Patient Engagement Trainings

In addition to patient education, EUPATI provides training on patient engagement for professionals from academia and pharmaceutical & medtech industries to ensure the acceleration of effective patient engagement in Europe and across the world in medicines R&D and other health technologies. EUPATI is committed to developing a strong foundation for a successful partnership with patients and patient organisations and all other stakeholders.

These trainings are mainly addressed to:

  • Academic researchers and representatives of research institutions/project consortia
  • Professionals/Consultants working with pharmaceutical and medtech industries
  • Professionals in Medicines R&D activities involving patients and patient representatives
  • Professionals interested in advancing their career in patient engagement

The trainings are:

  • Co-created and co-delivered by patients and experts from academia and industry
  • Structured around problem-based learning
  • Based on real-life examples

EUPATI Patient Engagement Trainings include:

EUPATI Fundamentals, EUPATI Essentials and In-House Trainings. Download a brochure here.


EUPATI Fundamentals

EUPATI Fundamentals is a training about Patient Engagement addressed to professionals in academia and pharmaceutical industry. EUPATI Fundamentals’ mix of practical and classroom learning guides professionals through the processes of engaging patients throughout medicines development providing a strong foundation for successful partnership with patients and patient organisations. The focus of the course remains basic knowledge about patient involvement with an overall introduction to standards and best practices, and a library of practical exercises.

The training is organised as a two half-days live streamed online training or a 1-day face-to-face training (if the COVID 19 situation allows this format).

    • Module 1: Principles of patient engagement
      Understand the reasons and benefits for patient engagement in medicines R&D
    • Module 2: Patient engagement roadmap
      Explain the needs and time points at which patient engagement should occur in medicines R&D
    • Module 3: Setting up a patient engagement activity
      Evaluate which types of interactions and patient profiles should be used at different stages of medicines R&D
    • Module 4: Quality criteria in patient engagement
      Identify and address challenges when operationalising patient engagement
For more information abour EUPATI Fundamentals, please see here.

The next EUPATI Fundamentals trainings is taking place online on 1-2 March 2022. The maximum capacity is 25 participants. More information and the registration link will be available soon!


EUPATI Essentials (coming soon)

Based on the EUPATI Fundamentals, EUPATI Essentials will be taking the issues and practices of patient involvement a few steps further and will explore and explain the details of a few key areas in the work with patients and their organisations. These modules are under development and will be piloted and then implemented throughout 2021.

  • Module 1 – Initiating first contact with patients
  • Module 2 – Eliciting meaningful patient input
  • Module 3 – Engaging a patient centric vendor
  • Module 4 – Patient engagement roadmap and novel clinical trial designs
  • Module 5 – Conflict of interest for professionals
  • The training has been extremely valuable. I have learned a lot during these days and the trainers have done a great job!

    EUPATI Fundamentals Training Participant
  • This has been a great experience. The speakers were fantastic and their years of experience shone through.


    Sina Bugeja, ARAM (Arthritis and Rheumatism Association Malta), EUPATI Fundamentals Training Participant