For people who are in a position to meet the commitment asked for, the rewards are significant:

  • You gain an understanding of the health innovation system and the places for the patient’s voice in it.
  • You develop the confidence and knowledge to speak more effectively on behalf of yourself and those you represent, because you have learned some of the language of the scientific, medical & healthcare communities.
  • You are empowered to seek more opportunities to get involved.
  • You will develop your networks, as well as meeting some like-minded people as yourself!

View the video below to hear recent graduates speak on their experiences of the programme

View the video below to hear Brian Lynch of Arthritis Ireland discuss the benefits for Patient Groups

The 2021 IPPOSI Patient Education Programme is supported by the Health Research Board (Grant Number: IPPOSI-2020-1),  as well as in-kind resources from IPPOSI and the 2021 Programme Education Partners:

  • University College Dublin Clinical Research Centre (UCD CRC)
  • The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)
  • The Discipline of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), in association with the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) and the Health Information & Quality Authority (HIQA)