The Patient Summit
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* The 2021 Patient Summit will be held on October 21st! If you are interested in being a keynote speaker, sponsor, or patient ambassador, please contact Scott Clay for more information!



The 2020 BioOhio Patient Summit – A Journey of Innovation & Healing brought together patients, advocacy organizations, legislators, policymakers, academia, regulators, and Ohio’s biotechnology industry, for an afternoon of hope, told through the patient’s perspective in celebration of Ohio’s bioscience community, and its impact on patients here at home and around the world.

To access the event held on Tuesday, October 20,2020, click here.

Thank you to BioOhio members PhRMA, Sarepta Therapeutics, BIO, Ultragenyx, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, VWR, CoverMyMeds, Quidel, and Battelle for their generous support.

Keynote Speakers Included

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Patient Perspective Virtual Reception

During the Summit, attendees met 30+ Patient Ambassadors by visiting them in their own virtual Patient Ambassador Pavilion. Patient Ambassadors interacted with attendees, explaining how a new innovation from the bioscience community is making a difference in their lives.

2020 Ambassadors included:
  • Angela Snyder, RxALI Ohio Prescription Drug Disposal
  • Annie. J. Ross-Womack, Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
  • Faith Thomas, Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association
  • Mandy Forbes, Beta Thalassemia
  • Charlene York, Ohio Rare Disease Advisory Council
  • Craig Cote, Ohio Health Modernization Movement
  • Maria Jones, The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
  • Don Wright, The Suicide Project
  • Jodie Pierpont, Form5 Prosthetics
  • Tasya Lacy, Go Red for Women
  • Judy Huang, Glaucoma
  • Kelly Maynard, Little Hercules Foundation
  • Kristin Kerwin, LAM Foundation
  • Tiffany Sammons, Ohio Rare Action Network
  • Dr. Gatti-Mays, Pelotonia/Peloton Research Institute
  • Heather Shorten, Pompe Alliance
  • Sherry Williams, Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate
  • Rosemarie Rossetti, Accessibility Advocate
  • Sharon Lamberton, No Stomach for Cancer
  • John F. Lewis Jr, Sleep Apnea
  • And many, many more…