Healthcare conferences rarely give patients a voice. ‘Putting Patients First’ is a one-day, multidisciplinary, not-for-profit conference with a difference. We will be exploring current and future issues in healthcare from the perspective of patients, families and carers.
Our aim is to bring together all involved in the healthcare journey, including patients and their families/carers, healthcare professionals, innovators from pharma and the medical device/digital health world, journalists and politicians. By seeking diverse perspectives from across Europe, we hope to foster greater understanding and advance patient care.
Topics to be presented in our 12 parallel sessions are as follows:
What patients want
Richard Stephens (London, UK)
Let’s talk: better communication in healthcare
Doris Schmitt (Konstanz, DE)
Harnessing patient experiences-for science, healthcare and policy
Achim Kautz (Cologne, DE)
What should participatory medicine look like?
Dr. med. Ros Crooks (London, UK), Dr. med. Michael Nnaji (Berlin, DE)
My uninvited guest: perspectives on chronic disease in young and old
Ronny Allan (London, UK)
Ill health in women: a special case?
Birgit Bauer (Abensberg, DE), Katerina Tsekoura (Athens, GR)
What annoys us: patients’ and doctors’ views (debate)
Prof. Dr. med. Rajan Somasundaram (Berlin, DE)
Partnering with industry: how should patients and industry effectively collaborate?
Len Starnes (Berlin, DE)
The changing face of palliative care
Dr. med. Adrian Tookman (London, UK) and Dr. med. Christina Gerlach (Mainz, DE)
The psychology of illness: how to cope better?
Dr. Esther Murray (London, UK)
Patient-centred healthcare: can we afford it?
Katharina Kolbe (Meerbusch, DE)
There will also be personal journeys, a scientific poster display, an exhibition of artwork by Tony Pickering entitled 'The Art of Being a Patient' and an end-of-conference networking event with musical accompaniment.
THIS EVENT WILL BE IN ENGLISH.
Our programme has been developed by an eminent group of patient leaders under the banner of the European Health Innovation Collaborative (EuHIC). The conference is being delivered on a pro-bono basis by Stgilesmedical London & Berlin.
Standard delegate rate: €195
Bona fide patients, relatives and carers affected by significant chronic disease: €75
Students and trainees €50
EuHIC-supported patients: Free (5 x tickets only)
Register at www.euhic.com. For more details, contact Rob Davies at email@example.com / +49 (0) 305 9008 3330
Rare Revolution Editor