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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Marco Greco

Marco Greco has been President of the European Patients’ Forum since 2014. He was chairman of the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA) from 2008 to 2014. He was the founder of the EFCCA Youth Group, and its leader from 2003 till 2007. He was appointed as patient representative by the European Commission in the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2013 to February 2019. He has recently been selected as patient representative to EMA’s Management Board for a three-year term starting on 15 June 2019. He holds a degree in Law from UCSC MILAN and a Ph.D. in Law and Religious Freedom. He is currently working as an attorney in his law firm.

Speaking in:
Grand Opening Plenary Session
Closing Plenary: Why health systems must start delivering for and with patients


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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