François Houÿez

  • Information & Access to Therapies Director & Health Policy Advisor

François Houÿez has worked as a patient advocate since the early 1990s  (HIV/AIDS, Act Up -Paris and EATG) and joined EURORDIS in May 2003. He now works as Information & Access to Therapies Director & Health Policy Advisor.

He represents EURORDIS at the Patients’ and Consumers’ Working Party at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). He also represents EURORDIS at the Health Technology Assessment Network, and in CIOMS Working Group XI on Patient Involvement in the Development and Safe Use of Medicines.

François supervises EURORDIS's programme for Community Advisory Boards (EuroCAB) and the European Network of Rare Diseases Help Lines.

He pioneered patient advocacy with the European Medicines Agency as part of the first patients’ delegation that engaged dialogue with the Agency back in 1996 and has continuously been involved in the agency activities during the last 26 years.

François compiles trend information, and regularly fields questions from rare disease patients having issues with access to treatments (especially marketing authorisations, health technology assessment/pricing/reimbursement, compassionate use, shortages, and pharmacovigilance) and please feel free to contact him about these topics.

François is also a patient.

Telephone: +33 1 56 53 52 18
Email: francois.houyez@eurordis.org

 
 
La voz de los pacientes de enfermedades raras en EuropaEURORDIS La voz internacional de las personas que tienen enfermedades rarasRare Disease International Reuniendo a pacientes, familiares y expertos para compartir experiencias en un foro moderado en distintos idiomas. RareConnect El Programa Rare Barometer es una iniciativa de EURORDIS que realiza encuestas para transformar las experiencias de los pacientes con enfermedades raras en cifras que puedan compartirse con los responsables políticos.Rare Barometer Una campaña internacional de sensibilización que se celebra todos los años el último día de febrero, El Día de las Enfermedades Raras es una iniciativa de EURORDISRare Disease Day Únete al mayor grupo de partes interesadas en toda Europa, en la Conferencia Europea sobre Enfermedades Raras y Medicamentos Huérfanos que se celebra cada dos años. ECRD es una iniciativa de EURORDISEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases