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Recognition & Presentations

October, 2018

Amputation Advocacy Panelist - Houston, Texas

Bilateral Upper Limb Loss National Conference

L. Bradley Schwartz will participate in a panel discussion about the emerging role of Patient Advocacy in the context of limb loss and amputation recovery at the “Skills For Life 5” upper extremity amputee program to an audience of limb loss survivors, therapists, prosthetists and physicians.


July 22, 2018

Amputee Coalition National Conference

Amputee Support Group Leadership Summit

National Amputee Support Group Leadership Summit and Peer Visitor Training session to advise and instruct recent amputees who desire to counsel and mentor recent victims of limb loss.


May 11, 2018

34th Annual Aging Life Care Association (ALCA) National Conference – Chicago, IL

Patient Advocacy: Perspectives from a Lawyer, Patient Advocate, and Malpractice Survivor

L. Bradley Schwartz will speak about the emerging role of patient advocacy in the context of elder care; providing strategies and scenarios that highlight the benefits of effective advocacy at the 34th Annual National Conference at Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL.


November 2, 2017

Washington State Health Advocacy Association - Seattle, WA

5th Annual WASHAA Patient Advocacy Conference; Presentations and Roundtable Discussions Regarding Implementation of Strategies, Objectives and Goals for Coordination Between Regional and National Patient Advocacy Organizations.


June 22, 2017

Chicago Patient Advocacy Symposium; Shirley Ryan Ability Lab – Chicago, IL

Regional outreach event for patient advocacy professionals and educators from across the country; discussion and analysis of U.S. healthcare system failures with a focus on Patient Rights and the role of private healthcare advocates in reducing instances of medical error.


February, 2017

Patient Advocacy Certification Board

Attorney Schwartz began serving his one-year term as a director of PACB - the first national Patient Advocacy credentialing body responsible for the development of testing criteria and educational requirements for advocacy professionals on a national scale.


June, 2016

Keynote Presentation – “Making The Case For Patient Advocacy”

Chicago Patient Advocacy Symposium – Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Attorney Schwartz addressed an audience of attorneys, advocates, physicians, social workers and hospital administrators about the lifesaving benefits of professional healthcare advocates.  Mr. Schwartz recounted his personal medical malpractice story and argued for enhanced inpatient hospital communication and surgical error reduction strategies.


February 23, 2016

Amputee Advocacy For Limb Loss Victims

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Mr. Schwartz participated in a seminar for physical therapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation staff about the challenges faced by recent amputees and how support and advocacy services can help limb loss victims overcome barriers at work and throughout the recovery process.


July 22, 2015

Amputee Support Group Leader Summit

Amputee Coalition National Conference – Tucson, AZ

L. Bradley Schwartz represented chicagoareaamputees.org – Chicago Area Amputee Support Group - at a national summit of support group leaders from across the country to share knowledge and insight with limb loss leaders and advocates with the goal of enhancing and coordinating amputee resources.


April 16, 2015

Panelist; National Limb Loss Awareness Month Educational Program

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago n/k/a Shirley Ryan Ability Lab - Chicago, IL

Panelist at RIC’s National Limb Loss Awareness Month educational program. Mr. Schwartz was joined by a panel of physicians, therapists, social workers and mental health professionals to address the RIC /Northwestern prosthetics staff, and amputees regarding limb care and treatment.


April 20, 2015

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC)

Director of National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) - a non-profit organization serving portions of the Patient Advocacy community through membership-based industry related programs. Three-year term ended March, 2018.



James D. Jacobson Memorial Award Recipient

Making the Legal System Accessible

L. Bradley Schwartz received the James D. Jacobson Memorial Award from the Chicago Legal Clinic, LLC for his pro bono legal services on behalf of indigent litigants in a series of insurance coverage and tort defense cases.