The World Patients Alliance held its first World Patient Conference in Rome, Italy, from 14 to 16 October, bringing together representatives from five continents of different national and international patient organisations, as well as pharmacists, doctors and patients. Representatives of Alzheimer Bulgaria also attended the conference.
The theme of the conference was “The new normal, the new challenges for patients”. During the conference, topics related to the global patient community, the changes and challenges faced by patients as a result of the COVID pandemic, and others, including the opportunities and obstacles to universal health coverage, were addressed.
The members of the Alliance had the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange important experiences, as well as to discuss future steps in the development of the WPA:
After roughly three years of living through a global pandemic, the focus on patient care and safety is critical,” says Andrew Spiegel, President of the World Patients Alliance. “We are excited about the opportunity to come together as a community of patient organizations to collaborate in solving the current problems facing patients, but also for the sake of future generations.”
Representatives of the association learned about common global patient issues and made contacts with representatives of various organizations and companies to discuss these and other challenges facing patients today.
More information about the conference and its participants can be found on the official website of the World Patients Alliance HERE.