Less than a month to Congress

Thursday, 17 March 2016

With less than a month to go until the 7th Global Patients Congress, the IAPO office is a hive of activity! Registrations have doubled in the last month and we can't wait to see you there. The event promises to be an exciting time. You'll meet with patients' representatives, health professionals and experts from across the globe. Don't miss out! 

New workshop announced

We are delighted to announce that the World Health Organization (WHO) will deliver a workshop on the “Meaningful engagement of patients and people in patient safety and health care quality improvement: The role of patient advocates”.

Participants will discuss how patient advocates, health professionals and policy-makers can help facilitate and encourage meaningful engagement of patients, families and the community in patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.

Nittita Prasopa-Plaizier, Patients for Patient Safety Programme Manager, WHO, Felicity Pocklington, Consultant for the Patients for Patient Safety Programme, WHO, and Hussain Jafri, Alzheimer’s Pakistan will engage participants in a discussion about how patient advocates, health professionals and policy-makers can facilitate and encourage meaningful engagement of patients, families and the community in patient safety and healthcare quality improvement.

Meaningful engagement

This session will provide perspectives from different stakeholder groups. The discussion will be centred on how countries can build on WHO’s approach on engagement for patient safety and quality improvement, particularly on the use of the patient experience ‘story’ for professional and organizational learning. Case studies on how WHO collaborates with patients and national organizations to facilitate the creation of a national network of patient advocates will be shared.

The participants will be encouraged to share ideas and possibilities on how patient advocates can engage and empower healthcare providers and policy-makers to partner with patients, families and the community engagement in service delivery and system re-design to achieving people-centred and quality UHC.

To sign up for this workshop (please note spaces are limited to just 25) just indicate your interest on the registration form. If you have already registered, log into your registration if you still have your confirmation email, or if not, simply email carol.stevenson@novusmem.co.uk

Speaker biographies

We are pleased to welcome a host of expert speakers to Congress and look forward to the wealth of wisdom they will be sharing. Speaker biographies are now available on our website.

Don't forget...

1. Register now: Even though attendance is free for one delegate from each member organization, this space can only be granted while spaces last: www.regonline.co.uk/GPC2016

2. Book your workshops: If you have registered but not yet booked your workshops, please do so now. You need to log into your registration account with your password (if you no longer have this, please contact: carol.stevenson@novusmem.co.uk) to make your choices.

3. Book your accommodation: We have secured a reduced rate for accommodation at the Selsdon Park Hotel but rooms are selling out so please book soon. All registered delegates are sent an information pack which gives details on how to book, along with other options if you are unsuccessful at the Selsdon.

4. Bring your materials: There will be a space in the exhibition hall for posters and for IAPO members to display their literature. Please only bring one poster as space is limited. 

Stay up-to-date on all the latest Congress developments through Facebook or Twitter (Congress hashtag: #GPC2016).

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