The European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) is a pan-European Innovative Medicines Initiation focusing on education and training.

The European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) is a multi-stakeholder programme led and hosted by the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) originally established by the IMI-EUPATI project (2012-2017). It is a successful programme that provides education and training to increase the capacity and capability of patients to understand and contribute to medicines research and development (R&D), and to improve the availability of medical information for the health interested public. It does so by conducting its established Patient Expert Training Course and by providing an open-access multilingual toolbox.

More recently a EUPATI Open Classroom has been developed.  A brand new e-learning platform featuring a flexible and on demand learning catalogue to allow people from anywhere in the world to take courses in medicines research and development.

EUPATI has established National Platforms in several countries across Europe and worldwide.  The Scottish EUPATI National Platform (ENP) is made up of Patient, Academic and Industry representation.  Irene Oldfather, Director of The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is one of the patient representatives and also the chair of EUPATI Scotland.   Supporting the work is John Paton a EUPATI Fellow, Industry representation from Alison Culpan, Director and Graeme Rose, Public Affairs Manager of ABPI Scotland and Academic representation from Professor Margaret Watson – Professor of Health Services Research and Pharmacy Practice at the University of Strathclyde

Stay tuned for 2023 updates on up and coming events.

If you would like to know first hand what meetings, events and EUPATI Scotland information then please do not hesitate to email Laura Miller – Administrative Manager at

Our mailing list is hosted with the ALLIANCE  (patient representative of EUPATI Scotland) and you can read the ALLIANCE privacy policy on our website.

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