In its 6th year, World Congress’ Patient Advocacy Summit is the platform for pharmaceutical manufacturers to join together with patient groups, patient leaders, and policy makers in order to tackle the complexities of patient advocacy and the healthcare market. As the Advocacy function continues to evolve, so must our Summit, and 2018 is no exception. Join The World Congress 6th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit, part of the 2018 Patient Congress in order to connect with the leading minds in Advocacy and patient centricity.


As part of the Patient Congress





Including chief executives & thought leaders


shared sessions, case studies, keynotes, and workshops


Engaging content & networking


one pass to the entire patient congress!

250+ Pharma, Payer, Provider, Pharmacy, Regulatory,
and Patient Leaders Will Meet Here.

Join Chairperson and our distinguished line-up of presenters:

Kristina Broadbelt
Kristina Broadbelt
Director, Patient Advocacy
Horizon Pharma

You Can’t Miss The Advocacy Summit for Collaboration and Knowledge Share with Pharma, Patients, Patient Groups and More!

  • Enjoy several high-level case studies giving attendees obtainable strategies that can be directly implemented into patient Advocacy strategy including defining advocacy’s role in policy, education, and engagement as well as a review of top legal considerations to safeguard compliant collaboration
  • Partake in multiple joined plenary sessions to break down silos including multi-stakeholder collaboration to deliver a better patient experience and FDA insight to effectively engage the patient voice in advocacy, adherence, and clinical trials
  • Join “think-tank” sessions allowing for the opportunity to connect with leading minds in advocacy and discuss both internal and external engagement best practices let you take advantage of the familiar collaboration that takes place on-site
  • Explore forward-thinking sessions around social media, health apps, and forums as well as positioning messaging to convey the value of advocacy to take your advocacy function to the next level
  • Listen to successes in public policy and legislation efforts as the advocacy function continues to grow and more initiatives are being push to ensure patients are at the forefront of the healthcare system


Partake in multiple hands-on workshops delving deep into the industry’s most talked about topics:

  • Patient Access Workshop: A patient access review discussing access hurdles, insurance plans, and multiple ways that advocacy professionals can be a part of the solution
  • Metrics, Measurements, and Value Workshop: Three case studies will explore multiple ways to examine ROI in patient advocacy through metrics, relationship development, and patient group value

New For 2018!

For the first time ever, join a summit that will bring together four extremely important areas in Patient Centricity, Advocacy executives will have the opportunity to network and knowledge share with executives working in Clinical Trial Development, Patient Journey Mapping, and Patient Adherence. Allowing for a truly well-rounded experience in Patient Advocacy strategy development.

  • Join Keynote presentations joining together all 4 areas of the Patient Congress to break down silo’s in the patient strategy
  • Enjoy the Patient Choice Awards, voted on by patients, celebrating innovation and patient centric initiatives for pharmaceutical organizations in 2017
  • Appreciate a truly patient-centered event, including patients on multiple discussions, networking events, and more!

The PDF brochure for the 6th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit is now available. Download it now

Why You Should Attend The Patient Advocacy Summit in 2018:

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

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

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 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

Here’s what past attendees have said:

World Congress Summit on Patient Advocacy is a well-managed conference that assembles the movers and shakers in Patient Advocacy from a variety of advocate groups, biopharma and life sciences. Well done!

–Jack Whelan

The Summit always does a great job of covering the key issues Patients, Pharma and Advocacy are facing.

–Patient Advocate Foundation

Very interactive, high-level discussions and relevant agenda topics made this congress valuable time spent

–Director, Advocacy and Alliance Development, GSK

The summit did a great job of covering a broad spectrum of issues and examples that Pharma and Advocacy are facing. There could be benefit from tightening the topics to the top issues of interest across Pharma and advocacy to involve patients

Excellent topics- great meeting! This is my first meeting on Patient Advocacy/ Patient Engagement and it was absolutely inspiring and educational. It was important to learn about the full breadth, including policies and guidance of patient engagement. I also loved the size of the meeting- facilitated easy communication and networking.

Are you a Patient and Interested in attending?

Highlights From 2017 Patient Dinner









Participating Organizations

Executive Sponsor