Hello! My name is Ida, and I’m here to share my incredible journey through the EUPATI Open Classroom, an initiative by the European Patients’ Academy of Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI). For me, EUPATI training was a ride filled with challenges, dedication, and a newfound understanding of the medical world.

 

Let me be honest; diving into the EUPATI Open Classroom was challenging. It demanded time, effort, and a willingness to embrace a whole new language – the language of medical research. The EUPATI course required substantial dedication. It wasn’t just about reading materials or participating in online events; it was about immersing yourself in an entirely new realm of knowledge. Picture this: medical jargon, complex terms, and a professional language that doctors and researchers use daily.

 

As I familiarised myself with this new language, I found myself understanding the world of medical research better. Suddenly, concepts that once seemed foreign became clear, and the importance of learning more about research for my work as a Patient Advisory Member (PAN) for Lupus Europe became undeniable. Learning these intricacies not only enhanced my knowledge, but also deepened my motivation.

 

My EUPATI story didn’t unfold smoothly; health issues threw a wrench into my plans. But here’s where EUPATI stood out – their understanding and support were great. When I couldn’t complete the course in one year due to health concerns, they allowed me to postpone. I now have two modules left, the final training, and the final test. With the support of EUPATI, I am continuing my journey. Slowly but steadily, I will earn my last credits, absorb new knowledge, and prepare for the final face-to-face training and test.

 

In hindsight, despite the challenges, I can confidently say it is worth it. The EUPATI Open Classroom has already transformed me. Yes, it demands focus, dedication, and countless hours of learning, but the rewards are immeasurable. So, to all of you out there considering this journey, here is my advice: be prepared to invest your time and energy. Embrace the difficulties, because on the other side, there is a world of understanding waiting for you. The EUPATI Open Classroom might not be easy, but it is undeniably transformative. It’s a unique opportunity to empower yourself, to comprehend the intricacies of medical research, and to contribute meaningfully to the betterment of patient experiences worldwide.

 

With determination and the right support, you can conquer the challenges and emerge stronger, wiser, and more empowered than ever before. Here’s to your journey of discovery and enlightenment at the EUPATI Open Classroom!

 

By Ida Daiva Povilaite, Lupus Europe PAN and Board Member

 

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⚠️ #SLE can potentially affect a wide range of daily activities, from educational pursuits and career development to maintaining family relationships and social activities.

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