"A strong patient's voice to drive better health in Europe"

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COVID-19

We have been collecting reliable information on medicines and vaccine development, as well as research and perspectives from the field. We have also gathered responses and testimonies from patients with chronic conditions: explore the different sections of our COVID19 Resource Point, updated on a daily basis!

WHAT WE DO

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Policy and advocacy

EPF is active in a number of policy areas to ensure that patients' views are incorporated into the EU policy agenda. We develop campaign and advocacy strategies

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Projects

EPF has been active in various health-related EU projects over the past few years both as a leader or associate partner to gather patient-related evidence based information

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Capacity building

The Capacity Building Programme was designed in 2012 to respond to needs and concerns which have been identified by our membership during previous activities of EPF.

NEWS AND UPDATES

20/10/20 PATIENT EMPOWERMENT MEMBERS CHRONIC DISEASES PATIENT INVOLVEMENT

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM). Like every year, The European Liver Patients’ Association (ELPA) devotes the whole month to share the awareness, information, and important data regarding hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with its followers.

20/10/20 PATIENT EMPOWERMENT PATIENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

Q&A: David Somekh, Network Director EHFF and member of the CEMPaC Board

EPF has recently begun working on the CEMPaC project which promotes patient empowerment by offering information and training for both citizens and health professionals. We recently sat down with David Somekh, member of the CEMPaC board to give more information about the project and how EPF members can get involved.

12/10/20 MEMBERS

New Synergy under EPF Roof

Digestive Cancers Europe (DiCE) and the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) – both EPF’s members - signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement represents a formidable and active patient advocacy partnership that allows the two organisations to join their efforts behind bettering the outcomes and quality of life of patients across Europe.

Upcoming events

  • Webinar: "E-health and telemedicine – what are we really talking about?”

    EPF is hosting the *Members Only* fourth webinar of our series focusing on Digital Health, with the topic “E-health and Telemedicine – What are we really talking about?”, on the 23rd of October at 3:00pm CEST.

  • CHRODIS+ Online Conference on Chronic Diseases

    CHRODIS PLUS will hold its closing online conference on 27 October 2020. This conference will illustrate the impact that CHRODIS PLUS has had on public health systems across EU member states over the past 3 years. It will focus on showing how the good practices, models and tools implemented by the project can be tailored to various national and local settings across Europe.

  • POLITICO Health Care Summit

    There has never been a stronger mandate for health within European institutions. From ensuring access to medicines and reducing vaccine skepticism to advancing e-health, the new Health Commission’s priorities are far-ranging and complex. The 5th edition of POLITICO’s Health Care Summit will convene news-makers and global thought leaders virtually to discuss the challenges that this new legislature is planning to or forced by events to undertake, obstacles that stand in their way as well as the potential ways to tackle them.

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As your advocate, EPF provides many benefits to its members. We represent our members' voice at the European level on cross-cutting health issues.

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