2020 Call for Advocates
Talk NERDY to Me is seeking advocates to participate in the 2020 research-advocacy training program designed to empower senior patients and their family caregivers to engage in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).
The 2020 Talk NERDY to Me training will occur over the course of four months, from August to November 2020. Participation will include:
- August: Completing a short survey (10 minutes)
- September: Attending 2 webinars and completing “homework” (3-4 hours)
- October: Attending the virtual, online training (2 days)
- November: Reviewing your Action Plan and post-training follow up (1 hour)
The Alliance is looking for advocates who are available during this timeline and who:
- Have experience as a senior patient or family caregiver of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, atrial fibrillation, chronic pain, age-related macular degeneration, and/or heart valve disease;
- Want to become a research advocate; and
- Are excited about learning more about medical research. No prior knowledge or expertise in science or medical research is required.
For more information about this opportunity, the Talk NERDY to Me program, and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
Anyone who meets these criteria and who is excited about learning more about medical research is encouraged to apply by emailing Sarah DiGiovine at [email protected].
Still curious? Hear from past advocates about why they found the Talk NERDY to Me training so valuable, or check out these spotlight features on former Talk NERDY to Me trainees:
- Patty Peterson: Patty Peterson reflects on her patient advocacy journey
- Marlene Klein: Patient-advocate reflects on the importance of AMD Awareness Month
- Debbe McCall: Becoming your own patient-advocate
- Jim and Geri Taylor: Research advocacy training empowers patients and caregivers
- Terrie Montgomery: How a woman with Alzheimer’s disease lives every second