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Irish Presidency

Preliminary Programme

14:00 Welcome
Chair: David Byrne, former EU Health Commissioner

14:10 - 15:00
Session I
Key Note Addresses
Irene Norstedt, DG Research, European Commission
Prof. Angela Brand, Maastricht University, European Science Foundation Science EUROPE/European Science Foundation
Michel Goldman, Director, Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI)
Richard Bergstrom, EFPIA Executive Director
Robert Andrew Johnstone, EPF Board Member

15:00- 16:00
Session II
Aligning the research agenda with patient needs
Chair: Marian Harkin, MEP
Chair: Helmut Brand, President European Health Forum Gastein
Mary Baker, European Brain Council
Marisa Papaluca, European Medicine Agency
Prof. Gordon McVie, EAPM Secretary, European Institute of Oncology

16:00 – 16:30 Networking Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:15
Session III
Delivering the science: collaborative research frameworks
Chair: Marisa Matias, MEP
Chair: Prof. Gordon McVie, EAPM Secretary, European Institute of Oncology

The discussion will address the key features of a research programme and research framework that will allow:

  • Reduced attrition and time to market through new scientific and technological solutions
  • Secure translation of science into regulatory and clinical practice pathways
  • Secure patient access to prevention and treatments through healthcare systems
Olivier Arnaud, European Director of Research. JDRF
Prof. Didier Jacqumin, EAPM Treasurer
Alastair Kent, Director Genetic Alliance UK
Prof. Aad van der Lugt, Professor of Neuroradiology and Head/Neck Radiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam

18:20 - 18:30
Session IV
Conclusions
Maria Da Graca Carvalho
, MEP
David Byrne, former EU Health Commissioner

18:30 – 19:30 Cocktail Reception

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