EUPATI FELLOW PROGRAMME
In EUPATI Open Classroom context, EUPATI Patient Expert Programme is referred to as EUPATI Fellow Programme. It is important to note that EUPATI Fellow program is in no way connected to any kind of fellowships and/or stipends.
What is a EUPATI fellow?
Graduates of the EUPATI Patient Expert Programme (EUPATI Fellow Programme) are also known as EUPATI Fellows or Alumni. The EUPATI Fellow title certifies the knowledge gained and gives graduates the opportunity to be recognised as expert patients. EUPATI Fellow is a widely well-known label within the patient engagement landscape. EUPATI fellows are highly sought-after partners by different stakeholders. As of 2021, more than 200 Fellows have graduated from the programme.
What does the programme enable you to do?
The Alumni are active in e.g. patient organisations and providing advice to industry, regulators and HTA bodies. Additionally, they can also get engaged in producing and reviewing new training and toolbox content for EUPATI, participating in EUPATI events (webinars, workshops and Patient Expert Training), and even co-delivering EUPATI trainings.
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How can I become a EUPATI Fellow?
- Complete all on-line courses of the Open Classroom platform
- Attend two in-person / live stream training events
How are the in-person / live stream training events organised and who can attend?
Learners must complete the first set of courses corresponding to the following topics:
To be eligible for the second training event, the learner should complete the remaining courses in the platform corresponding to:
After the participant has attended this second and last training event, he /she will receive the EUPATI Patient Expert Programme certificate and will become a EUPATI Fellow.
Are there any grades?
Learner’s activity in Open Classroom is not graded but all the required courses must be completed. By completing these we mean taking and successfully passing the assessments after each course (the assessment is an evaluation to test the knowledge gained after finalising the learning materials of the course). You need to reach at least 70% of correct answers to pass the test. events, but active participation is mandatory.
Is there a specific order for the elements in the Programme?
The learner can take the courses in their preferred order and pace. Out of the 6 modules (training units), the first 4 will have to be taken before attending the 1st event and the remaining 2 before the 2nd event. Please see an example of a learning pathway below (recommended).
Learners will receive personalised invitations before each event once the mandatory modules have been completed.
How about mentoring and networking?
The EUPATI Secretariat can provide some mentoring support for Learners invested in completing the full Programme, via e.g., webinars and email support. There is also a possibility to start interacting with other Learners via the Open Classroom and form ‘study groups’ (this is optional and only available upon mutual consent to share contact details).
What is the cost of the training events?
All training events (in-person and or live streaming) are free for the participants. In case of face-to-face events the participants are asked to cover the transportation and accommodation costs. The events are organised over 4 days, usually in February/March and October/November. The next training events are planned for 2022, most likely in online format/hybrid for the first one and in-person for the second (in Western Europe). Financial support will be made available to a limited number of participants who can prove an economic need or are not able to receive financial support from a patient organisation.
How much does the full EUPATI Patient Expert Training Programme cost?
The enrolment fee of all online courses constituting the EUPATI Patient Expert Programme is estimated to be EUR 208 (incl. VAT), corresponding to a 8 EUR fee for each of the 26 courses. Online courses cost is considered separate from costs related to attending the two training events (for more information please see above).
Participants are encouraged to contact their patient organizations or their EUPATI national platforms for information about possible avenues for financial support.
Why is it important to attend the training events to become a EUPATI Fellow?
During these events learners engage in practical exercises led by representatives from the multi-stakeholder EUPATI Faculty. Also, the events are a great opportunity for participants to meet with each other, to interact, network and share experiences and learnings within the group.
Your registration is required. Please know that registration for the cohort graduting in 2022 is closed. We ask you to kindly confirm that you are interested in completing the full EUPATI Patient Expert Training Programme and becoming a EUPATI Fellow as part of the next cohort (Cohort 6) in 2023 by clicking here.
Please note that there will be future opportunities to complete the programme in the coming years in case this time frame would not be suitable.
Information for the current EUPATI Fellow Cohort 5, graduating in 2022:
The 1st event will take place on Wednesday March 30, Thursday March 31 and Monday April 4 and Tuesday April 5, 2022 (4 days in total). It will be in an online format from 10.00 am (CET) until roughly 4.30 pm (CET), including regular breaks.
The 2nd event will take place from 24 to 27 October 2022 and we hope to hold it in Madrid as an in-person training. Same schedule as 1st event: 4 days from 10.00 am to more or less 4.30pm (CET). The 2nd event will culminate in the graduation ceremony where the EUPATI Patient Expert Programme certificates are handed out.
Can I pay the full cost in advance and be enrolled in the full programme?
This option will be available soon, in the meantime please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What our learners say
“I believe that patient engagement will lead to patient empowerment and will remain one of the major driving forces for transformational change in health care including prevention, diagnosis and treatment.”
You can read more about EUPATI learner experiences here .