Advocacy Workshop: Championing Change

14 Apr 2024 12:15pm 1:15pm
Hall C2
MarinaWainstein Chairperson University of QueenslandAustralia
ValerieLuyckx Chairperson University of ZurichSwitzerland
IfeomaUlasi Chairperson University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, NigeriaNigeria

Session description:
This session aims to highlight the key role advocacy plays in engaging with stakeholders (be it policymakers, patients/ their care partners, the general public, Pharma, or the WHO) and working together towards the desired goal of advancing kidney health worldwide.
Learning objectives:
Understand the principles of healthcare advocacy for kidney health (i.e. Credibility, Transparency and Accountability, Participation, Communication, and Legitimacy). Understand the principles for translation of evidence into policy for kidney health. Learn from real-life examples of successes and overcoming challenges. Understand the skills required to generate/gather evidence to support advocacy and policy development. Use knowledge gained during the workshop to work through 2 case studies

Time Session
A Brief Overview of Advocacy Components
ValerieLuyckx Speaker valerie.luyckx@uzh.chUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland
Advocacy in Malaysia: A Learning Curve
Hafidz MuhammadIqbal Abdul Speaker fmeu6038@gmail.comUniversiti Teknologi MARAMalaysia
The Brazilian Challenge of Increasing Appropriate Referrals to Nephrology
Augusto CesarSoares dos Santos Junior Speaker acssjunior@hotmail.comHospital das Clinicas, UFMG; Fac Ciências MedicasBrazil
Practical Exercise: Interactive Development of Advocacy Strategy
Final Summary and Wrap-up