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STYPA 2020 - Shaping The Future of Patient Advocacy

The Summer Training Course for Young Patients Advocates (STYPA) – Leadership Programme is an exciting and unique opportunity offering a tailored high-quality training to young patient advocates or representatives, who have the motivation to learn more about advocacy and maximise their leadership potentials in a real environment. Our vision for STYPA is to create a platform where young patient advocates would empower, inspire, and learn from each other on an annual basis.

What is the topic?

This year’s topic will once again look at how patient advocacy is evolving and facing emerging challenges and opportunities, and the importance of keeping a strong ethical approach. Young patients’ voices are increasingly heard by regulatory bodies such as EMA, industry, HTA bodies, and policy makers, to ensure that their perspective is not missed to inform the decision-making process. As usual, these opportunities raise questions around the representativeness of those bringing the patient perspective, their potential conflict of interest or risk of bias depending on the role patient advocates play in which context. Through the training course, EPF will raise awareness among the new generation of young patient advocates on current challenges, obstacles, opportunities and will share good practises for ethical patient advocacy in complex Environments.

For further information, please visit the European Patients' Forum website.

Location: Vienna, Austria

The Summer Training Course for Young Patients Advocates (STYPA) – Leadership Programme is an exciting and unique opportunity offering a tailored high-quality training to young patient advocates or representatives, who have the motivation to learn more about advocacy and maximise their leadership potentials in a real environment. Our vision for STYPA is to create a platform where young patient advocates would empower, inspire, and learn from each other on an annual basis.
What is the topic?
This year’s topic will once again look at how patient advocacy is evolving and facing emerging challenges and opportunities, and the importance of keeping a strong ethical approach. Young patients’ voices are increasingly heard by regulatory bodies such as EMA, industry, HTA bodies, and policy makers, to ensure that their perspective is not missed to inform the decision-making process. As usual, these opportunities raise questions around the representativeness of those bringing the patient perspective, their potential conflict of interest or risk of bias depending on the role patient advocates play in which context. Through the training course, EPF will raise awareness among the new generation of young patient advocates on current challenges, obstacles, opportunities and will share good practises for ethical patient advocacy in complex Environments.
For further information, please visit the European Patients' Forum website.

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