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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Paul Robinson

Paul trained in medicine in London, working in the NHS for 8 years before joining the pharmaceutical industry to run clinical trials and provide medical support for commercial activities both in Europe and the US. He describes his current role – EU Patient Engagement Lead for MSD – as getting the voice of the patient into the company, and getting the company to listen ! He continues to see patients once a week at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, and is coming to the end of a 10 year term as a NICE committee member, assessing whether new technologies represent good value for money for the NHS.

With the VU University of Amsterdam, Paul co-leads the metrics work package of PARADIGM, to provide a framework for evaluating the benefit of patient engagement activities.

Speaking in:
Measuring impact of patient involvement


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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