What is it?
It's a 14-month training course for laypeople on medicines research and development. The course will begin in October 2020, and is targeted at patients and patient advocates. It's a mixture of independent e-learning coursework and face-to-face training events. Enrolment is now open and accepting applications. You can apply before 28 October 2019.
By the end of the course, students will to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the medical community in their task of providing better medicines to patients and to generate broader dialogue around future patient involvement in medicines R&D throughout Europe.
The more involved a patient is in their healthcare, the better their health outcomes. The European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) was first created in 2012 with the intention of producing reliable information for patients and their advocates on the medicine research and development (R&D) process. An IMI initiative, one of EUPATI's activities is to run training courses for lay people to apply expert-level knowledge across the entire spectrum of medicine R&D.
The first course cycle kicked off in October 2014 and ran until December 2015. The second course started in September 2015 and ended in November 2016. The third expert patient course 56 participants ended in 2018 with the last graduates finishing in December. The fourth course is currently recruiting, applications can be submitted until 28 October 2019.
Places are limited, so don’t delay.
Deadline for applications: 28 October 2019, 13:00 CET