Global Liver Institute

About the Program


About the Program

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Advanced Advocacy Academy Overview

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About the Program

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Digital Learning Experience

A3 2019

Since 2017, Global Liver Institute’s Advanced Advocacy Academy (A3) has connected liver patients, caregivers, and family members with the information, skills, and opportunities they need to effectively advocate for liver health.

There are more than 375 alumni of GLI’s Advanced Advocacy Academy who fight for liver health in 39+ states and 17 countries. These 5 key pillars of A3 include:


Liver Literacy

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Media & Storytelling

Research And Development

Clinical Research & Development

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Navigating HealthCare & Development


Understanding Policy & Meeting with Policymakers

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A3 alumni go on to effect change in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Advocating on state and federal Capitol Hills, with bills becoming laws
  • Speaking in Externally Led-Patient Focused Drug Development (EL-PFDD) Meetings
  • Forming and leading non-profit organizations
  • Launching support groups
  • Joining GLI’s Liver Action Network (LAN)
  • Increasing prevention and awareness in their communities
  • Designing and advising clinical trial protocols
  • Serving on scientific organization committees

A3 stays busy!


4 day learning experience and ambassador training, yearly in September


Engagement in GLI-directed advocacy where patient spokespersons are of critical importance to generate understanding of liver diseases and their effects


Self-chosen advocate assignments which are tracked and mentored by GLI throughout the year, and for multiple years


Personalized advocacy action plan and year-round GLI support


Webinars, meet-ups, and special topic forums

Advanced Advocacy Summits

A3 Alumni on GLI LIVE