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“Meet the World Pharmacopoeias” Symposium

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European Pharmacopoeia
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05 March 2020
Strasbourg, France

The EDQM organised the one-day “Meet the World Pharmacopoeias” Symposium on 20 February 2020 at the EDQM premises in Strasbourg, after the 11th International Meeting of World Pharmacopoeias (IMWP), which was also hosted at its premises.

This symposium gave representatives of world pharmacopoeias and stakeholders an opportunity to share experience and exchange on achievements and challenges related to pharmacopoeial convergence and harmonisation. Co-operation between world pharmacopoeias and stakeholders was also discussed.

This symposium brought together 67 representatives of pharmacopoeial and regulatory authorities, as well as of the pharmaceutical industry and other stakeholders, and was followed remotely by more than 160 participants, from more than 40 countries.

An update on the work of the IMWP, background information on the Good Pharmacopoeial Practices (GPhP) as well as proposed future interactions between the Pharmacopeial Discussion Group (PDG) and the IMWP were provided. Pharmacopoeias as well as representatives of the pharmaceutical industry and trade associations discussed the challenges related to pharmacopoeial convergence and harmonisation, as well as ways forward to further strengthen work sharing and co-operation. The feedback received from stakeholders during the symposium provided the IMWP participants with a basis for considering and reflecting on future initiatives and communication strategies.

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