Friday, June 22, 2018

Jan Geissler

Director, European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI)

Jan Geissler
Jan Geissler

Jan Geissler is founder and managing director of Patvocates, acting as advisor on patient advocacy, health policy and social media. From 2012-2017, he has been the Director of the 'European Patients Academy' (EUPATI), which has developed education about medicines development processes. He is now coordinating the team that takes change of the evolution of EUPATI. He is also coordinator of a work package of the new IMI2-funded EU project HARMONY on big data for better outcomes in hematology.

After his university diploma in Business studies in the UK and Germany in 1999, Jan held various management positions in telecom, R&D and media think tanks before he focused his professional life on patient advocacy in 2008. Being a leukemia survivor since 2001, Jan founded and co-founded in 2002, the European Cancer Patient Coalition in 2003, the CML Advocates Network in 2007 and the Leukemia Patient Advocates Foundation in 2011. He is representing patients in various advisory boards and committees e.g. two Expert Groups of the European Commission as well as advisory boards of ECCO, ESMO, EORTC and the International CML Foundation. He is also a member of the European Hematology Association's (EHA) European Affairs Committee and editorial boards of three scientific journals.

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