Become an Afib Patient Advocate!
December 12, 2022
Applications close December 20, 2022 at 5pm Central Time.
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StopAfib.org is seeking afib patients interested in participating in an advocacy training program. The training will help prepare individuals to share patient perspectives with various audiences and participate in advocacy activities on behalf of StopAfib.org.
Upon completion of the course, advocates will have learned:
- How to build their patient advocacy voice
- Basics of afib as a medical condition
- The regulatory and clinical guideline process and how to navigate committees and advisory boards
- How to read and contribute to scientific reports
- How to identify appropriate activities for advocate engagement
The training will take place virtually and consist of two required half-day sessions in January 2023. Participants will walk away prepared to extend the reach of StopAfib.org by participating in activities intended to improve care for afib patients.
After the January 19-20 training sessions, advocates who wish to further develop their personal stories will be able to participate in two 90-minute small group sessions in January and February of 2023. If you choose to participate in the small group sessions, you will be expected to attend both sessions.
The full schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, January 19, 10:00am–1:45pm Central Time (day 1 of the two-day training session)
- Friday, January 20, 10:00am–12:15pm Central Time (day 2 of the two-day training session)
- Friday, January 27, 11:00am–12:30pm Central Time (day 1 of the additional small group session)
- Friday, February 10, 11:00am–12:30pm Central Time (day 2 of the additional small group session)
No prior advocacy experience is required, but we ask that advocates:
- Have first-hand experience with afib (as a patient or caregiver)
- Participate in both virtual sessions on January 19 and 20, 2023
- Participate in both virtual small group sessions if they wish to refine their personal story
- Are comfortable communicating about their afib experience
- Are excited to learn about medical research, regulatory processes, and advocacy work
- Live in the U.S.
To apply to participate, please fill out this application.
Advocates will not be compensated for participating.
This program is being made possible with support from Sanofi.