7th European Patients' Rights Day on 16 May 2013
An international conference organized in Brussels focused on patients' rights
The Active Citizenship Network (ACN) allows individuals and groups of organized citizens to promote and verify the implementation of patients' rights. ACN thinks it is essential to increase the awareness of the importance of patients' rights and everyone's responsibilities in guarenteeing their implementation. The European Patient's Rights Day is therefore a unique occasion to inform, discuss and take commitments to improve patients' rights in Europe.
ACN decided to focus the conference on 16 May on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healtcare, because the EU has decided to dedicate 2013 to the European citizens and their rights. Goals of the EU are to increase citizens' awareness of their new rights resulting from the EU policies, and to stimulate their participation in the policy-making. Patients' rights are, for example free choice, right to information, right to qualitiy of care etc.
The targetgroup of this conference will be citizens and patients' organisations, health professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists) and national/regional health authorities.
For more information on the 7th European Patients' Rights Day, please have a look into the draft program.