This first roundtable was hosted at the European Parliament by Philippe De Backer MEP. It focused on the vast potential of innovative healthcare technologies and determined how the present regulatory framework could be improved to encourage fresh thinking.
The event was also an occasion for Friends of Europe to launch its Informal Group on Health Policy with leading Members of the European Parliament. This group will look at key health challenges facing the European Union and ensure stronger EU action on health over the coming months.
The following are some key quotes from the roundtable.
"Innovation in healthcare is coming from patients" – Sabine Koch
"We need to protect fundamental patient rights while allowing innovation to grow" – Philippe De Backer
"Technology alone does not solve anything" – Peteris Zilgalvis
Click here to view the press release of this event. You may visit the event page to see photos from the roundtable.
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