MassBio Patient Advocacy Summit attendees leave with new tools to elevate the patient voice


Emcee Mike Nikitas stated it perfectly when he kicked off this year’s MassBio Patient Advocacy Summit by referring to it as “one of our most meaningful events of the year.” Bringing together people from different areas of the patient advocacy community both in-person and online, the summit featured inspiring and informative keynotes, a lively panel discussion, and a hands-on workshop, all with the goal of helping everyone to be “patient driven in all the ways that patient advocates can help beyond drugs and therapeutics,” added Nikitis.

MassBio President and COO Kendalle Burlin O’Connell welcomed the full room of attendees in the MassBioHub by reminding everyone that Massachusetts “has the most robust early-stage biotech ecosystem anywhere” composed of companies that “bring hope to patients from around the globe.” She pointed out that though Massachusetts is just the fourteenth largest state by population, the…
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