250+ Attendees

25+ Pharma Case Studies

20+ Patient Speakers

20+ Interactive Sessions

The power of patient-led design

Pharma has never spent more on activities that could be grouped under the ‘patient centricity umbrella’ but on the other hand, there’s never been more pressure to prove that this is business critical. This is a case-study packed agenda, covering essential best practice for any leader working to ensure their business is delivering value to patients.

For 2019, we have a practical focus on transforming the whole pipeline - clinical and commercial - demonstrating how patient-led design can reduce cost whilst driving effectiveness and value.

The Patient Summit is the only event you need if you’re looking for hands-on industry examples, the critical success and challenge factors, and the answers to issues ranging from compliance to culture. No more theory, time for action.

I attend eyeforpharma every year: they truly know what pharma companies need to do, to serve patients. Gitte Aabo
CEO, LEO Pharma

The 2019 gallery

You guys up your game every time. An amazing conference where leaders at all levels can share, learn, grow and develop. Jennifer Muszik

The Patient Summit Europe is home for all the leaders who work with patients and consists of dedicated tracks for both commercial and R&D:

  • Digital: Co-design with patients by establishing scalable capabilities to involve patients in solution design.
  • Scaling Engagement: Focus on the biggest unmet needs and help fill the gaps by creating a community of patient participants willing to contribute to science.
  • Commercial: Where Commercial = Co-created with Patients. Understand patient needs to achieve transformative impact to patient outcomes.
  • Clinical: Unlock patient-centric creation by collectively stepping up to enable patient data return.

Industry leading speakers from 2019 included

Digital Solution
for R&D

Oliver Gassner


Oliver Gassner

Head G4A Digital Health Intelligence EMEA

Lode Dewulf


Lode Dewulf

Chief Patient Officer

Redesign R&D
clinical trials

Nicholas Brooke

Patient Focused Medicines Development (PFMD)

Nicholas Brooke

Executive Director

Caroline Feys


Caroline Feys

Clinical Innovation Project Leader

patient engagement

Catalina Cernica

LEO Innovation Lab

Catalina Cernica

Head of Innovation UK

Isabelle Bocher-Pianka


Isabelle Bocher-Pianka

Chief Patient Affairs Officer

Partnerships based on
true understanding

Harry Thurston-Smith


Harry Thurston-Smith

UK Public Affairs & Advocacy Lead

David Palacios

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

David Palacios

Head Global Patient Advocacy Pharma

Nothing about us, without us!

At eyeforpharma, we practice what we preach. The Patient Summit agenda was developed with patients, will be delivered wit patients, with audience participation from patients.

Patients Included
Meet the 2019 patient speakers leading change in the industry
Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Teresa Ferreiro

Teresa Ferreiro

Elly Aylwin-Foster

Elly Aylwin-Foster

Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas

Carole Scrafton

Carole Scrafton

5 years ago, I connected with Paul Simms at eyeforpharma. After our first conversation, I was actually shaking... could it be possible that someone had actually crafted an event that included all areas of the healthcare space AND embraced the patient perspective? He had, and it was an honour and privilege to attend. This year, I am in awe of the progress that has been made. The patient voice is loud, strong and utterly respected. Please lend your voice to this wonderful chorus of compassion. Heidi Floyd
Patient Advocate

Why 250 attendees came to the Patient Summit in 2019:

In-Depth Case Studies

Practical, tangible advice and actions from your peers which you can put into practise in your own company

Interactive Roundtables

Roll your sleeves up and get stuck into debates on the hottest industry topics.

Exclusive Dinners

Join attendees for one of our attendee or VIP dinners (invite only) taking place at the event. Enjoy world-class food and drinks amongst peers, old colleagues and new acquaintances.

Team Benefits

Strengthen your company culture by learning together – make Patient Summit Europe a team event and save on your passes.

All Stakeholders in one room

Work together to ensure you are engaging in solution focused exchanges across all departments – patient engagement, clinical development, R&D and operations, patient advocacy, IT and marketing.

Meeting Service

Make the most of your time out the office with our slick messaging service on the event app, connecting attendees 1-to-1 to ensure you meet those whose goals you share.

Break down silos

Attending eyeforpharma Patient Summit, you get free access to the co-located Marketing & Customer Innovation Summit to learn topics and collaborate with colleagues beyond your department.

Solutions to Your Challenges

With cutting-edge technology solutions showcased in your exhibition room, you’ll be able to access new technology and solutions, in just 2 days.

Exceptional Networking Opportunities

You’d be hard pushed to find better pharma and patient networking beyond eyeforpharma Patient Summit Europe. It is the only place to connect with patients, patient groups, real innovators and decision-makers. Here’s how:



With 250 executives working in Patient roles, digital, patient associations and patients themselves

business deal


15+ hours of peer-to-peer networking to collaborate with patients and other pharma executives

online world


A slick messaging service on the event app, connecting delegates one-to-one to ensure you meet those whose goals you share

interaction design


Over 20 interactive sessions including patient-led roundtables, stakeholder panels and immersive workshops

Meet the industry’s
decision makers

Do business with this
cross-section of pharma

What Delegates are Saying…

of our attendees call our sessions “essential” to their future success

of our attendees say they will likely return next year

of our attendees rated the program very well run

To get involved with the event or for any questions, get in touch with me on the details below.

Matthew Atkinson

Matthew Atkinson
Head of Patient Initiative

+44 (0) 207 375 7183