1st Asia Pacific Patients Congress a great success

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

On 13th -14th November 2019, 150 of IAPO's member organizations and stakeholders, representing 25 countries came together in Taipei, Taiwan(R.O.C) to attend our Asia Pacific Patients Congress. 

The Congress was co-hosted by by the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations and its regional members the Psoriasis Association of Taiwan (PAT) and the Taiwan Alliance of Patient Organizations (TAPO), saw delegates taking part in and actively contributing to a wide range of interactive sessions, workshops, and networking activities.

The Congress gave delegates an opportunity to develop useful skills, knowledge and contacts across the course of the meeting that will help to fuel their work in the coming months. We were delighted to be able to bring so many of IAPO’s Asia-Pacific members and partners together, and especially to have the chance to start exploring meaningful patient involvement in the the achievement of Universal Health Coverage in the region.

Who attended?

150 delegates who included patient advocates, government and policy makers, industry representatives, healthcare professionals, academics and researchers and regulators engaged in lively and fervent sessions around the current healthcare challenges and issues in the region and how they could co-design and co-create future interventions jointly ensuring that a patient centric universal health coverage throughout Asia Pacific region by 2030. 



Please see below the various documents and links:


Presentation slides 

Photos from the Congress 

More details

The official  Asia Pacific Patients Congress website.