6th Vigilance Day on 15 October 2019

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On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Vigilance Division of the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) is organising a Vigilance Day in Brussels for the sixth time.

As in 2018, it will be divided in two parts:

  • the morning will be devoted to pharmacovigilance, with the theme of abuse of and dependence on benzodiazepines and related substances,
  • in the afternoon, the presentations will be devoted to materiovigilance.

When?

The event will take place on October 15, 2019. Participants will be welcomed from 8:45 am onwards and the conferences will start at 9:30 am.

Where?

Let's meet at the Auditorium Storck, Eurostation II, Rue Ernest Blérotstraat 1, 1060 BRUSSELS.

This Vigilance Day is intended for anyone with an interest in one of the areas covered.

Registration will start in early September.

More information will follow. In the meantime, book this date in your calendar!

Practical information:

Simultaneous interpreting will be provided in NL/FR. Participation is free but it is compulsory to sign up via an online form

Programme:

Pharmacovigilance: benzodiazepines and similar - abuse and dependence in the treatment of sleep disorders
Moderators: Thierry Christiaens (UGent) - Hugues Malonne (FAMHP – Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products)

08:45
Reception and coffee

09:15
Introduction – Xavier De Cuyper (FAMHP)

09:30
Belgian policy on psychotropic substances: what about sleeping pills, tranquillisers and sedatives? An insight by the FPS Public Health – Nele Van Tomme (SPSCAE - FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment)

09:55
benzodiazepines and similar medicines - abuse and dependence in the treatment of sleep disorders in Belgium: FAMHP investigations – Jamila Hamdani (FAMHP)

10:20
Debate

10:45 - Coffee break

11:00
The problem of addiction to benzodiazepines and similar medicines – Dominique Lamy (UCLouvain)

11:25
A general practitioner’s perspective – Tom Declercq (UGent)

11:50
The dispensing pharmacist’s perspective – Jan Saevels (APB - Belgian Pharmaceutical Association)

12:15
Debate and closing remarks

12:40 - Lunch

Materiovigilance
Moderators: Albert Demey (CHU Brugmann) - Christophe Driesmans (FAMHP)

13:45
Introduction – Xavier De Cuyper (FAMHP)

14:00
Materiovigilance case study: Rebound Hernia Mesh – Kelly Decaluwé (FAMHP)

14:25
Inspection – Themed action “Manufacturer class I” focused on matriovigilance and labelling -  Dominique Deguée (AFMPS)

14:55
Debate

15:15 - Coffee break

15:25
Materiovigilance at UZ Leuven: on the way towards 9,500 vigilance employees – Annick Verbiest (KU Leuven)

15:50
The challenges of the new regulations for manufacturers and cooperation between economic actors – Philippe Soly (COCIR - European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry)

16:10
Debate and closing remarks

16:30 - End

 

Last updated on
10/10/2019