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2019 Executive Sponsor

GlobalCare Clinical Trials

2019 Associate Sponsors

Envision Pharma Group
Pulse Infoframe

2019 Supporting Sponsors


2019 Supporting Collaborator


2019 Supporting Partners


2019 Media Partners


The 3rd annual Patients as Partners EU was the only conference in Europe that demonstrated how to involve patients throughout the entire medicines development life cycle to drive greater efficiencies in clinical research.

2019 Featured Speakers

Patients as Partners EU was co-produced with industry, patient advocacy and government to establish a well-rounded program that addresses the needs of all stakeholders seeking to implement and advance patient involvement across the entire clinical development continuum.

Each session put ideas into action and demonstrated the what, where, when and how behind the topic. The sessions demonstrated how these insights were used to co-create solutions with patients and measure the impact of those initiatives.

NCRI’s Richard Stephens at Patients as Partners Europe 2018

Parkinson’s UK’s Claire Nolan talks advocacy/pharma partnerships in 2018

2018 Co-Chair Andrew Garvey, GSK


Representatives from MSD, Janssen, Norgine & MRN talk about where patient engagement might be in 10 years

– New for 2019 – 
  • Patient Keynote: Former Professional English Footballer and Patient Advocate
  • New PFMD Guidance on How to Enhance the Quality of Patient Engagement throughout the Medicines Development
  • Merck KGaA’s Next Phase of Patient Centricity in R&D: Driving Innovative Medicines Development
  • How Pfizer is Driving its “Patient First” Global Initiative Across Multiple Departments and Teams
  • How to Return Data to Patients
  • Kids Barcelona: How to Promote the Design and Development of Clinical Research Initiatives in Children at a pan-European Level
  • Case Study between a Global Pharma and the NIHR to Develop and Pilot a Network to Connect Industry and Patients who are Willing and Able to Contribute at the Protocol Design Stage
  • Addressing the Urgent Need for Plain Language Summaries for Clinical Trials and Medical Publications
We take Patients Included very seriously and were excited to bring “Ask the Patient” to Patients as Partners EU, a program representing a group of individuals who’ve experienced a clinical trial.

These patients, our Medical Heroes, were available to answer questions about their clinical trial experience. It is a great opportunity to learn about the realities of a clinical trial directly from the patient’s point of view. They had a badge identifying their participation and were available throughout the conference. We also had an area in the exhibit hall to meet them during breaks.

  • The conference room was set up in rounds for easier interaction and each table was provided with a “Tool-Box” and an assortment of specially designed materials to help capture ideas.
  • Each session concluded with a list of key take-aways presented from the session representative.
  • Result: Each attendee walked away with a toolbox full of ideas that will support their patient involvement initiatives.

3rd Annual Patients as Partners Europe:

What to Expect in 5 Minutes


If you are interested in participating in the Patients as Partners Europe program, please contact Jennifer Moran at



Jennifer Moran
Conference Producer

Valerie Bowling New


Valerie Bowling

Executive Director


Meredith Sands

Executive Director, Business Development



Meg Gould
Conference Planner


Terri Sobol
Business Development Manager

Elizabeth Bard
Business Development Manager

Allyson Adams
Marketing Manager