Partient Representative  

Proud mother of Maria, diagnosed with collagen VI CMD.

Dr. Maria Borrell is a senior investigator in the Cardiovascular Program of the Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona. Prior appointments include a postdoctoral position at the Curie Institute (France) which led to a Phase II clinical trial in Huntington Disease French patients.

She is also a Patient Advocate for Neuromuscular Diseases in EURORDIS and has participated in several Meetings and Scope actions to Strengthen Collaborations for Operating Pharmacovigilance in Europe. Since 2018 she is also part of the Pool of Patient Experts in the European Community funded PARADIGM (Patients Active in Research and Dialogues for an Improved Generation of Medicines) Program that allows structured patient engagement throughout three key decision-making points of the development of medicinal products: the research priority setting; the design of clinical trials and the early dialogues with regulators from the different European countries.