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Patient LogoThe BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion is a dynamic space centrally located in the BIO Exhibition that provides a forum for BIO attendees to meet with and explore potential collaborations between the biopharmaceutical industry and the nonprofit disease community to expedite the development of new and novel treatments. The Pavilion was created to provide patient advocacy organizations, venture philanthropies, and the biotechnology industry with unique partnering and networking opportunities to advance their shared goal of developing innovative medicines to fight and cure disease and improve the lives of patients. 

Connect with venture philanthropy and patient advocacy organizations for unique partnership opportunities to advance your research and drug development agendas.  

Organizations at BIO 2018:

In addition to raising awarenessdeveloping policy agendas, and advocating on behalf of patients and caregivers, these organizations are also helping to drive the development of new medicines for patients by funding research, developing patient registries, and collecting patient preference information.

  • Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute
  • Aimed Alliance 
  • AliveAndKickn 
  • Alliance for Aging Research 
  • Alliance for Patient Access 
  • Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines 
  • Alpha-1 Foundation 
  • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • American Chronic Pain Association 
  • Amyloidosis Research Consortium 
  • Arthritis Foundation 
  • Autism Speaks 
  • Beyond Celiac 
  • Biden Cancer Initiative 
  • Cancer Support Community 
  • CancerCare 
  • Caregiver Action Network 
  • CMT Research Foundation 
  • Colorectal Cancer Alliance 
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America 
  • CureDuchenne 
  • DC Outreach, Inc. 
  • Epilepsy Foundation of America 
  • Friends of Cancer Research 
  • Global Genes 
  • Global Lyme Alliance 
  • Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation 
  • JDRF 
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 
  • Lipodystrophy United 
  • Lupus and Allied Diseases Association 
  • Lupus Foundation of America
  • Lupus Research Alliance 
  • Mental Health America 
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association 
  • Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation 
  • National Alliance for Caregiving 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Massachusetts 
  • National Hemophilia Foundation 
  • National Infusion Center Association 
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • New York Stem Cell Foundation 
  • Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy 
  • Parkinson's Foundation 
  • Patients Rising 
  • Rare New England
  • RetireSafe 
  • Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America 
  • Society for Women's Health Research
  • Soft Bones: The US Hypophosphatasia Foundation 
  • The ALS Association
  • The Mighty
  • The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
  • Tourette Association of America 
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 
  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 
  • US Pain Foundation 
  • UsAgainstAlzheimer's

*As of May 1, 2018.

Exclusive Interview with the National Alliance for Caregiving

"The BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion gave us a chance to meet people face-to-face and connect in a way that phone and email doesn't allow. Meeting real people and doing awesome work together in person is an invaluable experience."


Watch this short video and learn about two projects and partnerships that were initiated in the Patient Advocacy Pavilion.

Patient Advocacy Reception

Wednesday, June 6
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion, Booth #134

Did you know that patient advocacy organizations held 370 partnering meetings at BIO2017?  

You are invited to meet and connect further with more than 60 patient advocacy organizations, at BIO2018 to learn more about advocates’ priorities, opportunities and missions. 

Many patient advocacy organizations partner with the innovative biopharmaceutical sector on drug discovery and clinical development initiatives, enrollment optimization, clinical protocol and trial design.  Join us in the BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion to connect with patient advocacy organizations to explore these unique partnership opportunities.

Plus, stop by on Tuesday during the Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions to meet and greet with the organizations!



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