Paola has a background in EU Public Affairs and after being diagnosed with a neurological chronic disease she has turned her attention to Patient Advocacy and she has participated in the European IMI-funded project EUPATI (European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation). Since then she has been included in EMA’s Patient Experts List and she is speaker at numerous national and international events on the subject of patient involvement in clinical research and she trains patients and patient organizations on the R&D of medicines.
Member of the ISPOR Patient Roundtable, she represents patients in several boards and Scientific Committees. Her main area of interest is how to engage patients in clinical research, as she believes that good research needs to involve patients from the beginning and incorporate their voice.
We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2021 is Patients Included™. This means that EPF is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they were neither excluded nor exploited.More information