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25 February 2016
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EFPIA Statement on Brexit
24 February 2016

EFPIA believes that the UK’s continued membership of the EU is in the best interests of the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and across Europe. As [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

A Silver Bullet for Europe’s Health Challenges: the Birth of IMI (Guest Blog)
25 February 2016 by Carlo Incerti (Genzyme; IMI Governing Board)

Challenges to European health systems have intensified in the 21st century, with unprecedented pressures linked to ageing populations and rising costs. Against this backdrop, leading figures in the pharmaceutical industry understood that a fresh evaluation of the situation was essential if Europe wanted to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines – particularly in areas where there an unmet medical or social need remained.

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New day rising? (Guest Blog)
25 February 2016 by Dominic Tyer (PMGroup)

I imagine the approaching disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals is providing more than a little unease among senior pharma executives.

We’re less than six months away from the July deadline for EFPIA members to reveal any ‘transfers of value’ made to healthcare professionals (HCPs) during 2015, with gigabyte upon gigabyte of information being readied for release into the wild.

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Events calendar

Events Calendar

EFPIA Annual Conference 2016
On 15/06/2016 (Radisson Hotel, Brussels)

This year's EFPIA Annual Conference will take place on 15 June 2016, at the Radisson Hotel in Brussels. The event will examine the challenges faced by healthcare systems in Europe, the exciting science that will play a key role in meeting these challenges and the long-term sustainability of healthcare delivery. An interactive exhibition will be set up to provide attendees with further insight into EFPIA’s current initiatives, which aim at facilitating a pan-European dialogue on the importance of shifting towards a model of outcomes-driven healthcare.
 
The final programme can be accessed here
 
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Inaugural Conference of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD)
On 10/03/2016 (Paris, France)

This Inaugural Conference will mark the parallel launch of a novel European platform to support multi-centre clinical research. This operational platform, the result of the European project EHR4CR (Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research), can connect securely to the data within multiple hospital EHR systems and clinical data warehouses across Europe, to enable a trial sponsor to predict the number of eligible patients for a candidate clinical trial protocol, to assess its feasibility and to locate the most relevant hospital sites.

The role of i~HD, as a not-for-profit Institute, is to provide independent governance oversight of such services now, and as these expand to connect with many more hospitals across Europe. The conference will present this platform and its pharma-led adoption programme, and detail the i~HD governance services that reflect state-of-the-art in the trustworthy re-use of health data for research. You will also learn about Europe's largest "big data" project in health: EMIF (European Medical Information Framework). The views of patients on the benefits of reusing their data for research will be presented by Mary Baker, past President of the European Brain Council, one of our keynote speakers.

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2016 China/EU Pharmaceutical Industry Forum
On 05/04/2016 (Hamburg, Germany)

CPIA and EFPIA will organise a workshop on 5 April 2016, in Hamburg, Germany, with the following areas of focus: an overview of the pharmaceutical market in China/EU; Pharmaceuticals in the Environment; the Drug Administration Law (DAL) revision; and the implementation of new EU legislation. 

The workshop takes place the day before the start of the DIA Euro meeting, which will facilitate for those who already plan to attend the DIA Euro meeting in Hamburg.
 
This will be an excellent opportunity to listen to e.g. a presentation on the revision of the Drug Administration Law in China and the European Commission strategy for Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PIE) and also get direct information from the Commission on what will happen in 2019 re Identification and authentication of medicines in Europe as a result of the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive.
 
Please see the programmme for further details. Below, you can access the speakers' presentations:
 
European Commission strategy for Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (PIE), Patrizia Tosetti, Medical products: quality, safety, innovation, European Commission
 
 
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Events Calendar

DIA 28th Annual EuroMeeting 2016
From 06/04/2016 to 08/04/2016 (Hamburg, Germany)

In a world in which new therapies are being developed at a phenomenal rate, is innovation always the answer?

The DIA EuroMeeting is the premier platform on which to exchange ideas with thought leaders on key challenges and opportunities facing health care product development professionals. 

By attending EuroMeeting 2016, you will discuss issues while building relationships with your regulatory, industry and academia counterparts who are guiding the trends.

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Biovision World Life Science Forum
From 13/04/2016 to 14/04/2016 (Lyon, France)

The Biovision World Life Science Forum is fostering a unique approach to meet and connect with, as well as collaborate between international decision-makers from the academic, civil society, policy-making and private sectors, whether industrial or investors.

Biovision 2016's pattern is dedicated to strengthening Action & Interaction for Innovation with:

  • A prospective part with a main theme on "Global health and Prevention" and specific paths (Medicine & Humanities, Vaccines, Cancer Prevention and Digitalised Patients) with workshops, plenary sessions and calls for action.
  • Catalyser & Investor parts with reinforced and segmented sourcing allowing more specific expertise for the evaluation and follow up of the projects, including financing.
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Certificate in European Healthcare Compliance Ethics & Regulation
From 06/06/2016 to 10/06/2016 (Paris)

The pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries increasingly are facing a more challenging regulatory and enforcement landscape throughout Europe. This intensive, multi-day educational and training certification in healthcare compliance addresses the myriad of legal, regulatory and compliance issues faced by pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers working in healthcare compliance in Europe.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

Cameron’s “deal” and the growing Brexit threat
25 February 2016 (Friends of Europe)

The “deal” struck between David Cameron and his 27 fellow EU leaders is largely irrelevant to the UK’s Brexit debate and the outcome of the June 23 referendum. The increasingly tense arguments within Britain are emotional and about local British politics rather than about the rational case for staying in or getting out of the European Union.

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Why Health Care Needs a Steve Jobs-Style Disruptor
25 February 2016 (STAT)

Our data-driven world is forcing outcomes-based care to the forefront. In doing so, we’re beginning to realize the incredible possibilities of acknowledging the time — almost every minute of every day — when individuals aren’t in front of their doctor. 

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