FEAM’s mission is to promote cooperation between national Academies of Medicine and Medical Sections of Academies of Sciences in Europe; to provide them with a platform to formulate their collective voice on matters concerning human and animal medicine, biomedical research, education, and health with a European dimension; and to extend to the European authorities the advisory role that they exercise in their own countries on those matters. 



To underpin European biomedical policy with the best scientific advice drawn from across Europe, through the FEAM network of Academies representing over 5000 high level scientists from the whole biomedical spectrum

To improve the health, safety and wealth of European citizens through research by promoting a nurturing, creative and sustainable environment for medical research and training in Europe.



FEAM’s strength lies in its member Academies that give it the authority to provide an EU-wide scientific opinion on the European medical science base and evidence to underpin European biomedical policy.  The 18 FEAM Academies represent the following EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Observers include the European Academies Advisory Council (EASAC - the European network of Academies of Sciences) and the InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP - the global network of Academies of Medicine).

Like its member Academies, FEAM is independent from all vested interests (commercial, ideologica, political) and provides evidence-based advice. Its Academies must have a limited number of members elected by their peers on the basis of excellence and scientific merit, be multidisciplinary and advisers to their respective governments.  Its membership is based in Europe or countries enjoying a special relationship with the EU.

FEAM Council

Each member Academy appoints one Member to sit on the FEAM Council, which is the sovereign body of the Federation.

Council membership

FEAM Office

The Office holds the management and administrative powers, subject to the prerogatives of Council. It includes elected Honorary Officers: a President, a Past President, Vice-Presidents and a Treasurer.


President (May 2015-April 2018)

Prof. Bernard Charpentier (France)

Fellow, French National Academy of Medicine

Head, Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, University Hospital of Bicêtre-94275 Kremlin-Bicêtre-F; Research Unit 1014 INSERM/University Paris Sud 11; Honorary Dean, Faculty of Medicine Paris Sud 11; Past-President of the French Medical School Deans' Council


Immediate Past President (January 2014- May 2015)

Prof. Dermot Kelleher (United Kingdom)

Fellow, UK Academy of Medical Sciences and Irish Academy of Medical Sciences

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (from summer 2015)


Past President (January 2014 - December 2016)

Prof. Jesús Fernández-Tresguerres (Spain)

Fellow, Real Academia Nacional de Medicina

Professor of Physiology, Complutense University in Madrid



Vice Presidents

Prof. Maria do Céu Machado (Portugal) (May 2015-April 2018)

Vice-President and Fellow, Portuguese Academy of Medicine

Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon


Prof. Françoise Meunier (Belgium) (May 2015-April 2018)

Fellow, Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine (ARMB)

Former Director-General, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer


Prof. Irinel Popescu (Romania) (May 2014-April 2017)

President, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor of Surgery, Faculty of General Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest; Director of “Dan Setlacec
Center for General Surgery and Liver Transplant”, Fundeni Clinic Institute, Center for excellence CNCSIS


Associate Treasurer (January 2015-December 2017)

Prof. George Griffin (United Kingdom)

Foreign Secretary, UK Academy of Medical Sciences

 FEAM Statutes (new statutes signed on 16 December 2014)

 Statement on collaboration with private sector organisations

 Financial report (2012) - Annual accounts (2013)

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