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The BioOhio Patient Summit

The BioOhio Patient Summit – A Journey of Innovation & Healing brings 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.

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Special Welcome Message

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will join us with a special welcome message to attendees.

Register today and join us on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm EST.

This is a FREE event thanks to the generous support of BioOhio members PhRMA, Sarepta Therapeutics, BIO, Ultragenyx, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, VWR, CoverMyMeds, Quidel, and Battelle.



BioOhio is seeking Patient Ambassadors for the Patient Summit. It’s free to participate!

During the Summit, Patient Ambassadors share their unique patient story with attendees which hopefully might include how a new innovation, pharmaceutical or treatment protocol developed by Ohio's bioscience community is making a difference in their lives. Each Ambassador will have their own Ambassador Pavilion: completely customizable and includes tools for interaction with attendees. Become a Patient Ambassador.

Patient Perspective Virtual Reception

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

Each Patient Ambassador Pavilion is customizable and includes digital tools such as the ambassadors’ ability to chat live with individual attendees or as a small group. Guests can watch on demand educational videos: about the disease, the efforts to find a cure, or ways guests can get more involved. Attendees can easily download informational documents, whitepapers, newsletters, and ways to contact the Ambassador encouraging future engagement with attendees.

2020 Ambassadors include:
  • 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…

BioOhio is seeking Patient Ambassadors for the Patient Summit. It’s free to participate!

During the Summit, Patient Ambassadors share their unique patient story with attendees which hopefully might include how a new innovation, pharmaceutical or treatment protocol developed by Ohio's bioscience community is making a difference in their lives. Each Ambassador will have their own Ambassador Pavilion: completely customizable and includes tools for interaction with attendees. Become a Patient Ambassador.

If you are interested in participating as a Patient Ambassador, or for more information, please contact Scott Clay at sclay@bioohio.com.


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