EMA Human Scientific Committees' Working Parties with Patients' and Consumers' Organisations (PCWP) and Healthcare Professionals' Organisations (HCPWP) joint meeting: Workshop on social media

Date: 19/09/2016
Location: European Medicines Agency, London, UK

This joint PCWP/HCPWP workshop on social media is being held to discuss the challenges and practical applications of social media and their impact on regulators, healthcare professionals and patients. The objectives are to provide an overview of what social media are and what they are being used for in the context of medicines regulation; share healthcare professionals', patients' and regulators' practices on how social media is used to amplify communication on medicines information and regulatory outputs; discuss how social media is being used for gathering medicine-related data; reflect on how communication and data gathering through social media may influence behaviours and attitudes towards medicines information and medicines use, impact regulatory decisions, and shape interactions with stakeholders; and to identify areas requiring action from regulators, patients and healthcare professionals.



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