September 2017: A position paper of FEAM on The application of genome editing in humans
September 2017: A position paper of FEAM and the Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe on Strengthening biomedical research for the benefit of European citizens
March 2017: Human Genome Editing - report of a European workshop held on 28 April 2016 at the French Academy of Medicine, Paris with the financial support of the InterAcademy Partnership for Health and the Foundation of the French Academy of Medicine (FAM)
January 2017: Precision medicine and personalized health: New dimensions - report of a FEAM conference organised on 20 May 2016 in Bern by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
July 2015: Joint statement on Ensuring a healthy future for scientific research  through the data Protection Regulation 2012/0011(COD)
13 June 2015: Press statement by Academia Europaea, ALLEA, EASAC, Euro-CASE and FEAM welcoming President Juncker's proposal for the academies to play an active part in the new mechanism for independent scientific advice in the European Commission
June 2015: Statement of European academic networks in support of European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
June 2015: 4 key recommendations to facilitate healthcare and health research for the benefit of patients by the Health Coalition on Data Protection including Hope, COCIR, EFPIA, Continua Health Alliance, MedTech Europe, European Society of Radiology
April 2015: Joint Statement on the potential impacts of the proposed In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation 2012/0267 (COD) and amendments on genetic testing provision
26 March 2015: Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Presidents of Academia Europaea (Sierd Cloetingh), ALLEA (Günter Stock), EASAC (Jos van der Meer), Euro-CASE (Reinhard Hüttl) and FEAM (Dermot Kelleher), in the presence of Robert-Jan Smits, Director General of DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission, to strengthen European inter-academic cooperation  Press release
March 2015: Report of a joint meeting on Understanding research using animals and the alternatives hosted by Mrs. Vicky Ford MEP and Dr. Cristian Busoi MEP (20 January 2015, European Parliament, Brussels)
March 2015: A European Statement opposing the 'Stop Vivisection' European Citizens' Initiative and supporting the European Directive 2010/63/EU - FAQs are available on the Wellcome Trust's website. See also the UK Academy of Medical Sciences's dedicated policy section
December 2014: Summary report of the FEAM Bucharest Spring Conference on One Health and on the Future of health research (Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences) - Related: FEAM/IAMP One Health Declaration
26 June 2014: Commentary on 'Articulating the value of health research' (R. Fears, D. Kelleher, J.A.F. Tresguerres, B. Charpentier, I. Popescu, R. Souhami - QJM (2014) 107 (8): 603-605 doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcu132 - first published online: 26 June 2014)
22 May 2014: Summary report of a FEAM Workshop on Ethical Review of Clinical Research

13 May 2014: FEAM signs a Bucharest Declaration on the 'One Health' Concept

March 2014: FEAM endorses a joint statement supporting funding for stem cell and reproductive health research in Europe.

10 March 2014: A joint statement by the Healthcare Coalition on Data Protection

25 February 2014, TheConversation UK: Draconian privacy rules threaten future health breakthroughs by Prof. Dermot Kelleher FMedSci, President of FEAM, Fellow of UK Academy of Medical Sciences and Irish Academy of Medical Sciences, Dean of Medicine at Imperial College London

29 January 2014: Open letter on Data Protection published in The Times and Europolitics - Wellcome Trust blog: The impact of EU data regulation on research - Wellcome Trust press release

January 2014: Protecting health and scientific research in the Data Protection Regulation (2012/0011(COD)) - Position of non-commercial research organisations and academics


19 November 2013: Data protection regulation and the promotion of health research: getting the balance right (R. Fears, H. Brand, R. Frackowiak, P. P Pastoret, R. Souhami, B. Thompson; QJM (2013) doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hct236; 2013)


7 November 2013: Report of a Roundtable Event on 'Data Protection Regulation: Keeping Health Research Alive in the EU (17 September 2013, Brussels) hosted by MEP Nessa Childers and organised by Science Europe, the Wellcome Trust, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, and FEAM


7 October 2013: Report of FEAM's Spring Conference 2013 hosted by the Irish Academy of Medical Sciences at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

Related slides:

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)


30 September 2013: FEAM's response to the EMA's public consultation on its draft policy on publication and access to clinical-trial data - FEAM Working Group


17 September 2013: Predictive genetic testing for complex diseases: a public health perspective (C. Marzuillo, C. De Vito, E. D'Andrea, A. Rosso; P. Villari; QJM (2014) 107 (2): 93-97. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hct190

17 September 2013: Joint briefing - Roundtable Event on Data Protection Regulation: Keeping Health Research Alive in the EU (European Parliament, Brussels) hosted by MEP Nessa Childers and organised by Science Europe, the Wellcome Trust, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, and FEAM


August 2013: Academic, hospital and charity sectors' comments on amendments adopted by the European Parliament's ENVI committee on the Clinical Trials Regulation 


27 July 2013: Reforming the EU environment for clinical trials: what are the challenges? (R. Fears; H.E. Blum; D. Kelleher; F. Meunier; R. Souhami, QJM 2013; doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hct149) - Advance Access


July 2013: A derogation for medical resonance imaging (MRI) is approved by the European Parliament and the European Council on the revised EU Physical Agents Directive 2004/40/EC (press release)


May 2013: Comments from EASAC and FEAM on the In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

February 2013: Joint FEAM/Wellcome Trust briefing on data protection and proposed amendments

February 2013: Proposal for an EU Regulation on Clinical Trials - A joint statement from non-commercial and commercial organisations

29 January 2013: Joint statement of the Healthcare Coalition on Data Protection (press release)

January 2013: Report of the EASAC-FEAM-STOA event on 3 December 2012 in the European Parliament to launch the EASAC-FEAM report on Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health-related purposes in the European Union: the view from EASAC and FEAM

21 November 2012:The perspective of EASAC and FEAM on direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health-related purposes, European Journal of Human Genetics, 21 November 2012.

November 2012: Summary of the FEAM statement on the Data Protection Regulation and proposed amendments to the EC proposed Regulation

August 2012: Summary of the report on Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health-related purposes in the European Union: the view from EASAC and FEAM

July 2012: Direct-to-consumer genetic testing, The Lancet, Volume 380, Issue 9837, Page 76, 14 July 2012.

June 2012: Report on Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health-related purposes in the European Union: the view from EASAC and FEAM

June 2012: FEAM statement on data protection regulation - November 2012- summary and proposed amendments

June 2012: Summary of session on ageing (FEAM Madrid Spring Conference 4-5 May 2012)

June 2012: FEAM's contribution to a special edition on One Health (Italian Journal of Public Health, Issue: 2012, Vol.9, Nr.2)
  1. Increasing the collaboration between human and animal medicine: an effort of FEAM
  2. Human and animal health in Europe: the view from EASAC on challenges in infectious diseases
  3. Reducing hazards for humans from animals: emerging and re-emerging zoonoses
  4. Reducing hazards for animals from humans
  5. Reducing hazards for animals from humansHuman and animal integrated influenza surveillance: a novel sampling approach for an additional transmission way in the aquatic bird reservoir
  6. Comparative medicine - with some thoughts about the integration of medical and veterinary education

1 December 2011: Workshop on the Benefits of a Simplified and Coherent Clinical - Trials Framework in Europe

7 November 2011: FEAM statement on the EU Physical Agents Directive (2004/40/EC)

August 2011: Objectives and Opportunities for EU mental health policy: Account of the launch event of the FEAM statement on Mental Health Policy Issues (22 March 2011, European Parliament)

July 2011: European mental health policy: opportunities for science and innovation, challenges for implementation (Robin Fears; Cyril Hoschl; The European Journal of Public Health 2011; doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr075). Free-access links to EJPH advance access page (October 2011 edition):
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July 2011: Taking forward reform of the EU Clinical Trials Directive: Account of the launch event of the FEAM statement Opportunities and Challenges for Reforming the EU Clinical Trials Directive: an Academic Perspective (25 January 2011, European Parliament)

May 2011: FEAM submission to the 2011 European Commission concept paper: revision of the ‘Clinical Trials Directive’ 2001/20/EC

May 2011: A response from FEAM to the European Commission consultation on the Green Paper 'From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding'

January 2011: 'Mental health policy issues: the view from FEAM', an article by Robin Fears and Cyril Höschl on behalf of the FEAM Working Group, published in the January edition of EPA Journal (Eur Psychiatry 2011, vol 26, issue 1, pp. III-VI)

November 2010: FEAM Statement on Mental Health Policy Issues

September 2010: FEAM Statement 'Opportunities and Challenges for Reforming the EU Clinical Trials Directive: an Academic Perspective'


February 2010: FEAM response to Consultation on Functioning of the Clinical Trials Directive

November 2008: Summary of the session on personalised medicine (Paris conference)

December 2007: Report on Regenerative Medicine: basic and clinical research (Rome conference)

April 2006: Report on the European Physical Agents Directive (2004/40/EC)

January 2006: Report on Health Associated Infections (Brussels Conference)

November 2005: Update of the recommendations on Tobacco Use (Brussels Conference)

November 2005: Update of the recommendations on Food Safety (labeling) (Brussels Conference)

November 2004: Report on Tobacco Use (Brussels Conference)

May 2004: Report on the stem cell session (Rome Conference)

November 2004: Recommendations on the European Clinical Trials Directive

September 2003: Report on the childhood obesity session (Cambridge Conference)


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