Amsterdam, 25 May 2018
We are pleased to announce that Professor George Griffin is the new President of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM). At the end of today’s FEAM Council in Amsterdam, Professor Bernard Charpentier handed the FEAM Presidency over to him for a three-year term.
Professor George Griffin is a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, its Vice President International until today and Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine at the St George’s University of London. He is also a Board member of Public Health England where he helps shaping the strategy for research and clinical development. Professor Griffin’s principal clinical contributions to knowledge have been in the characterisation of intestinal disease in HIV infection, mechanism of weight loss in HIV and definition of loss of mucosal immune response in advanced HIV infection.
“I am honoured by the responsibility with which FEAM Member Academies have entrusted me” says Professor Griffin. “I look forward to working with our national academies across Europe to tackle together the important policy questions that medicine and health face in Europe today and to consolidate the role of academies in informing European biomedical policy with the best scientific advice”.
Professor Bernard Charpentier, FEAM immediate past President stated: “Professor Griffin has been involved in the Board of FEAM for the last three years and provided very constructive inputs and support to FEAM activities. He is therefore the right person to continue the work of the Federation. I wish him success during this mandate as President and I look forward to collaborating with him in my capacity as FEAM Board member and Chair of the SAPEA project, in which FEAM is involved”.
About FEAM, The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (www.feam.eu)
FEAM is the European umbrella group of national Academies of Medicine and Medical Sections of Academies of Sciences. It brings together 18 national Academies representing over 5000 among the best scientists in Europe. FEAM’s mission is to promote cooperation between national Academies of Medicine and Medical Sections of Academies of Sciences in Europe; to provide them with a platform to formulate their collective voice on matters concerning human and animal medicine, biomedical research, education, and health with a European dimension; and to extend to the European authorities the advisory role that they exercise in their own countries on these matters.