We welcome Karen Alparce-Villanueva, Vice-President of the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) and founder of Rare Cancers Philippines, to our Governing Board starting from August 2018. Karen answered a few questions about her work, what she brings to IAPO and why she is involved in...
Sheila Regina de Vasconcellos – Bakken Invitation Honoree 2015 and a patient living with Diabetes - explores the way forward for the fight against Diabetes after attending the 8th Global Patients Congress. Coming from Brazil, a country where resources are lacking and where there are few...
Cathy Trzaskawka, Head of Global Advocacy at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), breaks down some of the lessons learnt at the 8th Global Patients Congress. I just recently attended my first ever IAPO Global Patients Congress in Miami. As an industry representative, and the industry partner helping to...
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...
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...
At IAPO’s upcoming congress Teva Pharmaceuticals will introduce Life Effects , a new patient-centric website. It features stories from people living with chronic conditions that focus on the impact their conditions have on their day-to-day lives. Teva created Life Effects after speaking to...
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...
World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day will take place on 30 May 2018. This year’s theme is Research and the campaign is called Bringing Us Closer. Find out how you can get involved and show your support. World MS Day, the only day of global solidarity for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (...
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and its partners, including the World Heart Federation, mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, World No Tobacco Day will focus on the important link between...

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