Patient Empowerment is both used 

on the individual level- empowering patients to become partners in their own care- 

and on society level- empowering patients to influence decisions made by society that affect them as a group.

As mediators between patients and other stakeholders, patient advocates assume a central role in the empowerment process by
1. providing patients with information and support and
2. collecting and representing patients’ needs and preferences towards other stakeholders.

MPNE 2016

European melanoma advocacy in 2016.

18th- 20th March 2016

Martin's Klooster

​Leuven, Belgium

Patient Empowerment

is one of the latest buzzword- but what does it concretely mean for us in Melanoma?  

With great Power comes great Responsibility.

With power to make decisions comes responsibility for the consequences.

Knowledge is Power.

Knowledge- and knowing how to get it- is the only way to ensure that Melanoma patients can truly assume the power and the responsibility for their choices.

So join us in Leuven to

  • Have your say about what Melanoma Patient Empowerment in Europe should look like.
  • What can we as advocates concretely do to ensure patients can assume the responsibility that comes with power? 
  • Meet like-minded people from various European countries who care about Melanoma as much as you do and get inspired!

Attendance of the MPNE 2016 conference

conference language is English

Who should apply?

European Melanoma patients, carers and advocates. 

Attendance is upon application only:

please apply now

What does it cost?

Accepted advocated will receive free registration and accommodation for 2 nights (18th, 19th March) at the Martin's Kloosters which will be arranged for you.

Should you require extra nights, please confirm with us before making any travel arrangements.

​Travel needs to be arranged for by participants themselves but will be reimbursed up to the maximum amount of €350 for economy/ 2nd class travel after attendance of the conference. 

Please look for the best deals and keep the original receipts of your bookings! Don't want to travel alone? Use the MPNE facebook group to find fellow travellers!

Cannot afford to pay ticket upfront? Please contact us.

Pre-MPNE 2016- MPNEhub meeting
MPNE advocates involved in the MPNE 2016 conference or in MPNE projects will meet a day prior to the conference to ensure that workshops and our advocacy day on Sunday become a success! Invite to come separately and with your conference registration.

“The future is not shaped by people who don’t really believe in the future. It is created by highly motivated people, by enthusiasts, by men and women who want something very much or believe very much.” John Gardner

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Power to

the patient.

MPNE 2016.

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