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Public Hearing

Canceled for extremely low participation

Public Hearing on the SCHEER Scientific Advices on
The evaluation of new scientific information on the safety of PIP breast implants
and on
The state of scientific knowledge on a possible association between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma

29 May 2017, Luxembourg, 10:00 - 17:00
Venue: EUROFORUM, 10, Rue Robert Stumper, L-2557 Luxembourg

On 29 May 2017, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging and Risks (SCHEER) will organize a public hearing in Luxembourg on two scientific advices on breast implants and health.

The request made to the SCHEER for these two Scientific Advices is available here. The Scientific Advices are now published for comments until 15 June 2017.

The public hearing aims to present these documents and to gather specific comments, suggestions and explanations or contributions on their scientific basis.

According to the Rules of Procedure of the Scientific Committees (Annex V, page 48), when registering, potential participants are asked to provide full professional details, to specify the subject they wish to address in the hearing and to submit a 1-2 page technical justification for their request.

The persons attending the hearing should be scientists with appropriate expertise in the field who can present and understand the scientific arguments. They should limit their presentations to scientific matters related to the subject (for example, to provide additional scientific evidence, discuss interpretation of data or clarify data). Invitees shall under no circumstances engage in public relations or lobbing activities. Risk management issues are outside the scope of the meeting.

Approval for participation to the hearing will be decided by the Commission on the basis of the following criteria:

  • participants should be scientists or technical experts with appropriate expertise in the field who are able to present and understand the scientific arguments;
  • participants have clearly identified the subject matter they would wish to contribute to and have provided sufficient technical justification;

All registered participants will be informed on their approved participation at least two weeks before the hearing.

DG SANTE, Health and Food Safety reserve the right to cancel the hearing if the number of register participant at the closure of the registrations is low.

In case of confirmation of the hearing, DG SANTE, Health and Food Safety will publish the final programme of the hearing together with the participants' names on the Scientific Committees’ website.


Should you be interested in attending the hearing, please register using the link below by the deadline of 7 May 2017. A response confirming your participation will be sent to you as soon as possible and no later than two weeks before the hearing.

Please note that, as space to this meeting is limited, the registration is based on first come first served basis and not more than 2 representatives from the same organisation are invited to participate. Potential participants are strongly advised not to make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they receive a positive registration reply.

The entrance to the hearing is free of charge; however, the European Commission will not reimburse any costs made for travel or accommodation.

Registration form
Deadline: 7 May 2017