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Dr Andrzej Rys

Director for Health Systems, Medical Products and Innovation, DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission, Belgium

Dr Andrzej Rys is a medical doctor specialised in radiology and public health, graduate of Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, and is the current Director responsible for Health Systems, Medical Products, and Innovation at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety in the European Commission. He is a member of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) Governing Board and alternate member of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Board. Until 2011, Dr Rys was Director for Health Systems and Products at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety and, until 2006, Director for Public Health and Risk Assessment at the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the European Commission. Dr Rys was founder and Director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer and of the School of Public Health at Jagiellonian University. From 1999 to 2002, he was Deputy Minister of Health in Poland and member of the Polish accession negotiators team.

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