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Thursday, July 1 • 10:00am - 11:00am
#414 SL: How to Avoid Shortages? Insights from the EU Executive Steering Group on Shortages – Learnings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-21-644-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

The EU Steering Group on shortage coordinated urgent actions to prevent supply disruptions within the EU during the pandemic, including regulatory flexibilities and monitoring of shortages of medicines used for COVID-19 patients.

Learning Objectives

Describe how shortages of medicines are coordinated in the EU/EEA, their root causes, and contingency measures to prevent or mitigate shortages; Discuss how the European Medicines Regulatory Network (EMRN) has stepped up its efforts to prevent or mitigate the impact of shortages of medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Monica Dias, PharmD, PhD, MPharm, RPh


How to Avoid Shortages: Patients Point of View
Charlotte Roffiaen

Avoiding Shortages During COVID-19: Lessons Learned From Community Pharmacists
Jan De Belie

David Jauch, MBA

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Monica Dias

Head of Supply and Availability of Medicines and Devices, a.i., European Medicines Agency, Netherlands
Dr. Monica Dias studied pharmacy in Lisbon and obtained her PhD from the University of Cardiff. She has subsequently worked in industry in R&D. In 2004 Dr. Dias joined the EMA Quality Office as Scientific Administrator and in 2013 moved to the Office of the Deputy Executive Director... Read More →

Jan De Belie

Professional Affairs Advisor, Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), Belgium

David Jauch

Director - Government Affairs and CSR, Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH, Germany
David M. Jauch is responsible for Government Affairs & Corporate Social Responsibility for Fresenius Kabi in the Region Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. He is the Chairman of the International Affairs Committee, Member of the Board of Medicines for Europe as well as... Read More →

Charlotte Roffiaen

European Policy Advisor, France Assos Santé, France

Thursday July 1, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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