The EBC Newsletter for April 2020 can be accessed here.
EBC Brainy Insights, Week of 27 April 2020
The new decade started out as any other but rapidly unfolded into a scenario that the world will remember for decades to come. What many in Europe and the western world viewed as an isolated incidence of a novel coronavirus in China and dotted across neighbouring Asian countries – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
EBC Brainy Insights, Week of 20 April 2020
EFNA has published a message from those living with neurological disorders who may be directly at increased risk from COVID-19, including through disruptions in their healthcare provision. In the statement, EFNA explores three challenges to face this situation without neglecting patients with brain disorders: ensuring equitable access to treatments, services and supports, reinvigorating neuroscience [...]
EBC supports Alzheimer Europe’s position on the issue of triage of patients in the context of access to intensive care services during the COVID-19 pandemic
EBC has endorsed the Alzheimer Europe's calling for caution and sound ethical principles in the current triage guidelines, which would exclude people with dementia from life-saving access to ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alzheimer Europe emphasises its commitment to a human rights based approach to dementia and its firm belief that after diagnosis, people with [...]
The EBC Newsletter for March 2020 can be accessed here.
Update: Due to the Covid-19 crisis and overwhelming requests from the community calling for deadline lenience, the European Commission announced that the deadline for the Horizon 2020 health-related calls has been postponed. SC1-2020 is postponed to 4 June 2020 and, in addition, the deadlines of H2020-SC1-DTH-2020 and H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2020 will be also extended to 18 June [...]