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Don’t miss out! Join us for the Meet the World Pharmacopoeias Symposium

European Pharmacopoeia
International harmonisation
20 February 2020
Strasbourg, France



The EDQM is proud to be hosting the 11th International Meeting of World Pharmacopoeias (IMWP) in February 2020 in Strasbourg, France. The IMWP was launched in 2012 by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a means of bringing together the pharmacopoeias of the world — national, regional and international — to discuss international co-operation and convergence/harmonisation and encourage the exchange of information between the different pharmacopoeias.

Since then, the IMWP has taken place on a regular basis, co-organised by WHO and a rotating host pharmacopoeia. The best-known outcome of the IMWP to date are the “Good Pharmacopoeial Practices” (GPhP) guidelines, a document describing harmonised approaches and policies for the development of pharmacopoeial texts, designed to foster convergence/prospective harmonisation and work sharing between pharmacopoeias at global level.

The aim of the Meet the World Pharmacopoeias Symposium, which will follow the February 2020 IMWP meeting, is to update stakeholders on the achievements and current work programme of the IMWP, giving pharmacopoeia representatives and stakeholders a unique opportunity to meet, share their experience and exchange views on pharmacopoeial co-operation and convergence/harmonisation.


Programme overview

The one-day symposium will include background information on the IMWP and will explain the scope and content of the GPhP. The speakers’ panel will bring together representatives of pharmacopoeias and stakeholders from around the world to present and discuss opportunities and challenges surrounding international co-operation and the harmonisation of pharmacopoeial texts.

Participants will be given the opportunity to meet pharmacopoeial representatives from the different regions of the world, to ask questions directly and to network and share views and opinions with their peers.

 Preliminary programme 


Who should attend?

This symposium is of interest to professionals from the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory agencies.


 Join the live broadcast

If you cannot make it to Strasbourg, you can register to attend this symposium remotely, by connecting to the internet link provided (webinar system). To submit a question in advance of the training session, please complete the Question Form and send it to the Public Relations Division, EDQM. You will also be able to send your questions during the symposium.

 Webinar system requirements

No special software is necessary. If you wish to connect to audio using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) you will need a fast internet connection, a microphone and speakers. A USB headset is recommended. The VoIP connection is free. You are strongly advised to consult your IT department to ensure your computer can receive the webinar and that the following domain names are neither rejected nor blocked as spam, otherwise you will not receive the link to connect to the webinar: and

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