You are invited to submit a proposal to speak at Annual HealthAdvocateX National Conference on the Topic of:

Health Advocacy Now: Lessons from the Pandemic

Invitation Overview

Every year, HealthAdvocateX (formerly WASHAA) tackles a big and challenging topic to benefit patients, caregivers, advocates, providers and allied patient services organizations through the lens of health advocacy. Topics for past meetings have focused on:

2020: Whole Person Advocacy: Integrating Mental Health

2019: Understanding Pain & Healing

2018: Conscious Living & Dying

The meeting will take place virtually:
  • Noon – 6:00 pm (PT), Thursday, November 4, 2021
  • 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (PT), Friday, November 5, 2021

We invite you to submit your topic and description for our consideration as we choose our speakers for this year’s event.  We are open to consider presentations in one of four formats:

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* Speaking Format (pick one)

Topic Ideas and Suggestions
Presentation subjects may include but are not limited to:
  • What has the pandemic taught us about racial and cultural bias and healthcare disparities?
  • How has advocating in the hospital/other institutions changed or remained the same since COVID-19?
  • How have patients benefitted from the pandemic?
  • Tackling Long-COVID:  What Do We Know?
  • Successfully navigating healthcare changes for advocates and patients
  • COVID and Autoimmune Diseases – Special Considerations
  • After postponing care: what we can expect in disease management?
  • Pandemic Lessons About Resilience
  • How is Telehealth Shaping the Future of Care?
  • Finding Good Health Care Amid Shortages in Staff and Specialists
  • Social Prescription:  Should social connection be prescribed by providers? 
  • How to Address Mental Health Effects and Lack of Mental Health Resources
  • (What’s your idea?)
Selection Criteria
Submissions will be reviewed by a program committee and the HealthAdvocateX Board who will seek to fill the limited spots available. We seek to present a variety of perspectives to understand the topic, to identify challenges and opportunities, to highlight community and national resources and to provide practical action steps that anyone can take to be more effective in medical decision-making or managing care.

Instructions and Deadline

All proposals must be received by August 15, 2021.

All proposals will be reviewed by our committee with an estimated selection notification (yes or no) by August 30, 2021.

Please apply using the form below.

Should you have questions, please submit them to:


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* Name

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* Credentials
(RN, MD, PhD, MHP, BCPA, etc.)

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* Your Organization

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* Location
(City / State)

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* How Can We Contact You?

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* Proposed Presentation Title

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* Name(s) and Credentials of Proposed Speaker(s) 
(No more than 4 speakers per presentation)

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* Brief Presentation Description 
(What will the audience learn?) (Up to 50 Words)

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* Please List 3 Objectives for this Session
(Necessary to state for CEs)

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* Why are you / speakers right for this topic? 
(Not required – Up to 100 words)