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#VonDerLeyen, Fearne and a British baroness…

#VonDerLeyen, Fearne and a British baroness…

| July 12, 2019

Greetings, and here’s EAPM’s latest update ahead of the weekend, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. It’s mid-July already and this week has seen the Greens flex their improved muscles in the European Parliament by saying that they will not support the candidacy of would-be European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The […]

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#EAPM – To agree, or not to agree. That is the question…in health care

#EAPM – To agree, or not to agree. That is the question…in health care

| July 9, 2019

Greetings all, and it’s been a fun-packed few days, as ever, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. What with US President Donald Trump struggling with the history of aviation, and a UK ambassador’s comments about the White House administration all at the same time, would-be British Prime Minister Boris Johnson being taught a lesson on […]

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#EAPM – Commission, committees and the cancer mission: #PHC

#EAPM – Commission, committees and the cancer mission: #PHC

| July 5, 2019

Greetings, colleagues, ahead of this first weekend in July. It’s been an interesting month already, with a surprise package emerging from the European Council in the form of Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination to replace Jean-Claude Juncker at the head of the Commission, some questionable behaviour and comments from the Brexit Party during the European Parliament’s opening in Strasbourg, […]

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#EAPM – Ursula who? German defence minister nominated for Commission top job and Health Committee on the move…

#EAPM – Ursula who? German defence minister nominated for Commission top job and Health Committee on the move…

| July 3, 2019

It’s not often that the EU springs a genuine and huge surprise, but that certainly happened yesterday (Tuesday 2 July) with the Council’s nomination of Ursula von der Leyen as successor to outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Currently Germany’s defence minister, the nominee (who must be approved by the […]

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#EAPM – Rare diseases, orphan drugs and development of ERNs

#EAPM – Rare diseases, orphan drugs and development of ERNs

| June 27, 2019

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) has always campaigned for equal access for patients to the best care and treatments available, and this more than holds true for sufferers of rare diseases, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan. The Orphan Medicines Regulation, which the EU adopted in 2000, has helped in the development of relevant medicines for rare-disease […]

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#EAPM – Time to collaborate further: The (real-world) evidence is clear

#EAPM – Time to collaborate further: The (real-world) evidence is clear

| June 21, 2019

Welcome to our update on this, the summer solstice. Let’s hope that your working Friday is not the longest ever, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. But is has been a long week. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week (19 and 20 June) EAPM held two round tables in Brussels, […]

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#EAPM – Update: Nordics to the fore, as well as some new faces

#EAPM – Update: Nordics to the fore, as well as some new faces

| June 18, 2019

Today (18 June) will see the executive director of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, Denis Horgan, addressing a meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the European Society of Human Genetics.  There, he will give a presentation on MEGA+, EAPM’s data-sharing initiative. This ties in rather neatly in a geographical sense with the fact that another Nordic country, […]

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