Canceled for extremely low participation
Public Hearing on the Preliminary Opinion on the safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users
27 October 2014, 14:00-17:00
Venue: Euroforum building
rue Robert Stumper 10, L-2557 Luxembourg
On 27 October 2014, the European Commission and the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) will organize a hearing in on the preliminary opinion on the safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users.
The planned hearing aims to complement the public consultation to gather scientific comments, suggestions and contributions to improve the scientific basis of the opinion
The public consultation was launched on 9 September 2014, with deadline for submitting of comments on 16 November 2014
Registration for public hearing:
According to of the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committees (Annex IV, page 44), when registering, potential participants will be asked to provide full professional details, to specify the subject they wish to address in the hearing and to submit a 1-2 page technical justification for their request. Approval for participation to the hearing will be decided by the Commission on the basis of the following criteria:
- interested participants should be scientists or technical experts with appropriate expertise in the field who are able to present and understand the scientific arguments;
- interested participants have clearly identified the subject matter they would wish to contribute to and have provided sufficient technical justification;
All registered participants will be informed at least two weeks before the hearing;
The final programme of the hearing will published together with the participants' names on the Scientific Committees' website.
Download the final programme
Should you be interested in attending the hearing, please register using the link below by the deadline of 12 October 2014. A response confirming your participation will be sent to you as soon as possible and no later than 13 October 2014.
Please note that as space to this meeting is limited, potential participants are strongly advised not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they receive a positive registration reply.
The entrance to the hearing is free of charge, however, the European Commission will not reimburse any costs made for travel or accommodation.