European‪ ‎Medicines‬ Agency (EMA), 25-26 November 2014, London, England

TIF European Country Officer, Stelios Elia attended the European‪ ‎Medicines‬ Agency (EMA) Training Session for Patients’ and Consumers’ Organisations, held between 25-26 November 2014 in London, England.

The event included an overview of the Agency, its procedures, how patients are involved in drawing up scientific advice, the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) meetings, the review of information to patients, and pharmacovigilance.

The workshop served to reiterate EMA’s commitment to engage in dialogue with European patients and consumers, enabling patients and organisation representatives to engage with the Agency on key issues, highlighting the real-life implications of regulatory decisions and thereby improving the decision-making process.