Meet the Maltese EUPATI National Platform
The EUPATI National Platform (ENP) in Malta brings together patient, academic and industry representatives who want to work in partnership to promote patient education and enhance patient involvement in the Maltese medicines research and development (R&D) process.
The National Platform is led by an Executive Committee – or a National Team – which shares information among members and grows the discussion around national patient involvement issues and opportunities. The Team meets regularly and provides ongoing management and administrative support to the Platform.
- Gertrude Buttigieg - Malta Health Network
- Pierre Mallia - University of Malta
- Margot Pisani - Pharmaceutical Research Based Industry Malta Association (PRIMA)
Our work to date
In 2013, EUPATI created the National Team in Malta with the support of representatives of the Malta Health Network, the University of Malta and the Pharmaceutical Research Based Industry Malta Association (PRIMA). On 30 April 2014, the Team launched the Maltese EUPATI National Platform – a broad-based network of national health partners interested in patient education and patient involvement in medicines R&D.
Following a welcome and strong response from patients and partners locally, the Team has expanded to include EuropaDonna Malta, Arthritis and Rheumatism Association Malta, the Richmond Foundation, and Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association the Team. The Platform continued to raise awareness about EUPATI and about the importance of patient education and patient involvement at various speaking events throughout 2014 and 2015. On 16 October 2015, the Chair of the Platform presented EUPATI to the Primary HealthCare Conference in St Julians.
Our future plans
Throughout 2016, we invite all national partners with an interest in patient education and patient involvement to join the EUPATI National Platform. We hope that patient, academic and industry representatives can work with government officials, regulatory bodies, health technology assessment agencies, associations of doctors and nurses, medical journalists, and many more, to better include patients across the medicines R&D process.
To prepare the way for greater patient involvement, the EUPATI National Platform provides patients with access to important information and education, including the new EUPATI Patient Advocate Toolbox and Online Library which can be adapted further to meet individual training and learning needs. The National Platform also engages with trainees from the 14-month EUPATI Patient Expert Course to see how they might move their knowledge from theory to practice and to explore how the course material might be shared with other patient communities.
Join the Maltese EUPATI National Platform
To connect with the Maltese National Platform, please use the contact form below or email the Team at MTfirstname.lastname@example.org.
By getting in touch, you can be involved in setting the Platform’s strategy around patient involvement, you can be kept informed of upcoming patient education and advocacy initiatives (conferences, workshops, trainings), and you can be linked up with like-minded national health partners.
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