Sergi Blancafort
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Sergi Blancafort got his PhD in Sociology at the UAB in 20012. He also got degree in Biology at the University of Barcelona. He has also completed postgraduate studies in training management and non-profit organizations' management. Between 1997 and 2004, he worked at the pharmaceutical industry as responsible for the design of training programs addressed to clinical research professionals. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the Director of the Spanish Patients' Forum.

Since 2004 he works at the Josep Laporte Foundation as the responsible of the development of training programs aimed at promoting an informed participation of patients in the daily management of their disease, as well as to improve the communication between patients and health professionals. His PhD research focuses on the analysis of civic competence and welfare attitudes of Spanish population.