European Cooperation on Healthcare: one day conference on June 21 2019, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Friday 21st June, 2019

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Speakers and programme

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  • Liese Barbier (European Medicines Agency): EMA perspective on biosimilars
  • Jorge Gonzalez: The inDemand model: Faster and easier demand-driven co-creation in Health
  • Marcus Guardian, CEO, EUnetHTA: The European Network for Health Technology Assessment
  • Ines Hernando, EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe: a non-profit alliance of 837 rare disease patient organisations from 70 countries: Patient and health professional engagement in European cooperation
  • Marjan Hummel & Christine Muzel (Philips):  Early health technology assessment in the medical device industry and its international implications
  • Zoltan Kalo, Professor of Health Economics, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, Hungary: Is there a fair allocation of healthcare research funds by the European Union?
  • Donald Singer, President, Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine, London: Engaging with European Health Policymakers
  • Carin Uyl-De Groot, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sustainability and affordability of innovative drugs at stake: cross-border solutions necessary
  • Marlies Wijsenbeek: Better management of and research into rare lung diseases
  • Barbara Pierscionek, Associate Dean for Research, Nottingham Trent University: Ethico-legal challenges for European cooperation.
  • Ron de Winter, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Combating multi-drug bacterial resistance in a European public-private partnership (COMBACTE project)


Erasmus.jpgErasmus Expo and Conference Centre, Woudestein Campus, Erasmus University Rotterdam. This modern conference centre lies close to Rotterdam Central Station and the city center of Rotterdam. The bustling harbour city of Rotterdam offers a wealth of museums and other cultural attractions, stunning architecture and exquisite restaurants.

Audience for the conference

Of interest to policymakers, healthcare professionals, patient organizations, researchers, and other experts from the biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and e-Health sectors.

About the conference

1497-Ossip-van-Duivenbode-RoyaltyFreeEuropean cooperation is crucial for providing the highest possible quality of healthcare for the ~740 million citizens on the continent. Innovations in European healthcare also have a vital impact on global health.

Many international organizations and institutes participate in European projects and initiatives on research, clinical care and health policy to achieve health goals that would be unattainable when operating solely within one’s own country.

There are also funding, ethical and political challenges to effective European cooperation on healthcare, including an impending possible Brexit.
This workshop on European Cooperation on Healthcare aims to provide a forum for discussing best practice across these key healthcare domains.
The workshop is being hosted by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine (FPM) in partnership with its Elsevier-published journal Health Policy and Technology and the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM).

Registration for the Conference is open

To register as an attendee click HERE.

  • Standard rate including refreshments: 50 Euros  (reduced rate: 40 Euros)
  • Poster presenters and poster co-authors: registration free
  • Reduced rates for HPT or PMJ authors and for FPM Fellows or Associate Members


Click here for guidelines on abstract format and to submit your abstract

Abstract deadline 25th May 2019

Authors will be notified of acceptance within 2 weeks of online abstract submission.

Abstracts are welcome on current or completed activities relevant to European cooperation on healthcare, irrespective of their funding or scope.

A poster at the Conference provides presenters with the opportunity to discuss their work and ideas with national and international experts.

Potential abstract topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • actions of health professional societies
  • clinical epidemiology
  • clinical guidelines
  • clinical registries
  • cross-border partnerships by health funders
  • e-health activities
  • ensuring safe supply chains for medicines, diagnostics and devices
  • ethical issues
  • European clinical research projects and programmes
  • global health initiatives
  • international health policy
  • health surveillance including pharmacovigilance
  • health technology assessment
  • initiatives by European patient organizations
  • international biomedical and health professional education and training
  • protecting public health
  • quality improvements in clinical practice
  • rare diseases
  • regulatory matters
  • resolving health inequalities
  • transborder healthcare

Accepted abstracts will be published online in Health Policy and Technology, an Elsevier published official journal of the FPM.

Successful abstracts will be selected for poster presentation during the day and at the networking reception at the end of workshop.

Prizes will be awarded for the best posters

Conference attendance is free for poster presenters and poster co-authors.

Conference Faculty includes:
Lytske Bakker, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Carin Uyl-De Groot, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Zoltan Kalo, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary; Barbara Pierscionek, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Ken Redekop, Erasmus, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Donald Singer, FPM, London; Ron de Winter, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Biographies of speakers and chairs

Eligible for 6 hours of CPD

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