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EUPATI UK Toolkit Training Autumn Workshops

Join us for one of our autumn workshops!

What is EUPATI

The European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) is a pan-European project implemented as a public-private partnership by a collaborative multi-stakeholder consortium from the pharmaceutical industry, academia, not-for-profit and patient organisations. The Academy was started, developed and implemented as a flagship project of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (, and continues to be led by the European Patients’ Forum. EUPATI focuses 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.

What is the EUPATI Toolbox

Just like a real toolbox that any carpenter or electrician uses, the EUPATI Toolbox contains all the ‘tools’ you might need around medicines research and development. Quite possibly you won’t need all of it, and you can certainly specialise in any part of it, but any question you have regarding medicines research and development should be able to be answered here.

In our case, the Toolbox is not medicine- or disease-specific, but having said that, the information here should be applicable to the majority of diseases and/or medicines you may be concerned with. Besides the 12 categories of development, there are also more interactive areas of how you can group and use the information you need in the Discover!, Adapt!, and Share! areas.

As EUPATI is a pan-European project and the material is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, and Italian. For more information click here.

How can this training event benefit me?

Through this training we aim to provide you with a hands on demo of the EUPATI toolbox so that you are familiar with the range of high quality information available and how you can access this valuable resource readily and with confidence find what you need.

We hope that it will help support an increase in the capacity of members of the public, patients and patient advocates to be effective PPIE advisors, providing meaningful involvement in areas like drug discovery and non-clinical testing, planning and conduct of clinical trials, regulatory affairs, assessment of safety of medicines, benefit-risk assessment, as well as principles of Health Technology Assessment (HTA). See more info here:

If you aim to attend one of the sessions, please note it is desirable to bring a laptop, tablet or iPad.

Download the agenda for the day.

The same half day workshop will be run at these venues:

  1. Glaxosmithkline Headquarters,London, 20 October 2017, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  2. Glaxosmithkline Headquarters, London, 20 October 2017, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  3. University of Leeds,10 November 2017, 9.30am to 12.30pm
  4. University of Leeds, 10 November 2017, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  5. Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, Glasgow, 17 November 2017, 11am to 2pm
  6. Dates for Northern Ireland and Wales will be organised in the near future. Please express interest to Laura McCulloch if interested in these events.

We hope you can attend and if you would like further information please contact Laura McCulloch Tel: 0141 404 0233

We have a very limited budget available but can offer limited Travel Expense Assistance of up to £50 on a first come first served basis (receipts must be submitted on the completed expense form after the event for reimbursement). We are assuming that people will attend their local event. Further reimbursement rules can be found at the top of the form, which is available upon request.