Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences Course of Studies
Join Sanford Health and the Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences (PPALS) for their 2019 Patient Advocacy Certificate Training (PACT) course of study.
Now in its 4th year, PACT will be held from May 6h to 9th, in Sioux Falls, SD on the Sanford Research Institute’s campus. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the professional patient advocacy function which resides within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as within closely affiliated companies.
Introductory Track I (Industry) (35 seats) provides individuals who work in a patient advocacy function within a company the opportunity to expand their knowledge on pertinent topics while enhancing their professional development. It also serves as an introduction for individuals who are considering a move into this unique and important career.
Introductory Track II (PAO) (15 seats) offers senior leadership and board members of patient advocacy organizations (PAOs) courses that can assist with insights on institutional growth and development.
New for 2019 is the addition of an Intermediate Level 201 for both Tracks I & II.
Intermediate Track I (Industry) (35 seats) is for individuals who have attended Level 101. The Intermediate Level continues the patient advocacy conversation through case studies on pertinent topics and lectures on current and relevant topics.
Intermediate Track II PAO) (15 seats) offers senior leadership and board members who have attended Level 101, the skills and best practices on managing their respective organizations through case studies and lectures on current and relevant topics.
Schedule of Events: May 6-10, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019* Welcome reception and orientation 6:00pm
Introductory Industry Level 101 Track I
Intermediate Industry Level 201 Track I
Introductory PAO Level 101 Track II:
Intermediate PAO Level 201 Track II
Event agenda will be available on www.ppals.org
We strongly recommend reserving a room at the ClubHouse Hotel and Suites. Please call 1-800-CLUBINN; or (605) 361-8700 to make your room reservations. Please inform hotel that you are reserving a room to attend the Sanford/PPALS PACT course. Room block is available until March 24, 2019. A second property will be made available once the ClubHouse Hotel Room block is filled.
Sanford Center - Dakota Room
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.