T. Paál, PhD

University of Szeged

Speaker Module B

Tamás L. Paál graduated in pharmacy then postgraduated in drug control and chemical engineering. He received his PhD in chemistry. Working for 11 years for the Hungarian pharma industry he joined the National Institute of Pharmacy (NIP), the human medicines regulatory agency. Later he was the Head of this agency for 23 years. Having reached the Governmental service retirement age he was requested to remain as senior scientific adviser to the same authority, called now, after merging with the food authority, National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition. Between 2004 and 2013 he was the Hungarian member of the Management Board of the European Medicines Agency and the EU Commission’s Pharmaceutical Committee. He still represents Hungary in the Standing Committee on human medicinal products. Tamás Paál was promoted also University professor of regulatory affairs in 1984 teaching actually both in the University of Szeged and in the Semmelweis University (Budapest). Having retired, he is now professor emeritus of the University of Szeged, Faculty of Pharmacy. He is member of Drug Information Association (DIA) and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, member (former Council member) of The Organisation of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA) and the European Forum of Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP). Tamás Paál is holder of awards of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), DIA and TOPRA. He wrote more than 220 publications on medicine assessment and regulatory affairs.