Director External Affairs, MedTech Europe
Tanja Valentin, Director External Affairs at MedTech Europe.
She leads the External Affairs team at Medtech Europe. She is responsible for both internal and external Communication as well as for the organisation’s Government Affairs & Public Policy work.
She leads her team to create integrated public affairs and communication strategies and drive their efficient implementation. Her goal is to make Medtech’s voice heard by European policy makers and to demonstrate the value that medical technologies provide in achieving affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare for citizens in Europe.
Tanja has almost 20 years of experience in European policy making covering the areas of environment, finance, military cooperation and health, both inside and around the EU institutions. She is an economist by training and has studied in Cologne and Dublin. Tanja is a German national and also speaks English and French.
Tanja’s key drivers include a curiosity for learning and striving for synergies. Her passion is to bring together people with different perspectives, functions and expertise to create better results than any one person could achieve alone.
When she is not working you can find Tanja experiencing adventures with her daughter, singing or exploring nature.
9 blogs from the author
Posted on 20.05.2020
Medtech role in the global response to the COVID-19
This blog is part of a blog series that showcases the medtech role in the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read here more COVID-19 related blogs. More info on MedTech Europe’s info hub. The medical technology industry have played a pivotal role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it will be central […]
Posted on 01.10.2019
A new era for Patient-Medtech Dialogue
As Europe prepares for a new, inclusive public-private partnership in healthcare, the case for patient engagement is stronger than ever. As far back as 2012, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and MedTech Europe sat down to think about how we could work together more closely. We came up with the Patient-Medtech Dialogue – a forum […]
Posted on 03.10.2018
Want to rethink healthcare? Start with diabetes
Diabetes is the healthcare challenge of our times – let’s make it a role model for a new kind of care We know that millions of Europeans are living with diabetes and that millions more will be diagnosed in the years ahead. We know this will put huge pressure on health services, as well on […]
Posted on 06.09.2018
Patients & Medical technologies: why we must deepen our dialogue
As healthcare advocates, we know that dialogue between patients and the medical technology industry can deepen understanding between those who develop new healthcare solutions and those who use them. That is why our organisations, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and MedTech Europe, devised the Patient-Medtech Dialogue as a forum for regular interaction on topics of […]
Posted on 12.04.2018
Value-Based Health Care and chronic disease
I would like you to think about the evolution of healthcare in Europe and how it is organised. What are healthcare systems generally good at? Imagine a road accident. Frantic emergency phone calls. Flashing blue lights. Within 8 minutes emergency vehicles arrive. You hit the hospital accident and emergency ward. A crash team is ready. […]
Posted on 06.07.2017
Do you know enough about the value of medical technologies in your day-to-day life?
Medtech in the limelight during June’s ‘MedTech Week’ This June, we took one week to debate with our partners across Europe the value of medical technologies to patients, healthcare systems and society at large. For the third year running, member companies and national associations came together to demonstrate the value of medtech in our day-to-day […]
Posted on 14.06.2017
Do You Know The Value That Medical Technologies Can Provide You With?
Focus on medtech in Europe during ‘MedTech Week’ 19-23 June. It is the third year now that we take a dedicated week in June to debate with our partners across Europe the value of medical technology for patients, healthcare systems and society at large. I am more than excited about the high level of engagement and interest […]
Posted on 07.10.2015
‘Medtech Discoveries’ – come face-to-face with medical innovation
Big news: I am excited to announce that MedTech Europe will be holding its first interactive exhibition on the European Parliament’s esplanade next month. ‘MedTech Discoveries’ will run from 9 to 12 November, showcasing the world of medical technologies and its value to people. Join us to find out what medtech is all about. What […]
Posted on 20.03.2009
Does Europe believe in patient-centred healthcare or not?
On Thursday 19 March 2009 I joined a round table discussion of Brussels-based think tank ECIPE on the topic “2009 Cross-border Healthcare in Europe and beyond.” I was very impressed with the statements of Robert Madelin, Director General of DG SANCO, which were really sharp and to the point. From his point of view it […]