9th Global Patients Congress 

In light of current circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the best interest of participants, we have made the difficult but inevitable decision to postpone the 9th Global Patients Congress to sometime in September (previously 16 -18April). 

Theme: TBC

Location: TBC

Dates: TBC

We are working together with our programme committee, speakers and partners to update the programme for September and will keep you posted. Keep an eye out for our emails with more information.


About the Congress 

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

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-centered 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


Past Congresses 

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

Theme: Globally Empowered Patients. Building the Momentum.

122 delegates from 30 countries came together to discuss how we continue building the momentum.

Building on the success of Patient Solidarity Day 2017, the Global Patient Congress 2018 represented an ideal venue in which the patient community was 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

Check out photos and videos from the last Global Patients Congress to learn more about why this event should be on your 2020 list. Read the full report on the 2018 Congress here.




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