Hetty van Beers, Managing Director of the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority (SDa), and associate partner of EPRUMA, was recently appointed as merit member by the Royal Dutch Veterinary Association (KNMvD). The award comes in recognition of her remarkable work with SDa, and her contribution to the KNMvD and the veterinary profession as a whole.
EPRUMA joins the KNMvD in congratulating her for this well-deserved award.
Mrs van Beers graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht in 1988 and completed her PhD in 1996. Before joining the Dutch Veterinary Medicines Authority in 2012, she worked at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, at the Animal Health Service in Deventer, and as a veterinary practitioner.
For further details, see the KNMvD website
Brussels, 18 November 2016: EPRUMA welcomes the 9th edition of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, and takes the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to promoting the responsible use of all veterinary medicines, including antibiotics.
Cooperation between EU institutions, national authorities and key stakeholders - working in both human and animal health - is critical to ensure the responsible use of all antibiotics from a truly One-Health approach, and to fight antimicrobial resistance. On European Antibiotic Awareness Day, EPRUMA reconfirms its firm commitment to promoting the responsible use of veterinary medicines through the collaborative work of its 10 member organisations. This includes facilitating information exchange on best practices, developing best-practice framework documents, and supporting transparency on antibiotic use through surveillance and resistance monitoring.
EPRUMA/Slovak Presidency workshop on 'Creating a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines'
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Exchange of information on best practices, critical to ensuring the responsible use of veterinary medicines across the EU
Brussels, 13 October 2016 – EPRUMA and the Slovak Presidency of the EU held a workshop today to create a common understanding on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in the EU. The event highlighted the need to increase the exchange of information and dialogue on best practices between public authorities and the private sector across the EU.
Brussels, 11 March 2016 – EPRUMA welcomes the European Parliament’s vote of yesterday on the proposal for a Regulation on veterinary medicinal products, which recognises that the responsible use of veterinary medicines goes hand in hand with good animal husbandry. EPRUMA partners will continue to advance their common agenda to increase awareness, understanding and implementation of the best animal health practices including responsible use across the EU for the benefit of animal health and welfare, as well as public health.
Brussels, 24 February 2016 – EPRUMA is happy to announce the appointment of FVE-Vice President Rens van Dobbenburgh as new Chairman. Mr van Dobbenburgh also chairs the FVE/UEVP Medicines Working Group. He will lead EPRUMA for a 3-year period, succeeding Gwyn Jones (Copa-Cogeca/NFU).
Veterinary medicines regulation: medicines availability and responsible use go hand in hand, EPRUMA says
Brussels, 18 February 2016 – EPRUMA partners welcome the European Parliament Environment and Public Health Committee’s efforts to ensure an increased availability of veterinary medicines and support innovation in animal health. The availability and responsible use of medicines are inter-twined, and EPRUMA partners continue to work together to disseminate and encourage the implementation of best practice in the use of all veterinary medicines including antibiotics.
EPRUMA welcomes the EFSA/ECDC report on antimicrobial resistance and re-emphasises its commitment to the responsible use of veterinary medicines
Brussels, 12 February 2016 – EPRUMA is happy to note that the trend analyses observed in the latest joint EFSA/ECDC EU-wide report on antimicrobial resistance show that in several Member States efforts to stabilise and reduce absolute levels of resistance are delivering. EPRUMA partners’ firm commitment to the responsible use of veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, is making a difference on the ground.
8 February 2016 - Spain’s VETRESPONSABLE has launched a brand new guidance document on the responsible use of veterinary medicines in bovine, which is available on www.vetresponsable.es. The document aims to be a useful tool for veterinarians in ensuring the correct prescription and use of veterinary medicines in their day-to-day work.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2015:EPRUMA calls on the EU institutions to adopt a science-based antibiotic policy from a One-Health perspective
Brussels, 18 November 2015 – EPRUMA reiterates its commitment to promoting the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, and calls on the EU institutions to adopt a science-based antibiotic policy from a One-Health approach.
On European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November 2016) EPRUMA's Chairman, Rens van Dobbenburgh, pledges to
EPRUMA declaration on 'Our 7 commitments to the responsible use of veterinary medicines': signed in Brussels
A fact sheet explaining the Responsible Use of medicines in animals, as well as EPRUMA's role and objectives.