The European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) has announced that its second workshop, “Reaching a Public Audience on Medicines Development,” will take place on April 2, 2014 at the Hotel InterContinental Warszawa, Poland.
The workshop has been designed to draw on EUPATI’s social research work involving patients and citizens across Europe, as well as to hear views from patient advocates and the public and to provide details about successful examples of information sharing. Among the attendees are likely to be representatives from stakeholder groups that have a role in the medicines development process, including patients, industry, academia, ethics committees, regulators, and medical professionals.
According to the organizers, “Breakout sessions will be used for brainstorming on the best ways to inform patients and citizens about medicines research and development. We want each workshop delegate to advise us on how EUPATI can meet the information needs of the patient community and provide information appropriately. Throughout the workshop you will have many opportunities to voice your opinions and share your thoughts. We strongly encourage open and active dialogues in Warsaw!”
EUPATI is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, and aims to provide scientifically reliable, objective, comprehensive information to patients on medicines research and development. It seeks to increase the capacities and capabilities of well-informed patients and patient organizations to be effective advocates and advisors in medicines research.