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17/03/2014 Careum Congress 2014 "The Power of Patients 3.0"

The Careum Congress 2014 will take place on 17-18 March 2014 in Basel, Switzerland. The event will be entitled “The power of patients 3.0” to explore ways to engage patients in future healthcare systems. You are invited to contribute to the event’s themes through a call for abstracts. The 2014 Careum Congress is an event for all those working for a healthcare system, which places patients at its centre: patients, professionals, governments, civil society and business.

The 2014 Congress, which is also the second conference of the European Network on Patient Empowerment (ENOPE), in which EPF is also a partner will start from the assumption that more and more people live longer, often with one or more chronic conditions. The World Health Organization considers this development will create numerous challenges for western societies.

What is needed is a fundamental shift towards a healthcare system, which places patients and their families at its center, invests in health literacy, and offers access to care as well as support for disadvantaged groups. The Congress will investigate possible solutions focusing on key innovations.

Blog: Patients organisations and clinical research

Our Senior Policy Adviser contributed to the Careum Congress blog with an article titled “Patient organisations are driving change in clinical research”.
The Careum congress event will take place on 17-18 March 2014 in Basel, Switzerland and will explore ways to engage patients in future healthcare systems.

Link: http://www.careum.ch/web/congress-eng/blog/-/asset_publisher/gXipx8G6WqYe/content/a-blog-on-patient-organisations-by-kaisa-immonen-charalambous/10192

Details on the congress and programme, as well as blogs on the event's innovative topics, can be found on the congress website www.careum-congress.ch.

Please do not hesitate to contact the congress's organisers for more information: abstracts@organizers.ch.