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Special Opportunities for Patient Advocates

Are you an employee of a non-profit patient advocacy organization? Attend the 10th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR) 2013 to network with professionals from around the world and represent your constituents.

For only $250 you can network with 3,000 professionals attending from more than 50 countries involved in the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organizations, academic research centers, regulatory agencies, and health ministries.

By attending LACCR 2013, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop, strengthen, and support patient collaborations and those of patients you represent with policy makers, health professionals, industry representatives, and academia
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of patient groups about key issues central to patient-centered health care, biomedical research, and drug development, and take this wealth of information back to your constituency 
  • Improve alliances between the patient groups you represent and other health care stakeholders
  • Stimulate cooperation, promote dialogue, and share best practices on both personal and organizational levels
Eligibility: Open to employees and affiliates of non-profit patient advocacy organizations. Proof of non-profit status required.

Patient Advocate Scholarship Places Available

Apply today for the chance to be one of three patient advocates from Latin America to win free attendance at the 10th Latin American Conference of Clinical Research (LACCR) 2013.

If you’re an employee of a non-profit patient advocacy organization in Latin America, all you’ve got to do is fill out the application form and submit it with a letter from your organization’s leadership supporting your application, before the deadline of August 29 to put yourself in the running to win one of the scholarship places.

Each scholarship will cover the registration fee of USD$250, which includes attendance at the opening reception, four plenary sessions, and eight conference sessions.

Email your application and a letter from your organization’s leadership supporting your application, to Valeria.Gomes@managingeventos.com.br, with cc to Alejandro.Bermudez@diahome.org, before August 29 to apply.

Recommended Session for Patient Advocates

Plenary Session #3 Roundtable: Subject Participation in Clinical Trials
Tuesday, October 22 | 8:30 AM – 9:50 AM
Chair: Roberto D’Ávila, Federal Council of Medicine, Brazil
Co-chair: Merula Emmanoel A. Steagall, President of the Brazilian Association of Limphoma and Leukemia, Brazil

8:30-8:55 AM
Patient’s Perspective
Kin-Ping Tsang, President of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations, China

8:55-9:20 AM
Promoting Rare Diseases Research
Denis Costello, EURORDIS, Spain