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Plenary session: Patient involvement - presenting the evidence

EPF is honoured to have Professor Alf Collins, NHS England’s Clinical Director, Personalised Care Group to give the second keynote address of the day. As a doctor, commissioner, researcher and national policy advisor in person-centred care, Alf has researched and published widely on self-management support, shared decision making, care planning, co-production, patient activation and patient engagement. In his presentation Alf will set the scene of how the patient movement has developed and assess its impact and relevance for European health systems today.

Panel discussion: Different Perspectives – One Vision

Our final session of the first day which will be moderated by Usman Khans, brings together a diverse panel of experts to reflect on the first day of our Congress and to consider how patients, policy makers, providers, academics and industry can unite around a single vision for patient empowerment.

  • Hans Henri Kluge, Regional Director nominee for Europe, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Elena Petelos, Advisory Board Member, European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC)
  • Jean-Christophe Tellier, President, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • Cees Smit, Patient Advocate, Dutch Patient Alliance for Rare and Genetic Diseases
  • Sara Riggare, Patient advocate, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Alf Collins, Clinical Director for Personalised Care, NHS England
  • Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO, EIT Health

Interactive discussion with the audience.

Session wrap up by Albert Zoltán Aszalos, Mair Elliott and Usman Khan (Executive Director, EPF), and announcement of Hackathon winners.


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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