The #INCABootCamp final class took place on February 17th with a special closing session dedicated to new expectations, ideas, achievements and future plans for more effective ways for patient advocacy in NET research.

INCA Research Committee Chair, Simone Leyden, wrapped-up that the Research Committee’s targets were hit with all participants sharing a greater understanding of the clinical trials processes and terminology, different measurements for patient outcomes and improved knowledge of tools for more efficient patient advocacy in research.

INCA Executive Director, Teodora Kolarova, extended congratulations to all the participants and expressed her deep satisfaction with the course, which has managed to create a space where like-minded people can drive change together. The course, led highly professionally by Jan Geissler and Tamas Bereczky, gave floor to open discussions and inspired the trainees to take new roles in their communities.

Equipped with valuable knowledge and skills, many of the graduates are now foreseeing a proactive approach in joining different clinical trial boards and sub-committees to voice the patient perspective.

INCA thanks all participants, trainers and everyone involved in this effort. INCA will keep on providing information on continuing education for patient advocates.