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Raising the voices of patient advocates

Course descriptionFor UICC members only badge
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.

Learning outcomes
By following this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of patients as advocates
  2. Identify concrete steps towards delivering an advocacy strategy
  3. Apply the soft skills needed to voice an advocacy message
  4. Analyse ways to better reach, communicate and cooperate with the broader cancer control community
Target audience
This course is suitable for all staff and volunteers from patient support groups, cancer societies, hospitals and any other organisation willing to engage patients in advocacy. It will be of particular interest to any patients, caregivers and survivors engaged through UICC member organisations who are willing to advance in their role as a cancer advocate.

Course Delivery
  • This course will run from May to July 2022. The content will be available until 31 August 2022.
  • Delivered exclusively in English.
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE) and its completion gives 4 European CME Credits.