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11 August 2016
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Optimising the Development of ATMPs to Meet Patient Needs - The fifth annual regulatory conference organised by the European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE) in collaboration with the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
On 16/12/2016 (London, UK)

Europe is a world-leader in the development of cutting edge Advanced Therapies Medicinal Products (ATMPs) including gene therapies. This conference, organised in collaboration with the EMA, will feature a gathering of international thought-leaders who will highlight initiatives to improve the access to ATMPs for patients, as well as outline the needs for their development and commercialisation within the EU.

For more information on the programme and to register, click here.

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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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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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3rd EUCROF Conference - Flying to 2020: Managing Turbulences of Innovation and Change
From 17/10/2016 to 18/10/2016 (Prague)

The third EUCROF International Conference builds on the success of our previous Conferences in Brussels and Paris. It is the variety of topics related to clinical research that offers the attendees an exceptional opportunity to listen and learn about the "Quo vadis" of clinical research in Europe.

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FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference
From 15/11/2016 to 16/11/2016 (London, UK)

The FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference, now in its 34th successful year, brings together life science companies, their health industry counterparts and emerging new industry entrants to review the key challenges facing the industry and the business models and transformation strategies that will be needed to survive and thrive in an industry in flux.

Transformational shifts in healthcare markets herald challenges as well as opportunities ahead for the global life science industry. Considerations around value and outcomes of drug and other medical interventions are becoming a part of the fabric of the industry as health technology assessment and integrated care models gain traction in a growing number of markets.

For more information, click here.

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IMI Stakeholder Forum 2016
From 28/09/2016 to 29/09/2016 (Brussels, Belgium)

Every year, the IMI Stakeholder Forum gathers IMI’s stakeholders in health and medicines R&D and provides them with an opportunity to learn about and discuss IMI's latest activities and plans. 

On Wednesday 28 September, the event will start at 13:00. The programme will focus on IMI's latest initiatives and results, introduce the topics of the upcoming Call for proposals and facilitate partnering opportunities for applicants.

On Thursday 29 Septemberparallel consultative workshops on strategic research areas will bring together IMI stakeholders to shape together the future of IMI’s programme. The workshops will cover:

Please download the draft agenda  

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What we are reading

What we are reading

‘Without IMI this would have never happened’ – an interview with U-BIOPRED’s Peter Sterk
11 August 2016 (IMI)

U-BIOPRED was one of the first IMI projects to launch back in 2009. Now the project, which focused on severe asthma, is drawing to a close. In an interview with the IMI Programme Office, the project’s scientific coordinator, Peter Sterk of the University of Amsterdam, explains how the project has increased our understanding of severe asthma and how researchers are already using this knowledge in the development of new treatments. He also talks about how the project benefited from the involvement of patients, and how they put the concept of ‘big data’ into practice to achieve their groundbreaking results.

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Patient safety: Commission publishes report on activities to monitor medicine safety in EU
09 August 2016 (European Commission)

Today (8 August 2016), the Commission publishes a report on activities by Member States and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), to monitor the safety of medicines throughout their life cycle (a process called ‘pharmacovigilance’), as foreseen by the 2010 amendment of the EU legislation from 2001 and 2004. The report, accompanied by a detailed Staff Working document, describes the activities of the collaborative EU system for monitoring and controlling the safety of human medicines since the new legislation came into effect in 2012 until July 2015.

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Bulgaria, Estonia, Austria to Coordinate EU Presidency Priorities Next Week
09 August 2016 (novinite.com)

Representatives of the "EU Presidency trio" including Bulgaria will meet in September to discuss their countries' intentions as rotational presidents of the Council of the EU starting next year.

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