The Annual Partners Meeting of EFNA was held on 22 June in Brussels. It was preceded by a meeting of the European Parliament interest group on Brain, Mind and Pain, focused on the need for patient involvement in research. The issue was addressed from the patients’, researchers’ and industry’s perspective.

The EFNA Annual Meeting was the occasion for EFNA and its members to present their annual reports in order to identify areas of mutual interest. After a common review of 2015 and the presentation of 2016 workplan, participants splitted in three working groups addressing respectively advocacy, awareness and training initiatives. The resulting outcomes and policy recommendations were then shared in a final discussion.