Global Patients Congress

Global Patients Congress

The Congress is our flagship event where we bring together our global membership with a variety of high level healthcare stakeholders to discuss important issues for patients worldwide. 

IAPO member at Congress 2014

What happens at the Global Patients Congress?

Congress brings together several hundred patient advocates from across the world. Organizations of all sizes share best practice, gain insight into pressing healthcare issues and meet with others passionate about patient-centred healthcare. Delegates represent dozens of causes and unite to strengthen the global patient voice and improve the lives of patients worldwide.

Delegates get to:

  • Learn from leading healthcare experts
  • Meet others in the healthcare field
  • Create national and regional networks
  • Share expertise and speak out on behalf of patients
  • Discuss the changing healthcare climate

When is the next Congress?

We are excited to announce that the 7th Global Patients Congress takes place at the Selsdon Park Hotel, South London, UK on 9-11 April 2016.

The over-arching theme is 'For Patients' Organizations, By Patients' Organizations'. Sessions will focus on how to extend the reach, raise the effectiveness and maximise the impact of patients' organizations at the local, national and global level. 

Go to the 7th Global Patients Congress 2016!


A summary of previous Congress themes


Congress timeline