What is EPIS?
Established in 2016, the European Patient Innovation Summit (EPIS) is a platform for patient advocates from across Europe to discuss all aspects of digital health and to achieve consensus on the patients’ position on different issues relating to the digital world and health. EPIS includes an annual event, and is organised and funded by Novartis. Content is developed together with a Steering Committee of representatives from patient organisations who advocate on behalf of the patient community.
Each year, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for European patient advocates to come together, breaking down linguistic barriers to discuss common problems and identify solutions. The Summit uses an innovative multi-site and multi-lingual format to enable patient advocates to learn more about developments in digital health and discuss how to embed a stronger patient voice within the digital health ecosystem. It can be attended by participants in person via local country “hubs” or it can be followed online.
EPIS has led to the creation of a Position Paper with recommendations to address the key factors that have prevented patients from truly benefiting from digital health solutions and a Call to Action to bring these recommendations to life.