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Plenary session: Ensuring equity, inclusivity and diversity of the patients’ voice

Day Two begins with an address by Professor Jan De Maeseneer, Professor Emeritus, Ghent University. He will stress to Congress delegates the importance of taking a structured and systematic approach supporting patient advocates and patient advocacy organisations. In a wide ranging presentation Professor De Maeseneer will set out a range of approaches to provide for an independent, empowered and diverse patient voice is able to play a central role in health policy and practice.

Panel discussion moderated by Nicola Bedlington, Special Advisor, EPF

  • Chris Roberts, Vice-Chair of the European Working Group of People with Dementia, Alzheimer Europe
  • Freek Spinnewijn, Director, European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) & President, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • Tamás Bereczky, EUPATI Director of Communications and Course Design
  • Alyna Smith, Advocacy Officer, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
  • Alain Cornet, Patient Representative (ePAG), ReCONNECT

Introduction to the parallel working sessions by Albert Zoltán Aszalos and Mair Elliott.


Patients included

We are proud to announce that EPF Congress 2019 is Patients Included™. This means that EPF is committed to incorporating the experience of patients as experts in living with their condition while ensuring they were neither excluded nor exploited.

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