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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Camilla Krogh Lauritzen

Anchored in the Research organization at LEO Pharma, Camilla's team is responsible for driving key deliveries to LEO´s 2025 strategy that targets development of intervention against some of this World’s most painful and life-threatening genetic and autoimmune diseases for which no treatment or cure currently exist.

To that end, she established the Patient Engagement function at LEO, implying a responsibility for the strategic and operational patient engagement activities. This is to ensure that all key decisions are informed by patient KOLs and communities, as well as executed in partnership with the mentioned.

Prior to joining LEO in May 2018, Camilla established and led the Patient Engagement function at Abbott, AbbVie and Novo Nordisk. Prior to joining pharma, she worked for science/patient alliances and for patient organizations.

In her view, ‘Patients’ are indeed disease experience experts, and at LEO this translate into a ‘Nothing About You Without You’ mantra and commitment that shape our approach and daily strive to develop solution for people affected by rare disease with severe skin manifestations.

In terms of academic training, She holds Master degrees in Molecular Biology, Corporate Communication and Business Administration.

Speaking in:
Patients as partners in research: making co-production “the new normal”


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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