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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 02 May 2019



#WeWontRest in the race to fight disease

A blog by Jean-Christophe Tellier, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee, UCB, Vice-President and President-Elect, EFPIA

Every April 26th, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day – the occasion to remind ourselves about the role of intellectual property in fostering innovation and creativity and why we should all care about it.

The theme chosen by WIPO this year is “IP and Sports – Reach for Gold”. Sports and biopharmaceutical research share that objective: the ability to go “faster, stronger, higher” is exactly the chance we want to give to patients in every aspect of their life. This is our finish line. Read more

#WeWontRest until we beat Alzheimer’s disease – together

A blog by Nathalie Moll, Director General, EFPIA

All of us can think of someone who has been or is affected by dementia. We know the deep impact it has on their quality of life and on their families. Alzheimer’s disease is a silent thief that could rob any of us of our memories, our relationships and our lives without warning.

That’s why I’m pleased that EFPIA member companies have joined forces to launch the EFPIA Alzheimer’s disease Platform. Our shared goal is simple: To ensure a brighter today and tomorrow for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Achieving our simple goal will not be easy and our best chance is to do it together. Read more


Protect The Spark

Every new treatment or cure starts with the spark of an idea. That spark has to be nurtured and cared for through the long and complex process of developing a medicine before it can begin to transform the lives of patients. Watch the Protect The Spark film HERE




AI in healthcare: the (inestimable) value of data and the GDPR challenge (Guest blog)
02 May 2019 - Francesca Mazzi

Artificial intelligence and in general 4th industrial revolution technologies are promising to enhance healthcare in... Read more




European Excellence: Making the EU a world leader in medical R&D
We want Europe to be the world leader in medical R&D. The pharmaceutical industry created a trade surplus of €79.7... Read more

Health For All: Bringing innovative health solutions to all patients
#WeWontRest until we bring innovative health solutions to all patients. Read the full EFPIA Manifesto at: Read more




Connecting Healthcare - EFPIA 2019 Annual Conference
27 June 2019 (Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels, Belgium)

Making connections can advance patient care and support the European economy at a time of significant change and challenge... Read more

EFPIA Oncology Data Summit: Unleashing the potential of data to improve cancer care
18 June 2019 (Brussels)

The Summit will bring together cancer and data players from around Europe to actively participate in identifying the... Read more

2019 China/EU Pharmaceutical Industry Forum
08 May 2019 (Hangzhou, China)

The workshop covers 4 different themes: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment, Pricing & Reimbursement, Compliance (marketing... Read more

IMI Stakeholder Forum 2019
12 June 2019 (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium)

Brain health and disease in the digital era - 2020 and beyond Read more


Building a healthier future for Europe


Manifesto: Building a healthier future for Europe
06 September 2018 (Publications)

Together we can transform the lives of patients - it is why #WeWontRest Read more


What we are reading


New conect4children Consortium Selects Inaugural Research Portfolio to Advance Development...
On 29 April 2019 (conect4children)

The conect4children (c4c) consortium has announced the selection of its first portfolio of pan-European paediatric studies... Read more

Europe in May 2019: Preparing for a more united, stronger and more democratic Union in an increasingly...
On 30 April 2019 (European Commission)

Prior to a gathering of EU27 leaders in Sibiu, Romania, to discuss the future of Europe, the European Commission has... Read more