Second In-Person Annual Plenary Meeting for the HIPPOCRATES Consortium
The second HIPPOCRATES Annual meeting took place at the Goethe University in Frankfurt from the 14th-15th June.
This was the second opportunity to meet the whole consortium face to face. The whole HIPPOCRATES team were delighted to meet up with the other partners and had two successful and productive meeting days. There were nine pre-annual plenary meetings which took place online prior to the meeting which ensured that there was a great discussion with all partners onsite. It was a great pleasure to also welcome many of the Patient Research Partners (PRPs) in person at the meeting. Due to the PRP workshop being such a success last year there was another PRP workshop which provided the PRPs the opportunity to discuss their experiences made from the second year of the project and to explore certain aspects in more detail as to what they would like to implement, communicate or change within the HIPPOCRATES project.
While one aim of the meeting was to discuss the progress, achievements and challenges of the second year. This included discussing open questions from each work package and working group and also the true importance of working closely with all PRPs and EFPIA partners. On day one there was a General Assembly meeting and the second day started with a world cafe ice breaker where all participants were given the changes to create new points of view through dialogue and discussion and to generate ideas in small groups on topics important to the project and to consider a publication for the next year. This was then followed by work package presentations on the next steps and there was very good, open discussion amongst all work packages. The meeting closed with a detailed summary and a HIPPO award ceremony for those who have particularly contributed to the project within the second year of the project. Congratulations to Stefan Siebert, Colette O’Donnell, Jochen Schwenk, Thierry Sornasse, Souzi Makri, Edward Businge and Christine Moeser (shared), well deserved!
We are looking forward to another successful project year.