Join World Congress and Advocacy Leaders for 2 Days of Content and Networking

  • INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS: Town Hall mixing industry, patient groups, and media; Patient Reaction Panel; and an FDA Perspective Panel
  • MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS: Extensive hands-on session arming you with tools around growing advocacy functions and the art of utilizing the patient story for change
  • HIGH-LEVEL CASE STUDIES: Developed with C-Suite executives, patient leaders, and key industry stakeholder, uncover best practices in patient advocacy to enhance your strategies

Featuring: First Time Ever Live!
Patient Awards Dinner

Hear what the speakers are saying about the importance of attending this summit

A strategic plan is essential to develop a platform within an organization and ensure partnerships are addressing the patients’ needs while developing metrics to highlight these partnerships positively impacting our business. Executives need to understand the benefits of advocacy relations and collaborations as the metrics are not always directly applicable to short term business – also there are many benefits outside of a proposal once trust and credibility is built between organizations.

–Alissa Heizler-Mendoza, MA, RD, CDE, Senior Director of Advocacy, Insulet Corporation

We often ask patient advocacy groups to collaborate, but do not challenge ourselves to do the same. The Summit is a wonderful opportunity for us to break down silos, share best practice and identify opportunities to do more for the patients we serve

–Martha Orzechowski, Global Director, Oncology Patient Group Relations, AstraZeneca

The Patient Advocacy Summit is an important opportunity to share best practices and learn from others who share the same passion and commitment to patients. Each year I have learned golden nuggets that I could take and apply immediately to my work. Furthermore, I am always reinvigorated by the passion and purpose of those working in this industry.

–Tonya A. Winders, President and CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network | President, Global Allergy & Asthma Patient Platform

The uncertainty and change in our healthcare system requires patient advocacy professionals to remain up to date on the policies and issues that impact patient care. Attending the Summit provides the opportunity to learn about key issues that may impact patient advocacy, as well as network with other advocacy professionals.

–Sheryl Lapidus, Director Corporate Affiars, Tesaro Bio

This Summit is a way to hear about the best and most effective practices for advocacy. It's focused on teaching the leaders how to steer the advocacy ship in the right direction!

–Candace Lerman, Founder , RareCandace

What is the top reason for an Advocacy professional to attend your session?

This Summit is a way to hear about the best and most effective practices for advocacy. It's focused on teaching the leaders how to steer the advocacy ship in the right direction!

–Andrea C. Furia-Helms, M.P.H., FDA Patient Representative Program, Office of Health & Constituent Affairs, Office of External Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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100+ Pharma and Advocacy Leaders are Registered to Attend. Shouldn’t you be there? Reserve your seat today!

Empowering Advocacy Leaders to Strategically Develop Strong Patient Centricity and Public Policy Initiatives Through Effective Collaboration, Corporate Alignment and Stakeholder Engagement

Attend the 5th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit and be part of the only advocacy event giving you the opportunity to learn, network and rub shoulders with thought leaders and decision makers in the advocacy industry. Through intensive research this summit has been designed to provide solutions and answers to your most pressing advocacy issues.

Over the course of two days, this summit will include workshops, interactive discussions and high-level case studies to empower advocacy leaders to strategically develop strong patient centric initiatives and public policy tactics through effective collaboration, corporate alignment and stakeholder engagement. Connect with peers, interact with thought leaders in the industry, and take operational know-how back to your business to implement strategies to take your advocacy functions to the next level!

Exciting Interactive Discussions for 2017

  • Town Hall: Pharma, Advocacy and the Media blend together to discern strategies that will change the conversation around pharma and advocacy partnerships
  • FDA Panel Discussion: Gain insight into the FDA’s outlook on the OPA, expanded access, and patient centered drug development
  • Patient Reaction Panel: A never before represented panel of patient leaders available to discuss and answer questions and provide insights into working with patient groups

Multiple High-Level Case Studies and Strategy Think Tanks:

  • Operationalize Patient Advocacy Throughout the Product Lifecycle
  • Utilize Measurable Data to Prove ROI and Increase Advocacy Function
  • Develop Strategic Engagement vs Transactional Engagement with Patient Groups
  • Effective Collaboration: Uncover Tactics to Prevent Splinter Groups and Encourage Collaboration
  • Case Study: Patient Engagement Networks; Changing the Culture Through Incorporation of the Patient Perspective in the Design of Clinical trials

Partake in multiple workshops, enabling executives with tools that can be directly implemented in organizational strategy. Workshop Topics Include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing the Patient Advocacy Role from Hiring to C-Suite Status
  • The Patient Story: Effectively Engaging the Patient Voice for Change
And so much more!

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