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6 May 2016
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A Brief Jaunt through the History of Clinical Trials Before the 20th Century
06 May 2016 by Faraz Kermani

In the run-up to International Clinical Trials Day 2016, which takes place on May 20, we should note that in the last 60 years, life expectancy across the EU has increased by nearly a decade as a result of these studies. Moreover, since the 1980s, the have contributed significantly to a fall in death rates from HIV by around 80% and a reduction in cancer death rates by 20% in some countries, since the 1990s.

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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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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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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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Life Sciences Baltics 2016
From 14/09/2016 to 15/09/2016 (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Life Sciences Baltics 2016 is the only international forum in the Baltics for world-class biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical devices experts from all around the world. It provides a unique opportunity to explore the new horizons of partnerships, exchange ideas and seek progress through networking. Discover enormous potential and passion in the field of life sciences in Lithuania and the Baltics – the gateway to emerging markets.

For more information about the event, click here.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

Belgian research organisations unite in support of animal research
29 April 2016 (The European Animal Research Association)

Twenty-one Belgian biomedical research organisations have come together in support of important and ethically responsible research using animals in an unprecedented collaboration ahead of World Day for Laboratory Animals (April 24th).

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What we are reading

SO WHAT? Strategies across Europe to assess quality of care
05 May 2016 (European Commission)

Report by the Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment

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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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