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Ann Arbor MI 3/15/12 3/15/12 Medical countermeasures (MCMs) are essential to public health emergency responses. U.S. Food and Drug Administration attorneys will discuss MCMs legal authorities, Emergency Use Authorizations, and the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.

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Free Public Health Law webinar: Recent Developments in FDA's Emergency Authority

March 15, 2012
1:00 p.m.

1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Sponsored by Mid-States Region Network for Public Health Law
Contact Information: Andy Baker-White andybw@umich.edu
Cost: free, by 1 p.m. ET on March 13

More Information:

Medical countermeasures (MCMs), such as drugs, vaccines and diagnostic devices, are often essential components of public health emergency responses. During and in preparation for such emergencies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in how federal, state and local agencies use MCMs. In this webinar, attorneys from the FDA's Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats will discuss legal authorities related to MCMs. They will focus on Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) and recent EUA activities, including doxycycline mass dispensing and the National Postal Model, as well as shelf-life extension of stockpiled MCMs, preemption and more.

Presenters will also discuss the potential impact of the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) on FDA's emergency authority and on federal, state and local MCM preparedness and response efforts.

Presenters:

  • Elizabeth Sadove, J.D., senior regulatory counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats;
  • Brooke Courtney, J.D., M.P.H., regulatory counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats;
  • Heather McDowell, J.D., regulatory counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats

Please register by Tuesday, March 15. Note that this and previous Public Health Law webinars are archived at the Network for Public Health Law website.