The Congress is our flagship event where we bring together our global membership with a variety of high level healthcare stakeholders to discuss important issues for patients worldwide. 

The 2018 Global Patients Congress will be held on 24 - 26 May 2018 at the Marriott Dadeland Hotel ​in Miami, Florida USA.​

Congress brings together around 200 patient advocates from across the world. Organizations of all sizes share best practice, gain insight into pressing healthcare issues and meet with others passionate about patient-centred healthcare.

Delegates representing dozens of causes unite to strengthen the global patient voice and improve the lives of patients worldwide. They:

  • Meet others in the healthcare field
  • Create national and regional networks
  • Share expertise and speak out on behalf of the patients
  • Learn from leading healthcare experts
  • Discuss the changing healthcare climate

Theme: Globally Empowered Patients. Building the Momentum.

Building on the success of Patient Solidarity Day 2017, the Global Patient Congress 2018 will represent an ideal venue in which the patient community will be able to discuss avenues to patient empowerment such as:

Knowing your expertise
Knowing your rights
Knowing your network
Knowing your support
Knowing your windows of opportunity



The Congress is planned around the great weather, venue, amenities and the social cultural life of the vibrant city of Miami.

To register, Click here

Further information on bursary applications and the program will be available soon. 

Check out photos and videos from the last Global Patients Congress  to learn more about why this  event should be on your 2018 list. Read the full report on the 2016 Congress  here.




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