Join us for MichBio’s second Patient Advocacy Forum! The event will bring together Michigan’s patient advocacy community along with life science industry representatives, policymakers and thought leaders, to identify critical issues and ways on how all stakeholders can partner together for mutual benefit. The goal is to empower patient advocacy stakeholders, explore collaborations, understand advocacy priorities, and seek a better understanding of patients’ hopes, needs, and challenges here in Michigan.

Who Should Attend?

The Patient Advocacy Forum is designed to provide an avenue for engagement between patients, advocates, policy makers, and industry professionals whose roles are motivated by patient stories. Session topics will include empowering patient voices, FDA perspective on patient engagement, collaborations, and more.

Key attendees include:
  • Patients and Patient Advocates or Advocacy Groups
  • R&D or Manufacturing company Leadership and Policy or Government Affairs Representatives
  • Lawmakers and Policy Staff

Not sure if this event is the right fit for you? Contact Alisha Brown at with questions.

Patient Advocate Organizations are invited to participate in the Patient Pavilion with a virtual booth highlighting your organization and disease area, your mission and goals, collateral - including video - and other information. Pavilion participants will have the ability to connect with attendees through video messaging and chat options within their booths as well as, have the ability to connect with attendees for 30 day after the event within the event platform.

Pavilions are FREE for all Patient Groups.

Supporting organizations enable us to offer complementary registrations and booths to all patients and patient groups, as well as legislative officials and staff.

Supporting organizations have varying benefits, including complementary registrations, virtual booths, and promotion based on the support level.


For all event-related concerns, please contact Alisha Brown at

The Patient Advocacy Forum is Presented By:

Generously Supported By:

Patient Groups Represented: