Swissmedic Medicines Expert Committees

In scientific matters, Swissmedic obtains specialist advice from the Swissmedic Medicines Expert Committees (SMEC). These consist of the Human Medicines Expert Committee (HMEC) in the case of medicinal products for human use and the Veterinary Medicines Expert Committee (VMEC) where veterinary medicinal products are involved. The members of both bodies are appointed by the Agency Council of Swissmedic.

The SMEC support Swissmedic by providing expert reports and advice on the scientific assessment of documentation relating to the authorisation, market surveillance and approval of medicinal products. They perform these activities by answering specialised questions posed both in relation to and independently of pending cases.

To ensure impartial advice, each member of the Swissmedic Medicines Expert Committees discloses his or her interests on an annual basis.

Human Medicines Expert Committee (HMEC)

Meeting dates 2017/2018
17 January 201716 January 2018
14 February 201713 February 2018
14 March 201713 March 2018
11 April 201710 April 2018
09 May 201715 May 2018
13 June 201712 June 2018
11 July 201710 July 2018
08 August 201707 August 2018
12 September 201711 September 2018
10 October 201709 October 2018
07 November 201713 November 2018
12 December 201711 December 2018

Veterinary Medicines Expert Committee (VMEC)

Meeting dates 2017/2018
16 February 201708 February 2018
27 April 201726 April 2018
15 June 201707 June 2018
31 August 201723 August 2018
19 October 201718 Octobre 2018
07 December 201729 November 2018