Follow the journal ETP/TPE on Facebook (May 2015)

Éducation thérapeutique du patient - Therapeutic patient education has now its Facebook page.

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EDP Sciences signed an agreement to preserve Journals with Portico (April 2015)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Portico to provide a permanent archive of the e-content for many of their key journals. Through this agreement, institutions participating in Portico’s E-Journal Preservation Service will be assured continued access to EDP Sciences content for generations of their scholars in the future.

Current data will be sent to Portico as soon as the e-journal is published, and a full list of the journals committed to the Portico archive is available at

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The XIXth day of the IPCEM (15 January 2015)

Plurypathology: what therapeutic education for the patient?

In a context where the autonomy of patients face their disease and the health care system is conceived as a growing necessity, poly-chronic disease is a challenge. However, there is currently no model for teaching operative patient education for people with multiple chronic pathologies, such education can not result from the sum of "monopathologie" existing programs. The nineteenth day of IPCEM will report on possible ways to design future therapeutic education programs multidisease patients.

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SETE has a new website (January 2014)

With its next congress, SETE Association presents its new website.

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ETP/TPE subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (January 2012)

There are a number of types of academic misconduct, for which we draw special attention to the following: plagiarism, data falsification... That’s the reason why Éducation thérapeutique du patient - Therapeutic patient education decided to become member and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the following journals:

COPE Committee on publication ethics

COPE is a forum for editors and publishers of peer-reviewed journals to discuss all aspects of publication ethics. It also advises editors on how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. Read more About COPE…

Forum on public health 2010 – “The challenges of ageing: a multifaceted approach” (Sept. 2011)

On December 3, 2010 was held in Paris the 4th Forum on public health organized by Sanofi-Aventis on the theme of ageing: perspectives and issues; Organization of the support of the elderly; Ageing fosters innovation.

Discover the highlights of this day and the minutes of the three round tables

Discover on free access the article on the “The patient’s psychosocial skills: a proposal”

The patient’s psychosocial skills: a proposal
Jean-François d’Ivernois, Rémi Gagnayre and The IPCEM working group
Educ Ther Patient/Ther Patient Educ 2011; 3(2): S201-S205
DOI: 10.1051/tpe/2011103

The 2007 recommendations of the HAS-INPES (Haute Autorité de Santé-Institut National de Prévention et d’Éducation pour la Santé) on therapeutic patient education (TPE) differentiate two classifications of the skills patients should acquire through educational programs in order to cope with their disease: self-care and life skills (the latter are inspired by the psychosocial skills suggested by the WHO). Being their formulation very general, a working group of IPCEM (association for developing TPE) suggests to formalize the definition of eight additional skills that we explain in this article.

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SETE : European society for therapeutic education

SETE was created in 2002 as the first european scientific society in therapeutic patient education. This society aims at creating links between health care providers of differerent chronic diseases. It diffuses all the new practices in therapeutic patient education and promotes inter-disciplinary researches in this field.