The European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD)

Standing Committee on Prequalification of Vaccines against FAST diseases (SCPQv)

The Standing Committee on Prequalification of Vaccines against FAST diseases (SCPQv) acts as the oversight, governance and final decision-making committee for the PQv procedure operated by the EuFMD, to provide independent assurance of the quality of vaccines against FAST diseases.

Members nominated by Member Nations with expertise in FAST vaccine production, control and use 

Name

Country

Title

Gabor Kulcar (Chairperson)

Hungary

Director National Food Chain Safety Office, Directorate of Veterinary Medical Products

Musa Alkan

Türkiye

GMP Inspector, Vaccine specialist, Presidency of Turkish Health Institutes

Rosario Bulligo Gómez-Heras

Spain

Head of BIO-IVMP Assessment Unit, Veterinary Medicines Department, Medicines and Medical Devices Spanish Agency

Joana Neghirla

Romania

Head of Disease Control Department, National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority

Ronan O'Neill

Ireland

Head of Virology Division, Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Tamaš Petrović 

Serbia

Director Deputy for Research, Coordinator of the Team for International collaboration in Institute, Head and Senior Researcher in the Department of Virology

Members nominated by Member Nations on the basis of specific expertise

Two experts from FMD Reference Laboratories in Member Nations of EuFMD with experience of quality control of FAST vaccines.  

Name

Country

Title

Aldo Dekker 

The Netherlands

Senior Scientist, Wageningen BioVeterinary Research (WBVR)

David Paton

United Kingdom

Adviser to the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease, The Pirbright Institute

Two experts from national medicines regulatory authorities in member nations of EuFMD with expertise in evaluation and authorization of FAST vaccines. 

Name

Country

Title

Caroline Guittré 

France

Rapporteur Veterinary Immunologicals team, Scientific Assessment Department, French agency for veterinary medicinal products

Sharon Reynolds

United Kingdom (VMD)

Head of the Biological Assessment Team

 Permanent observers

  • FAO animal production and health division (NSAH) and FAO procurement service (CSLP). 
  • European Union, European Commission and European Medicines Agency. 
  • WOAH  
  • WHO 
  • Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre of the African Union (AU-PANVAC)