of all European Affairs Events, conferences, presentations and workshops.

Bristol Myers Squibb & Vifor Pharma - Updating policies and practices to support blood sustainability: the role of the EU Blood Directive and patient blood management


11 Oct 2021 16:00 to 17:30




Health & Consumers

Event Description

About the event

The webinar will bring together EU and national policymakers, governments’ representatives, patient groups and healthcare professionals, including experts involved in the Blood and Beyond initiative*. It will capture COVID-19 pandemic insights and allow an exchange of views on the EU’s role in preserving blood to improve patients’ lives, exploring ways to improve blood sustainability and use in Europe.

This meeting is co-organised by Vifor Pharma and Bristol Myers Squibb. It is co-hosted by MEP Manuel Pizarro.


Dr Manuel Pizarro
Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Portugal)

Dr Vanessa Agostini
Director, Transfusion Medicine, San Martino Polyclinic Hospital; Director, Regional Blood Centre Liguria Region

Dr Androulla Eleftheriou
Executive Director, Thalassemia International Federation (TIF)

Dr Anthi Gafou
Director, Blood Bank, Oncology Hospital Oi Agioi Anargyroi

Daniel Gallego
President, European Kidney Patients’ Federation (EKPF)

Prof. Axel Hofmann
Visiting Professor, Institute of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland; Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University of Western Australia

Dr Yuyun Maryuningsih
Team Lead for Blood and other Products of Human Origin, Technical Standard and Specifications Unit, Health Products Policy and Standards Department, World Health Organisation 

Prof Jens Meier
Head, Anaesthesiology & Critical Care department, Johannes Kepler University 

Ber Oomen
Interim Executive Director, European Specialist Nurses Organisation (ESNO)

Tamsin Rose

More speakers will be announced soon!