Josep Torrent-Farnell

Josep Torrent-Farnell is a qualified Pharmacist with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona as well as postgraduate courses in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Public Health and European Institutions.

Josep is a specialist in Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and obtained his doctorate in Clinical Pharmacology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

He became a member of the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) at the European Medicines Agency in 2000, serving as Chair for 2 mandates. Currently, he is also a member of the Scientific Advice Working Party (SAWP) at EMA.

Josep is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Director General of the Fundació Doctor Robert, Advanced Centre of Services and Training for Health and Life Sciences.

The voice of rare disease patients in EuropeEURORDIS The international voice of people living with rare diseases, Rare Diseases International is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease International Bringing together patients, families and experts to share experiences in a moderated multilanguage forum, RareConnect is a EURORDIS initiative RareConnect The Rare Barometer Programme is a EURORDIS initiative that carries out surveys to transform rare disease patients' experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with decision-makers.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Join the largest gathering of rare disease stakeholders across Europe, at the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products. ECRD is a EURORDIS initiativeEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases