Patient Advocacy Certificate Training (PACT)
Dear PPALS supporters,
After closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 public health crisis, Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences’ (PPALS) curriculum planning team, has decided to cancel the 2020 Sanford/ PPALS Patient Advocates Certificate Training (PACT) course, scheduled for May 11-14, 2020. This PACT course will now be held May 2021 in Sioux Fall, South Dakota.
Your participation and support of the Sanford/PPALS PACT course is greatly appreciated and we hope that you will consider joining us in 2021, to bring this respected and novel curriculum to those seeking a better understanding of the patient advocacy profession.
If there is to be a glimmer found in this, it is that PPALS will work toward initiating and growing our webinar capabilities. We will be in touch with news of what we plan to do!
Thank you and stay well.
Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS), in conjunction with Sanford Research Institute, created the Patient Advocacy Certificate Training (PACT) course of study for health and life science professionals and leaders of patient advocacy organizations to enhance their professional development. This specially designed curriculum focuses on increasing the competencies and expertise of patient advocates in the life sciences and assisting PAO senior leadership and board members to work on their governance and infrastructure skills.
This two-track program has been created to provide valuable training from a faculty who are recognized as experts in their respective fields of patient advocacy, drug development, scientific and medical research, communications, regulatory/compliance topics, non-profit governance and public policy.
Track I (Level 101): For individuals who work in the patient advocacy and life sciences area in the biotech/pharma or related industries. Individuals who wish to learn more about the patient advocacy function are encouraged to attend as well. Track I participants are encouraged to research, design, and implement a Capstone Project based on their professional development.
Track II (Level 101): For individuals in a senior management capacity or a member of the Board of Directors for a non-profit health patient advocacy organization. Track II participants may complete a Reflection paper based on their PACT experience.