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2017 Speakers & Chairs

The NHS R&D Forum are pleased to announce that the following speakers will be presenting sessions at the 2017 Annual NHS R&D Forum Conference in Manchester on the 15th & 16th May 2017.

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Sarah Collen

Job Title: Senior Policy Manager
Organisation: NHS European Office


Sarah Collen has 17 years of experience working in Brussels on EU public affairs. She joined the NHS European Office in 2013 as Senior Policy Manager.  As well as representing the NHS in negotiations on European legislation that could impact NHS organisations, she has played an active role in promoting EU funding opportunities to the NHS, including EU research and innovation funding (from Horizon 2020) and funding to support public health initiatives (EU Health Programme).  She is the UK’s National Focal Point for the EU Health Programme. She previously worked in the European Parliament and has also directed a Brussels based non-governmental organisation working in the field of development and human rights.

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