We are grateful to the German Network for Participatory Health Research (PartNet), the Institute of Population and Public Health of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Community-Based Research Canada (CBRC) for their support in organizing the conference.
Our special thanks to Dr. Britta Padberg and the ZIF, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld, whose financial support made this event possible. Additional support was provided by the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin.
And a thank you to each and every participant and presenter, who contributed to the richness of the discussions and to the respectful, critical, candid and constructive atmosphere.
Finally, we are grateful for the inspiring words of our keynote speakers Claire Donovan and Matthias Bergmann whose contribution set the groundwork for our deliberations.
Michael T. Wright
Berlin, 15th of July 2015