EUFEPS Talks – November 14, 2022

Dear colleagues,

this is a kind invitation for the 9th EUFEPS Talks. EUFEPS started to establish the series “EUFEPS Talks”, to strengthen the scientific exchange in pharmaceutical sciences at the European level.

The EUFEPS Talks will be held as a virtual meeting with a scientific lecture by a selected speaker. A lively discussion between all participants is desired.

The next EUFEPS Talks will take place on November 14, 2022 from 4 pm – 5 pm CET.

The EUFEPS Regulatory Science Network will give a talk with the title: „One substance, one assessment”.

Chemicals are developed, produced and used in many contexts, e.g., in medicines, food, biocides, batteries or cosmetics. On 14 October 2020 the European Commission (EC) has published the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability. This strategy follows key ambitions of the European Green Deal and aims to reconcile the societal value of chemicals in terms of health (e.g., protection from hazardous chemicals, availability of essential chemicals for pharmaceutical and other critical health products), innovation (e.g., production and use of safe and sustainable chemicals) and planetary boundaries (e.g., EU zero pollution ambition).

With this strategy the EC aims to work on various ambitions, ranging from strengthening the EU’s open strategic autonomy, or protecting consumers, vulnerable groups and workers from the most harmful chemicals, to simplifying and consolidating the myriad of legal frameworks that are in place for chemicals. Regarding the latter, the EC is working on developing a ‘One substance, one assessment’ approach to make assessment processes simpler, more transparent, more consistent and predictable.

Welcome by Prof Maria Blanco Prieto, Chair of EUFEPS Talks
Introduction to the theme, Prof Bert Leufkens, Chair of EUFEPS Regulatory Science Network
One substance, one assessment, where are we going?, dr Kirsty Reid, Director Science Policy, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
Conversation with the audience, moderated by Prof Hubert Leufkens
Closing by Prof María Blanco Prieto

You could register for the meeting with the following link: Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please visit the EUFEPS webpage for further information and a short abstract.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the EUFEPS Talks and to an interesting lecture.

With best regards,

Sandra Häberle
Secretary General