What’s AFFIRM?

A Fellowship For Integrating Responsible Mentors

The International AFFIRM Program is an international advocacy and leadership development program. It is designed to mentor men and women with a bleeding disorder as they further develop and expand their leadership and advocacy skills with the aim to bring better care, programs and treatment to their respective communities.

The International AFFIRM Program was developed and implemented in 2008 by James Munn, RN-BC, currently with the University of Michigan’s Hemophilia and Coagulation Disorders Program, and Edward Kuebler, MSW, LLC. This program is funded through an unrestricted grant with Bayer Healthcare and managed through the Global Blood Disorder Foundation Inc. in the United States.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?

  • Two-year commitment
  • Participation in four program sessions

GOALS:

Program Agenda

AFFIRM attendees will participate in four program meetings over a two year time frame. Program meetings will be held in different countries around the world.

Each program meeting agenda will have a specific focus designed to enhance the attendees’ leadership and advocacy skills, raise their level of education and provide practice workshop sessions that offer hands on experiences.

AFFIRM 2019/2020

Date

May 1 – 5, 2019

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Date

October 30, 31, November 1 – 3, 2019

Location

New York City, USA

Date

June 2020

Location

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date

November 2020

Location

Montreal, Canada