Kaisa Immonen (MA) is Director of Policy at the European Patients’ Forum (EPF). She has a Master’s degree in International Relations (UK and Finland). She is responsible for the overall lead of EPF’s policy and advocacy work at EU level, strategic planning, policy analysis, and building positive relationships with EU institutions, international organisations such as the OECD, WHO and CIOMS, and stakeholders. She leads EPF’s work on patient empowerment and involvement, safety and quality of care and health literacy.
She is currently co-chair of the European Medicines Agency’s Patients and Consumers Working Party since 2016. She represents EPF on the OECD’s health care quality and outcomes working party and CIOMS working group XI on patient involvement. She is also a member of the BMJ Patient Panel and the ICHOM working group on general adult health core outcomes set in her personal capacity. Before joining EPF in 2010 she worked in EU health policy, advocacy and external communications roles in both the private and non-profit sectors.
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