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Finding the right balance for consumer health products


Brussels | 10-11 October 2017


Objectives of the conference


Self-care is nowadays recognised as a key element of healthcare. This is reflected in numerous policy documents and backed by studies demonstrating the economic and social value of self-care. However, there are still uncertainties when it comes to the most appropriate balance between the three legal categories of self-care products: non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices.

The AESGP conference near the premises of the European Parliament will provide an update on the regulatory challenges for consumer health products with a focus on relevant developments around substance-based medical devices, food products and (traditional) herbal medicines. Particular attention will be paid to the implementation of the new medical device legislation and the ongoing discussion on botanical claims.

The event will start on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 18.30 with a reception in the European Parliament hosted by Adina-Ioana V─âlean, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament. Guest speaker will be Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.

The meeting will continue on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 in the Renaissance Brussels Hotel (Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels) until 17.30.