European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP) adopts work plan for 2011-2012

News 02/02/2011

The steering group of the European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance (ENCePP) has adopted the ENCePP work plan for 2011 to 2012.

Building on the initial phase of establishment, the priority for 2011 and 2012 will be to consolidate ENCePP as an important and internationally renowned resource in the field of pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology, for the protection and promotion of public health.

The work plan defines the objectives and milestones for the years 2011 and 2012 in the context of the operation and future development of the ENCePP network, as well as the means of achieving these objectives in a timely manner. It seeks to organise the work of the main active bodies of ENCePP, namely its secretariat, steering group and working groups against the background of the European Medicines Agency's work programme for 2011.

ENCePP has put a number of working groups and task forces in place to help the network achieve the work plan's objectives. These groups consist of volunteers from centres participating in ENCePP and will work according to their agreed mandates and prioritised activities. They will be assisted by the ENCePP secretariat, and will report to the ENCePP steering group.

ENCePP is a project led by the European Medicines Agency and developed in collaboration with European experts in the fields of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance. Its goal is to further strengthen the post-authorisation monitoring of medicines in Europe by facilitating the conduct of multi-centre, independent, post-authorisation studies focusing on safety and on the benefit:risk balance, using the expertise and research experience available in the EU.

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