Veterinary Medicines Symposium 2017


In 2017 our Annual Symposium will concentrate on how we can improve animal health with veterinary medicines by looking at how we collaborate now and in the future, what strategies could be put in place and how we can work together towards new solutions.

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Prices:

Member: £495 + VAT
Non member: £595 + VAT

Discount options:

25% discount for regulatory or government agencies or academic institutions.

Bulk booking deals available.

TUESDAY, 3 OCTOBER

Registration, lunch and exhibition

12.00


Welcome from TOPRA and opening remarks

Welcome address:

13.00


Session 1: Facing imminent regulatory challenges

With two seismic regulatory events on the horizon for European regulatory professionals, this session is an opportunity to review both the progress of the draft Regulation on veterinary medicinal products and the impending impact on industry and NCAs following the exit of the UK from the EU.

Chair:

Speakers:

13.15 - 15.20


Break

15.20


Session 2: Optimising regulatory operational procedures

Streamlining processes and operations is important to facilitate the current authorisation procedures of veterinary medicinal products. This update on recent initiatives and collaborative approaches, including innovative regulatory technologies, provides some options.

Chair:

Speakers:

16.00 - 17.55


Close of day

17.55


Dinner

18.45

Session 3: Advances in regulatory science

Advances in regulatory science are contributing to veterinary medicinal products, but are these developments outpacing regulation? A chance to discuss where the regulatory framework needs to be carefully considered to facilitate sound and transparent regulatory decision-making.

Chair:

  • Emily Drury, European Medicines Agency

Speakers:

9.00


Break

10.30


Session 4: Harmonised approaches for unregulated products?

Certain veterinary products are difficult to classify within, or are not covered by the existing regulatory framework in the EU. The challenges these products present and recent approaches to instigate an appropriate regulatory environment will be discussed.

Chair:

Speakers:

11.00 - 12.30


Lunch

12.30


Session 5: New approaches to safety testing

Safety for the user and the target animals is a priority when veterinary medicinal products are assessed. In the interest of animal welfare and under the scope of the 3Rs-concept, a number of alternative methods under development are considered.

Chair:

Speakers:

13.30 - 15.00


Close of Symposium

15.00


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Programme subject to change.