Patient Advocates Wanted for Training

//Patient Advocates Wanted for Training

Patient Advocates Wanted for Training

If you have worked with others to help with mesh-induced injuries, this workshop may be the next step in your journey. 

An Introductory Patient Training Workshop (attached and below) in DC on Oct 14-15 is offered by the National Center for Health Research.  The goal is to help patient advocates understand the research issues that are key to developing safe and effective medical treatments. 

Please share with any patient advocates (patients or family members) who are interested in learning about the research issues pertaining to how to advocate for safe, effective, and more affordable medical treatments.  There are only a couple more spots left so anyone working as a patient advocate already would be most suitable for this opportunity.    


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By | 2016-09-01T20:36:36+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Your Turn|5 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. Rod J Keys September 2, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

    My daughter has gone through a tremendous amount of suffering due to transvaginal Mesh implant. I have been involved as a caring father through a lot of what she is going through by being informed through partial surgical removal of the Mesh etc., Would I qualify as an advocate.

    • Jane Akre September 2, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Is this something you want to continue to do for others? Possibly as a volunteer or even a profession? Wil you take the knowledge back to a group of other patient advocates?

  2. sheryl September 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I would love to participate in this great work. But when I tried the link, it came back. Can’t be found. Please send me the link so that I can apply. Thanks

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