Ahead of the European Summit of June (28-29), leading Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) joined a broad coalition of organisations, among which the UEMS, warning European leaders to act urgently to prevent Europe from a health crisis.
On 20th and 21st June 2012, partners of the EU-funded project MOMENTUM met in the framework of the Arctic Light e-He@lth Conference 2012 in Luleå in Norrbotten (Sweden). These meetings notably discussed existing telemedicine services and how these could pave the way to further implementation of telemedicine into daily routine care.
Following its adoption on 19 June the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 520/2012 on the performance of pharmacovigilance activities has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
On World Blood Donor day, under this year's motto of "Every blood donor is a hero", the European Commission stresses the importance of safe blood supplies and encourages all European citizens to join the ranks of responsible voluntary donors.
The European Cardiology Section Foundation will be organising, in collaboration with the UEMS, a Consensus Conference which will look into the issues of industry-support and sponsoring in relation to the accreditation of Continuing Medical Education in Europe.
On 6th June 2012, the European Public Health Alliance organised its 2012 Annual Conference on: "Restructuring Health Systems: How to promote health in times of austerity?" in the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.
On 31st May 2012, a workshop was organised by the European Social Observatory (Observatoire Social Européen – OSE) with an aim to present the outcomes of a simulation exercise undertaken in 2011. This exercise, in which the UEMS was involved, explored the potential impact of the Directive on patients’ rights in cross-border care.