Experience exchange is truly at the heart of IEEPO. The Experience Exchange Community Sessions (EECS) allowed for the patient community to lead their own talks with attendees where they shared learnings from a project where they created a positive change, inspiring attendees to ACTION for change locally!
The IEEPO community joined us to learn more about inspiring projects being led by patient advocates from across globe - spotlighted below:
Session 1: Tuesday 11th October (10:30 - 11:00am CET)
Looking beyond the physical: The impact of mental health on patients and carers
Ruth Tladi’s session explored the importance of supporting patients and carers mental health when living with disease. Attendees had the chance to develop their leadership and communication skills.
Technology leading the way: The power of social networking for patient advocacy
Sandra Huber’s session explored the importance of building connections, both virtual and physical, when it comes to living with disease. In this session, attendees developed their understanding of multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Going above and beyond: The importance of holistic care
Jyotsna Govil’s session explored the significance of providing holistic care via patient support groups for those living with disease. Attendees had the chance to develop their communication skills and adaptability.
Breaking down the barriers: What can we learn from public health projects in marginalised communities?
George Kalamitsis’s session discussed the implementation of large-scale public health projects for marginalised communities and the real world challenges we face. Attendees had the chance to develop their understanding of large-scale advocacy programmes.
Session 2: Tuesday 11th October (18:30 - 19:00pm CET)
A seat at the table: Working with stakeholders to create change for primary care
Alaa Abd Ali’s session explored the importance of working with and alongside stakeholders to increase accessibility of care and the challenges faced along the way. Attendees developed their understanding of multi-stakeholder partnerships.
Small changes making a big difference: How can we empower patient advocates from the ground up?
Boryana Stoyanova’s session explored the creation of collaborative platforms to help support patient advocacy. Attendees had the chance to develop their understanding of how small countries are driving change and sharing their expertises.
The missing puzzle piece: Navigating patient centered access to care
Talita de Souza Matos’s session explored how to bring stakeholders together with one joint mission and how to overcome barriers you might be faced with. Attendees had the chance to develop their understanding of multi-stakeholder partnerships and the importance of increased accessibility of treatment.
Knowledge is power: The importance of empowering patients through education
Rocio Zapata’s session explored how we can engage and educate both patients and carers to become their own advocates. Attendees had the chance to develop their understanding of how powerful knowledge is in advocacy.
Inspiring sessions led by the community for the community!
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