On 30 April 2019, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS), held a very successful Open Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim was to seek wide input from various stakeholders, through an open pre-meeting to the CIOMS Working Group XI who are developing an international guidance on Patient Involvement in the Development and Safe Use of Medicines. This pre-meeting also marked the 70th Anniversary of CIOMS. About 100 delegates attended from patient organisations, regulatory authorities, industry, academia, and from professional and international organisations.
Representing EUPATI (European Patients' Academy on Therapeutic Innovation) Switzerland and EUPATI overall (Europe-wide) respectively, Estelle Jobson and Matthew May took part. They both spoke briefly on panels and were pleased to hear numerous mentions of EUPATI throughout the day made by several speakers and members of the audience. The reputation of EUPATI has grown, favourably, far and wide, since its foundation in 2012.