Wednesday, December 21, 2011

HCCA Representation at IAPO Congress on Patient Centred Care

Opportunity to attend the IAPO 5th Global Patients Congress

 The HCCA Executive Committee has decided to support an experienced consumer representative to attend the 5th Global Patients Congress ‘Achieving Patient-Centred Healthcare: Indicators of Progress and Success’ on the 17-19 March 2012 in London.  Workshop highlights include sessions on
Is access to medicines and treatments patient-centred?’, ‘Effective advocacy and ‘The role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in defining global healthcare standards’.   
Discover more about what the workshops will offer.


The Executive Committee has agreed to pay up to $3400 on registration, accommodation, airfare and transfers.

If you are interested you will need to fill out a nomination form, available on the HCCA website, and address the selection criteria.  

The criteria are:
i)        Proven ability to report back on meetings and share with consumer networks
ii)      Represent the organisation at a high level
iii)    Has an understanding of the issues to be discussed and can contribute to further understanding of the issues
iv)    Cost effectiveness for the organisation
v)      That participation in the event will develop the candidate’s experience and skills in representing HCCA at high level meetings
vi)    Preference will be given to people who have not received financial support from HCCA to attend an event in the same calendar year

Nominations will be assessed by a panel comprising the President, Treasurer, Chair of the Consumer Representatives Steering Committee, Executive Director and another HCCA member.
Nominations close on Friday 13 January.

We will announce the successful representative by the last week of January.

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