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Patients as Partners in Clinical Research

Date: Mar 17, 2025 - Mar 19, 2025

Location: Philadelphia, PA


"This is my first time attending this type of conference and I am glad I found it. I learned so much and am energized/empowered by all the leaders/speakers and courageous advocates to lead and push for change within my organization. Thank you for your commitment and creating this collaborative community."

- Maria Jison, AstraZeneca

"This conference is critical in continuing to raise awareness of the importance of co-creating with patients and care-partners during drug development. Thank you for all that you are doing to lead this annual conference."

​​​​​​​- Tracy Artim, Amgen

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"This will now be a must-go for my team, Thank you for such a motivating and productive meeting."

-Maggie Kuhl, The Michael J Fox Foundation

"Thank you for an outstanding conference last week! I was beyond impressed with the program, commitment to patient centricity, and collaborations it fostered."  

​​​​​​​- Madalina L. Sucala, Oncology Digital Health

"My first Patients as Partners conference was a fantastic experience. Highlights included connecting with colleagues and friends, making new connections, and all the sessions where we got to hear directly from those with lived experience."

​​​​​​​- Courtney Firak, Firak Consulting Group

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“This is one of the best conferences I have attended where the patient perspective is truly incorporated into the conversations and our presence is welcomed and valued.”

– Ella Balasa, Patient Advocate

"The organization and meaningful thought that goes into the planning of Patients as Partners, make it an incredible experience and why we all look forward to this event every year."

​​​​​​​- Christine McLennan, BioNTech US Inc

"I feel compelled to say how meaningful last week was for me. I hate to say how long I’ve been in the pharma world and how many conferences I’ve been to over the years - Patients as Partners was easily the most informative, with the most passionate and empathetic people, from top to bottom."

​​​​​​​- Jay Greenberg, Branding Science International, LLC

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“This conference in general is such a service to the community by bringing so many stakeholders together to push the needle forward on patient inclusion.”

– Tina Aswani Omprakash, South Asian IBD Alliance​​​​​​​

“The patient voice is the fulcrum of medical product development and this is a core value of Patient’s as Partners. This meeting is one of few where the patient community is at the center of robust scientific discussions and it guarantees to provide opportunity for truly patient-centered collaboration across stakeholders to drive the field forward.”

– Ebony Dashiell-Aje, PhD,  BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc, 

“You’ve done it again!  This was an outstanding meeting, I think the best one ever!  Loved seeing how well attended it was, great diversity ​​​​​​​of topics and speakers.”

– Jan Nissen, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)

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“Patients as Partners was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended! The conference was perfectly organized and executed – I loved the interactive sessions, the many networking opportunities, the diverse speakers and relevant content, Mandy’s moving and energizing keynote, the fundraising opportunity for the Ronald McDonald House, and the passionate, supportive atmosphere. It was
​​​​​​​very memorable, and I have so much to take back for my team.”

– Ellyn Getz, CSL 

“Patients as Partners is my all-time favorite conference. There is no better forum to hear the latest and greatest patient engagement initiatives, and I feel the content is much more focused on the academic/science of patient input. So thanks to all who make this conference what it is every year!”

– Hilary Wilson, Boehringer Ingelheim

“The event was a success and my hat is off to you and your team for organizing and hosting such an important conference. It is so important for us all to come together, especially now, to listen, learn and discuss ways we can be better partners and co-create solutions that will have the most positive impact in the lives of patients. Congratulations on a wonderful event! I am already looking forward to the next one.”

– Joanne Waldstreicher, MD, Johnson & Johnson

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“The content provided was of the highest quality. I found myself continuously learning as well.”

– Alfred Samuels, Patient Advocate

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