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Current EAMBES Governance and the past Executives of EAMBES.
On 20 July 2015, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) launched for public consultation a Draft Guidance document on the re-manufacturing of Single Use Devices (SUDs), aiming at medical devices industry, healthcare establishments and healthcare professionals.
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Following the adoption by the Council of the partial general approach on the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations in June, the Working Party (WP) on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices has started the work to finalise the outstanding technical work concerning the preamble of the two draft regulations (which give important clues for interpretation of the articles in the body of the regulations) and technical inconsistencies.
Relevant Parliamentary Questions (PQs) raised or answered during the month of July focused on eHealth and mHealth.
On 24 July, the Commissioner for Research, Carlos Moedas, presented a poster with a to-do list summing up the top priorities of his five-year term, which had been sent the day before to the civil servants working in his research directorate.
On 28 July the European Commission adopted the annual work programme for the European Research Council (ERC). The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.
The European Commission adopted on 3 June 2015 a Communication on the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection".
On 19 June 2015, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council adopted a partial general approach –excluding the recitals- on the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations.
We have decided to extend the deadline for the mail ballot for new members of the EAMBES council until March 13th. Only representatives of the societies can vote and they have received a ballot two weeks ago. So, if you have not voted yet, please take a moment to do so and if you did, many thanks for participating in this democratic process.
Due to health problems our manager Marijke Lensing-Kooiman was, much to her regret, forced to resign from the position of EAMBES manager. EAMBES found a professional manager in Eve Costa - firstname.lastname@example.org - who is willing to take over EAMBES management for a three month period (Jan-Feb-March). She is a charter accountant and she has been managing many SMES for many years. In March it will be decided how to go forward. She is looking forward to meeting you all during the meetings and Scientific Event on March 16 and 17, 2015 in Brussels.
For the course of 2014, health stakeholders in Brussels feared the impact of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on health research. MEPs seeking to limit the influence of insurance companies and other major players in data imposed strict conditions on the transfer of health data and its very use. This would also apply to medical researchers all over Europe.