Register for the 2018 Global Patients Congress

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The 8th Global patients Congress, Empowered Patients Building the Momentum, will take place from 24th-26th May 2018 in Miami in the sunshine State of Florida USA, at the Miami Marriott Dadeland.

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


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. The Congress Planning Committee will be designing the congress programme around your needs over the next month. 

Your attendance and participation is important to raise the patient voice not only in the Americas but also throughout the world. Therefore, join us.


Please remember that an open call has been launched for members to apply for positions to participate in the Congress as well as the possibility to get a bursary. The deadline for all applications is Sunday 18th March 23:59 (GMT). To read the full Terms of Reference for the Open Call, click here.


We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in May.