Everybody believes in partnership. But you need a strong vision to make it happen.

“Solutions from the past are not working for the challenges of the future”. With these words, the EFPIA President, Jean-Christophe Tellier (UCB), launched the “Connecting Healthcare” the theme for his EFPIA Presidency. The challenges faced by Europe’s health systems cannot be addressed by one sector alone but by putting the patient at the centre and working together to optimise research and healthcare we can achieve more.
This is the theme for the “Connecting Healthcare Debate” in Brussels on 5 November 2019. The event brings together different actors from the health sector to explore how we can work together to address the common challenges we face: an ageing population, sustainability of healthcare systems, and the protection of medical innovation, among others.

How many thought leaders will it take to solve the issues ahead?
Well, we are not entirely sure but have done our best to bring together some individuals that without doubt, can play a key role. MEP Peter Liese, former chair of the ENVI Committee, Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Health from the European Commission, Usman Khan, Executive Director of the European Patients’ Forum, and seven leaders from across the life sciences sector will share their perspectives. Its #ConnectingHealthcare in action.
Its all in the timing
We are right at the beginning of a new political cycle for Europe, the priorities for health and research Commissioners have been outlined in the mission letters from the President-elect. What better time to find a shared vision of health in Europe?

Cannot participate in person? Contribute to this conversation by joining the Debate via Twitter: #ConnectingHealthcare.