ICH: Significant advancements in global harmonisation efforts at ICH’s largest biannual meeting to-date

18-06-2019

ICH: Significant advancements in global harmonisation efforts at ICH’s largest biannual meeting to-date

(Source: ICH 2019-06-17)

The International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) met in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 1 – 6 June 2019. The meeting marked ICH’s largest biannual meeting to-date, bringing together almost 500 participants from ICH’s sixteen Members and twenty-eight Observers. ICH’s global constituency also further grew in Amsterdam, with ICH Assembly approval of four new Regulatory Observers: ANMAT, Argentina; CPED, Israel; JFDA, Jordan and SFDA, Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number of ICH Observers to thirty-two.

Full details are available on the ICH website www.ich.org. At the meeting, the Assembly reviewed the excellent progress made by ICH Working Groups both at and prior to the meeting, approved new areas for harmonisation, and took decisions in support of the recognised importance of training in ensuring a globally consistent approach to ICH Guideline implementation.

In Amsterdam, the Assembly also welcomed a new Assembly Vice Chair, with the election of: Dr. Celia Lourenco (Health Canada, Canada) succeeding Dr. Petra Doerr (Swissmedic, Switzerland) for a 6 months term until November 2019.

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