Congress is sponsored by a number of organizations.

Platinum Sponsors

Congress sponsor Novartis
Congress sponsor Pfizer

Novartis is a global healthcare company inspired by patients. This inspiration motivates us to revolutionize the research, development and manufacturing of quality, innovative treatments that help people live longer, with a better quality of life giving more time to do the things that matter to them. To do our best for patients we do not accept the status quo. We work to enable patient access worldwide so that patients and society can benefit as quickly as possible. The depth and strength of our pipeline enables us to change the practice of medicine and to bring more breakthroughs with real benefits to patients and society. We partner with people and organizations around the world because by working together we can make a greater difference. We continually challenge ourselves to the highest standards of compliance, integrity and performance in all that we do to ensure a sustainable future of innovation for patients, society and Novartis.

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer healthcare products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, To learn more, follow us on Twitter at @Pfizer and @Pfizer News, LinkedIn, YouTube and like us on Facebook at

Gold Sponsors 

Caring for the world one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 128,000 employees at more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in healthcare to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. 

Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including oncology (e.g. multiple myeloma and prostate cancer), immunology (e.g. psoriasis), neuroscience (e.g. schizophrenia, dementia and pain), infectious disease (e.g. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and tuberculosis) and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g. diabetes). Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency. 

Roche is proud to sponsor IAPO’s Global Patients Congress 2016 and to embrace collaboration with patient organizations as an important vehicle for advancing and addressing the needs of patients around the world.Roche believes that multidisciplinary collaboration is vital to address global needs in healthcare. Significant breakthroughs in diagnosing and treating serious diseases, as well as improvements in the delivery of healthcare have steadily improved health outcomes and increased life expectancy in recent decades. However, universal access to medical innovation and quality healthcare remains a global challenge. Finding equitable and sustainable solutions to the global healthcare barriers can only be achieved through persistent action by multiple stakeholders. It requires all players – public authorities, NGOs, communities and industry – to work together.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche has been making important contributions to global health for more than a century.

Silver Sponsor 

The Medtronic Foundation focuses on expanding access to healthcare among underserved populations.  We recognize the power of patients in driving policy and societal change.  We support efforts that provide direct support to patients, and strengthen health systems to better meet their needs.  We ensure patients remain at the center of the effort to improve access, giving them the voice they deserve through organizations such as IAPO. Through the Global Heroes and the Bakken Invitation programs, we celebrate patients who take charge of their health while contributing to their communities, and we share their stories to help educate and inspire other patients to manage their health condition.

Sponsorship options

Sponsoring the Congress allows you to: 

1.    Help improve the lives of patients across the globe
2.    Align your organization at the forefront of global patient engagement
3.    Raise your profile with leading healthcare figures and organization

Please have a look at our Sponsorship Prospectus to see some of the flexible options available or contact us for more information.