A training Initiative from the European Federation of Neurological Associations
13 – 14 October 2016 – Dublin, Ireland
For many years EFNA has run workshops on Health Technology Assessment and, lately, Pharmaceutical Policy – Pricing, Access and Reimbursement at the London School of Economics.
However, feedback from participants indicates that patients now need to be equipped to use the theoretical knowledge gained on these processes, and the wider research and development cycle, in a more practical way.
EFNA is also eager to ensure that our training activities are targeted to the neurology sector and the specific obstacles faced therein.
Working with other stakeholders in the field e.g. neuroscientists, neurologists, industry, regulators and payers is also part of our envisaged way forward.
This approach has led to the launch of TINA – Training Initiatives for Neurology Advocates in autumn-winter 2016, with three events across Europe tackling the issues mentioned above, from both a national and pan-European perspective.
The overarching theme is: PUTTING NEUROLOGY PATIENTS AT THE HEART OF RESEARCH AND BEYOND
Prof. David B. Vodušek, Chair of the EAN Liaison Committee and Ms. Eveline Sipido, EAN Liaison Officer, took part in the Dublin training initiative that took place at Trinity College Dublin.
The presentations from the recent EFNA workshop in Dublin can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/72ftqfpfwamird5/AABqA3DbNK7Vsk7YCm0rQADfa?dl=0