Hepatitis C is a world health problem. An estimated 130 to 150 million people throughout the world are currently infected with the hepatitis C virus.
The current therapeutic opportunities for treating the disease are increasing to offer patients better quality of life. Besides these changes, patients are also becoming more active and participating more in decision making .
The structure of patients' associations is becoming increasingly more professional and these associations are now expressing their needs to health institutions and government agencies in a more formal way. In the specific area of care for patients with hepatitis C, different studies have shown that specific initiatives aimed at training patients with this condition and their family members have had very positive results .
In this context, the Janssen Health Policy Innovation Programme, with headquarters at the University Institute for Patient Care at the UIC Barcelona, has organized the training programme “Managing Associations of Patients with Hepatitis C”.
UIC Barcelona Campus Barcelona Immaculada, 22 08017 Barcelona
27-29 April 2015
The aim of the training programme “Seminar on Managing Associations of Patients with Hepatitis C” is to enable participants to acquire knowledge and skills in the current healthcare context in the basic management of associations of hepatitis C patients.
The classes will be taught by professionals with recognized managerial experience in the area of caring for patients with hepatitis C and within the scope of patient associations.
Experts in administrative and managerial training
Specialists in hepatitis C
Relevant figures from the world of clinical management and healthcare policy
The seminar will feature presentations in which the participants can play an active role. Group activities encourage networking and the exchange of experiences and strategies.
Participants will receive materials and documents on the sessions in paper form and will also have access to additional material on a USB flash drive for more in-depth study of articles and publications of interest. Participants will also receive ongoing support from the seminar's academic secretariat.
The seminar has places for 25 participants from associations of patients with hepatitis C from all over Spain.
With the collaboration of
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