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EMA Awareness session for Animal Health - Call for Interest

10th December 2019

We would like to inform you that the call for express of interest to participate in the European Medicines Agency (EMA) third Awareness Session, focused on science and regulation for animal health and welfare is now open.

The session will be held at the EMA in Amsterdam, on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 April 2020.

This awareness session will give an insight into the Veterinary EU regulatory system and the role of EMA and the EU network, and into specific aspects of the new veterinary medicines regulation. It will address Veterinary topics such as antimicrobial resistance, support for innovation and collaboration with Academia. In addition, there will be parallel sessions on more specific topics, such as animal welfare, food safety and security, Veterinary medicines and the environment and Animals & society.

The early programme overview is:

EMA 3rd International Awareness Session on science and regulation for animal health and welfare, public health and the environment
Session 1:     A new veterinary medicines regulation: roadmap to implementation 
Session 2:     Combatting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance
Support for innovation, incl. limited markets and collaboration with Academia 
Session 3:     Breakout sessions: 
Veterinary medicines and the environment
Societal impact of animals
Session 4:     Breakout sessions: 
Focus on animal welfare
Focus on food safety and security
Session 5:     Contribution of EMA and the EU network to veterinary medicines science and regulation
Session 6:     Feedback from breakout sessions


Places are limited so early expression of interest is recommended and should be sent to EMA at EMAinternational@ema.europa.eu by 2 March 2020. The session will also be broadcast and selected information published on the EMA website after the event.

Please note that there is no registration fee but the EMA will not fund participation, nor reimburse travel, visas, or accommodation.

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