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HI! from the IAPO (International Alliance of Patients Organisations) Global Patients Conference 2016!

I’m representing Lupus Europe at this amazing conference!   From www.iapo.org.uk  “150 patients’ advocates from 48 countries are meeting in London to discuss how innovation can help achieve universal, patient-centred and sustainable access to healthcare around the world.”

My objective here was to represent Lupus Europe (we are a voting member), and give visibility to lupus.

–> I have been tweeting as lupuseurope (just during this conference, usually it’s Nuria!) using the hashtag #GPC2016 and #lupus, so you can look through the tweets and see some photos and other quotes from the days.

It’s been very rich agenda so far.   Monday we started with what they called a “Speed-up dating” which was a fun meet and greet. We had two minutes to one person and we had to learn about each other. I met 15 people/groups in 30 mins! I think it’s a great idea to break the ice! 

Then we had the AGM where we heard old business, financials and elected five (!) new board members.

We heard from Jolanta Bilinska (Governing Board Chair) about IAPOs objectives, and Kahwaldip Sehmi, IAPO CEO, about his road to IAPO (he had such good care with his illness that he wanted to make sure everyone could have the same!)
They listed IAPO’s goals as:
Help patients’ organizations to be as effective as possible
Be the leading patients voice on health issues
Empower the global patient movement

They talked about how the UK Charity laws have changed, there are new ways of presenting budgets, and so that took time to adapt.

Keynote speaker: Nicolas Sireau gave a very inspiring speech, about Fundamental Diseases (he has two children with Black Bone disease, an ultra rare disease) It’s on Ted Talk so you can see what he has to say about why it’s so important to study rare diseases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4UnVlU5hAY

We had a talk from Professor Peter Boyle on the challenge of rising global cancer rates, particularity in lower and middle-class income countries.  He said we had to consider the patients, giving many memorable quotes, such as “statistics are patients with the tears wiped away.”

Then we had Workshops.  I was part of the workshop, “Building effective and innovative networks and campaigns for greater impact.” and presented the Patient Panel work on Adherence to Treatment done by Alain, Bernadette, Davide and Jeanette (among others) in 2014.  The presentation was really well received and so many people were impressed by the work done (well done team!!)

Penny Cowan, American Chronic Pain organisation, gave a really impressive talk about new tools they have invented and are trying to get passed to talk to doctors about pain.  I am sure we could do an excellent adaptation of one for lupus!  They are all available for download from https://theacpa.org/Communication-Tools

There was also an interesting talk from Mattias Wienold, European Aids Treatment Group, and summaries of the other workshops.  All talked about how we need to focus on the patients and the patients need to have endless persistence to get the results they want!

The presentation brought several people to come to talk to me about our lupus work.

End of Day one on Saturday evening – I’ll write about today’s meeting and some of the interesting people I met later or tomorrow.
Thinking of your all!
Anne

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This morning we had a medical roundtable meeting, where we had the opportunity to discuss our Strategic Plan for 2023-2028 with a team of incredible lupologists: Professors Arnaud, Houssiau, Limper, Mosca and Schneider gave us incredibly useful feedback today and we had a very productive meeting with them!Image attachment
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Effective doctor-patient communication is crucial in building a successful therapeutic doctor-patient relationship. This will bring benefits for both doctors & patients and will have an impact on the clinical outcomes. 

Learn more about patient-doctor relationship from Prof. Chiara Tani by watching this video and tell us: 
How is your relationship with your doctor? 
Do you think it helps with adherence and other aspects of your disease?

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