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Advanced Advocacy Academy


Advanced Advocacy Academy
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About the Program

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A3 2019

Mark your calendars: A3 “The Learning Experience” is September 30 – October 2, 2023!

Advanced Advocacy Academy (A3) is a year-round liver advocacy program for patients, caregivers, and other interested parties featuring training programs and advocacy opportunities, with the hallmark annual symposium providing comprehensive advocacy preparation each September.

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This year our theme is Cultivating Comfort and Ease for the Liver Health Advocate!

2023 Program

September 29 Night of Heroes Welcome Reception
September 30 Day 1: Discovering Your Path in Advocacy
October 1 Day 2: Navigating Change – Patient-Led Collaborations
October 2 Day 3: Hill Day

The Advanced Advocacy Academy (A3), is a transformative experience designed to connect members of the liver community who share a passion for improving liver health and want to make a real impact as advocates. This immersive journey delves into the complex world of achieving liver health, equipping attendees with the knowledge, skills, and essential tools necessary to drive positive change in healthcare policies and practices.

The highlight of this transformative event unfolds on the third day, offering A3 graduates an opportunity to participate in a Hill Day on Capitol Hill. Here, participants will connect with members of Congress, state, and local officials, sharing their personal experiences and insights, and inviting these representatives to become active partners in the journey towards positive change in liver health advocacy.

We invite all attendees to capture the memorable moments and connections they make during the A3 Learning Experience by using our dedicated hashtag, #A3Experience. Throughout the event, we have numerous photo opportunities that allow you to document your journey, from insightful sessions to meaningful encounters with fellow advocates. Share your unique perspective and let’s make these moments last forever!

Karen Hoyt

“Being in a room full of other people who felt a responsibility to use their experience with liver disease to encourage others was nothing short of amazing.”

Karen Hoyt

John M

“The thing that I got the most out of [the Advanced Advocacy Academy] is the networking with folks who are going through similar things…and then also picking up the practical skills like how to have successful meetings with with folks on Capitol Hill…how to use social media effectively as an advocate the importance of sharing your story… and it also gives us some opportunities to practice that which I thought was really nice.”

John M


“Many people believe that this could never happen to them, like I did. I want to be an advocate to ensure people know how to avoid liver disease and how to survive it. I’m not only surviving, I am thriving, and I want that for others too.”

Kim Martinez

“At A3, we were exposed to experts that I would have otherwise never come across.”

Darnella A

“I’ve learned the basics of liver disease and how to be a better advocate to support change. But most importantly I learned that I have a voice and that I can use it, that I can be that change.”

Debbie C


Should Apply?

If you are a liver patient, caregiver, family member, or a clinician searching for an opportunity to become an effective advocate through interactive lessons on how to share your story, understand recent research & development, how to properly use social media for your gain, and more, please apply below!

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Advanced Advocacy Academy Class of 2019