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This special edition opens with a spotlight on the 60-year jubilee of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME). Our organisation was founded in Amsterdam on 23 October 1959 and was joined from its earliest meetings by the National Medical Associations of those countries with applications to join the European Economic Community. Today CPME represents more than 1.7 million doctors across Europe and is composed of 28 members, 2 associate members, 4 associated organisations and 5 observers.

Moreover, as we approach the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), celebrated every year on 18 November, we use this occasion to present the main policy developments in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in both the human and animal sectors.

Furthermore, as the new influenza season is around the corner, special emphasis is placed on the importance of vaccination. CPME is co-chairing a new Coalition for Vaccination together with the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU). This Coalition gathers around 20 relevant European healthcare professionals’ and students’ associations to commit to delivering accurate information to the public, combating myths and exchanging best practices.

Finally, two CPME members and other stakeholders in the health sector report on their current policies and priorities.

Please click the link below to access the Newsletter:

CPME Newsletter, Issue 29, June 2019: http://doc.cpme.eu:591/adopted/2019/Info.2019-151.NLOctober2019.pdf