CyFPA event for the European Patients’ Rights Day 2018

“The Impact of Patient Involvement in Health Policy Formation” European Day of Patients’ Rights”

The Pancyprian Federation of Patients’ Associations and Friends (POSPF) is organizing a celebratory event on the occasion of the European Day of Patients’ Rights.

The event is held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.

Event Program:


  • Welcome by Mr. Mario Koulouma, President of the Pancyprian Federation of Patients and Friends (CyFPA)
  • Address by Mrs. Thea Pieridou, Deputy Head of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus
  • Greetings by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis


  • “The Right to Representation: The European Experience and Practice” Video message from Mr. Takis Hadjigeorgiou (Member of the European Parliament)
  • “Patient Participation and Rights within GESY (General Healthcare System)” Presentation by Mr. Athos Tsinontides (Deputy General Director of OKYPY)
  • “Patient Engagement within the Autonomy of Public Hospitals” Presentation by Sir David Nicholson (OKYPY President)
  • “The Importance of Education and Proper Representation of Patients” Presentation by Mr. Nikola Philippou (Secretary of PFPA)

Artistic Program:

  • Musical Program by the Musicopolis Conservatory Choir Conductor: Kyriaki Stelios Piano: Andreas Michalopoulos
  • “The Power of Patient Unity,” dance performance by ROMINA’s Dance Studio Choreography by Romina Papadopoulou (Choreographer – Dance Teacher)

Hosting and Moderation: Stavriani Konstantinou, Journalist at RIK (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation)

Followed by a reception.

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