Putting patients first: Berlin 18th May, 2018

18/05/2018 - 18/05/2018

Healthcare conferences rarely give patients a voice. This one-day, multidisciplinary, not-for-profit conference explores current and future issues in healthcare from the perspective of patients, families and carers.


Haus der Wirtschaft, Am Schillertheater 4, 10625 Berlin

Date and Time

Friday 18th May, 2018, 09:00-18:30

Topics, delivered by a multidiscipline faculty from across Europe, will include:

What patients want

Richard Stephens (UK)

– Do health apps help?

Hanna Martus (DE)

– Let’s talk: better communication in healthcare

Doris Schmitt (DE)

– Harnessing patient experiences for science, healthcare and policy

Achim Kautz (DE)

– Ill health in women: a special case?

Birgit Bauer (DE), Maria Paz Giambastiani (ES) and Katerina Tsekoura (GR)

– Personalised medicine: current, reality and future potential

Dr. med. Michael Nnaji (DE)

– What annoys us: patients’ and doctors’ views

Prof. Dr. med. Rajan Somasundaram (DE), Dr. med. Christine Oesterling (UK) and Ronny Allan (UK)

– Partnering with the industry: patient involvement in research and education

Len Starnes (DE)

– The changing face of palliative care

Dr. med. Adrian Tookman (UK) and Dr. med. Christina Gerlach

– My uninvited guest: perspectives on chronic disease in the young and old

Bastian Hauck (DE), Max Williamson (UK) and Ronny Allan (UK)

– The psychology of illness: how to cope better

Dr. Esther Murray (UK)

– What should participatory medicine look like?

Dr. med Ros Crooks (UK)

– Patient-centred healthcare: can we afford it?

Katharina Kolbe (DE)

There will also be an exhibition by medical artist Tony Pickering, entitled ‘The Art of Being a Patient’, and an end-of-conference networking event with musical accompaniment. Catering for this event is included in the admission price.


This is a not-for-profit event, but we do need to charge something to cover our costs. We have kept the price low to be accessible to as many potential delegates as possible.

Standard delegate rate: 195 (inclusive 19% UzS)

Patients, relatives and carers affected by chronic disease: 75 (inclusive 19% UzS)

Students and trainees: €50 (inclusive 19% UzS),

We are conscious, however, that some potential patient delegates have limited funds. Consequently, we are pleased to offer five free places to patients affected by significant chronic disease. We operate an honesty policy in asking only those who genuinely cannot afford the fee to apply for these complimentary tickets.

EuHIC supported patients: Free (5 x tickets only)

Exhibitor Information:

We are looking for companies and organisations with a patient focus to join us on Friday 18th May 2018 at Haus der Wirtschaft. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary education and real-world benefit for patients, relatives, carers and healthcare professionals. We are offering table-top space and room for 2-3 pull ups in the reception area close to the registration desk at €600 each. Contact Rob Davies (robert.davies@stgmed.com) directly for further information.


Email: Contact Rob Davies at robert.davies@stgmed.com/+49 (0) 30 5 9008 3330

Website: www.euhic.com

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/putting-patients-first-healthcare-update-conference-tickets-41997556823

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Putting-patients-first-EuHIC-2018-healthcare-conference/events/248802312/