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June 23, 2015 posted in Conferences

European Journalist Centre invites EU28 journalists to attend conference & seminar on EU Pharma legislation. Brussels, 28-29 September.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) and the European Journalism Centre invite you to express interest for the seminar “50 years of EU Pharma legislation: Achievements and future Perspectives”

Period: 28-29 September 2015 in Brussels

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of pharmaceutical legislation in the EU. European pharmaceutical legislation has throughout the years resulted in one of the safest and most advanced systems for monitoring the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines while at the same time supporting and promoting research and innovation.

To take stock of the achievements and explore future perspectives of pharmaceutical legislation in the EU, we invite a selected group of journalists from the EU 28 to a two-day programme consisting of a high-level conference on Monday 28, followed by a media seminar on Tuesday 29.

The attending journalists will participate in an exclusive press breakfast with EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, on Tuesday 29 September.

Additionally, the programme will feature, among others:

  • a keynote speech by Commissioner Andriukaitis
  • panel discussions on the appropriate level of risk regulations and the vital relationship between regulators and industry
  • a presentation of science slam scientific projects
  • Interview opportunities with a wide range of key stakeholders in the Pharma industry, including with Thalidomide victims.

This event is exclusively catered for specialist and expert journalists in the field of health.

Interested in participating?
Contact Ms. Christina Romero by 15 July via By return of email, please insert a few lines on your motivation and, if possible, include links to articles you may have written on the subject.

The final selection will take place at the end of July. You will be informed you shortly thereafter if your invitation is confirmed.

Costs covered by the organizers
The organisers will cover flight, accommodation and most meals.

More information on the conference can be found here
Please also visit the European Journalism Centre's website


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