EMA - Call for expression of interest for representatives in EMA's COVID-19 taskforce
EMA has established a taskforce on COVID-19 (ETF) to ensure that all COVID 19-related challenges are handled in the most efficient manner possible. The key aim of the taskforce is to support the Agency’s business continuity following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Since its inception the ETF has taken a leading role in providing advice to companies developing medicines and vaccines for COVID-19, evaluating data on medicines used for COVID-19 and supporting EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) in its evaluations. The EFT has also carried assessment underpinning EMA advice to the public.
It is clear that in this crisis context, engagement with patients and healthcare professionals is more important than ever, and for this reason EMA would like to appoint one patient/consumer representative and one healthcare professional representative to actively participate in ETF meetings. The representatives would provide input and bring views from the communities they represent on specific aspects of ETF work during the pandemic while also helping to disseminate vital public health messages to increase transparency, awareness and understanding of COVID-19 regulatory activities.
In terms of expected timing and workload, the task force usually has two 2-hour long meetings per week – one for vaccines and one for therapeutics. However as a starting point, both representatives would only attend selected ETF meetings (or part of a meeting) where it is expected that their input would be most relevant and valuable. This format will be monitored and adjusted as needed, based on experience. EMA colleagues will fully support their participation.
One representative and one alternate will be selected according to the following criteria:
· Be a member of an EMA eligible organisation;
· Be familiar with drug development, regulatory processes and the legal Community framework affecting medicines;
· Ideally have knowledge or experience in the area of vaccines, infectious diseases, internal medicine, primary care, respiratory diseases or intensive care.
· Have the capacity to participate and contribute to ETF activities
· Have a valid DOI and confidentiality undertaking, assessed to the level of committee member (can be done after appointment)
We welcome expressions of interest, together with a brief motivation outlining relevant experience in relation to COVID-19, by 24 July 2020, by email to the following address: public-engagement(at)ema.europa.eu
EMA - Call for expression of interest for nomination of experts to participate in a virtual meeting on “Artificial intelligence in clinical trials – ensuring it is fit for purpose” (22 September 2020)
The EMA Inspections Office together with the Good Clinical Practice Inspectors Working Group (GCP-IWG) is seeking to identify patients and healthcare professional experts who could share their experience with the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the medical field, particularly to discuss practical use cases and challenges validating AI tools.
The meeting will take place on 22nd September between 14:30 – 19:15 (CET). This date overlaps with the PCWP/HCPWP session on Pregnancy and lactation, however, we hope you can suggest alternative experts who can join.
Some of the topics to be covered during the meeting include:
· Summary status of current and immediate future use of AI in clinical trials
· Use cases for the use of AI in clinical trials
· The validation of AI in clinical research and other related fields
· Risk assessment and considerations
· AI and “fit for purpose”
· Perceived challenges by regulators and industry
For that purpose, we are now launching a call for expressions of interest to identify potential candidates and a decision will then be made by the Agency’s Inspections Office together with members of the GCP-IWG.
Experts interested in joining the meeting are kindly asked to send us a short (no more than 150 words) CV indicating their expertise on the topics discussed. This is to ensure we can also cope with the limitations on number of participants imposed by the Adobe Connect virtual room capacity.
Please send your expression of interest, together with your motivation to public-engagement(at)ema.europa.eu by Friday, 24 July 2020.
Recruitment advertising NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde , Scotland
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest NHS Health Board in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.
They are seeking to recruit 4 Geriatric Consultant post across several specialties.
For further information please visit :
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (General with Geriatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit - GORU) , Vale of Leven Hospital
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Older Adult and Frailty) , Royal Alexandria Hospital
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Movement Disorder), Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Orthogeriatrics), Inverclyde Royal Hospital
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION - Call for Part-time Tutors for Online Course on Healthy Ageing
The World Health Organization is looking for tutors to help support the delivery of the first ever WHO learning programme on Healthy Ageing.
This online course equips participants with the competencies and skills needed to engage meaningfully with the topic of Healthy Ageing and to become change agents for the Decade of Healthy Ageing.
If you know of someone who is passionate about ageing and available to work remotely on a part-time basis, please encourage them to read this opportunity – link here: https://www.who.int/ageing/healthy-ageing-tutor-TOR.pdf?ua=1.
Interested candidates will need to send a single file including both their CV/resume and a letter of interest to the course coordinator, Dr de la Fuente-Núñez at the following email address: email@example.com. The application deadline is 23:59 UTC + 02:00 on 8 May 2020.
No email inquiries please. Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.
Chair in geriatric medicine at Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is seeking to recruit a Chair in geriatric medicine / frailty within the Faculty of Medicine. This person would be joining our Flagship University Institute - HELSI (Healthy Lifespan Institute:
Individuals interested in such a position, either from the UK or internationally, would ideally be a rising star ready to move into a Chair, but we may consider appointing to Senior Lecturer or Reader posts. We would be interested in talking to clinical academics who have health services research expertise but also interests and track record in bench research.
For contacts: Prof. Suzanne M Mason firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Emergency Medicine
School of Health and Related Research
University of Sheffield
New Position - additional Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Aberdeen, UK
The EuGMS is happy to disseminate an exciting opportunity for an academic geriatrician looking for a new challenge.
You will see from the link below the University of Aberdeen has created a new post, a second Chair of Geriatric Medicine and applications are now invited.
Informal enquiries are very welcome either to the Head of School as advertised or to Prof Roy SOIZA (NHS GRAMPIAN) roy.soiza(at)nhs.net.
A new PhD position is available in our group (Lille, France)
A new PhD position is available in our group (Lille, France). The title of the project is "Effects of early-life and chronic exposure to dietary AGEs on chronic, low-grade inflammation and age-associated disorders"
To apply, students can follow the pertinent instruction on the following link :
Prof. Éric BOULANGER (MD, PhD)
Aging Biology & Geriatrics @ Medical School-INSERM-University Hospital of Lille
Vacancy notices - Vaccine-preventable diseases and Immunization - WHO EURO
The EuGMS has the pleasure to announce two (2) vacancy notices within the Vaccine-preventable diseases and Immunization unit in the WHO European Regional Office (P5 Team Lead-Immunization and VPD Surveillance Data and, P4 Vaccine Quality and Safety).
Doctoral and/or Post-doctoral positions for the INSPIRE Project at the Gérontopôle of Toulouse
The Institute looks forward to receiving the potential candidate's material (in english) such as:
- A brief cover letter (max 1 page) explaining why he/she would like to join the Gérontopôle
- A short Curriculum Vitae including list of publications
- The pdf file of one or two full-text articles
- E-mail and contact number for a possible phone interview
Position of MD attendee of geriatric area with dedication to practice and research in Barcelona (13.08.2018)
Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili is looking for a physician with a research trajectory.
Download the proposal here.