9th Global Patients Congress - 'Co-creation in Innovative Healthcare during COVID-19'

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of participants, we made the difficult but inevitable decision to postpone the 9th Global Patients Congress to a virtual event on 16 -17 September 2020, under the theme of 'Co-creation in Innovative Healthcare during COVID-19'.

The re-imagined 9th Global Patients Congress (GPC 2020) was a moment to reflect on the defining health crisis of COVID-19 and its impact on the global patient community. The Congress was an opportunity for focused conversation on the next steps in health system strengthening and preparedness through patient led and co-created innovative solutions in 2020 and beyond. 

Day 2 of GPC coincided with the World Patient Safety Day, whose theme is 'Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety', the day's programme highlighted the theme so aptly underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic that without health worker safety, there can be no patient safety.

Read the GPC 2020 Report

A special milestone - IAPO at 21 

GPC 2020 was also a moment to mark IAPO’s 21st Anniversary. IAPO was formed 21 years ago with the vision of ensuring patients are at the centre of healthcare throughout the world. At the 9th Global Patients Congress, we have come of age.  We are an optimistic, confident and a well-informed global patients' movement that is integrated into the global healthcare policy and decision making infrastructure.

Check out the resources from this Congress below: