EHA’s Prof Jäger elected HCPWP co-chair

HCPWP co chairs Prof. Ulrich Jaeger EHA and Juan Garcia Burgos EMA

On September 24, Prof Ulrich Jäger, former EHA President and current member of the EHA European Affairs Committee, was elected as co-chair of the Health Care Professionals Working Party (HCPWP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). He will lead the working party during its 2019-2022 mandate alongside Juan Garcia-Burgos, EMA’s head of Public Engagement.

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Without access to treatment, can we truly innovate in rare diseases?

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There have been many developments on rare diseases since the EU Orphan Medicinal Products Regulation came into force in 2000. As the European Commission is evaluating its effectiveness, EHA discussed with Prof. Giampaolo Merlini, Director of the Amyloidosis Research and Treatment Center and researcher at the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Pavia, how far we have come and what still needs to be done to improve access to treatment for rare diseases.

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COST Action ‘EuNet-INNOCHRON’

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The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is an EU-funded, intergovernmental framework that aims to create pan-European research networks in all science fields and promote excellence, foster interdisciplinary research and empower young researchers and innovators.

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Open Access: the ‘Plan S’

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Research and academic groundwork funded with public means should be free and open to everyone. That is the principle behind Open Access that was formulated in 2003 in the Berlin Declaration. More than a decade has passed since and for years no significant action was taken. Scientific research, paid for by the taxpayer, is still mostly locked behind paywalls.

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Rolling out CAR T across Europe

4 EAPM09 Prof Christine Chomienne talking about CAR T implementation challenges during the 7th EAPM Presidency Conference in Brussels WEBSITE IMAGE

Patient-centric treatments such as gene and cell therapies have been a game-changer in tackling hematological disorders. Nonetheless, their development remains slow and erratic, limiting benefit for patients.

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EHA undersigns Manifesto on Treatment Optimization

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EHA has given its formal endorsement to the “Manifesto for a new approach for better medicine in Europe: Establishing Treatment Optimization as part of personalized medicine development”.

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