The Joint meeting of the ERN Board of Member States (BoMS) and the ERNs coordinators group and the Second European Reference Networks (ERNs) Coordinators Group Meeting were held las 20th and 21st June 2017 in Brussels under the organization of the European Commission.
During both meetings several key transversal issues concerning all the ERNs were discussed, including the cross border care in EU, monitoring process for the assessment of the ERNs, cooperation of ERNs with EMA, future calls for funding ERNs activities or the enrolment of affiliated partners. ERN EuroBloodNet was represented by Prof. Béatrice Gulbis (ERN co-coordinator) and Victoria Gutiérrez Valle (ERN IT and dissemination manager).
After these two meetings in Brussels, ERN EuroBloodNet coordination team was present at the European Hematology Association congress 2017 in Madrid (21st-25th June 2017). Taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity, the EuroBloodNet Scientific and Strategic Board joined in a brief meeting for presenting what was agreed during the ERNs coordinators group meeting and next steps discussion. In addition, a booth with dissemination material of EuroBloodNet, ENERCA and patients' associations was shown within the exhibition area.