The annual meeting of the European Network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs) took place from 12 to 15 May 2020, online and with a reduced programme due to the COVID-19 crisis. It was attended by more than 350 participants from 39 countries and was organised by the EDQM.
The meeting, initially scheduled to take place in Oslo, Norway, was reorganised in collaboration with the Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) in response to the public health concerns posed by the pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the work of OMCLs and the co-ordination of the Network was the common theme of all six topic sessions during the annual meeting week. Both the OMCLs at national level and the EDQM as the Secretariat of the Network have successfully taken measures to guarantee business continuity during the critical phase of the pandemic.
Read more in the press release.