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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Jacqueline Broerse

Prof. dr. Jacqueline Broerse is Professor of Innovation and Communication in the health and life sciences (with focus on diversity and social incusion) and head of the section Science Communication at the Athena Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Since 2017, she is also vice dean Research at the faculty of Science. Her current research is focused on (1) methodology development for transdisciplinary research and in particular facilitating public (and patient) involvement, and (2) management of system change processes, in order to contribute to more equitable and inclusive innovation processes. Her research projects are in the domain of health and sustainable development. She is also involved in PARADIGM, a public-private partnership which is co-led by EPF and EFPIA.

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

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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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