The European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) is a pan-European Innovative Medicines Initiative (http://www.imi.europa.eu/) project of 33 organizations, led by the European Patients’ Forum, with partners from patient organizations (the European Genetic Alliance, the European AIDS Treatment Group, and EURORDIS), universities and not-for-profit organisations, along with a number of pharmaceutical companies.
We focus on education and training to increase the capacity and capability of patients to understand and contribute to medicines research and development and also improve the availability of objective, reliable, patient-friendly information for the public.
We launched the Patient Expert Training Course in October 2014 in English and we are launching a web-based educational toolbox, hosting educational material in English, Italian, Spanish, Polish, German, French and Russian from January 2016, aiming to reach patient advocates across Europe.
*We do not educate about disease-specific issues or therapies, but about the process of medicines development in general. Indication-specific information or specific medicine interventions are beyond the scope of European Patients’ Academy and are the remit of health professionals as well as patient organisations.