The EUPATI Expert Training Course for Patients and Patient Representatives on the Medicines Research & Development Process is a unique opportunity for patients and patient advocates to gain expert-level training in medicines research and development, enabling advocates to better engage with stakeholders. Anyone living in Europe can apply, with places granted to those who have the genuine interest and skill-set to acquire and apply expert-level knowledge to engage in medicine research and development processes as patient experts. The training is free, with no costs incurred by participants.
The course is a mixture of independent e-learning coursework and face-to-face training events over a 14-month period and is set to be launched in September 2015. Sixty participants will be chosen by an independent selection panel on the basis of predefined selection criteria and must commit to at least 250 hours of e-learning study and 8-10 days (including travel) to attend face-to-face training sessions. Upon completion, trainees will have the knowledge to make meaningful contributions to patient empowerment and advocacy and to contribute to the broader dialogue on patient involvement in medicines research and development across Europe. Further information on the application process can be found on the Guide for Applicant section of the EUPATI website.
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015
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