WECAN Academy 2024: Empowering Cancer Patient Advocates in Barcelona

Mar 5, 2024 | WECAN, WECAN Face to Face Academy

The European Patient Advocacy Institute (EPAI) is thrilled to announce the upcoming WECAN Academy 2024, set to take place in the vibrant city of Barcelona from July 11th to 14th, 2024. This exclusive educational gathering, orchestrated by the Workgroup of Cancer Patient Advocacy Network (WECAN), promises to be a transformative experience for cancer patient advocates from around the globe. 

Building on the success of previous editions, the WECAN Academy 2024 expects to welcome approximately 100 passionate cancer patient advocates, representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives. This immersive event will offer two distinct capacity-building programs tailored to meet the needs of both newcomers and seasoned advocates. 


Cancer patient advocates from diverse corners of the world in the past WECAN Academy 2023


The WECAN SmartStart program is designed for those new to advocacy, providing them with essential knowledge and skills to embark on their advocacy journey effectively. Meanwhile, the WECAN Masterclass offers advanced training for seasoned advocates, equipping them with strategies to drive significant change in patient advocacy within the realm of cancer care. 

At the heart of WECAN’s mission is the commitment to bolstering the capabilities of patient advocates and experts, fostering a vibrant community of activists capable of propelling transformative advancements in healthcare, particularly in cancer care. The WECAN Academy 2024 aligns perfectly with this mission, serving as a platform for learning, collaboration, and empowerment. 

Mark your calendars and join us in Barcelona for this unparalleled opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, gain invaluable insights, and contribute to the collective effort of advancing cancer care advocacy. 


WECAN coordination team and members in the past Face to Face Academy event