In collaboration with Susan G. Komen
AAADV Fundamentals introduces patient advocates to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug development and approval process.
This custom course held in advance of the annual AAADV Workshop focuses on how advocates can work more effectively with all stakeholders in the research process – industry, academia, government and technology – to ensure the patient voice is incorporated across all conversations and decision making.
This knowledge and perspective will help patient advocates benefit more fully from the complex discussions that take place at the Workshop. Fundamentals participants must attend the AAADV Workshop on May 4-6.
Qualified patient advocates receive scholarships to attend the Fundamentals course and AAADV Workshop that follows, made possible through grants from our sponsors.
All attendees must submit a letter from their advocacy group or foundation verifying their affiliation with the organization. Fundamentals participants must attend the AAADV Workshop on May 4-6. The above fee amount includes registration to the pre-workshop course and the workshop.
Scholarships are available to qualified patient advocates.
The scholarships will cover the cost of registration as well as provide up to $750 in travel expenses plus accommodations at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel, checking in on Monday, May 2, and departing Friday, May 6. Details and guidelines are provided upon notification of award.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by email within 10 working days of application.
Scholarships are made possible by grants from our sponsors.
A limited number of scholarships are available so early application is encouraged.
To better understand the material and topics to be covered in the AAADV Fundamentals pre-workshop training course, attendees are strongly encouraged to read the articles noted on the attachment and/or undertake one or more of the online training courses that are listed.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will be asked to submit a brief (200 word) summary of the benefit gained from the course and/or areas for improvement.
NOTE: Scholarship recipients will be required to submit this information in order to receive the balance of their travel scholarship.
“As a cancer survivor and research advocate, one of the most important parts of the Workshop is being able to meet and talk to people involved in all aspects of drug development including academics, pharmaceutical company representatives, the FDA and other advocates who are passionate about the drug development process and learning how we, as patients, can have a voice in the process of getting safe and effective treatments to patients faster.”
Patient Advocate Participant