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When personal and professional experiences intersect: the path to success

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This session was delivered to participants at the 1st European Patients' Forum Summer Training Course for Young Patient Advocates. The aim of the session was to share experiences of advocacy, by describing what drives and motivates young advocates. Advice for other young patient advocates was shared at the end of the session, followed by group discussions.

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When personal and professional experiences intersect: the path to success

  1. 1. Organised by: Simon Stones When personal and professional experiences intersect: the path to success
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  3. 3. Isolating health conditions from day-to-day life Struggling to find a voice Defining people by their conditions Assuming we know how people feel Ignoring and avoiding difficult conversations
  4. 4. Fighting discrimination at school
  5. 5. Fighting discrimination at school
  6. 6. Confidence and time to be transparent Proving yourself as a competent employee Fighting discrimination in the workplace Being recognised for your talents and abilities Physical and psychological resilience
  7. 7. Seek opportunities - don’t wait for them to greet you Everything in life is worth fighting for Research to advocacy to empowerment Never stop learning Meet people, make connections Stick to your values and beliefs Be bold There’s only one of you in the world! Stay true to yourself
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  9. 9. THANK YOU www.eu-patient.eu

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