4th Conference on European Reference Networks held in Brussels
The fourth Conference on European Reference Networks (ERNs) took place on 21 and 22 November in Brussels.
The two-day event brought together more than 400 participants, such as the representatives of EU and national institutions, healthcare providers and medical professionals, and patients' representatives to discuss the results so far and the challenges ahead.
The Conference opened the deployment stage in the networks' lifecycle. After an intensive period of preparation and awareness-raising, the first 24 ERNs are now operational. Despite having already recorded success stories since their launch in March 2017, the networks and their work need further review and consolidation. The conference presented the main clinical and organisational outcomes of the networks and identified the challenges and margins for future improvements.
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