IEEPO 2021: Uniting for Change: Transforming Healthcare Together

IEEPO Virtual Kick-Off 2021 · 22nd-24th March 2021 · #IEEPO2021

The International Experience Exchange with Patient Organisations

Welcome to the International Experience Exchange with Patient Organisations

The International Experience Exchange with Patient Organisations (IEEPO) has started as an annual event that has been bringing together hundreds of patient organisations from around the world since 2008. IEEPO has evolved to be a truly patient-led event.It offers a unique opportunity to come together as a community to exchange experiences, find inspiration, and leave with practical, meaningful and actionable ideas to improve the lives of patients and their families. These ideas feed through into an ongoing dialogue amongst the patient community, working to address joint challenges and opportunities and tangibly defining the future of healthcare together.

The International Experience Exchange with Patient Organisations (IEEPO) today is a global platform of engagement for the patient community and other healthcare stakeholders, to co-create and collaborate, and to be strong partners with an equal voice in the dialogue to transform the future of healthcare together.

IEEPO is sponsored by Roche and organised in partnership with global leaders in patient advocacy.

IEEPO 2021

IEEPO has evolved from being a once-a-year event to becoming a continuous series of events, tools and resources to inspire the patient community across the world and provide ongoing learning opportunities. The continual programme of events will provide a broad forum for experience exchange and help build connections with stakeholders from a unique range of experiences and backgrounds. 

IEEPO 2021 will be organised around four key domains of engagement:

  • THINK: A series of thought-leadership virtual events which highlight and create dialogue around key emerging trends in healthcare, and which stimulate inspirational and practical ideas for patient communities as they prepare for the future.
  • LEARN: Co-creating an ongoing curriculum and library of educational and skills-building content for patient communities, in collaboration with expert partners. The LEARN library will support capability building, with easy access to resources, materials and practical tools.
  • CHANGE: A debating forum that enables patient communities to hear from policymakers, expert advocates, regulators and healthcare experts on key health policy issues and healthcare transformation, to help set strategies and inspire action.
  • MAKE: A co-created piece of content or an asset with a message that is universally relevant to all patient groups, a product of joint-collaboration with the IEEPO community during 2021, and that can be used by the community to engage and inspire its own constituents.

This year’s programme will kick-off with a 2-day virtual event on 22-23 March 2021. This will be the first inspiring virtual event around the THINK domain.

The event will bring to the community a combination of thought-leadership through the voices of leading experts, an opportunity to meet and engage with the CEO of Roche, as well as the opportunity for the patient community to exchange with each other in time-zone friendly regional workshops to discuss, debate and reflect on the issues that affect them most in the current environment.

The IEEPO 2021 programme will continue and be updated throughout the year with a series of virtual events, resources and tools planned and co-created around the four domains of engagement (THINK, LEARN, CHANGE and MAKE). Keep an eye on for updates.

See highlights from the full virtual IEEPO 2020 programme below...

Roche Patient Partners

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