Apply for the EURORDIS Summer School 2018!
Patients are taking on ever increasing roles in advocating for medicines development, equal access to treatments across Europe and ensuring that medical information is clear, accurate and comprehensible. In order to help prepare them for these roles and as part of its commitment to empowering people living with rare diseases, EURORDIS launched its own training programme for expert patients in 2008.
The programme allows patients and researchers to sharpen their advocacy skills and gain an understanding of the regulatory process of orphan medicinal products so that they are able to advocate at a European level.
The programme has online and face-to-face components. The face-to-face portion trains 40 expert patients annually as part of an intensive 4.5-day course held in Barcelona, Spain.
The next edition of the EURORDIS Summer School will take place in 11 - 15 June 2018 in Barcelona.
The application process will open on 16 October 2017. Details on how to apply will be posted on this page.
If you have any questions regarding the EURORDIS Summer School please contact Nancy Hamilton email@example.com.
Ahead of the Summer School in Barcelona, participants are invited to take part in a pre-training course. In addition to the face-to-face training programme, trainees have access to freely available online modules, webcasts and slide presentations to allow them to prepare for the face-to-face training and to review and refer back to the content once they have completed the training.