Why Are Adolescents and Young Adults Special Patients? (Ivett Jakab)

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Why Are Adolescents and Young Adults Special Patients? (Ivett Jakab)

October 7, 2021

Why Are Adolescents and Young Adults Special Patients? (Ivett Jakab)

From the 26th and 29th of October, I will be co-hosting the EPF Congress 2021, brought to you by the European Patients’ Forum. This year’s topic is the digital transformation of healthcare. Speakers from across Europe and organisations such as WHO, German Federal Ministry of Health, European Medicine’s Agency, EIT Health, BMJ and more are going to discuss the state of digitalization in Europe, with a heavy focus on the patient perspective.

The event will be moderated by me and Ivett Jakab, who is the president of the European Patients’ Forum’s Youth group. In this short special episode, you will get to know Ivett, who was diagnosed with a rare disease called Wilson’s disease at the age of 16 and underwent a liver transplant as a consequence.

In this episode, Ivett shared her story, the meaning and power of the EPF Youth group and why patients between 15 and 29 are such an underserved group, what are the specifics of this age group and more. 

If you’re working in pharma or digital health and would like to work with the EPF Youth Group, learn more about EPF by visiting

To learn more about the EPF YG:

Young patient employment project (WAYS) results:

Contact the EPF YG via [email protected] 

Registration and Programme details for the EPF Congress 2021 at

Follow the Congress on Twitter by following #EPFCongress2021

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