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Thursday, February 7 • 10:45 - 11:45
#LOT05: Patient Advocacy, Next Generation of Young Patient advocates and Why Patient Advocacy Matters

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Why is patient advocacy the stepping stone to better healthcare for all stakeholders today?


Lyudmil Ninov


Why is patient advocacy the stepping stone to better healthcare for all stakeholders today?
Valentina Strammiello, MA

Lembe Kullamaa

Lyudmil Ninov

Kirsty Wydenbach, DrMed, MSc

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Valentina Strammiello

Senior Programme Manager, European Patients' Forum
Valentina Strammiello joined EPF in late January 2013. She holds a BA in International Relations and a Master’s Degree in European Studies. She works as Senior Programme Manager and oversees the EPF project portfolio and Youth Strategy. She represents EPF in HTA-related activities... Read More →

Lembe Kullamaa

Representative Estonian Chamber of Disabled People at EPF Youth Group, European Patients' Forum
Lembe is an undergraduate student in Sociology with minors in Biology. Her main interest is in addressing problems for young patients’ in the healthcare system. Lembe was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis when she was seven years old. From an early age on, she has volunteered... Read More →
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Lyudmil Ninov

Project Officer and EPF Youth Group Coordinator, European Patients' Forum (EPF)
EPF Project Officer and EPF Youth Group Coordinator. Lyudmil focuses mainly on: the EC PRO-STEP tender project (EPF-led), Annual Summer Training for Young Patient Advocates Leadership Programme, contributing to H2020 project proposals/calls and day-to-day management of DigitalHealthEurope... Read More →
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Kirsty Wydenbach

Deputy Unit Manager, Clinical Trials Unit, MHRA
Joined MHRA in 2009, as the Senior Medical Assessor and Deputy Unit Manager in the Clinical Trials Unit. Involved in the UK regulation of clinical trials across all therapy areas and all phases of development, including trials for chemical and biological products, Advanced Therapy... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:45 - 11:45 CET
0.96-0.97 (Level 0) Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1 1220 Vienna Austria