The BIO Patient Advocacy Pavilion 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.


Patient Advocacy Pavilion Participants
Alliance for Aging Research

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human...

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels.

Fabry Support & Information Group (FSIG)

FSIG provides a link for the Fabry community to information, each other, the medical community, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry...

Firefly Fund

Firefly Fund's mission is to fund and support the research and education necessary to accelerate a cure for rare neurodegenerative genetic diseases that affect children and currently have no cure...


The Glut1 Deficiency Foundation is a non-profit family organization dedicated to improving the lives of those in the Glut1 Deficiency community through its mission of increased awareness...

International Myeloma Foundation

The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure.

National Hispanic Coalition on Aging

The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), works to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers.

The National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of reducing patient risk by assuring optimal care for all.

National MPS Society

The National MPS Society exists to cure, support and advocate for MPS and ML.

Psoriasis Foundation

The mission of the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.


Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance drives the collaborative efforts of patients, survivors, advocates, advocacy organizations, health care professionals...

Patient Advocacy Pavilion Sponsored by:

Champion Sponsors

Ally Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Eisai, Inc.
Faegre Drinker Consulting
Harmony Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences
PTC Therapeutics
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.