On 31 January 2022, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), and the four French Academies of Medicine, of Veterinary Sciences, of Pharmacy and of Agriculture, organized the workshop ‘How should Europe prepare and respond to cross-border health threats: HERA?‘. At this event, high-level European and French Government Representatives discussed on implications of the […]
A new campaign, launched today (8 February), asks EU leaders to place science collaboration before politics, as the UK’s and Switzerland’s participation in the EU’s world-leading research and innovation programme Horizon Europe hangs in the balance. The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), which has the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the Swiss […]
Academies / Research
In this month’s newsletter, we share an overview on the activities that FEAM is developing, such as the Cancer Screening Report – to be published in March 2022 – and the consultancy services we are providing to DG SANTE.
On 31 January 2022, FEAM, and the four French Academies of Medicine, of Veterinary Sciences, of Pharmacy and of Agriculture, will organize a workshop on ‘How should Europe prepare and respond to cross-border health threats: HERA?‘. Taking place in a hybrid format, in Paris and via zoom, the event will be organised under the seal […]
Academies / One Health
In 2022 we would like to continue to strive, and we foresee a year of many challenges. We will continue to share the evidence based scientific expertise of our Academies, thus contributing to better health policies.
Human genome editing
The 8th episode of the PERISCOPE’s Monthly Talks will focus on the COVID Data Atlas, featuring Enea Parimbelli, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pavia, as a guest. Enea is coordinating efforts of PERISCOPE’s Work Package 4 whose main product is the Data Atlas: an integrated data repository for COVID-related information enabling analysis […]
The European Health Stakeholder Group urged the European Commission to formalise the United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe without further delay. In a statement published on 8 December, the European Health Stakeholder Group, of which FEAM is a member, stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical value of global partnerships to advance scientific […]
On 27 November, Professor Stefan Constantinescu, President of FEAM, was awarded the 15th Prize of the Alexandre and Gaston Tytgat Foundation, amounting to 25,000 Euros. This prize is awarded every three years and aims to distinguish French and Flemish researchers in support of their cancer research. Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of […]
The AMR Stakeholder Network has published today (23 November) a position paper on the EU Pharmaceutical strategy, with recommendations addressed to the European Commission. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) represents a global health threat, which continues to worsen, despite the emerging realisation of the severity and magnitude of this problem, including beyond expert spheres. In the document, […]
Human genome editing
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated from 18-24 November every year. The 2021 theme, Spread Awareness, Stop Resistance, calls on One Health stakeholders, policymakers, health care providers, and the general public to be Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Awareness champions. On this topic, FEAM interviewed Dr. Jean-Yves Madec, Scientific Director on Antimicrobial Resistance at the French […]
In the November issue of our newsletter, we highlight the FEAM Forum Annual Lecture, the publication of the report on Health Inequalities and the participation of Professor Stefan Constantinescu, in the European Cancer Summit.
A new generation of scientific methods are helping to better understand health inequalities in Europe, but investments in data infrastructures are required to make use of its full potential for informing policymaking, European academies say in a new report. The COVID-19 pandemic has struck disadvantaged groups in society much more severely than others. As a […]
The seventh episode of the PERISCOPE Project Monthly Talks is dedicated to health inequalities with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Giuseppe Costa, Professor of Public Health (Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin, Italy), was the guest chosen to address this topic. He is a leading expert on health inequalities, overseeing FEAM […]
In a statement published on 18 October, the Coaliton for Vaccination, where FEAM is an associate member, advises flu vaccination, especially for at-risk groups and healthcare professionals. In 2020-21, the influenza activity in Europe remained at a low level throughout the flu season, due to various public health and social measures implemented to reduce transmission […]
On 25 November, the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), with the support of Novartis, is hosting a joint activity discussing and examining drug development within the European Union and beyond. Prior to the arrival of any medicine on the market, each product goes through a lengthy research and development process which is tested for […]
Dutch expertise in the field of drug development is too fragmented, with researchers’ efforts to get their discoveries to the patient being frustrated. National coordination is therefore needed to support researchers and promote cooperation. That will make drug development faster and more effective and give patients better access to new therapies. This is what the […]
Timothy Yeung was the guest on the sixth episode of PERISCOPE Monthly Talks. In this episode he talked about health governance during the pandemic. Timothy Yeung is a Researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Associate Researcher at the Leuven Center for Empirical Jurisprudence of KU Leuven in Belgium. If you want […]
On 26 October, the FEAM European Biomedical Policy Forum will organise an event on “The impact of COVID-19 on routine vaccination“. From 12:00 to 13:30 (CET), experts from European authorities and stakeholders will provide an overview on the impact that COVID-19 had on routine vaccination. In the first semester of 2020, pandemic measures to […]