2016 was a busy year as EHA President, representing EHA at several high profile meetings resulting in deepening relationships with European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), European Headache and Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC), European Brain Council (EBC), Societal Impact of Pain Symposium (SIP), European Headache Federation (EHF) and European Academy of Neurology (EAN). Besides, EHA became a member of International Association of Patient Organisations (IAPO). I hope that the patient voice will long continue to be heard throughout the medical and scientific community as EHA continues to go from strength to strength.
It has given me great pleasure to see the patient voice included in more and more activities and we are being taken seriously as key partner. EHA is recognised and respected amongst those ordering priorities. A lot of time and energy has been devoted to developing and nurturing relationships with other stakeholders in the field.