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Patient Advocate Conference

May 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - May 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Patient Advocate Conference

Join us for the inaugural Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences Conference May 11-13 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn the do’s and don’ts of the nation’s Patient Advocacy industry.

The conference allows those who work in the professional advocacy industry to learn how to create a better experience for patients who are navigating through the health care systems.

The conference will offer two tracks:


A PACT program for industry professionals in the health and life science arena.

Cost: $1,000

At the end of the conference, attendees participating in Track I will be required research, design, implement and successfully complete a capstone project. During and after (via phone) the conference, attendees will meet several times with a mentor (a member of the faculty teaching at this workshop), who will help guide, support and assist in the capstone project.

The project is based on a real-life problem or issue related to the participant’s professional work in Patient Advocacy. It must be submitted within three weeks after the completion of the conference.


A PACT program for individual Patient Advocacy who serve in a senior leadership capacity or as a member of the board of directors for a non-profit health Patient Advocacy group.

Cost: $500


Conference facility:
Sanford Center
Dakota Room
2301 E 60th Street N
Sioux Falls, SD
Off of I-229, Benson Road Exit

Hotel accommodations:
A block of rooms is reserved at the ClubHouse Hotel & Suites in Sioux Falls.
Phone: (605) 361-8700 or (800) CLUB INN

Cost: $92 per night + tax

RSVP by: Monday, April 11 (ask for the Sanford/PPALS block of rooms)

This conference was developed in collaboration between Sanford Research and CoRDS, and Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS).

Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to defining and advancing the function of Patient Advocacy within the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.

Sanford Research is a non-profit research organization and is part of Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation with a presence in nine states and four countries. More than $600 million in gifts from Denny Sanford has provided for an expansion of research initiatives in type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and genomics in internal medicine.


May 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am
May 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm




Sanford Center – Dakota Room
2301 E 60th Street N
Sioux Falls, SD 57101 United States
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