Patients' and Consumers' Working Party

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The Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) provides a platform for exchange of information and discussion of issues of common interest between EMA and patients and consumers.

The PCWP, established in 2006, has enabled the Agency to build upon its existing interactions with patients and consumers. It provides recommendations to EMA and its human scientific committees on all matters of interest in relation to medicines.

The following documents provide information on the PCWP's responsibilities and composition:

Photo of the Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP)


For information on upcoming and past meetings of the PCWP, including meeting materials, see:


The PCWP consists of:

The members' declarations of interests are available in the European experts list.


EMAJuan Garcia Burgos
European Liver Patients' Association (ELPA)Marko Korenjak


Organisation representative members

Member organisationRepresentative(s)
AGE Platform Europe (AGE)Julia Wadoux
Alzheimer Europe (AE)Angela Bradshaw 
Cindy Birck
European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG)Nikos Dedes 
Bogdan Hadarag
European Cancer Leagues (ECL)Toma Mikalauskaite
Wendy Yared
European Consumers' Organisation (BEUC) Santos Quintano
Sylvia Maurer
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations (EFA)Isabel Proaño Gómez 
Erna Botjes
European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI)Aisling Walsh
Christina Tischer
European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)Joke Jaarsma
Orla Galvin
European Heart Network (EHN)Christine Dehn
Carlos Altuna
European Institute of Women's Health (EIWH)Hildrun Sundseth
Peggy Maguire  
European Liver Patients' Association (ELPA)Yiannoula Koulla
Tove Frisch
European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS)Francois Houyez
Russell Wheeler
European Patients' Forum (EPF)Marco Greco
European Prostate Cancer Coalition (EUomo)Günther  Carl
Will Jansen
European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)Rosa Castro
Milka Sokolović
Global Alliance for Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (GAMIAN-Europe)Jacinta Hastings 
Nigel Olisa
Health Action International Europe (HAI)Courtney Davis 
Jaume Vidal
International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)João Valente Nabais 
Iryna Vlasenko
International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI)Jose Drabwell
Leire Solis Garate
Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE)Hans Scheurer
Kate Morgan
Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF)Angelo Loris Brunetta
Lily Cannon
World Duchenne Organization (UPPMD)Elizabeth Vroom
Sally Hofmeister


Members representing EMA's scientific committees

Scientific CommitteeRepresentative(s)
Committee for Advanced TherapiesMencia de Lemus Belmonte
Kerstin Elisabeth Sollerbrant Melefors
Committee for Medicinal Products for Human UseConcepción Prieto Yerro
Fàtima Ventura
Committee for Orphan Medicinal ProductsTim Leest
Committee on Herbal Medicinal ProductsAn Le
Olga Maria Palomino
Paediatric CommitteeDimitrios Athanasiou
Johannes Taminiau
Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment CommitteeDeclan  Noone  
Marko  Korenjak



Observer affiliationRepresentative(s)
EMA Management BoardMarco  Greco
Virginie  Hivert
Healthcare Professionals Working PartyAnita Simonds
Rui Castro
European Commission (DG SANTE)Rotating membership
Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh)Nina Malvik

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