Kant Agnes

Dr. Agnes Kant is epidemiologist and since 2013 director of the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb. Lareb is the reporting and knowledge centre for adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and drug use during pregnancy and lactation in the Netherlands. The centre has experience in promoting reporting ADRs for both health care professionals as well as patients, causality assessment and signal detection, cohort event monitoring, innovation of Pharmacovigilance and communication. Lareb is an independent foundation, funded by the drug regulatory authority (MEB), and the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Agnes Kant studied Health Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. She graduated as an epidemiologist in 1989. At the Radboud University she worked as a scientific researcher for 5 years.
In 1997 she became a PhD on a thesis about the organization of screening on cervical cancer. From 1998 until 2010 she was a Member of Parliament of the Socialist Party. In the period 1998-2008 mainly as spokeswoman on Health care. From 2008 until 2010 she was the leader of the Socialist Party.