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28 April 2016
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Highlight of the week

Highlight of the week

IMI launches €60 million Call for proposals on major challenges in drug development
28 April 2016

Antimicrobial resistance, flu, liver disease, rheumatic disease, medicines safety and data quality are the focus of the latest Call for proposals launched by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). The Call has a total budget of close on €60 million for applicants; this is matched by EFPIA companies, which pay for their own contribution to these ground-breaking projects.

For more information on IMI 2 – Call 9, click here.

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News

News

EFPIA to extend collaboration with Lithuania on pharmaceutical policy
26 April 2016

On 22nd April 2016, in Vilnius, Lithuania, EFPIA Director General Richard Bergström and Lithuanian Minister of Health Juras Pozela discussed the implementation of the Stability [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

A Life-Course Approach to Vaccination Will Secure the Health of Europe’s Citizens
28 April 2016 by Magdalena R. de Azero

The old adage “prevention is better than cure” is correct on both a health and economic level. Nevertheless in European health systems today, this common-sense idea is often understated and even ignored, particularly where it concerns the life-saving vaccines sector.

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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

European Health Forum Gastein, Demographics and Diversity in Europe - New Solutions for Health
From 28/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 (Bad Hofgastein, Austria)

The EHFG provides a platform for discussion on which various stakeholders from the field of health policy-making come together to discuss the next steps for a healthier Europe. Over the years, the conference has become the leading annual health policy event in the EU. Participants and speakers come from government and administration, business and industry, and civil society, as well as science and academia.

This year, it is time for the 19th European Health Forum Gastein: “Demographics and Diversity in Europe - New Solutions for Health”. Europe faces unprecedented demographic change, and new solutions are needed to maintain sustainable health systems. Some of the underlying trends are: increased life-expectancy; changing fertility patterns; and internal and external migration. We invite you to discuss how these and other demographic challenges can be turned into opportunities at the EHFG 2016. The conference will take place in Bad Hofgastein, Austria, from 28th to 30th September 2016.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

Immunisation saves billions of lives yet preventable illness is still a threat
28 April 2016 (The Guardian)

As World Immunisation Week 2016 gets underway, we need to create a social norm around the vaccination of children and adults worldwide

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What we are reading

Brexit would be bad for the NHS and social care
28 April 2016 (The Guardian)

Leaving the EU would have a huge impact on the UK economy, foreign health and care staff and drug research

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