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Patient advocacy: working with and for the patient

Patient advocacy: working with and for the patient

In this session, Diege Villalon, the co-founder and president of MÁS Que IDEAS Foundation, will give a short introduction of what they want to do in this foundation.

The MÁS Que IDEAS Foundation is an independent and non-profit organization to network people who live with illness and promote the benefits of it. There are three keys of its work: illusion, commitment and transparency. With this spirit, it promote horizontal, creative, sustainable, ethical and rigorous projects in collaboration with the different socio-health agents in the world.

For example, one of its projects, “Lung cancer: challenges and solutions”, is co-organized with the Spanish Association of Lung Cancer Patients. Three topics of great interest around lung cancer are discussed:

  • Should we use screening techniques in lung cancer?
  • What treatments are offering better results?
  • How to work to reduce smoking without stigmatizing the person with lung cancer?

Digital health technologies might be innovated from these questions.

Guest Educator:

Diege Villalon

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