Friday, August 23, 2013

2nd Annual Patient Advocacy Summit

RARE
Come join us for our 2nd Annual “RARE Patient Advocacy Summit
to be held on Friday, September 20, 2013
at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach, CA.
Seating is limited for in-person participation.
Webcast registration available for those unable to attend in person.
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From Symptom to Cure:  The Journey of a Rare Disease Advocate ~ Equipping Patients to Make a Difference

Join Global Genes | RARE Project for a unique and interactive educational experience at our 2nd Annual Patient Advocacy Summit on Friday, September 20, 2013.   There is no charge to participate in this event.

A rare diagnosis changes everything. It crashes plans and dreams, knocks you off your feet, and requires a continual investment of time and money as you try to determine what should be your next step.  The purpose of the RARE Patient Advocacy Summit is to help patient ADVOCATES become successful ACTIVISTS and to provide the discussion, insights and tools to move down this advocacy path, equipped and prepared.

The summit will offer practical advice, case studies and networking opportunities as we learn from one another.  The goal is to have patient advocates walk away with a better understanding of the challenges they will face and where they can be most effective in helping advocate for their disease/disorder.
Attendees will:
  • Learn how to get started: obtain 501c3 status, write grants, leverage PR effectively and utilize social media to spread your message.
  • Collaboration: Understand how to successfully work with other rare disease stakeholders, patient advocates, the FDA and other government entities.
  • Learn the importance of patient registries, the different types of registries and how advocates can support them.
  • Explore the role of foundations and advocates related to scientific discovery and drug development.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the scientific process, including diagnostic and research methodologies and collaborations with academia and industry.
At the end of this day-long event, each participant will gain perspective on the complexities and questions that need to be considered in order to become effective advocates for the rare disease patients and help advance therapies in the rare diseases we represent.
Who Should Attend:
  • Rare disease patients, caregivers, family members and friends
  • Patient advocates
Whether you are new to this rare disease journey or an experienced traveler, an individual advocate or part of an existing rare disease organization, you will gain value from this event.
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Sponsor Information
To become a sponsor or for more information, please contact Nicole Boice.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s summit.