13 May 2015, Paris: Symposium on Adolescent health: investing in the future
Singer-Polignac Foundation, 43 Avenue Georges Mandel, 75116 Paris, France

This Symposium will explore adolescence as an important gateway to adult diseases and the focus will focus on adolescent mental health and obesity. Leading biomedical experts from across Europe will discuss the current scientific evidence in terms of health promotion, disease prevention, the evaluation of genetic and environmental risk factors.

It is organised by FEAM and the French Academy of Medicine with the support of FAM (Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine) and the Singer-Polignac Foundation.

Programme - Online registration/Réservation - Videos of the presentations

Photo: Odilon Redon, La Coupe du Devenir (c.1894) / Courtesy of Michael Altman Fine Art & Advisory Services


26 March 2015, Berlin: Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Presidents of Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM to strengthen European inter-academy cooperation.

The Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, Robert-Jan Smits said: 'The Commission welcomes that the European Academies are joining forces to provide independent scientific expert advice for policy making in numerous fields. The Commission looks forward to continue working with the Academies on this matter in the future'.  Memorandum of Understanding  Press release

Photo: Reinhard Hüttl (Euro-CASE), Dermot Kelleher (FEAM), Günter Stock (ALLEA), Robert-Jan Smits (DG Research and Innovation, European Commission), Jos van der Meer (EASAC), Sierd Cloetingh (Europaea Academia) - photo by Janina Amendt


20 January 2015, European Parliament, Brussels: Understanding research involving animals and the alternatives - Hosted by Ms Vicky Ford MEP and Dr Cristian Busoi MEP    Programme - Summary report

A joint open meeting to discuss why, and the ways, in which animals are used in scientific, medical and veterinary research in the EU. The importance of the principles of refinement, replacement and reduction (3Rs) and how they are applied to research will also be discussed. Sponsors: FEAM, FENS, Science Europe, Wellcome Trust, AMRC, EARA, EFPIA and EGAN


8 December 2014: EU Data Protection Regulation
Today, the European Data in Health Research Alliance launches a digital campaign to stress and show how important health data is to European research, to provide background information and regular updates to researchers and patients, and to facilitate a dialogue between them on this key issue. You can engage with our campaign through the website or via the @datamattersEU Twitter handle.

The European Data in Health Research Alliance includes FEAM, Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, the European Patients Forum, the European Public Health Alliance, Science Europe’s Medical Science Committee and the Wellcome Trust.

The launch of our campaign comes as the European Council of Ministers announces its support for a regulation that strikes a better balance in recognizing both the importance of the use of health data in research and adequate safeguards to protect citizens’ privacy when their data is used for research purposes.  This is an encouraging announcement for European research and citizens in light of recent modifications that were proposed by the European Parliament and that could have seriously limited the use of data in health research.

Professor Dermot Kelleher FMedSci, President of FEAM: "This is an encouraging first step in the right direction for supporting a dynamic European health research and the welfare of EU citizens. The European Data in Health Alliance is a great platform for further public engagement on this key issue and I am pleased of FEAM’s involvement in this timely Alliance".


12 -13 May 2014: FEAM Spring Conference
Hosted by the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences
Hotel Novotel City Centre, Bucharest
Bucharest Declaration on the 'One Health' Concept 
Summary report

Day One (One Health):
Franck Berthe - Paul-Pierre Pastoret - Duncan Hannant (abstract)  - Lai-Meng Looi - Pasi Penttinen
Day Two (Future of Health Research):
Françoise Meunier - Bernard Charpentier - Richard Frackowiak - Ruxandra Draghia-Akli
Day Two (Higher Education in the Medical Field: Med-MOTION):
Karel Van Liempt - Ingolfur Johannessen - Judith Derdelinckx


17 March 2014: FEAM Workshop on Ethical Review of Clinical Research
Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, B-1000 Brussels
Background material - Programme - Participants

Report (May 2014)

Slides: Bernard Charpentier - Fabio D'Atri - Jim Dratwa - Adam Cohen - David Smith - Laurence Dedeken - Anastassia Negrouk - Nick Sykes - Isidoros Karatzas - Daniel Moura

Organised under the patronage ofthe Belgian Royal Academies of Medicine


9th Meet the Professor Advanced International Breast Cancer Course

11-13 November 2013, Padua
Programme - Registration

Under the patronnage of FEAM and others


Medical students and staff on the move

Monitoring Meeting, 30 September 2013, Palais des Académies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels
Agenda - List of participants


17 September 2013: Joint Workshop 'Data Protection Regulation: Keeping Health Research Alive in the EU' organised by Science Europe, European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, Wellcome Trust and FEAM in the European Parliament in Brussels
Annoucement and registration link - Programme - Practical information - JOINT BRIEFING

Slides: Richard Frackowiak (Science Europe) - Greg Rossi (EFPIA, AstraZeneca) - Jean-Marie Maloteaux (FEAM)


5 June 2013: IAMP/FEAM Workshop on Integrated education in One Health (public health, animal health and environmental health) hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

A joint InterAcademy Medical Panel/Federation of European Academies of Medicine activity within the framework of the Italo-Hungarian International Year of Culture and Science 

Call for experts - Concept Note - Programme - Participants - Links


27-29 May 2013: FEAM Spring Conference hosted by the Irish Academy of Medical Sciences at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin (

Programme (28-29 May 2013) - Report of the Conference 


EU regulatory issues: Marita Kinsella (clinical trials) - Billy Hawkes (data protection) - Luke Clancy (tobacco products)

Personalised Medicine: Karim Berkouk (EC) - Noel G. MacElvaney (Ireland) - Timoty Aitman (UK) - Florent Soubrier (France) - Paolo Villari (Italy)

Future of Clinical Research: Karim Berkouk (EC) - Sir Michael Rawlins (UK) - Ebhlin Mulroe (IPPOSI) - Cyril Höschl (Czech Republic) - Juan Tamargo (Spain) - Sir Peter Lachmann (UK) - David Smith (Ireland) - Detlev Ganten (IAMP)

29 January 2013:  Launch of the Healthcare Coalition on Data Protection calling for EU Data Protection Regulation to recognise the essential role of personal data in healthcare
Press release - Joint statement

4-5 May 2012: FEAM Spring Conference hosted by the Spanish Royal National Academy of Medicine in Madrid Programme

Summary of the FEAM Madrid Conference on Ageing

Ageing session  Inés García Sánchez
  Michael Klentze
  Rose Anne Kenny
  Ursula Staudinger
  Vittorio Calabrese
Bologna session Felipe Rodríguez de Castro
  Eugenio Gaudio
  Richard Rokyta
  Bernard Charpentier
  Bernard Himpens
  Pierre Lekeux

8 July 2011: EASAC-FEAM Working Group on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing:
Announcement of new project and open Call for Evidence

22 June 2011 (12:30-14:00): Launch debate organised by MEP Philippe Juvin
Theme: Clinical Trials Directive Re-Opening: Concrete orientations to Increase the European biomedical research competitiveness for the benefits of patients
Location: Salon des Membres, European Parliament
Sponsors: FEAM, EFPIA

6-7 May 2011: Rome Meeting
Hosting Academy: Accademia Nazionale di Medicina
Location: Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome
Topics: Human and animal medicine; Genetic testing and personalized medicine; Harmonization of the MD curriculum in EU universities

22 March 2011: Launch event of the FEAM statement on Mental Health Policy Issues
Location: European Parliament (Altiero Spinelli building, Brussels)
Hosting MEP: Mme. Kinga Gàl
Launch of the FEAM Statement on Mental Health Policy Issues (Cyril Höschl, FEAM Past President, President of Czech Medical Academy and Director of Prague Psychiatric Center)
Mental Health Policy Issues (Jürgen Scheftlein, DG Health and Consumers, European Commission)
Mental health strategy of the UK Medical Research Council – opportunities for European engagement and a role for FEAM (Gavin Malloch, MRC)
FEAM statement on Mental Health Policy Issues (Paul Cosyns, Koninklijke Academie voor Geneeskunde van Belgie)

25 January 2011: Launch event of the FEAM statement 'Opportunities and Challenges for Reforming the EU Clinical Trials Directive: an Academic Perspective'
Location: European Parliament (Altiero Spinelli building, Brussels)
Hosting MEP: Dr. Cristian Silviu Busoi
Reforming the Clinical Trials Directive – Opportunities and Challenges (Hubert E. Blum, FEAM President and Dean of Medicine, University Hospital Freiburg)
European Clinical Research in a Global Setting (Stephane Berghmans, European Science Foundation)
Account of the launch event: Taking forward reform of the EU Clinical Trials Directive

3-5 September 2010: 'Brain Days' organised by the Academia de Stiinte Medicale din Romania
Location: InterContinental Hotel, Bucharest
Topics: Traumatic brain injury; Neuro-rehabilitation and dementia (including Alzheimer's disease)
Sponsors: FEAM, The Society for the study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity

24-26 March 2010: Bucharest Meeting
Hosting Academy: Academia de Stiinte Medicale din Romania
Location: InterContinental Hotel
Topics: Translational cardiology; Medical Ethics

17-18 September 2009: Prague Meeting
Location: Holiday Inn Prague Congress Center (new venue!), Na Pankraci 15, 140 00 Praha 4 (
Topics: Mental health; healthy ageing

12 November 2008: Paris Meeting
Location: Académie Nationale de Médecine de France
Topics: innovative vaccines; personalized medicine and molecular medicine

15 December 2007: Lisbon Meeting
Topics: infectious disease (malaria, human papillomavirus)
The role of host factors in the establishment of malaria infection and pathology (Instituto de Medicina Molecular)
Epidemiology, genetics & control of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in sub-Saharan Africa (D. Modiano, Sapienza Universita di Roma)
Human Papillomavirus vaccines: The knowns and the (still) unknowns (M.P. Girard, Transgene, Lyon)
Scientific integrity in medical research partnerships and ethical implications (J. Lobo Antunes, Portuguese Academy of Medicine)
Prophylactic HPV Vaccines: achievements and challenges (H.C. Kitchener, University of Manchester)

11 and 12 May 2007: Rome Meeting
Topics: Vaccination against infectious diseases in man and animal; Regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy
Venue: University of Rome La Sapienza (Auditorium of 1st Clinica Medica, Policlinico Umberto I)

8 and 9 November 2006: Brussels Meeting
Topics: Vaccination against infectious diseases in man and animal

11 May 2006: Halle Meeting
Topics: Basic aspects and clinical applications of molecular biology in medicine, quality control and access to medical care; Vaccines; Mental Health; Avian flu; Health-related aspects of the EU 7th Framework Programme; EU Physical Agents Directive

19 November 2005: Brussels Meeting
Topics: Nosocomial infections; Avian flu (H5N1); Food Safety and tobacco use (update)
Food Safety (slides of Prof Maurice Tubiana)
Tobacco Use (slides of Prof Maurice Tubiana)

21 May 2005: Prague Meeting
Topics: Transformation of psychiatric care; Feasibility of programs preventing neurovascular and cardiovascular risk factors in the population; Health problems of migration in Europe

13 November 2004: Brussels Meeting
Topics: European Directive on Clinical Trials; Childhood Obesity; Tobacco use by youngsters; Alcohol use and abuse
Statement on Tobacco Use

22 May 2004: Rome Meeting
Topics: Stem cells; Tobacco use; European Directive on Clinical Trials
Report on the stem cell session

22 November 2003: Brussels Meeting
Topics: Presentation of the reports on Childhood Obesity, Food Safety, Safety of Vaccines and Tuberculosis multi-resistant to antibiotics to Commissioner Philippe Busquin

5 July 2003: Cambridge Meeting
Topics: Childhood Obesity; Vaccine Safety
Summary for Childhood Obesity Summary for Vaccines

16 November 2002: Paris Meeting
Topics: Children Obesity; Clinical research on unconscious patients in emergency situations

4 May 2002: Brussels Meeting
Topics: Vaccine Safety; Hepatite B; Bacterial pulmonary infections

30 November 2001: Lisbon Meeting
Topics: Progress in immunology, the management of allergy and autoimmune diseases; Medical education; Telemedicine

2 December 2000: Madrid Meeting
Topics: The great challenges of Biomedicine at the beginning of the 21st century (e.g. AIDS, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), malaria, Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF)); Boom and excesses of Phytotherapy