Health inequalities – an interdisciplinary discussion of socioeconomic status, health and causality – 24 May 2018, Amsterdam

Despite decades of research into health inequalities there is still no consensus on some of the basic issues. For example, different disciplines hold different views on the nature of the causal relationship between low socioeconomic status and health, and on the main mechanisms linking low socioeconomic status to ill health and premature death.

A joint FEAM/EASAC Commentary on the European Commission Roadmap on Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases

With the dramatic increase in measles in Europe – a four-fold increase from 2016 to 2017, according to a recent report by the World Health Organization – and the urgent need for vaccines protecting against infections for which no vaccines currently exist, the European Commission (EC) has drafted a Roadmap for Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases and aims to adopt a proposal by mid-2018 for a Council Recommendation on this issue.

EASAC publishes report on negative emission technologies

In a new report by EASAC (the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council), senior scientists from across Europe have evaluated the potential contribution of negative emission technologies (NETs) to allow humanity to meet the Paris Agreement’s targets of avoiding dangerous climate change.

FEAM publishes workshop summary: use of data in cross-border biomedical research

FEAM (the Federation of European Academies of Medicine) has published a summary of its European Biomedical Policy Forum workshop titled “Use of data a in cross-border biomedical research: what are the challenges ahead for Europe?”. The workshop took place on 20 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was organised against the backdrop of the General Data … Read more