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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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 300 alumni of GLI’s Advanced Advocacy Academy who fight for liver health in 39+ states and 17 countries. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 A3 Symposiums were exclusively online. The virtual experiences, hosted with the aid of relevant and highly accessible technology, were constructed to introduce participants to a broad set of advocacy areas in which they could focus their future endeavors as an effective patient advocate. These areas included: 

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Research And Development

Research and development


Clinical trials


State and federal legislation

Customer Support


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Self care


Clinical trials

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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!


Weekend-long A3 Symposium with advocacy ambassador training from September 30 – October 2, 2023


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


Advocacy Action Plan and year-round GLI support


Webinars, meet-ups, and special topic forums

Advanced Advocacy Summits

A3 Alumni on GLI LIVE

A3 Alumni on GLI LIVE