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European Patient Ambassador Programme (EPAP) in German went live on Patient Solidarity Day

News 45-2017 EN

DZL and DGP have helped to develop and review the German version of the programme…

The German version of the European Patient Ambassador Programme (EPAP) went live on Patient Solidarity Day (2 December 2017, this year's theme: ‘Globally Empowered Patients: Power through Knowledge’). EPAP is a free, self-guided e-learning programme introducing the essential skills and knowledge needed for patients and carers to interact with healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers and journalists. It is aimed at people with experience of any health condition.

The online programme is structured over eight modules and you can find more details about the content on the website. You can work through in your own time (or just those that you are most interested in) and you can download certificates on successful completion of each module. Those who register and complete modules also have the opportunity to join a Facebook group of EPAP ambassadors.

EPAP was developed by the European Lung Foundation (ELF) and is available in English, Dutch, French, Italian – and now German. Over 800 people have already completed the programme.

The German language version was developed with the help of ELF partners DZL (Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung) and DGP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin e.V.)

How to register

To register on the German programme, go to the website and click on the Login/Register button. When taken through to the next screen, click on the German flag and follow the instructions to register. Please remember to also select German in the language drop down field on the registration form.

Contact at the DZL:

Ms. Sabine Baumgarten (Public Relations, DZL Head Office)
Deutsches Zentrum für Lungenforschung (DZL e. V., German Center for Lung Research), Aulweg 130, D-35392 Gießen
Tel.: +49 641 99 46 721, email:

Further information

European Patient Ambassador Programme (EPAP, Website)

Press release from the DZL (in German)

European Lung Foundation (ELF)

European Respiratory Society (ERS)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin (DGP e. V., German Respiratory Society)

For further details concerning EPAP, please contact Jeanette Boyd:

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