In February of 2021, Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS) launched PPALS Presents, a new webinar series designed to delve into various issues and topics related to the professional patient advocacy position in life sciences.

The series will cover topics pertinent to this evolving function, and the rapidly changing landscape of patient and industry collaboration.

PPALS Presents offers a unique vehicle to explore subjects that will allow participants to better navigate this oftentimes challenging and ever-changing professional space. The series will feature speakers and presenters with a varied and vast array of personal experience to give webinar participants full exposure to patient advocacy from different viewpoints and way of doing business. Afterward, a question and answer session will afford participants a way to interact with leading experts in the field.

Industry standards for the patient advocacy function are variable and changing. PPALS Presents will explore new methods and techniques relevant to the patient advocacy position. The series is an invaluable asset to people new to the function, will allow hardened veterans to keep pace with industry changes and advancements, and enable participants to refresh their brains on the fundamentals of the position.

Building Blocks of Patient Advocacy Hiring
Building an Internal Patient Advocacy and HR Relationship Series (2 parts)
Part 2: Building Blocks of Patient Advocacy Hiring
Many of us in the patient advocacy space have had the experience of either trying to fill a position or being asked for a referral by someone who is trying to fill a position. Why is it so hard to hire in our field?
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Part 1: Journey to Patient Advocacy
Building an Internal Patient Advocacy and HR Relationship Series (2 parts)
Part 1: Journey to Patient Advocacy
This webinar series offers a unique vehicle to explore subjects that will allow participants to better navigate this oftentimes elusive and ever-changing professional space. Join us to learn how several of our colleagues traversed the pathway to join the patient advocacy function within a biotech/pharma. While individuals who work within the patient advocacy function often come with a wide range of experience and expertise, making this a very unique role within a company, it can be challenging to obtain that first advocacy position.
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The Integration of the Patient Voice in Metrics to Predict Clinical Trial Success Confirmation

Join us to learn how BioMarin, a global pharmaceutical company, has effectively used metrics to incorporate the patient voice into their clinical development program. Mike Bodulow, Manager, Global Patient Advocacy & Engagement, will discuss the use of metrics in patient engagement to decrease the risk of clinical trial failure. This presentation fulfils Mike’s Sanford/Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS) Patient Advocacy Certificate Training (PACT) Capstone project.

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