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conferences
Regulation

Posted on 27.05.2009

Opening ceremony of Germany’s largest health policy conference, Hauptstadtkongress

Sitting in the crowded main conference hall of Berlin International Congress Center (ICC) on the opening day of Germany’s largest health policy conference, the so-called Hauptstadtkongress, I am keen to see where senior government officials see the healthcare system headed. The conference center breathes the atmosphere of a 70s sci-fi movie. I am listening to […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

GHTF
Global Regulation

Posted on 15.05.2009

An Excellent 12th GHTF Conference explores answers on the future of the GHTF

Just sitting at the airport after what was an excellent Global Harmonization Task Force Conference. Well done Steve Dibert and his crew, not to mention Health Canada. Who says regulatory affairs is boring! This conference really put the moose among the pigeons! We had a truly gripping opening session from Dr. Robert Jackson, the renowned […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

sustain
Value

Posted on 12.05.2009

Sustainabilty of European health systems

It takes very little to persuade me to visit Prague. It is one of the gems of Europe. On this occasion, though, I had little opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of the city as I arrived at 1.00 am and spent the day in an ornate, but windowless, ballroom in a classic early 20th […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

moscow
Global

Posted on 12.05.2009

Russia in the global economic storm

The EPC organised on May 6th a policy dialogue with the World Bank on the topic: “Russia in the global economic storm” and presented its latest Economic Report dated March 2009 and available here. The numbers of the World Bank, even though considered by the key note as “educated guesses” are still the best available […]

By Aline Lautenberg MedTech Europe, General Counsel - Director Legal & Compliance

collaboration
Global

Posted on 06.05.2009

MassMEDIC Annual Meeting: Reflections on industry clinician collaboration

Sitting on Boston’s south shore, the John F. Kennedy Pesidential Library is both imposing yet not over-stated. A rare treat for me was the opportunity to address the annual meeting of MassMEDIC, the largest regional medical technology association in the USA – and that means the world, I am sure! The speaker’s podium has a […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed

Sweden-1_0
Business Value

Posted on 29.04.2009

Swedish MedTech 2009 – Northern Lights burning bright

I’m just back from an extended trip to Sweden where I was invited to present at Swedish Medtech’s AGM (it was my first trip to Sweden so I tagged on a few days leave). Great event and a great country; if you haven’t visited yet, you have to go! I have always found Swedish people […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

europe-space
Regulation

Posted on 14.04.2009

One of the great untold strengths of device regulation in Europe

Just back from Easter holidays and picked up this article from the Wall Street Journal “Medical Devices Face New Scrutiny From FDA”.  When I read the article it reminded me again of one of the great untold strengths of device regulation in Europe and yet another example where the European system is better than the […]

By John Brennan Director Regulations and Industrial Policy

Press-release
Regulation Value

Posted on 10.04.2009

Eucomed press release 05/09 – Revised Directive on Late payments: 23.6 billion Euros of unpaid invoices threaten small companies’ survival and jeopardize public health

Brussels, 8 April 2009 – Eucomed welcomes revision of directive 2000/35/EC on Late Payments adopted by the European Commission today strengthening current payment obligations. Association disappointed to see final text considerably watered down compared to initial clear targets. As the voice of the medical technology industry in Europe, Eucomed is extremely pleased to see late […]

By Mark Grossien Former Director Communications & External Affairs at Eucomed

patient-power
Global Regulation

Posted on 31.03.2009

Patient Power across Europe

On one of those beautiful clear Spring mornings here in Brussels, it was a rare pleasure to head out early for breakfast with the Health Consumer Powerhouse. Housed in a beautiful high ceilinged and gilt embellished office near De Brouckere, Health Consumer Powerhouse is a champion for European consumers of healthcare (you and me) and […]

By John Wilkinson Former Chief Executive of Eucomed