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Plenary session: Patients as teachers – a deep dive into professional education

How can and should patients’ involvement shape the education and the continuous professional development of our future healthcare professionals, and what can other professional groups learn from patients?

This session will kick off with an overview of patients’ involvement in professional education and bring in the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders.

Moderated by Kaisa Immonen, Director of Policy, EPF

Keynote: Towards working with patients as teachers rather than subjects in undergraduate medical education – where are we today?

  • Stijntje Dijk, Medical student, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

  • Tessa Richards, BMJ senior editor patient partnership

Reflections on the presentations from different professional perspectives:

  • Michel Ballieu, Executive Director, BioMed Alliance
  • Nathalie Bere, Patient Engagement Liaison, European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • Katherine Capperella, VP, Global Patient Engagement Leader, Janssen
  • Alice Casagrande, Director, FEHAP

Followed by discussion with the audience: How to create a movement and make real progress on patients’ involvement in professional education?


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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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