Annual Congress September 14-16, 2022
February 23, 2022
Moving mountains for patients through global reciprocity

Moving mountains for the global patient through reciprocity

To delay the development of a treatment that cures a lethal disease that kills 100.000 people per year is to be responsible for the deaths of those 100.000 people, even if you have never seen them.

~ Julian Savulescu

Inspire2Live Annual Congress – 14 to 16 September, 2022

We are happy to announce that our Annual Congress 2022 will take place from September 14, starting at 3 pm, to September 16, ending at 3 pm, at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.

In Western countries, it seems that cancer is treated much better than elsewhere whilst, at the same time, the West is suffering from inhibitive prosperity. Cancer research and care is so regulated that innovative pathways for research and care are sometimes overlooked and the urgency and potential to improvise is somehow lost along the way. In some African, Latin American and Asian countries, access to excellent care is far less taken for granted and, paradoxically, unforeseen methods of research and care have been developed in the Global South which may be insightful for the West. In short, there is a need to learn from each other as a global community.

Inspire2Live can do better. If we execute what we already know, we can improve the outcome. But as Sir David Lane said:

we do not execute what we know and when you do not execute what you already know, it’s a bloody scandal.

So what’s preventing us?

We need all the stakeholders in the medical industrial complex to be successful. We are building Inspire2Live Hubs across the globe to host working groups of scholar activists and patient advocates that connect all the stakeholders in the ecosystem and we already have hubs on all continents in more than 35 countries.

Our Annual Congress 2022 is about incubating and replicating for the global patient. We have built coalitions of the willing and of those who pull the strings in order to create The Global Cancer Patient Bill of Rights.

The programme

Our congresses show how equitable participation by stakeholders yields greater results for patients and society. This leads to an inspiring programme with examples taken from other domains to enable us to achieve renewal in healthcare. The conference is always a mixture of keynotes and working sessions, as well as trips out into the city to learn from Amsterdam and its environment. Participants come from various countries and continents and we learn from each other by way of the motto: “I may not help you…but we might”.

More details can be found in our Program Annual 2022

Join us at our Annual Congress

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Ilona Schelle
Patient Advocate Inspire2Live

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