Mihaela Militaru

Senior Director, EU Patient Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships, Oncology, Merck

Mihaela Militaru is Senior Director of EU Patient Advocacy, Strategic Partnerships and Oncology at Merck. Before joining Merck in 2016, Militaru was Director of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC), a European umbrella organization of cancer patient associations, with over 408 members across the 28 European Union (EU) member states and beyond. Prior, she worked in EU affairs for 12 years, first as a liaison officer of the Romanian Senate to the European Parliament for four years, and subsequently as a policy adviser at the European Parliament for eight years. During her final years in the European Parliament, she focused on health care policy, particularly on how to improve EU-level measures to fight diseases, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.