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The congress' contributors

The congress' Contributors

Tamas Bereczky

Tamás Bereczky currently works with the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation EUPATI, while also supporting, as member, the work of the European AIDS Treatment Group (www.eatg.org). HIV positive since 2003, he served as a member of the board of directors of the EATG for almost 4 years, and also served as the co-chair of the European Commission’s Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS between 2013 and 2015, and has been involved in many EU and global projects. Tamás has been a member of the BMJ Patient Panel since 2017.

A linguist and psychologists, Tamás will obtain a PhD based on research into the significance and perspectives of patient organizations in Europe in 2019. In addition to his work as a psychodrama practitioner, he also works as an advisor to several international and European institutions concerning HIV, HCV, men having sex with men, substance use, and health policy. He also contributes to EUPATI Europe and EUPATI Germany as a content developer, trainer and coordinator.

Since 2017, Tamás has also been involved in Patvocates Network, a German social enterprise consultancy. Patvocates provides training, consultancy and organisational development services in patient involvement and patient education.

Speaking in:
Plenary session: Ensuring equity, inclusivity and diversity of the patients’ voice


Learn more about Thomas Allvin

Thomas Allvin

Executive Director for Strategy and Healthcare Systems at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Thomas Allvin
Learn more about Alice Casagrande

Alice Casagrande

Director, formation, innovation et vie associative, Fédération des Etablissements Hospitaliers et d'Aide à la Personne, Privés Non Lucratifs

Alice Casagrande
Learn more about Elena Petelos

Elena Petelos

Lecturer in Evidence-Based Medicine and Evidence Informed Policy, AdBoard of the European Forum for Primary Care, GovBoard of the European Public Health Association

Elena Petelos

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Learn more about June Raine

June Raine

Director of Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the UK

June Raine
Learn more about Miklós Szócska

Miklós Szócska

Former Secretary of State for Health in Hungary, Director of the Health Services Management Training Centre of the Semmelweis University

Miklós Szócska

Master of Ceremonies

Patients included

We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2019 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.

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