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21 April 2016
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The European Commission’s Digital Plan is Much Needed for the Uptake of New Technologies in the Healthcare Sector
19 April 2016

EFPIA welcomes the publication today of the European Commission’s plans to digitise Europe’s industries. This shows a clear commitment on the part of the Commission [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

On World Meningitis Day: Prevention through Immunisation Is Key to Saving Lives and Cutting Costs
21 April 2016 by Magdalena R. de Azero

“Meningitis is a potentially deadly inflammation of the brain and spinal cord that has the power to cause death or disability in a matter of hours.’ These words expressed by Professor Robert Booy, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Group of Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO), should be enough to strike fear into most people’s hearts.

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A Strong Pharma Focus Under TTIP Would Bring a Bounty of Socio-Economic Benefits to Denmark (Guest blog)
21 April 2016 by Thomas Klit Christensen

There is a no small amount of emotion attached to innovation in medicines, given the potential it offers to treat, alleviate and even cure medical conditions, including rare diseases. Yet equally important, and often understated, is its ability to realise socio-economic benefits via the twin generators of exports and job creation.

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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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Events Calendar

BIAC Forum on Innovation in Health and Well-Being
From 03/05/2016 to 04/05/2016 (Paris, France - OECD Headquarters)

This forum will showcase different private sector industries’ contributions in these fields. Interactive panel discussions will explore on-the-ground projects and new solutions.

For more information about the programme, please click here.

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Events Calendar

European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products 2016
From 26/05/2016 to 28/05/2016 (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Following on from seven successful events, 2016 sees the 8th year of the ever-growing European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products. This biennial conference is a unique opportunity to come together and exchange views and experiences: it is the event at which to connect and share with all other members of the rare disease community.

The focus in 2016, will be on Game Changers in Rare Diseases. We will also be holding pre-conference tutorials, which will ensure that you are equipped to learn as much as possible from the conference.

For more information about the programme, click here.

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Events Calendar

Using Data to Deliver Medical Breakthroughs at the Frontiers of Science
On 26/04/2016 (Digital Europe, Rue de la Science 14, Brussels, 1040)

From sequencing the DNA of patients to analysing massive data sets containing information about the human brain, data-driven innovation is at the forefront of efforts to development new medical treatments and cures. Pioneering initiatives developed by Europe’s public health systems in partnership with researchers and pharmaceutical companies are using data analytics to improve diagnosis and treatment and deliver personalised healthcare. If European policymakers continue to support these efforts, they are poised to revolutionise medical science, unleash innovative treatments, and improve health care for millions.

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Events Calendar

Lifelong Learning in the Biomedical Sciences
From 05/07/2016 to 07/07/2016 (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)

This conference is a new international forum that brings together the key influencers, policymakers, trainers and stakeholders from academia, industry and the professional bodies who will shape and implement how career-long, continuing professional development is managed in the future. 

To register, click here.

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Documents

From our blog

Summary report from the EUnetHTA – EFPIA Expert Meeting (7 October 2015)
18 April 2016 (Publications)

The Expert Meeting was organised jointly by EUnetHTA and EFPIA and hosted at the premises of Zorginstituut Nederland, the lead partner in EUnetHTA JA2 Work Package [...] Read more

What we are reading

What we are reading

Directive 2010/63/EU: facilitating full and correct implementation
21 April 2016 (SAGE international journal of laboratory animal science and welfare (Laboratory Animals))

Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes is an essential piece of legislation that anybody who carries out fundamental biological research and preclinical development potential involving live animals, from octopus and fish, to birds, rodents and other mammals, must know.

This article was published in the international journal of laboratory animal science and welfare, Laboratory Animals.

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What we are reading

Transparency Between Healthcare and Pharma
21 April 2016 ( The Consultant)

Disclosure and transparency will greatly help communicate that the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry work together for the benefit of patients and the advancement of medical science.

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What we are reading

pharma.be Facts and Figures 2015
21 April 2016 (pharma.be)

pharma.be has published the updated "Chiffres pharma 2015" brochure, which higlights the importance of the pharmaceutical industry for the Belgian economy.

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The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 34 national associations and 40 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 1,900 companies committed to researching, developing and bringing to patients new medicines that will improve health and the quality of life around the world.
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