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6th Global Patients Congress

The 6th Global Patients Congress is the global event for patient leaders and others working to improve healthcare systems globally.  The Congress will bring together expertise and experience in how to build patient-centred healthcare globally, providing an international platform for high level policy debate, knowledge and skills building as well as opportunities for exchange and networking

The Congress theme is ‘Better access, better health: A patient-centred approach to universal health coverage’. The Congress will explore how a patient-centred approach can address the factors that will lead to universal health coverage and consider the patients’ perspective. Plenary and workshop sessions will focus on topics that explore questions such as: What are the barriers to access to healthcare in different world regions? What are the principles that promote equity?  What are the indicators of quality healthcare? What is the value of innovation? How should healthcare be financed?

The programme features plenaries with keynote speakers and a range of parallel sessions including papers submitted through the open call process.  The members’ day will include capacity-focussed sessions on how patients’ organizations can advocate on issues of access to healthcare.  The multi-stakeholder programme will explore a patient-centred approach as it relates to three themes: equity, quality and finance in all world regions. 

Conference attendance is currently open to IAPO members and Invited Guests only. For further information, visit:

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 01:00