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10 September 2015
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From our blog

Securing the basis for collaboration in the future
09 September 2015 by Andrew Powrie-Smith

Later this month we will be at the European Cancer Congress 2015 talking about why, from early 2016, the pharmaceutical industry in Europe will begin disclosing payments made to health professionals for activities. They include consultancy, attending advisory boards, speaking at educational meetings, travel, accommodation and registration for congresses etc.

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From our blog

Achieving Accelerated Patient Access to Life-Saving Medicines by Revising the Conditional Marketing Authorisation
10 September 2015 by Sabine Atzor

Much needed refinements to the EU Conditional Marketing Authorisation (CMA) could play a vital role in increasing access to patients in urgent need of effective medicines that have not yet been subject to a full assessment by the European Medicines Agency. However, adequate incentives must be put in place to encourage companies to request conditional marketing upfront as a prospectively planned pathway.

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Events calendar

Events Calendar

EFPIA Health Collaboration Summit 28-29 October 2015
From 28/10/2015 to 29/10/2015 (Brussels)

The event will bring together senior figures from patient organisations, healthcare systems and industry to discuss outcomes driven, sustainable healthcare in Europe and the role of transparency in developing effective working relationships, capacity building and governance.

In order to share best practice on multi-stakeholder collaborations that benefit patients and healthcare systems, EFPIA and the Patient Think Tank are establishing the Health Collaboration Award.

The Award is open to multi-stakeholder collaborative projects on local, national and EU level that benefit patients. Entrants must include patient organisations and industry partners.

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the event is full and registration is now closed. Please note that submissions for the Awards closed on 5 October. 

For more information, click here or contact zsofia.bakonyi@efpia.eu.

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Events Calendar

TTIP Live Q&A
On 11/09/2015 (Live Q&A)

On 11 September from 16-17h CEST, EFPIA will host a live TTIP Q&A entitled: 

Health and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): What are the benefits to medical research and development, including access to medicines and other healthcare innovations?

The panel will consist of Lars Rebien Sørensen, President & CEO, Novo Nordisk and David Ricks, President, Lilly Bio-Medicines,  as well as two academic professors from University College London (UK) and Colorado College (US), who will be answering questions in real time. Richard Bergström will introduce the panel and commence the session.

The live Q&A will have the Twitter hashtag #TTIPqa where interested parties and stakeholders will be able to provide questions in real time. The live web platform address, where you will find all relevant information about the session and the speakers, can be accessed here. Through this platform, you will also be able to follow the live-session on the day of the event.

Please pencil the date into your agendas and we hope you will be able to join the fruitful live discussion.

 

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Emerging Medicinal Products – from laboratory to patient use
On 14/12/2015 (De Vere Centre, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London)

The fourth annual regulatory policy summit has been organised by EBE and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

 

 

 

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European Health Forum Gastein | EHFG
From 30/09/2015 to 02/10/2015 (Bad Hofgastein, Austria)

The European Health Forum Gastein is the most important health-related event in the European Union and a meeting point for experts from different fields within health systems. It differs greatly from other events, which are focused generally on very specific areas.

For more information on the event, click here

 

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Better Science, Better Health: New Healthcare Models
From 27/10/2015 to 28/10/2015 (Washington DC)

There are currently multiple global initiatives investigating ways to improve and accelerate the way we bring much-needed new medicines to patients. How do we collaborate internationally to create better patient outcomes in the emerging world of precision medicine?

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Events Calendar

Implement, Integrate & Optimise Your Sustainable Serialisation Strategy
From 02/11/2015 to 04/11/2015 (Geneva)

Join the Pharma Serialisation & Traceability 2015 Summit in Geneva! With 22+ presentations from big pharma, CMOs, generics and SMEs, and with the chance to meet directly with regulatory bodies and associations, this event simply cannot be missed.

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Documents

From our blog

Understanding the working relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professionals
09 September 2015 (Publications)

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From our blog

EFPIA Proposal for Options to Improve the Application of the Conditional Marketing Authorisation System in the EU (not requiring legislative changes)
10 September 2015 (Publications)

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What we are reading

What we are reading

'Transmittable Alzheimer's' concept raised
10 September 2015 (BBC News)

People may be able to contract Alzheimer's during certain medical procedures in the same way as the brain disease CJD, say researchers.

Contaminated surgical instruments or injections, such as human growth hormone, may pose a rare but potential risk, they speculate in Nature.

 

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