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Raising the voices of patient advocates

About this UICC self-guided course
Patients, survivors and caregivers are best positioned to advocate for change in cancer prevention and control policies. Their voices are essential in ensuring patients are at the centre of decision making in cancer control prevention, treatment and support services.


Through webinars and first-hand experiences from patient advocates, this course will provide an overview of what is required to be a patient advocate: a willingness to learn, the capacity to communicate and the confidence to deliver clear and powerful messages.

This course will build on knowledge from UICC’s previous course on patient engagement, with a focus on how to move from experience to expertise.
Course content is available on-demand and will take approximately 5 hours to complete. You can complete the entire course at your own pace.
The course will be particularly valuable for the following individuals:
  • Staff and volunteers from patient support groups, cancer societies, hospitals and any other organisation willing to engage patients in advocacy.
  • Patients, caregivers and survivors engaged through UICC member organisations who are willing to advance in their role as a cancer advocate.
Useful resources
On completion of the course participants will be awarded a certificate worth 4 CME credits accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE).

Course Access

  • Employees of UICC member organisations have free access to this course.
  • Individuals from organisations that are not UICC members can purchase access to this course for a period of six months. This course is also available for purchase as part of the Patient Engagement product bundle.