Carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor patients — learn more about being your own advocate during a special session to be held on Thursday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm at the The Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine International Conference and Symposium for Medical Professionals and Patients, Neuroendocrine Cancers: Networks of Expertise, in Vancouver. This special session has just been added to the conference program!
Presented by Ryan Clarke of Advocacy Solutions, https://www.advocacysolutions.ca, attendees will learn about the basic concepts of advocacy, including what it is and why it’s important. How to advocate to government to bring about change, with an eye to some of the specific challenges facing neuroendocrine cancer patients and their caregivers, will also be discussed.
What are the three core components of an effective advocacy strategy? Participants will come away with a very practical, step-by-step process that will empower them to immediately engage in advocacy. Be guided through all of the steps you need to advocate in person – how to get a meeting, how to prepare for a meeting, what to do at the meeting and how to follow up.
In 2003, Ryan Clarke, a lawyer, founded Canada’s Advocacy Solutions, a business committed to providing a voice to individuals and organizations through the development and implementation of impactful advocacy strategies. Mr. Clarke is highly sought after by major cancer organizations and others to help position themselves more effectively. In 1997 Mr. Clarke became a Special Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Energy, Science and Technology. He joined Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline Inc.) in 1999, where he was a Senior Manager, Public Affairs, specializing in public policy and government relations at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels.
Space is limited for this exciting session. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.