UCL Cancer Institute


ACED Patient Advocate Session

13 December 2022, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

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The International Alliance for Cancer Early Detection (ACED) proudly presents its first symposium on patient advocacy in research. We hope this session will provide an opportunity to learn from patient advocates and experienced researchers how the involvement of patients and public advocates can improve both the quality and relevance of research, and can help researchers to better understand and articulate the benefits their work can have for cancer patients.

Event Information

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Online Event

The virtual session will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Christian Von Wagner (University College London), as well as talks from Dr. Ignacia Arteaga (University of Cambridge), Dr. Jackilen Shannon (Oregon Health & Science University) and Dr. Emma Woodward (The University of Manchester). Our event will close with a panel discussion chaired by Prof. Robert Bristow (The University of Manchester) and featuring all speakers and US and UK patient advocates.


We hope you will join us for this opportunity to learn more about patient and public advocacy and how to best implement it in research from the ACED network.