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International Activities - FDA, NRSP-7 to Sponsor International Workshop on Minor Species/Use

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter July/August 2004 Volume XIX, No IV

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s minor use research program, the National Research Support Project #7 (NRSP-7), will sponsor a public workshop October 7- 8 in Rockville, Md., on international issues concerning the development and approval of drugs for minor uses and minor species, also known as MUMS drugs.
According to FDA’s announcement of the workshop, its purpose “is to assemble international expertise to discuss the global pursuit of drug approvals for MUMS” drugs. The workshop is designed to provide opportunities for discussion of the global perspectives for MUMS drug needs and approvals.

Specific topics to be addressed ­include:

  • Data requirements for MUMS approvals (such as effectiveness, target animal safety, human food safety, environmental safety);
  • The classification of minor species; and
  • Husbandry  practices in various regions of the world.

The organizers hope that the workshop will generate methods and strategies to improve cooperation and ­coordination of programs to help MUMS drug approvals internationally.


Meeting: International Workshop on Minor Use and Minor Species (MUMS): A Global Perspective

Date and time: October 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; October 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Plaza Room III, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md., 20852

Registration: Forms are available through the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s website at http://www.fda.gov/cvm or on the NRSP-7 website at http://www.nrsp-7.org. Because seating is limited, to attend you must register online or submit a registration form by October 6, 2004, to Ms. Anna Roy, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, (HFV-6), 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, Md., 20855; 301-827-2957; fax 301-827-4572; or E-mail aroy@cvm.fda.gov.

Registration fee: None

Contact person: Dr. Margaret Oeller, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, (HFV-1), 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, Md., 20855; 301-827-3067; fax 301-827-4401; E-mail moeller@cvm.fda.gov.