Nicola Bedlington has been European Patient Forum's Special Advisor since late April 2019. She used to be Secretary General of EPF, and was previously the Executive Director since the setting up of the EPF Secretariat in June 2006.
She worked as an external expert for the European Commission on disability policy and NGO cooperation and was the first Director of the European Disability Forum during the 90s. More recently she led the ENSI Secretariat, an OECD initiated international governmental network on education and sustainable development.
Dipak Kalra is President of The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD). He plays a leading international role in research and development of Electronic Health Records, including the requirements and models to ensure the robust long-term preservation of clinical meaning and protection of privacy.
He leads the development of ISO standards on EHR interoperability, personal health records, EHR requirements, and has contributed to several EHR security and confidentiality standards.