanas
Affiliation
Quironsalud Madrid University Hospital
Address
Calle Diego de Velázquez, 1, Pozuelo de Alarcón, 28223 Madrid, SPAIN
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Alternate

Name
Doina Plesca
Affiliation
University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila
Address
37 Dionisie Lupu Street, 020021 Bucharest, ROMANIA
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