December 18, 2015

European Reference Networks

IPOPI attended the 2nd European Reference Networks (ERNs) conference organised by the European Commission on 8-9 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference provided helpful information as to the process of creating a European Reference Network and the six stages involved (from the call for proposals, assessments to the final decision). The added value ERNs can bring in terms of treatments and diagnosis for rare diseases in particular was also highlighted. The first call for ERN proposals is planned for February 2016. For more information on the European Reference Networks please visit the European Commission dedicated website: