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Introducing the Innovative Health Initiative: Europe’s new partnership for health

What is the Innovative Health Initiative? Who are the partners? And how can I get involved? All your questions will be answered in the online IHI launch event.

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About this event

In the first session, IHI Executive Director Dr Pierre Meulien will present IHI and explain why we are launching a new European partnership for health. He will also describe what's new compared to the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), and what will stay the same. IHI staff will then present opportunities for stakeholders to get involved in IHI, for example by applying to become a member of the IHI Science and Innovation Panel (SIP), or by becoming an expert evaluator. They will also offer a preview of the draft topics under consideration for inclusion in the first IHI call for proposals.

The second session will feature a high-level discussion during which representatives of the IHI partners, namely the European Commission, the European Parliament, COCIR, EFPIA , Vaccines Europe, EuropaBio and MedTech Europe, will present their vision for IHI.

Both sessions will include time for questions from participants.

 

Registration is now open!

 

Agenda

                                         

                                Get involved!

 
10:30 - 10:35

                              

Welcome and introduction

Jennifer Baker, Moderator

10:35 - 10:50

                              

What’s changing, what’s staying the same, and why

Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, IHI

10:50 - 11:30

                              

Opportunities to get involved with IHI

Hugh Laverty, Head of Scientific Operations, IHI

11:30 - 11:50

                              

Question time

11:50 - 12:00                

Break

 

         Meet the IHI partners       

                      

 
12:00 - 12:35

                              

Partners outline their vision for IHI

Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Bernt Bieber, COCIR President & SVP Direct Sales Siemens Healthineers

Serge Bernasconi, Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

Claire Skentelbery, Director General, EuropaBio

Sibilia Quilici, Executive Director, Vaccines Europe

Nathalie Moll, Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Maria da Graça Carvalho, MEP, European Parliament

12:35 - 12:55

                              

Question time

12:55 - 13:00                  

Closing Remarks

Maria da Graça Carvalho, MEP, European Parliament

 

Meet the speakers

 

 
 
 

Executive Director, IHI

Hugh Laverty

Head of Scientific Operations, IHI

   

Jean- Eric Paquet

Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Bernt Bieber

COCIR President & SVP Direct Sales Siemens Healthineers

Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

Claire Skentelbery

Director General, EuropaBio

 

Sibilia Quilici

Executive Director, Vaccines Europe

Nathalie Moll

Director General, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations

Maria da Graça Carvalho

Member of European Parliament

 
Moderated by:

 

       Jennifer Baker

 Journalist and Moderator