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    In Tallinn, Estonia from 8–9 November, 2017
    At Kultuurikatel (LINK)

    The Estonian State Agency of Medicines and the Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Estonia are honoured to host the international Conference together with the Ministry of Social Affairs during the period Estonia is holding the presidency of the Council of the EU.

    The main focus of the Conference will be the implementation of safety features appearing on the packaging of medicinal products for human use in the European Union that come into effect February 2019 (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161). The practical aspects of the preparations made by governments and stakeholders, also including the legal and IT aspects and challenges that need to be solved in Member States, will be discussed.

    In the Conference the following topics will be covered:

    • Overview of the situation concerning falsified medicines in the European Union and worldwide, and the requirements in the EU;
    • The stakeholders’ model for the implementation of safety features – European and national repositories, verification organisations, readiness of involved users;
    • The main challenges facing the implementation of safety features for Member States and how to get the most value from the new system: future developments, additional applications, co-operation of the Member States;
    • How the implementation of safety features will influence the availability of medicines.

    The Conference will be organised in co-operation with: Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonian State Agency of Medicines (SAM), Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Estonia (APME), European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), European medicines verification organisation (EMVO), European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP), Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), European Association of Euro-Pharmaceutical Companies (EAEPC), Medicines For Europe (MfE), Estonian Pharmacies Association (EAÜ), Estonian Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (RHL).

    Participation in the Conference will be free of charge for all the stakeholders.

    Participants of the Conference will get a special discount at Nordic Hotel Forum (LINK), Go Hotel Schnelli (LINK) or PK Ilmarine Hotel with the password with the password fmd.