Patient Solidarity Day 2023
We are pleased to announce that IAPO's annual Patient Solidarity Day (PSD) 2023 will take place on 8th December 2023. This year's theme is ‘Expert patients - the indispensable voice’.
On PSD 2023, we will celebrate the strength, resilience, and knowledge of expert patients who have taken control of their health journeys and contributed to health systems strengthening in various ways.
We will use the occasion of PSD 2023 to invite the patient community from all over the world to share with us their views of who an expert patient is - what skills and assets make them an expert patient. With this feedback, we want to start shaping collectively and collaboratively a definition of the expert patient that truly translates the views and thoughts of patients worldwide.
We will also use PSD 2023 to pay tribute to the remarkable life and contributions of our beloved departed Kawaldip Sehmi, the former IAPO CEO. Kawaldip was an exemplary expert patient who left an indelible mark on the global healthcare landscape, advocating for patients to be recognized as experts in their own right.
We will be leading on the PSD 2023 campaign throughout the week commencing on 4th December to build momentum towards the big day. Everyone is invited to stand with us on Friday 8th December in a united call for 'Expert patients - the indispensable voice’.