Apply to attend or speak at Congress 2016

Monday, 26 October 2015

Plans for the 7th Global Patients Congress are taking shape. During October we started the registration process and put out the open call for speakers and presentations for the event.

What to expect

The 7th Global Patients Congress (Selsdon Park Hotel, London, 9-11 April 2016) will bring together around 200 patient advocates from across the world. Organizations of all sizes will share best practice, gain insight into pressing healthcare issues and meet with others passionate about patient-centred healthcare.

Delegates representing dozens of causes will unite to strengthen the global patient voice and improve the lives of patients worldwide. They will meet academics and researchers, policy-makers, industry representatives, healthcare professionals and other influential figures in the healthcare world.

Register now

IAPO members and invited guests can register for Congress now. 

Please register as soon as possible. As a member of IAPO your organization is entitled to one free place to attend the Congress, but please note that places are strictly limited. Even though you are entitled to a free place, please register as soon as possible or you might not be able to secure a place.

Find out more here.

Presentations of all formats

Applications to be included on a speaker panel will be considered for all formats of presentation including oral presentations, workshops, posters and panel discussions. In particular we are looking for case studies that address one or more of the following areas:

  • Patient mobilisation, empowerment and patient advocacy
  • Formation and development of cross-sector alliances and partnerships
  • Policy-making, policy education and experience of policy instruments (e.g. guidelines, briefing papers, regulations)
  • Developing strategies, key messages and effective advocacy campaigns
  • Mapping and working with key actors in health (e.g. parliamentarians, academics, professional associations, regulators)
  • Working with high-level policy makers or decision-makers
  • Developing an effective promotional mix for an advocacy campaign (e.g. mass media, PR, events, digital)
  • Direct patient involvement in policy/ influencing work (e.g. expert patients, peer-to-peer work)

Find out more details and how to apply.