BioNJ’s Patient Advocacy Summit: Educate. Engage. Empower

Trenton, NJ (September 6, 2017) — BioNJ’s 2nd Annual Patient Advocacy Summit is slated for Wednesday, November 8, at Celgene Corporation, Summit, NJ. The full-day event will bring together New Jersey’s patient advocacy community with industry and government for a day of Education, Engagement and Empowerment. Attendees will participate in in-depth discussions and hear from thought leaders on how to effectively impact the advancement of therapies and cures, have your voice heard and become a more successful advocate.

Because Patients Can’t Wait®, BioNJ is thrilled to host our 2nd Annual Patient Advocacy Summit,” said BioNJ President and CEO Debbie Hart. “The program was developed to provide a forum where patient advocates can gain valuable tools and insights, share best practices and meet key stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem.”

“The opportunity to hear well-informed speakers and to have the chance to interact with them and audience members one-on-one afterwards had tremendous benefit to me as a patient advocate,” said Bob Tufts, Founder of My Life is Worth It, about last year’s Patient Advocacy Summit.

“BioNJ’s Patient Advocacy Summit was very informative and offered me the opportunity to make valuable connections,” shared Lisa Schill, Vice President, RASopathies Network USA. “We all left empowered and armed with new tools to help us move our causes forward and have our voices heard. I’m looking forward to this year’s agenda focused on critical topics.”

The full-day roster will include interactive sessions on “Clinical Trial Protocol and Patient Involvement,” “Becoming a Stronger Advocate: Tackling Pro-Patient Issues” and “Bringing a New Innovative Medicine to Market.” The schedule also features a Networking Breakfast and Lunch. Attendees will leave inspired and ready to make a difference.

Attendance is open to patient advocacy groups and R&D (Innovation) company patient advocacy and government affairs professionals. Click here to register. Or, visit for more information. Contact Edie Esposito at to learn about Sponsorship opportunities.

BioNJ is also offering a complimentary Membership to patient advocacy organizations, extending a wide variety of benefits, including engagement with the New Jersey life sciences ecosystem, networking opportunities, public policy and related advocacy, educational workshops and Member pricing on all of the above. Click here to download an application.

About BioNJ

BioNJ is a network of 400 Members representing research-based life sciences companies and stakeholders dedicated to propelling a vibrant ecosystem where Science is Supported, Companies are Created, Drugs are Developed and Patients are Paramount. Because Patients Can’t Wait®, BioNJ supports its Members in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies and cures that save and improve lives and lessen the burden of illness and disease to society by driving capital formation, fostering entrepreneurship, advocating for public policies that advance medical innovation, providing access to talent and education and offering a cost-saving array of critical commercial resources. For more information about BioNJ, please visit


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