TOPRA Annual Symposium 2020 logo


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About the Symposium

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The TOPRA Symposium, held yearly since 2004, is the one of the biggest conferences in Europe dedicated to healthcare regulatory affairs, with a programme encompassing the topics most relevant to those working in healthcare regulatory affairs, whether for human or veterinary medicines, medical devices or IVDs. It is open to anyone interested in regulatory affairs and gathers delegates, speakers and exhibitors from industry, regulatory bodies, support services (consultants, recruiters, translators) and connected areas (patient groups, charities, healthcare professions, legal firms, universities, notified bodies and the media).

The latest edition, in 2019, organised in conjunction with Ireland's HPRA, was held in Dublin and attracted over 640 participants across 31 countries and more than 300 entities, including 22 regulatory authorities, constituting a perfect opportunity for keeping current of the latest regulatory developments and for sharing experiences with your peers.

The 2020 Symposium will be held in Brussels in conjunction with Belgium's FAMHP from 5–7 October, themed around the question: The evolving world of regulatory affairs: innovate regulation or regulate innovation? 

The conference programme is being developed by the following working parties:

Human Medicines Symposium Working Party

Veterinary Medicines Symposium Working Party 

  • Anja Holm - Central Vet Pharma consultancy, Denmark (Chair)
  • Dries Minne - The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP), Belgium
  • Els Dewaele - The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP), Belgium
  • Bruno Urbain - The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP), Belgium
  • Guillaume Agède - Ceva Santé Animale, France
  • Rick Clayton - AnimalhealthEurope, Belgium
  • Paula Kajaste - Fimea, Finland, CMDv (Vice-Chair)
  • Beate Lohr - Elanco Animal Health, Switzerland
  • Mel Munro - Triveritas, UK

Medical Devices/IVDs Symposium Working Party

TOPRA Symposium 2020
5–7 October 2020
Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels National Airport, Brussels 1930, Belgium
+32 2 710 80 00

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