Published on January 29, 2015
Role of the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry (AIFP) is, among others, to promote and facilitate cooperation and closer interaction between industry, research community and other biomedical research ecosystem, such as regulatory and healthcare authorities, hospitals and patient organizations, etc. AIFP and EFPIA decided to build on previous national editions and organize a frst region - al CEE conference “IMI: Industry meets Ac- ademia” with the main aim - to strengthen cross-border cooperation of CEE entities in the pan-European IMI research and develop- ment projects. The conference is held by the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry in the Czech Republic in cooperation with European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and other pharmaceuti- cal associations across the Central and East- ern European region. The event is primarily aimed at promotion of the Innovative Medi- cines Initiative (IMI) program and an essential role of innovations in the area of biomedical industry.