14th IPOPI EU PID Forum – COVID-19 & Pandemics Management: Protecting the Most Vulnerable
IPOPI’s 14th EU PID Forum dedicated to COVID-19 & Pandemics Management: Protecting the Most Vulnerable” took place online on September 30, 2020.
The online event was hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mr. Tomislav Sokol (EPP, Croatia), and moderated by Mr Johan Prevot, IPOPI’s Executive Director.
The meeting helped to point out that there is a need for more collaboration, more accurate data, and pointed out the value of envolving patient organisations. The short-term, medium-term, and long-term effects of the pandemic on PID patients can be felt by the decline of the plasma donations and how this could impact the supply of essential medicines.
IPOPI will be gathering the concerns and recommendations made during this Forum and incorporate them into a single document to be sent to relevant actors within the European Union such as the EMA and relevant entities within the European Commission.