The European Commission has requested the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), to deliver an opinion on the safety of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery.
To enable a comprehensive assessment in this area, SCENIHR has identified a need for experts to constitute the relevant working group who will help the Committee on this opinion, in the following areas: gynaecology, surgery, biocompatibility, urology and oncology.
Following the Rules of procedure of the Scientific Committees, a call for expression of interest for experts with outstanding background in the areas mentioned above is launched. International experts are also encouraged to apply.
The deadline for submission for this call for experts is 10 April 2014.
Interested experts can submit their application through the database of experts which can be found here.
In addition to this, interested experts have to send the application form (as PDF file) and their CV to the functional email box: SANCO-C2-SCIENTIFIC-COMMITTEES@ec.europa.eu indicating “Surgical Meshes - call for experts" in the subject title of the e-mail.
The successful candidate will be required to read and accept the conditions for his/her membership in the working group, as explained in detail in the Rules of procedure of the Scientific Committees.