European Cancer Patient Coalition
The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is the largest European cancer patients’ umbrella organisation. Established in 2003 with over 450 members from 47 countries, the ECPC is the voice of the European cancer community, uniquely representing the interests of all cancer patient groups, from the most common to the rarest forms of cancer.
Evi Palaiologou is the Partnerships and Communications Manager at the European Cancer Patient Coalition. was an Executive in the field of healthcare for Hanbury Strategy and, prior to that Business Development Associate for POLITICO Europe. She was also Blue Book trainee at the European Commission at the Research Executive Agency working on communications in H2020 projects. Evi was also an intern for the political foundation of the liberal party, the International Society of Nephrology and for the representation of Greek local and regional authorities in Brussels. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from Panteion University and a master’s in International relations from Leiden University.
Juan Jose Ventura
Juan-Jose is the Senior Health and Research Projects Manager at ECPC. He studied Pharmacy and obtained his PhD at the University Complutense of Madrid. He has conducted his investigations in international institutions such as EMBL, HHMI, CNIO, University of Cambridge and KU Leuven. He has aimed to find target cells and molecular biomarkers that could be used for diagnosis and therapy of several cancers (Liver, Colon, Lung). With a master on Lab managing from EMBO, Juan-Jose has managed research teams, been awarded research grants from prestigious funding agencies and taught scientific programmes at different international universities. He has published original research articles in international scientific journals such as, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Molecular Cell or Cancer Research.
Eduardo Veber completed his degree in Communication Sciences and then studied the Master’s in Political and Corporate Communication at the University of Navarra, Spain. Soon after, he took the Public Policy Analysis online certificate course at the LSE. Eduardo has worked as a communication consultant for the National Cancer Institute of Argentina as well as other governmental organisations and NGOs. Eduardo speaks Spanish, English, Italian and French. He also holds an associate’s degree in filmmaking and tv production and he is finishing a Master’s in Digital Marketing.