ESMO 2018: Patient Advocacy Track

Patient Advocates play a crucial role in supporting and informing Cancer patients and caregivers and in providing valuable input into healthcare decision-making processes. In this setting, education of patient advocates becomes critical to both ensure that patients are provided with accurate information and their input into healthcare decision-making processes is relevant. 

Since ESMO2016, the ESMO Patient Advocacy Track has been fully integrated in the Congress programme, enabling patient advocates to attend the scientific sessions that are relevant to them as well as the patient advocacy sessions. 

The Patient Advocates Track Sessions are designed by the ESMO Patient Advocates Working Group (PAWG) and represent an opportunity for all Congress delegates to learn, share and explore areas of collaboration while discussing topical issues for patients and survivors that directly impact cancer care and medical research. 

You can connect to the community joining the ESMO Patient Advocates Facebook Group.

IMPORTANT: from 2018, only Patient Advocates who are active ESMO members will be eligible to apply for a travel grant. Patient advocates can  join ESMO for a very convenient annual fee and enjoy full  member benefits