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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 04 April 2019


#ForTheChance to travel, and not just for treatments

The story of Monika, living with lung cancer

My name is Monika and I started my struggle with lymph node metastases cancer in 2012. I remember the fear after hearing the first diagnosis – fear for my life, and for my daughter, who was very young at the time. I knew the odds were against me.

I was lucky and the standard treatment, chemo- and radiotherapy allowed for a year-long respite. But with a recurrence in 2014, I had to fight and search for new treatments, new ways to save my life. Those therapies allowed me to return to my everyday routine, to work, sometimes even to go for a dance. More importantly they allowed me to see my daughter finish high-school and grow into adulthood. I have seen my daughter go to her high-school prom. I hope to see her wedding. 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

Children keep us up at night
And #WeWontRest until we’ve helped make the world a  healthier place for every single one of them 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

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

ICHOM conference 2019: Redefining value through patient centered outcomes
02 May 2019 (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

The world-leading event for providers, life sciences and industry on value-based healthcare Read more

FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference
11 November 2019 (London)

The conference brings together the industry’s top executives and visionaries to explore the latest trends, from keeping... Read more


What we are reading


University of Antwerp, bioMérieux, and Wellcome Trust to coordinate VALUE-Dx, a European Public-Private...
On 02 April 2019 (bioMérieux)

The University of Antwerp, bioMérieux and Wellcome Trust have announced the launch of VALUE-Dx, the first Innovative... Read more

5 simple solutions to cancer
On 01 April 2019 (Politico)

What can we do to solve cancer? That's the question POLITICO’s Global Policy Lab has been exploring since the launch... Read more