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First European Conference on Patient Empowerment

Place: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 11–12 April 2012

The First European Conference on Patient Empowerment will address how patient and citizen empowerment can contribute to the future of health and social care in Europe.

Increased access to information and knowledge, social media, self-management programmes, new legal requirements for patient involvement, reorganization of health care systems, new technologies – all contribute to a new dynamic where patients and citizens are redefining their role in living with chronic disease.

The conference is organized in close technical collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe under the auspices of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union – the Danish Ministry of Health, the National Board of Health, Danish Committee for Health Education, Careum Foundation Switzerland and Expert Patient Programme, England.

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