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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Alain Cornet

As an ex Global Finance executive with Procter & Gamble (32 years including regional CFO for the Balkans and Head of Global Indirect Taxation) and contributor to OECD Consumption tax work (10 years serving on Technical Advisory Group), Alain Cornet gained experience in the areas of finance, strategy, running international operations, working with governments, negotiation and presentation skills.In 2015, he decided to use those skills to step up his engagement in favour of a cause close to his heart: people living with systemic lupus. He is now Secretary General of Lupus Europe, Treasurer of CLAIR asbl, and Board Member of the Patient expertise Center (Belgium). Alain is engaged in multiple projects, such as ERN ReCONNET EPAG, member of EJP-RD WP20 on clinical trials, Member of the EULAR PARE School of Rheumatology, Steering team member of various Congresses, organiser of panels or training for patients, and more.

Speaking in:
Plenary session: Ensuring equity, inclusivity and diversity of the patients’ voice


Learn more about Thomas Allvin

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Thomas Allvin
Learn more about Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Mark Pearson
Learn more about Carina Pittens

Carina Pittens

Assistant Professor of Patient involvement in health research, policy-making and care practice at the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Carina Pittens

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Learn more about Miklós Szócska

Miklós Szócska

Former Secretary of State for Health in Hungary, Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska

Master of Ceremonies

Patients included

We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2019 is Patients Included™. This means that EPF is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they were neither excluded nor exploited.

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