The third module of the Latin American Patient Academy (LAPA) took place in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 8th.
LAPA promotes training in advocacy and public health policies in patient groups all over the region, and has the prestigious collaboration of academic experts. The initiative has the support of FIFARMA and is a program designed by the Global Alliance for Patient Access (GafPA), the International Alliance of Patiens’ Organizations (IAPO), and the Latin Alliance.
Throughout 2018, LAPA offered Modules 1 and 2, accompanied by webinars and case studies. At the end of the year, the program was closed with Module 3, whose main topic was patient’s participation in the processes of Research and Development of new medicines.
The most outstanding speakers included the Brazilian Society of Professionals in Clinical Research’s President Dr. Greyce Lousana, the University of Sao Paulo’s Center for Research in Health Law Scientific Co-Director Dr. Fernando Aith, and Dr. Michelle Arguelles and Dr. Luther Clarck from MSD, among others.
The event, which was attended by several groups of patients from Latin America, concluded the one-year cycle of technical and academic learning aimed at promoting the development of patient networks in the region.
Author: MariaAlejandra De Guzman – FIFARMA Communications Manager