Featured Speakers:

As Part of the Patient Congress





Including Chief Executives & Thought Leaders


Keynotes, Panel Discussions, Case Studies, & Interactive Breakouts


Engaging content & networking

The PDF brochure for the 7th Annual Patient Advocacy Summit is now available. Download it now

2019 Speaker Faculty Includes:

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

New for 2019:

Chief Patient, Medical, and Commercial Officer Roundtable

Explore Key Insights from C-suite leaders from Pfizer, CSL Behring, Novo Nordisk, Leo Pharma and More To Design Your Patient Advocacy Strategy To Improve The Patient Experience, Access, and Support.

CMS Policy Update

Barbara Connors, Chief Medical Officer, CMS Gives An Update To Recent Medicare Part D Changes And Future CMS Priorities For Value-Based Care.

FDA and Patient Advocacy Group Insights

Hear Directly From the FDA on Recent Patient Focused Drug Development Guidance’s and from Leading Advocacy Groups Such as NORD, American Cancer Society, National Patient Advocate Foundation and more on opportunities for collaboration!

Patient-Led Keynote Sessions

Hear First-Hand Patient Stories From Patient Leaders Including A Keynote From Nicole Hemmenway, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Pain Foundation. Enjoy Panel Discussions and Content Created Directly from Patient Leaders and Leading Advocacy Groups!

Patient-Choice Awards Ceremony

Your Pass Includes Access To The Patient-Choice Awards, Where 30 Patient Leaders Recognize Innovative Pharma Collaborations And Programs That Demonstrate Measurably Better And More Transparent Health Outcomes and Promote a Better Patient Experience.

Patient Experience Credits Available!

Distinguish Yourself As a Patient Experience Leader by Attending Our Sessions for Continuing Education Credit for The Beryl Institute Certificate Program In Patient Experience Leadership!

Access to Two Additional Summits!

Your Ticket Includes Access To The Entire Patient Congress. Tailor Your Onsite Experience by Exploring The Co-Located Patient Engagement and Adherence and Rare Disease Market Access and Commercialization Summits!

The Networking Party

Join 200+ leaders for Music, Fun Pictures, and Drinks to network with leading pharma executives and multi-stakeholders!

We are Patients Included Accredited

Are you a Patient and Interested in attending?

Are you an Industry leader with Breakthrough Solutions?


Awesome, awesome, awesome! Fantastic speakers, thought provoking discussions and phenomenal content by far the best conference I've been to in a long long time

–Director Digital Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing Excellence & Innovation, Merck

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

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

Highlights from the 2018 Patient-Choice Awards









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