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Fifth Global Patients Congress

The International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) is pleased to share details of its 5th Global Patients Congress: Achieving Patient-Centred Healthcare: Indicators of Progress and Success. The Congress will be held at the Renaissance, London Heathrow Hotel from 17-19 March 2012.

IAPO is a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities across all disease areas and promotes patient-centred healthcare around the world. IAPO’s vision of patient-centred healthcare is one where healthcare systems are designed and delivered to address the healthcare needs and preferences of patients so that healthcare is appropriate and cost-effective.  Our members are patients’ organizations working at the international, regional, national and local level to represent and support patients, their families and carers. IAPO works to support the activities of these groups through capacity building, advocacy and facilitating networking.


The 5th Global Patients Congress will examine how we measure the extent to which patient-centred healthcare is achieved around the world. The Congress will not only highlight examples of best practice but examine how meaningful indicators can be developed to measure patient involvement within healthcare systems. This will inform and support the development of participants’ advocacy and communications initiatives to promote patient-centred healthcare worldwide. Read more about the Congress theme in the Concept Note.


We hope you will join us in what will be an exciting opportunity to share knowledge and experiences in a dynamic multi-stakeholder setting.


To register your interest in attending the Congress and to receive further updates please email: info@globalpatientsCongress.org.

Read more about the many opportunities to support the Congress.