EDQM symposium, “The Challenges of Quality Requirements for Fish Vaccines,” call for posters by April 15

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EDQM symposium, “The Challenges of Quality Requirements for Fish Vaccines,” call for posters by April 15

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox

Source: European Pharmacopoeia Work Programme Symposium

10 May 2016 to 11 May 2016; Oslo, Norway

Programme Overview

Global production of fish from aquaculture has grown substantially in the past decade and this growth has brought with it many economic benefits and challenges. Like other forms of animal production, disease prevention and control are necessary to sustain it. Over the years, vaccination has become an important method for prevention of infectious diseases in farmed fish.

This symposium will focus on the quality and regulatory requirements for fish vaccines with a particular emphasis on the work of the European Pharmacopoeia and on improving the development of study methods and quality control testing such as batch potency testing, the use of alternative in vitro methods, 3Rs, and consistency of production. It will also provide an overview on how this field is likely to evolve in the near future and the main challenges that lie ahead.

The main programme topics include:

  • A summary of current regulatory requirements;
  • The work of the Ph. Eur., its Group of Experts and a focus on Ph. Eur. monographs for fish  vaccines;
  • The safety and efficacy of fish vaccines and in particular the design of studies;
  • 3Rs approaches and alternative test methods for the quality control of fish vaccines;
  • Viewpoints from manufacturer’s and authorities

Download the Draft Programme (subject to change)  

NEW: Poster Session – Call for submissions

The session will offer excellent opportunities for extended informal discussion and conversation focused on topics related to the meeting theme. Participants are invited to complete the Poster Submission Form and return it to the EDQM by 15 April 2016; Download the Poster Guidelines