News from members

The European Interest Group on biobanks has held its first (inaugural) meeting. The main aim of the group is to create a network to exchange
information about biobanking laws and ethical guidelines and establish collaborations between the members of the group in order to contribute
to the ongoing developments of interest for professionals and patients at EU / National regulatory levels
Co-ordinators of the interestgroup for the first 2 years are Emmanuelle Rial-Sebbag / Anne-Marie Duguet. Contact-point is Aurélie Mahalatchimy
The group will co-operate with the interest group on data protection, (co-ordinator Jean Herveg).

Next year during the EAHL conference in Norway, Bergen, 28-29 September 2017, a session on biobanking will be organised on behalf of the interest group.