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International Conference: Towards the practical implementation of the Council of Europe convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (MEDICRIME Convention) - 15-16 April 2010, Congress Center Basel

In the spirit of its long-standing support for the activities and programmes carried out by the EDQM aiming at promoting the access to good quality medicines, in particular minimising public health risks posed by counterfeit medicines, Swissmedic is organising and implementing this conference together with the EDQM and the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, Directorate of Standard-Setting.

The aim of this conference is to enhance significantly the fight against counterfeit medical products and similar crimes in Europe and worldwide by ensuring the required political support for the implementation of the future MEDICRIME convention.

The target audience of the conference includes representatives of Health, Judicial and Enforcement authorities, senior officials responsible for policy-making, such as Chief Medical Officers, Chief Pharmaceutical Officers, as well as Heads of Medicines Agencies, State Prosecutors, Heads of Police and Customs Agencies, and relevant international and European institutions and organisations.

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Keynote Speech: Mr Jan Kleijssen, Director of Standard-Setting, Council of Europe