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18 06-2020

Healthcare stakeholders launch statement on “COVID-19 and Brexit – Protecting patients across Europe from pandemics”


A group of pan-European healthcare stakeholders launched the statement “COVID-19 and Brexit - Protecting patients across Europe from pandemics” which highlights the importance of addressing health issues as part of the agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that cross-border health threats need effective coordination and [...]

16 06-2020

Increased prioritisation of neurological health called for in open letter to EU Commission


The EU Health Programme, managed by DG SANTE, received a considerable budget increase from €413 million to €9.4 billion (for the 2021-2027 period), and received a brand new name EU4Health. (You can find more details on this very positive news here.) This is a very tangible sign of renewed impetus and focus on health at the EU [...]

2 06-2020

EBC Special Session on Severe Patients held as part of the EAN Congress on 24 May 2020


A Special Session on “Severely affected patients in neurology and psychiatry: Detecting – Managing – Refining” was held as a virtual meeting on 24th May 2020. Many commonalities exist in both neurology and psychiatry as regards to the management of patients living with severe neurological or mental diseases, conditions that can have a great impact [...]

26 05-2020

“Science and Society”: new EBC video series launches


"Science & Society: Parkinson's Disease" is the title of the first video released by EBC on a new online communication with the goal of producing content that could cover some of our key messages and tackle complex issues such as brain disorders and their diagnosis. One of EBC’s key drivers is to raise awareness of [...]

19 05-2020

EBC and beLean.net launch the Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Save the Date!


The European Brain Council and beLean.net are excited to announce 'Save the Date' for the upcoming Brain Innovation Days, to be held in Brussels on 13-14 October and virtually all over Europe. The Brain Innovation Days will take over from EBC's 2018 event on "Enhanced engagement in public-private partnerships" and provide an opportunity to not [...]

5 05-2020

Brain diseases at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic – EBC President featured in Open Access Government


European Brain Council (EBC) President, Prof Monica di Luca, is featured in the latest Open Access Government, a digital publication that provides an in-depth perspective on key public policy areas from all around the world. Prof Di Luca provides a voice for the brain research community here, exploring how the brain research community is affected by [...]

4 05-2020

EBC Value of Treatment project highlighted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety


The Value of Treatment (VoT) project, a 2-year study initiated by the European Brain Council (EBC) in 2018, has been highlighted in the European Reference Network for Rare Diseases (ERN) Newsletter that is sent on a quarterly basis by the Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety of the European Commission.   According to the European Reference Network on Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND), there are 500,000 people living with rare [...]

24 04-2020

COVID on campus: Will R&D ecosystems survive? – 22nd April 2020


The public webcast “COVID on campus: Will R&D ecosystems survive?”, organized by Science|Business, was held on Wednesday 22nd April 2020. This online meeting assessed the disruption brought by the Covid-19 crisis on public and private organizations involved in research and innovation and explored solutions for addressing the impact on R&D systems. First to speak was [...]

23 04-2020

Brain-related COVID-19 surveys and resources


During this time of COVID-19, organisations across Europe and the world are working hard to better understand the virus and how it impacts not only society as a whole but the more at-risk groups such as those living with chronic conditions. EBC invites everyone to please have a look through the various ongoing consultations as [...]

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