François Houÿez

François Houÿez works at the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS).

François joined the EURORDIS team in May 2003 where he is Officer of the Health Policy department which includes Services to Patients, European Legislation and actions in the field of public health for rare diseases.

 

He represents EURORDIS at the Patients’ and Consumers’ Working Party (PCWP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). He is a topic leader on risk communication, and has been appointed external expert for the evaluation of marketing authorisation applications.

François pioneered patient advocacy with the EMA as part of the first patients’ delegation that engaged dialogue with the Agency in 1996.

His work has a special focus on patients’ rights advocacy. As such, he chaired the European Community Advisory Board (ECAB) and was involved in the discussions with sponsors of 77 clinical trials both at European or national levels.

From 2003 to 2004, he co-ordinated a project supported by DG SANCO, Community Action for Rare Diseases, the “Pan-European Network for Patients Information on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs” project (PARD III).

From 2004 to 2005 he managed the “Policy Action and Information for Rare Diseases in Europe” project (Paracelsus) and from 2006 to 2008 the “Rare Disease Patient Solidarity” project (Rapsody).

These were followed by the Patients’ Consensus on Preferred Policy Scenarii for Rare Diseases (Polka) which ended in October 2011.

Currently, he leads the EURORDIS “Drug Information, Transparency and Access” task force.

François has also worked both as a volunteer and as an employee for a variety of organisations fighting AIDS at national and international levels.

François is also a patient

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La voix des patients atteints de maladies rares en EuropeEURORDIS Donnant la voix, à l'international, aux personnes vivant avec une maladie rareRare Disease International Pour rapprocher patients, familles et experts sur un forum modéré multilingue, où partager leurs expériences. RareConnect Le programme Rare Barometer est une initiative d’EURORDIS qui vise à réaliser des sondages pour transformer les expériences des patients de maladie rare en faits et chiffres à communiquer aux décideurs politiques.Rare Barometer Campagne internationale de sensibilisation organisée chaque année le dernier jour de février, la Journée Internationale des Maladies Rares est une initiative d'EURORDISRare Disease Day Participez au plus grand événement réunissant tous les acteurs des maladies rares en Europe lors de Conférence européenne bisannuelle sur les maladies rares et les médicaments orphelins (European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products, ou ECRD). L'ECRD est une initiative d'EURORDISEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases