At IAPO's Annual General Meeting at the 8th Global Patients Congress in Miami, 24 -26 May, three IAPO members were elected to the Governing Board. New Governing Board Members - Karen Alparce-Villanueva, Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) - Ellos Ellard Lodzeni, Patient and...
Each year, the Medtronic Foundation’s Bakken Invitation recognizes inspirational patients whose lives have been impacted by medical technology and who use their “extra life” to give back to others. Named after Medtronic co-founder Earl Bakken, the Bakken Invitation brings together patients who “...
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 24 th May, Miami – Fight the Fakes is proud to announce that the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is joining as the campaign’s 36 th partner. By signing up to join Fight the Fakes , IAPO will support awareness raising about fake medicines generally,...
Overview of GPC2018 Sessions The 8 th Global Patients Congress has been organized to look at patient engagement and patient empowerment within the healthcare value chain. We have mapped best practice examples of patient engagement and empowerment within our alliance and multi-stakeholders. We have...
We invite you to register for Global Patients Congress 2018 so that we as organizations working in patient empowerment all over the world, can all respond to the need for empowering more patients through knowledge by working towards leveraging all our resources to facilitate broader communications...
IAPO has arranged for all delegates to be accommodated at the Miami Marriott Dadeland hotel at a special discounted IAPO rate. Please do seize this opportunity and book your room as rooms are selling out. This rate is available between 20th May 2018 - 29th May 2018 and you would need to have made...
The 8th Global patients Congress, Empowered Patients Building the Momentum, will take place from 24th-26th May 2018 in Miami in the sunshine State of Florida USA, at the Miami Marriott Dadeland. Congress brings together around 200 patient advocates from across the world. Organizations of all sizes...
We are delighted with the Patient Solidarity Day achievements this year. We had the highest number of supporters since the campaign began in 2011, with patient advocates from all over the world holding activities to mark the day. At least 175 organizations from 48 countries came together in...
On 25 September 2015, the leaders of the 193 United Nations (UN) Member Countries endorsed a resolution outlining an ambitious set of goals and targets to be fulfilled by 2030. Amongst these targets featured universal health coverage (UHC) for all (Goal 3, Target 3.8). IAPO believes that adequate...
In the run up to this year’s Patient Solidarity Day, this month’s policy briefing further explores the theme of patient empowerment, this time focusing on the role of patient empowerment when patients participate in research. For truly patient-centred healthcare, patients must be empowered to have...

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