BIO International Convention

June 8-11, 2020・San Diego, California

Patient Advocacy Pavilion

Patient Advocacy Pavilion

The BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion is a dynamic space centrally located in the BIO Exhibition that provides a forum for BIO attendees to meet with and explore potential collaborations between the biopharmaceutical industry and the nonprofit disease community to expedite the development of new and novel treatments. The Pavilion was created to provides patient advocacy organizations, venture philanthropies, and the biotechnology industry with unique partnering and networking opportunities to advance their shared goal of developing innovative medicines to fight and cure disease and improve the lives of patients. 


Organizations at BIO 2019

Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis LUNGevity
Aimed Alliance Lupus and Allied Diseases Association
AliveAndKickn Lupus Foundation of America
Alliance for Aging Research March of Dimes
Alliance for Patient Access Mental Health America
Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines Muscular Dystrophy Association
Alpha-1 Foundation Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association NAMI Montgomery County Pennsylvania
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network National Alliance for Caregiving
American Chronic Pain Association National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Kidney Fund National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council
Anal Cancer Foundation National Health Council
Arthritis Foundation National Infusion Center Association
Beyond Celiac National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Beyond Celiac National Organization for Rare Disorders
BrightFocus Foundation National Osteoporosis Foundation
Cancer Support Community National Psoriasis Foundation
CancerCare New York Stem Cell Foundation
Caregiver Action Network Parkinson's Foundation
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association Patients Rising
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Research Foundation RetireSafe
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Shatterproof
COPD Foundation Sick Cells
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA)
CureDuchenne Society for Women's Health Research
Emily's Entourage Society for Women's Health Research
Epilepsy Foundation The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases The Center for Patient Advocacy Leaders @ The AIDS Institute
Friends of Cancer Research The Gregory Foundation for Cancer Research
Global Colon Cancer Association The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Global Genes The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Global Lyme Alliance Tourette Association of America
Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
Huntington’s Disease Youth Organization (HDYO) United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation
International Alliance of Patients' Organizations United Spinal Association
JDRF T1D Fund US Pain Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Young People in Recovery
Lipodystrophy United  


Patient Advocacy Pavilion Reception

Join us for this networking event to meet and connect further with patient advocacy organizations at BIO 2020 to learn more about advocates' priorities, opportunities and missions.

BIO2019-Patient Advocacy Reception Photo
Mary Bordoni
Director, Alliance Development, Advocacy
BIO Patient Advocacy

BIO is committed to discovering, developing, and delivering treatments that improve the lives of patients.  The best way to fully understand the needs of the patients our industry serves is to work with the patient organizations that are most closely connected to patients and their caregivers.