Independent Patient and Health Care Advocate Education Sessions

At the Healthcare Advocate Summit, September 3-6, 2024


Last year, this exciting collaboration between the Coalition of Health Care Advocacy Organizations (CHCAO) and the Healthcare Advocate Summit brought together Independent Advocates and Professionals from across the healthcare industry, offering a platform for growth, bridging communities, and fostering engagement in vibrant New Orleans! The event went beyond skill-building and professional development, providing opportunities to explore strategies for scaling the profession, enhancing equity for patients and advocates, collaborating with stakeholders, and strengthening the Advocate community.

Headlining presentations featured the The Critical Role of Patient And Health Care Advocates: A Special Report and highlighted advocates’ crucial role in care teams. Education sessions dove deep into specialized topics like implicit bias in healthcare, polypharmacy, veteran health advocacy, solo aging and innovative approaches to increase access to health advocacy.

Join us again this year in Las Vegas, NV this September 3-6, 2024, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as we continue to build awareness for Independent Patient and Health Care Advocates and the important work they do.

Submit Your Presentation!

Be a part of delivering high quality educational content to all types of Advocates that will learn from your expertise as a Professional Independent Advocate! Head to to submit your presentation and learn more.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Call for Speakers open November 2023.

  • Presentation submissions are due by February 29th, 2024, by 11:59 PM EST

  • Speaker Evaluations and Voting from March 1st–15th, 2024

  • Speakers notified of status of the submissions from March 15th to April 5th, 2024