Roundtable CHM

Swissmedic and the complementary and herbal medicine companies/associations meet regularly to discuss topics relating to the regulation of medicinal products at a Round Table on CHM (referred to below as the "Round Table”). The Round Table enables the parties to make their concerns heard in order to respond promptly and appropriately to regulatory and technical signals, as necessary. There are cases in which Swissmedic needs to discuss changes in the regulation of medicinal products with representatives of the complementary and herbal medicine companies/associations before the changes are made, so that practical aspects of operational implementation can be properly taken into account and communicated appropriately to the target audience.

The Round Table comprises representatives of the complementary and herbal medicine companies/associations plus senior representatives of the Authorisation division at Swissmedic. Over the years, the direct exchange between Swissmedic and the complementary and herbal medicine companies/associations has proved to be a productive way of promoting mutual understanding of the parties’ concerns as well as for planning and implementing regulatory, process-related and technical changes in an efficient manner.

The Round Table’s guidelines for cooperation are set out in the Terms of Reference.

Industry participants

A maximum of 12 representatives of the complementary and herbal medicine companies/associations who are familiar with operational issues in the industry on the basis of their day-to-day work or many years of experience will take part in the Round Table. They will also need to have in-depth knowledge of the legislation, the political environment and the working methods of Swissmedic.

The associations will agree among themselves on their representatives at the Round Table. If you are interested in taking part, please first contact anfragen@swissmedic.ch

The following people currently participate in the CHM Round Table:

Name Company / Association
Dr. Herbert Schwabl President, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH), PADMA Inc.
Stefan Binz Board Member, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH), ebi-pharm
Dr. Roger Eltbogen President of the Swiss Society for Herbal Medicine (SMGP), Board Member of the Union of Associations of Swiss Physicians for Complementary Medicine
Hans-Peter Häfliger Board Member, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH), Omida / Schwabe Gruppe AG
Dipl. pharm. Christoph Kalbermatten Board Member, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH), Ceres AG
Dr. Sergio Mantelli Board Member, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH), Verfora AG
Dr. Monica Mennet-von Eiff Board Member, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH), Weleda Co Ltd
Dr. Katharina Oehler Member of the Swiss Society for Herbal Medicine (SMGP), pharma services Oehler GmbH
Dipl. pharm. Christian Terreaux Member of the Swiss Society for Herbal Medicine (SMGP), Vifor Pharma
lic.rer.pol. Isabelle Zimmermann CEO, Swiss Association of Producers of Complementary Medicines (SVKH)

Last modification 21.09.2020

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