The European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), founded in 2001 to improve the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Europe, is now the largest forum for specialists in IBD in the world. It is a non-profit association, which successfully expanded from an organisation comprising 14 Country Members to an association assembling 36 member states of the Council of Europe and facilitating collaborations beyond Europe's borders. You can find more info here: https://www.ecco-ibd.eu/

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BioMed Alliance Policy Officer: 8th of November (9:00-12:30), at BioMed Alliance office

General Assembly 2016: 9th of November (9:00 – 16:00), at the Sofitel Le Louise Hotel, Brussels.

An official dinner will be organized on 8th of November (20:00 – 22:00) at the same hotel.

Strategic meeting with Presidents of BioMed Alliance member societies: 29th of November, at BioMed Alliance office.

BioMed Alliance Event in the European Parliament: 29th of November (12:00-14:00)

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The BioMed Alliance Code of Conduct

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  • Spring meeting: 2016 April 15th
  • General Assembly: 2016 November 9th
  • Policy officers meeting 2016 June 16th
  • Policy officers meeting 2016 November 8th

The Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe (BioMed Alliance) welcomes the European Commission's decision not to repeal Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, in response to the ECI “Stop Vivisection”. Animal studies continue to provide invaluable insights into basic biological processes and are instrumental in unravelling disease mechanisms and pathways. To ensure continued advancement in the prevention of diseases and the development of safe and efficacious, treatments, a complete replacement of animal studies would at this time be premature. 

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Brussels, 5 June 2015. The Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe (BioMed Alliance) welcomes the announcement that the European Research Council (ERC) and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions budget lines have been safeguarded following the political negotiations on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). Basic science and education and mobility for researchers are vital instruments for scientists to conduct frontier research in Europe. 

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It is with great sadness we learned of the death of Prof. Jose Mariano Gago on April 17, 2015. He will be very much missed.

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During the last decades, we have witnessed remarkable advances in basic cancer research as well as related disciplines. These developments together with the advent of novel and powerful technologies have provided new opportunities for delineating innovative clinical research strategies.

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Molecular Oncology: Shaping science policy in Europe

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A leap forward for health research in Europe: top scientists to have more say in EU-funded research agenda

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