The Federation of European Academies of Medicine

The European network of medical Academies


The Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) represents the medical Academies and medical sections of Academies of science and engineering in Europe.

It currently has 17 member Academies, including ours.  FEAM’s role is to:

  • Promote cooperation between national Academies.
  • Provide a collective voice on a wide range of issues in biomedical sciences that underpin EU policies.
  • Provide the European authorities with an advisory body with Europe-wide expertise on biomedical sciences.

Recent work has focused on addressing regulatory issues that relate to the conduct of biomedical science in Europe, including a workshop of the FEAM European Biomedical Policy Forum on “Use of data in cross-border biomedical research: what are the challenges ahead for Europe?” and a position paper on ‘Strengthening biomedical research for the benefit of European citizens’.

Our Vice-President – International, Professor George Griffin FMedSci, represents the Academy on FEAM’s Council and is President-elect. Professor Griffin will take up the Presidency in May 2018, following on from the current President, Professor Bernard Charpentier.

Forthcoming FEAM activities:

  • A conference on Health Inequalities on 24 May 2018 with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • A conference on Precision Medicine and Personalised Health on 28 September 2018 with the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences

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