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The 2019 International Conference on Patient Advocacy

October 3 - 5 • Chicago


We’re excited to announce the first

International Conference on Patient Advocacy (ICOPA).

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Professional Patient Advocacy has been an emerging profession for more than 10 years. As the practice grows, individuals from all areas of the care continuum are realizing the true value of advocacy. Independent advocates, hospital advocates and other advocacy professionals will come together like never before.

Come to meet fellow advocates; hear interesting speakers, find other professionals who can complement your practice, earn CEs, and leave with more new and rich ideas than you can imagine.

Join the excitement at this, our first-ever ICOPA!


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Who should attend?

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ICOPA begins:

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2019 ICOPA Conference Schedule

Download a complete copy of the ICOPA Conference Schedule Here 
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4:00 PMRegistration and Networking
5:00 PMWelcome and Introductions
5:30 PMExclusive Viewing: To Err is Human sponsored by the Patient Advocate Certification Board
Learn more.
7:00 PMPanel Discussion about To Err is Human
7:30 PMAdjourn

You may earn 2 CEs for

Thursday sessions.


8:00 AMRegistration, Breakfast, Networking, and
Welcome to ICOPA!
9:00 AMPanel Discussion: The State of the Profession featuring Panel Members from Professional Advocacy Organizations
10:00 AMBreakout Sessions include: (topics and speakers here)
Learn more.
11:00 AMNetworking Break
11:30 AMGreat Collaborations: Hospital and Independent Advocates (better title needed!)
Learn more.
12:30 PMLunch (provided) and Networking
1:45 PMOn the Pulse of Modern Care
Speaker: Dr. Rhoades
Learn more.
2:45 PMNetworking Break
3:15 PMBreakout Sessions include: (topics and speakers here)
Learn more.
4:15 PMClosing Remarks

You may earn up to 5 CEs

for attendance at all Friday sessions.


8:30 AMRegistration, Coffee, and Networking
9:00 AMOverview of Today's Program
9:15 AMBCPA Updates
10:00 AM Networking Break
10:30 AMSaturday Session #A
Learn more.
11:30 AMSaturday Session #B
Learn more.
12:30 PMClosing Remarks

You may earn 2 CEs

for attendance at Saturday sessions.

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Register to Attend ICOPA!

Early Registration is available through August 31.


A huge thanks to all our amazing partners. We couldn’t have a conference without you!

logo - North Shore Advocates
logo - Patient Advocate Certification Board
logo - The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

We invite you to join us to share your message with interested advocacy professionals. Contact us at:

Location: The North Shore Senior Center

Northfield, IL (Chicago)

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Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. Campus
161 Northfield Road
Northfield, IL 60093


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Places To Stay

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ICOPA 2019 Organizers