Transplantation / Public awareness | Campaigns | 10 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (EODD) takes place to raise awareness on the importance of organ, tissue and cell donation as a way to improve and save lives. The mission of the EDQM/Council of Europe is to set quality, safety and ethical standards for organ, tissue and cell donation and transplantation for health professionals. With the organisation of EODD in a different country every year, it seeks not only to encourage public debate and reflection on this topic, but also to invite the medical community and policy makers across Europe to reflect on the importance of this life-saving therapy.
Transfusion / Blood Quality Management system (B-QM) | Conference | 27 October 2020 to 29 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The year 2020 will mark 10 years of successful collaboration between the European Union and the EDQM in the field of blood, 10 years in which scientific, regulatory, societal, economic and other transversal domains have evolved rapidly. European Blood Establishments (BEs) are required to continuously adapt their Quality Systems (QSs) in light of new developments in these domains, while pursuing the public health objective of ensuring continuity of blood supplies.
Patient & Consumer Protection / Pharmaceutical care | Webinar | 26 November 2020 | online
Inappropriate use of medicines can result in sub-optimal medication outcomes and significant health damage for patients and can reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare systems. On 11 March 2020, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a new Resolution CM/Res(2020)3 on the implementation of pharmaceutical care for the benefit of patients and health services. This resolution defines a framework for promoting and implementing the concept of pharmaceutical care in national health systems.
Transfusion / General | Congress | 12 December 2020 to 16 December 2020 | Barcelona, Spain
The EDQM will be participating at the ISBT Congress which will take place in Barcelona, Spain. Come and visit our stand for a chat with EDQM staff and discover more about our organisation and blood transfusion related activities. Learn more about the different products and services we have to offer (e.g. Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components, Blood Quality Management Programme B-QM and Blood Proficiency Testing B-PTS).
European Pharmacopoeia / 3Rs | Workshop | 25 January 2021 to 26 January 2021 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM, in collaboration with the EPAA and JRC EURL ECVAM, is organising a workshop entitled ‘Novel in vitro model as alternative to in vivo toxoid vaccines testing: Clostridium septicum vaccine as a proof of concept’, on 25 and 26 January 2021 in Strasbourg, France.