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Public Health (06-08-2012)

Call for experts in metal-on-metal hip implants

The Commission's independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) is looking for experts for its working group on the safety of metal-on-metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants.

The call for expression of interest is launched today with deadline of 24 September 2012. For more information and to submit an application, please visit the dedicated webpage.

The European Commission has recently requested the SCENIHR to deliver an opinion on the safety of metal-on-metal hip replacements. The detailed mandate for this assessment can be found here.

To allow for a comprehensive assessment, experts in various scientific fields related to metal-on-metal hip replacements are encouraged to apply (e.g. metal- and immuno-toxicology, tribology, orthopaedic surgery, clinical biochemistry, corrosion of metals, epidemiology). Experience in risk assessment would be an advantage.

Further information on SCENIHR and the European Commission's other non-food Scientific Committees can be found here.