Scientific Committees

Hearing on breast implants in relation to anaplastic large cell lymphoma

Hearing on the SCHEER preliminary Opinion
on the safety of breast implants in relation to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

16 November 2020,

10:00 – 16:30
(to be confirmed)


via AUDIO


On 16 November 2020, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging and Risks (SCHEER) will organise a Hearing via AUDIO on the preliminary Opinion on the safety of breast implants in relation to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

The request made to the SCHEER for such scientific opinion is available here.

A public consultation on the preliminary Opinion will be open between 26 October and 7 December 2020 at https://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consultations/public_consultations/scheer_consultation_09_en.

The Hearing aims to complement the public consultation to gather specific comments, suggestions and explanations or contributions on the scientific basis of the preliminary Opinion.

According to the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committees (Annex V, page 48), 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.

The persons attending the Hearing should be scientists with appropriate expertise in the field who can present and understand the scientific arguments.

The persons attending the Hearing should limit their presentations to scientific matters related to the subject (for example, to provide additional scientific evidence, discuss interpretation of data or clarify data). Invitees shall under no circumstances engage in public relations or lobbing activities.

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;
  • the registration is based on first come first served basis and not more than 2 representatives from the same organisation are invited to participate

All registered participants will be informed on their approved participation at least two weeks before the Hearing. DG SANTE, Health and Food Safety reserve the right to cancel the Hearing if the number of register participant at the closure of the registrations is low or due to the COVID-19 crisis.

In case of confirmation of the Hearing, DG SANTE, Health and Food Safety will publish the final program of the Hearing together with the participants' names on the Scientific Committees’ website.

REGISTRATION

Should you be interested in attending the Hearing, please register using the link below by the deadline of 16 October 2020. A response confirming your participation will be sent to you as soon as possible and no later than two weeks before the Hearing.

Please note that, as participation is limited, the registration is based on first come first served basis and not more than 2 representatives from the same organisation are invited to participate.

The AUDIO link (webex system) will be sent by the Secretariat prior to the Hearing.

Registration form

Deadline: 16 October 2020