Healthcare Professionals' Working Party

The Healthcare Professionals' Working Party (HCPWP) provides a platform for exchange of information and discussion of issues of common interest between the European Medicines Agency and healthcare professionals.

The HCPWP, established in 2013, has enabled the Agency to build upon its existing interactions with healthcare professionals. It provides recommendations to the EMA and its human scientific committees on all matters of interest in relation to medicines.

The following documents provide information on the HCPWP's responsibilities and composition:

The Healthcare Professionals' Working Party (HCPWP)


The HCPWP consists of:

The members' declarations of interests are available in the European experts list.


Affiliation Co-chairs
EMA Juan Garcia Burgos
European Hematology Association (EHA) Ulrich Jäger

Organisation representative members

Member organisation Representative(s)
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Stefano del Giacco
Ioana Agache
European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Marianne de Visser
Paul Boon
Fior Dafin Muresanu
European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) Adamos Hadjipanayis
Karoly Illly
European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (EACPT) Donald Singer
Arantxa Sancho Lopes
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) Tjalling van der Schors
Joan Peppard
Stephanie Kohl
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Ingo Rustenbeck
Sigurd Lenzen
European Association of Urology (EAU) Theo Reijke
Jens Sønksen
European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) Daniel Sereni
Gualberto Gussoni
European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) Walter Marrocco
Pieter van den Hombergh
European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) Michael Denkinger
Wilma Knol
European Hematology Association (EHA) Ulrich Jaeger
Anton Hagenbeek
European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Margreet Kloppenburg
Joost Swart
European Respiratory Society (ERS) Anita Simonds
Brian Ward
European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Giuseppe Rosano
Martin Landray
European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) Manuel Puig Domingo
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Elisabeth de Vries
Rosa Giuliani
European Society of Radiology (ESR) Olivier Clement
Adrian Brady
European Specialist Nurses Organisations (ESNO) Adriano Friganovic
Ber Oomen
European Union of General Practitioners (UEMO) Tiago Villanueva
Mary McCarthy
Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) Jan De Belie
Ilaria Passarani
Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) Erzsebet Podmaniczky
Christiaan Keijzer
United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Aleksander Krag
Tibor Hlavaty

Members representing EMA scientific committees

EMA Scientific Committee Representative(s)
Committee for Advanced Therapies Bernd Gansbacher
Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use Fatima Ventura
Maria Conception Prieto Yerro
Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products Dinah Duarte
Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products Steffen Bager
Gert Laekeman;
An Le
Paediatric Committee Johannes Taminiau
Dimitrios Athanasiou
Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee Raymond Anderson


Affiliation Representative(s)
EMA Management Board Wolf-Dieter Ludwig
Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (alternating) Aikaterini Apostolidou
Marilena Vrana​​​​​​​
European Commission (DG SANTE) Rotating membership
Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh) Gabriele Eibenstein

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