Events of Interest
- Thought the following events might be of interest to some ...Royal College of Physicians - Public Open Day Saturday 15th SeptemberThe Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London will be holding its third Public Open Day on Saturday 15 September 2007 from 11am-4pm. This will also incorporate our participation in Open House London. The Open Day will be of particular interest to young people considering a career in medicine and for individuals wishing to learn more about health issues, medical history and architecture. Join us to find out about the work that physicians do, how they are trained in the specialties and the role of the RCP.The emphasis is on fun and learning, with interactive stands from different medical specialties offering activities such as allergy testing and the chance to practice resuscitation. There will also be talks delivered on a variety of subjects including the Colleges medicinal garden, alcohol and green issues, together with tours of our architecture, history and garden. Live music and refreshments will also be available throughout the day. Click on the following sections to find out more about events on the day Medical careers, Good health, History, Architecture,Talks, All day events. We look forward to welcoming you.If you would like to know more about the Open Day please email us at piu@... or telephone us on 020 7935 1174 ext 237 / 212.Patient and Public Involvement Specialist LibraryWhilst some of you may already have been aware of existence, I am pleased to announce that today sees the official launch of the Patient and Public Involvement Specialist Library managed by the King's Fund for the National Library for Health.Managers, researchers and students will be able to access, free of charge, a comprehensive collection of current knowledge and evidence about patient and public involvement in healthcare in areas such as policy development and self-care, and on strengthening NHS accountability to patients and to local communities.The aim of the PPI Specialist Library is to support the implementation of patient, user, carer and public involvement in health care by providing access, in one location, to the best information available.Visit the PPI Specialist Library: http://www.library. nhs.uk/ppi/Read the press release: http://www.kingsfun d.org.uk/ media/new_ resource_ to.html
The European Conference on Rare Diseases - Lisbon 27th-28th November2007 is a pivotal year for rare diseases. A European policy integrating both national and Community initiatives is taking shape. In Member States, patients, health care professionals and policy makers are developing comprehensive measures and concrete services to improve the living conditions of people suffering from rare diseases. At the same time, the European Institutions are preparing patient-centred recommendations to ensure that the various initiatives being taken are of benefit to the largest possible number of our constituents. Ten years after the creation of Eurordis, the European Organisation for Rare Diseases, we have the pleasure to invite you to attend the 4th edition of the European Conference on Rare Diseases in Lisbon. The previous European Conferences (Copenhagen 2001, Paris 2003, Luxembourg 2005) were a huge success. Lisbon 2007 is the second conference to be held under the E.U Presidency and to be financially supported by the European Commission DG Public Health. Together, patients and health care professionals shall review policies, strategies and examples of successful action; we shall voice our needs, promote patient-centred policies at national and European levels; and confirm the vitality of the rare disease community in Europe!